Published October 25, 2018
Last Modified October 25, 2018
Odyssey House Victoria
660 Bridge Road, Australia
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
November 7, 2018

Job Description

Love     Trust     Honesty     Respect     Concern


  • Make a difference to people’s lives
  • Join a friendly team with a flexible workplace culture
  • $92,250 pro rata (negotiable depending upon skills, qualifications and experience) plus super and salary packaging

Odyssey House Victoria (OHV) is a place of hope and positive change for individuals working towards breaking their pattern of addiction. At OHV we believe that every person should have the opportunity to change and grow. Our diverse teams work with individuals, families and communities to reduce alcohol and other drug (AOD) use, improve mental health and reconnect people to their family and the community.

Odyssey House is a dynamic and fast growing organisation committed to excellence in service provision and innovation in responding to addiction problems.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled, driven, compassionate person who wants to excel in their chosen career and genuinely cares about their community. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life?

What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home. OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and well-being services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The position

The position is full time and offered as a 3 year fixed term contract, with possibility of extension if funding allows. Job share applications are welcomed.

The role is based at 660 Bridge Road, Richmond, with some travel to other sites.

The key purpose of the position is to partner with the organisation to deliver people management solutions that enhance service delivery outcomes. The Human Resources Manager provides a consultancy and advisory service that delivers best practice results and supports the OHV strategic plan.

Each day in the life of this position is different, but could include having phone, face to face and email dialogue with managers and employees on people issues; liaising with HR contacts from partner agencies on multi-agency employee matters; updating and refining HR procedures and systems; conducting exit interviews; writing/revising HR policies; drafting talking points for meetings and written correspondence around complex or sensitive employee matters for managers; presenting on people-related topics at leadership and management meetings; conducting mediations and investigations; providing advice, guidance, direction and coaching to the HR Assistant; or working with payroll to manage the Human Resource Information System.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for an experienced HR professional to drive the people agenda in a genuinely interesting and high performing community services organisation. This is a true generalist role - fast paced, varied, challenging and rewarding!

More information

The full position description and instructions about how to apply can be found at

Please note: applications will only be accepted via the Odyssey House Victoria website. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email.

Applications close at 9am on Wednesday 7 November 2018. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria.

If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Jeff Wilson, Executive Manager Finance, on (03) 9420 7603.

Our commitment to diversity

At OHV we value diversity and believe that a range of backgrounds brings a variety of ideas, perspectives and experiences that will enhance our effectiveness.

We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include, welcome and value unique contributions by encouraging people with disability, Aboriginal Australians, LGBTQIA, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.

Safety screening

OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us.