Making your people our priority




Dakin Mayers

& Associates Pty Ltd

Level 50

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

T 61 3 9629 6999

F 61 3 9629 5999



HR MANAGER - Contract 3-4 Months
Ref: PD


Location: Melbourne
Employment Type: Board positions
Closing Date:

29 August 2016


  • Part-time, 3-4 months
  •     Provide strategic and operational HR advice
  •     Well established & trusted NFP

Our client is a leading and trusted disability services and support organisation seeking to appoint an experienced HR professional on a part-time contract basis for up to 4 months.

As a key member of the senior management team your role strives to promote and build a sound culture that reflects the values of the organisation - Respect & Integrity, Service & Stewardship, Excellence & Knowledge, Collaboration and Leadership.


Reporting to the General Manager, Development & Business Services you will provide leadership and facilitate effective human resource strategies, policies and programs for staff and volunteers across the organisation.


Responsibilities involve managing a range of key strategic organisational projects including the development and implementation of a performance management system and an associated learning & development program. In addition you will promote sound HR governance, risk and compliance.


Ideally you will possess formal HR qualifications and relevant professional membership.



If you are self-motivated, enthusiastic and thrive on building team spirit please forward your application to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Alternatively for further information contact Peter Dakin 03 9629 6999.


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About the organisation

Baptcare Affordable Housing Ltd (BAH) is a subsidiary company of Baptcare, the welfare and aged care agency of the Baptist Union of Victoria.   BAH operates as a Not-For-Profit Housing Provider, registered by the Registrar of Housing Agencies under the Housing Act 1983.

The key objectives of BAH include a commitment to:

·         Providing and/or managing well-maintained affordable housing.

·         Facilitating tenancy management which supports vulnerable tenants and allows households to have a say in the way their housing is managed.

·         Co-operating in place management strategies that build community.

·         Partnering with Baptcare and other agencies to ensure tenants’ needs are adequately met.


BAH currently has a strategy to provide and/or manage up to 500 properties by the year 2020.

About the Board

·         Current Board size:               Currently 5 Directors.  2 vacancies

·         Board Meeting location:     Camberwell

About the vacancy

·         This is a voluntary position with expenses reimbursed.

·         BAH seeks to appoint two independent non-executive Directors.

·         The role requires attending approximately 7 board meetings per year, during the evening. In addition it may be necessary to take part in monthly conference calls and/or occasional weekend workshops.

As a skills-based Board and in line with current specific requirements, candidates with skills in at least one of the following areas are encouraged to apply:

·         Experience in the Community Housing or Social/Affordable-Housing Sector

·         Marketing and/or PR Advertising

·         Finance

·         Property Development

Personal values and competencies

·         Mission: a person whose values are aligned to the vision, mission and objectives of Baptcare.

·         Integrity: fulfilling a director’s duties and responsibilities, acting ethically, having appropriate independence, putting the organisation’s interests before personal interests;

·         Collaborative: a director must be able to function as an effective team member but also must have the curiosity to ask questions and the courage to persist in robust discussion with management and fellow board members where necessary;

·         Interpersonal skills: as well as self-awareness and self-management.  A director must work well in a group, listen well, and be tactful yet able to communicate a candid viewpoint;

·         Commercial astuteness: demonstrate good business instinct and acumen and be able to assimilate and synthesise complex information;

·         An active contributor with genuine interest in the organisation and its business.


Educational requirements

ESSENTIAL - Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with significant industry experience

DESIRABLE - Successful completion of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Other attributes 

Active involvement in a local church community and an understanding of Baptist values and faith.