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People and Culture Regional Partner

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Join a collaborative team where you can take the next step in your generalist HR career and coach, guide and advise people leaders, at AES Hobart!!

Work Type – Permanent Part time 30 hours per week  – Hobart!

About us
Animal Emergency Australia (AEA) are not just your average veterinary organisation. We are a dynamic network of independently owned emergency hospitals, general practices, and veterinary support and educational services spread across Australia. Together, we are revolutionizing veterinary care and driving positive change across the nation! We strive to create a culture of continual improvement within each individual team. Through providing an innovative, flexible, fun, world-class workplace, we give people who join us an opportunity to truly do, and be, their best. 
 We challenge the heart, support the mind, thrive on trust and operate with integrity, compassion and kindness in everything we do.” 
About the Clinic
Animal Emergency Service (AES) Hobart is one of Australia’s leading emergency and critical care referral centres. We deliver world class emergency veterinary medicine and gold standard patient care. Our Hobart Practice is always bustling with exciting cases and an energetic atmosphere. 

About the Role: 
We are seeking a dynamic and passionate Regional People & Culture Partner who will look to oversee and drive people-related functions within the AES Hobart Hospitals. Reporting to the Hospital Director, this role will help develop department managers, support training and development initiatives, aid in grievance management and implement company-wide people strategies at a local level. This role is pivotal in driving a positive culture within the practice and for providing support to managers on strategies to effectively manage their team.   The role operates in a solutions-focused environment and is responsible for some of the key areas below:

  • Coaching, consulting, support, and development of leaders within the team, including areas in training & development, performance management, grievance and culture, succession planning, resource planning and roster management and planning.
  • Act as the local point of contact for employees and / or their managers across a full range of human resource matters, including workforce planning, organisational design, change management, recruitment and selection, employee relations, performance management and development and rehabilitation matters.
  • Develop and assist in the implementation of a succession plan for the practice and ensure suitable team members are developed for future roles. 
  • Develop and lead projects in areas relating to Team Engagement, including but not limited to business continuity planning.
  • Action PERMA-H result plan once results are received each year in conjunction with WHS Manager.
  • Support Wellbeing Champions and strategies for workplace wellbeing and engagement. 
  • Ensure that the practice’s people initiatives align to the overall business strategy. 
  • Provide basic mental health first aid management and plans, seeking support from P&C/WH&S as needed.
  • Act as a conduit between National P&C Strategy and practice initiatives to ensure consistency in message, application, and feedback.
  • Ensure that the practice’s people initiatives align to overall business strategy and goals.
  • Work with department managers to develop practice rewards and recognition programs.
  • Monitor success of reward and recognition programs and adjust accordingly. 
  • Act as a conduit between National recruitment Strategy and practice initiatives to ensure effective attraction and onboarding of people to practice.

About you:
The ideal applicant will be motivated and share a vision for a collaborative working environment. We are looking for extraordinary people to join the team who are interested in learning and growing in their roles and believe in providing clients and their pets with the best solutions, delivered with love and empathy. The following are a requirement for the role:

  • Have completed a tertiary Business qualification (Human Resources would be desirable) and have held a similar role for a period of not less than two (2) years ORbe studying towards a tertiary Business qualification with four (4) plus years’ experience in a similar role with demonstrated essential skills.
  • A minimum of 5 years in Senior Leadership
  • Strong HR generalist experience
  • Demonstrated experience handling grievances and following Company policy to reach resolutions.
  • Exemplary experience in developing and coaching people to reach positive outcomes.
  • High level skills interacting and communicating with stakeholders at all levels. 
  • High emotional intelligence and reasoning that allows for them to positively influence those around them. 
  • Strong understanding of change management principles and processes as well as implementing this in managing change initiatives. 

Paws and Perks


  • Pet well-being discounts (including discounted treatment and products)
  • Discounted gym memberships (Fitness Passport)
  • Appealing salary of $45- $50/hour + super + 17.5% leave loading 
  • Great Game of Business
  • Refer a Friend program & rewards
  • Work-life harmony with flexible hybrid and remote structures and work arrangements
  • Dedicated wellbeing committee for our employees (Mental health first aid certifications, flu vaccinations, podcasts, etc.)
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (psychology, nutrition, sleep)
  • Further education & career planning benefits 
  • We promote and recruit from within
  • Mentoring opportunities – be mentored or be a mentor
  • The opportunity to transfer across the company to fulfill your further career aspirations
  • Fun team experiences inside and outside of work 
  • Opportunity for training in leadership and management – LIVE program & internal workshops in addition to external leadership training
  • A fun, collaborate and fully supportive team that mentor and develop you for greater heights. Work hard and play hard together!

To apply for this role, we want to understand you unique! Please include a cover letter sharing how you believe you can influence our culture and our team in a positive way, and why you want to join us in our mission to make a difference to the lives of unwell pets and the people involved in their care.
To apply for this role please contact Tee at [email protected] or, visit our careers page at Careers | Animal Emergency Australia

Date Listed

June 28, 2024

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