Executive Director: People, Culture, Risk and Compliance

Executive Director: People, Culture, Risk and Compliance

Are you a motivated & engaging leader, with excellent people skills that will facilitate positive organisational outcomes?

Are you ready to strengthen People & Culture foundation frameworks and systems to support an organisational growth strategy with confidence?

Are you an experienced Human Resource Management Professional with a record of successfully implementing change and organisational development?

Do you also have expertise establishing and maintaining risk management and compliance frameworks, systems and supporting processes?

If you answered yes to the above and are looking to make a career move into a new management position, the opportunity to join CS#1’s Executive Team might be the one for you.

In this role you would be instrumental in leading the People, Culture, Risk and Compliance function and team on a continuous improvement journey across all the above areas.

This position is critical to shaping all people, culture, risk and compliance activities and systems that enable CS#1 to attract and develop talent to build workforce capability and ensure the delivery of sound risk management and compliance practices.

About the Role

The Executive Director: People, Culture, Risk and Compliance reports to the Chief Executive Officer and will be supported by a team of four.

High level objectives are to:

  • Shape all ‘people’ related activities and systems that enable CS#1 to attract, develop and retain talent;
  • Deliver people and culture outcomes that span the breadth of workforce design, employee life cycle and workplace culture programs; and
  • Develop and maintain a robust risk management and compliance framework.

The role requires strong leadership in these areas and would position you as a key member of CS#1’s Executive Team.

About the Person

The ideal person will take ownership of and bring drive and positivity to the People, Culture, Risk Management and Compliance functions of the business.

As several Program areas within the organisation are set to embark on a growth journey – we are looking for an experienced and highly skilled individual who can provide the leadership and guidance that our people (and associated processes and systems) will require for successful expansion.

What we can offer

  • A key role in the Executive Team, with free car parking at Canberra Head Office
  • A great mix of strategic and operational people initiatives
  • Permanent full-time position – 76 hours/fortnight
  • Annual salary between $120,338 and $125,061, commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus superannuation + PBI tax benefits (to maximise take home pay)
  • Staff Health and Wellbeing program

What you need


  • Tertiary qualifications in fields such as Human Resource Management and/or Business Management – and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Senior Human Resource or management role.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge and application of National Employment Legislation, Award Instruments and Regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience project managing solutions-focused, strategic HR outcomes, including shaping, developing, and implementing workforce design and management frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading investigations, mediating positive outcomes, and supporting the results with clearly written reports that comply with regulatory body requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing people and systems to promote skills development and monitor service performance.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of WHS frameworks, policies, strategies, and procedures that support compliance and quality improvement.
  • desirable.
  • Hold an ACT Working with Vulnerable People card.
  • Current Drivers Licence and car

Highly desirable

  • Experience in either the Early Education and Care or Aged Care sector.
  • Industry/Professional memberships/networks.

About Community Services #1

Community Services #1 (CS#1) is a profit for purpose organisation, in the ACT and surrounding NSW regions. Our 220+ employees and volunteers make a difference in the daily lives of the people and families we support through our services designed to meet community needs.

We are always on the lookout for talented, passionate, and vibrant people who share our vision. We love people who thrive on giving back, who are solution focused, collaborative and truly believe that together we are better.

At the heart of every great change, are great humans who work together doing incredible things to deliver on our shared values of a better community.

Come and join us, bring your ideas and determination to make a difference and together we can create positive long-lasting change.

Please indicate your interest by submitting your resume with a cover letter to: people.culture@communityservices1.org

For more information about the Executive Director role, please call Simon Bennett, Chief Executive Officer on 02 6126 4711.

For more information about our recruitment process, please call Riley O’Dea (People and Culture Coordinator) on 02 6126 4707.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

At Community Services #1 we recognise that our people are multi-dimensional. We take a human approach to create a work environment where all people feel like they can bring their authentic selves to work, every day.

We believe that equality drives innovation. Our commitment to accelerating equality starts at the top with our board and CEO and extends across every part of the organisation. This comes to life when our people own the equality agenda, making it part of their jobs – every decision, every day – and feel free to speak up and to act.

We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation. We want a workplace that is inclusive and diverse, and we are set bold goals and taking comprehensive action. To achieve these goals, we collect information that allows us to track the effectiveness of our Inclusion and Diversity programs.

Community Services #1 acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander people as traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, work, live and play. We honour their continuous connection to country, water, sky, and communities.  We celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander stories, traditions and living cultures and pay our respects to elders past and present.

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