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Director, People and Culture (Full-Time)

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Management

Welcome to a world of opportunities

At the Adventist HealthCare, fondly known as the San, taking care of people is our reason for being. It’s what drives us to deliver exceptional outcomes for our patients – and it’s a shared sense of purpose that extends to everyone who works here, too.

When you work for the Adventist HealthCare, you can expect to feel valued on every level. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, an admin whiz, or part of our maintenance team, we’ll support you to learn, grow and become the best you can be. From world-class facilities and state-of-the-art technology, to training and mentoring across all disciplines, everything you need to succeed is right here.

As you carve out the career of your dreams, you’ll also be looked after on a personal level. Whether it’s through great staff facilities or flexible work arrangements, we make it easier for you to strike the balance that’s right for you.

Join us, and make a positive impact on your own life, and the wellbeing of our community. Because good health is not simply our end goal; it’s what we live for.

Why choose the Adventist HealthCare?

As NSW’s largest and most comprehensive private hospital, the San gives you all the opportunities you’d find in a large public tertiary facility, in a nurturing, warm environment. With us, you’ll have an extraordinary range of out-of-the-box opportunities to develop your professional skills – while also maintaining your personal wellbeing.

The San is operated by Adventist HealthCare (AHCL), a not-for-profit healthcare organisation that’s been advancing healthcare since 1903. Our progressive, holistic approach has kept us at the forefront of our field, whether it’s meant adopting best in-class technology or carrying out game-changing research.

Everything you need to succeed is right here

  • A team of over 2300 staff, 1000 accredited medical officers and 500 volunteers.
  • 500  beds
  • 23 state-of-the-art operating theatres and endoscopy suites.
  • 3 cardiac catheterisation laboratories.
  • a leading multi-disciplinary Integrated Cancer Centre
  • extensive range of diagnostic, allied health and support services
  • an advanced robotic surgery unit, state-of-the-art hybrid operating theatre, and the latest in surgical and diagnostic imaging.
  • Specialist units dedicated to intensive care and coronary care, renal dialysis, rehabilitation and sleep studies.

More than clinical excellence

At Adventist HealthCare, we appreciate there is more to living well than physical health, so we devote ourselves to seeing the whole person. As well as addressing someone’s physical health, we also care for them emotionally, socially and spiritually. This is reflected in our mission, values and vision for the future.

As the Director of People and Culture you will report directly to the CEO and will be accountable for:

  • Planning, recommending and devising personnel and industrial relations policy, in consultation with directors and executives
  • Managing the organisation’s talent strategy and succession planning
  • Directing and maintaining  the Hospital workforce plan and initiate appropriate actions in relation to the organisation’s engagement and development of employees
  • Monitor industrial relations developments to prevent and settle disputes. Direct negotiations with unions, industry groups and industrial authorities to determine agreements and minimise the possibility of industrial dispute
  • Ensure the organisation’s training and education activities are planned to meet current and future organisation and employee needs, and satisfy government training requirements
  • Review regularly the organisation’s remuneration policy, including its market competitiveness, benefit and reward structures, and internal relativity and equity
  • Develop, and direct the setting of performance targets, and participate in business planning and strategy determinations to ensure HR specifications meet the business objectives.  Prepare budgets, and other management plans

The successful applicant will meet the following criteria:


  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources / Industrial Relations or Management
  • Minimum of 10 years HR experience at a senior level managing an HR team
  • Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and related software.
  • Membership of relevant professional bodies


  • Previous Healthcare experience
  • Previous experience in Enterprise Agreement negotiation
  • Previous experience with CHRIS 21

Enquiries should be addressed to:
       Brett Goods CEO
       Phone 02 9487 9418 or email 

Applications Close Wednesday, 1 June 2022 at 5pm

How to Apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online. Please click the 'Apply' button within this ad to lodge an application 
  • Please include your CV and a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria 


Vaccination against COVID-19 is a mandatory requirement for all health care workers in NSW. All employees must be willing and able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when required, which at a minimum is a surgical mask. Additional PPE requirements are role-dependent.



The following check will be carried out on all prospective employees applying for positions that have been identified as working with children – national criminal record; apprehended violence orders; and completed disciplinary proceedings in previous employment.


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