Making your people our priority




Dakin Mayers

& Associates Pty Ltd

Level 27

Rialto South Tower

525 Collins Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


T 61 3 9629 6999




Ref: PD2002349


Location: SE suburbs, Melbourne
Employment Type: Full-time
Closing Date:


  • Leading manufacturing / engineering firm
  • South-eastern suburbs
  • $150k remuneration package



This most interesting role has arisen with a well established and highly regarded, state-of-the-art manufacturer of engineered products supplying local and export markets.  The company employs approximately 350 staff across two plants.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer you will be responsible for all Human Resources and Occupational Health & Safety aspects of the business.  This will include the ongoing development and implementation of HR and OHS strategic plans and procedures.

Key duties of the role include


  • Managing the recruitment process and performance management
  • Managing ER and IR
  • Employee remuneration and benefits across the business
  • Workers Compensation and implementing programs to reduce and minimise business impact 
  • Training and development across the business
  • Ensuring ongoing growth and development of HRIT systems
  • Driving and promoting safety across the organisation
  • Ensure compliance to all relevant OHS legislation
  • Chair and run the Safety Committee


Ideally you will possess relevant tertiary qualifications and a minimum 10 years experience in a manufacturing environment.  A strong understanding of IR legislation and OHS regulations is required.

If you're a proven leader with strong organisational and influencing skills please APPLY. Alternatively contact Peter Dakin on 03 9629 6999 for a confidential discussion.

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.