Published April 28, 2020
Last Modified April 28, 2020
Windana Drug and Alcohol recovery
Closing Date
May 12, 2020

Job Description

  • Great role for an experienced leader
  • $110,000 per annum with generous salary packaging options
  • Permanent (1.0 or 0.8 FTE) role based in St Kilda

Windana is a leading Melbourne-based drug and alcohol treatment organisation specialising in holistic, client-focused recovery services, employing over 150 highly experienced staff delivering services across multiple sites.

For more than 35 years, Windana has been helping people rebuild their lives in a safe, caring environment, supporting our clients through their recovery process.

Windana assists 1500 people across Victoria every year by providing drug and alcohol treatment services including residential withdrawal, residential rehabilitation and a suite of non-residential services.


The Manager People and Culture reports to the Executive Director Corporate Services and is responsible for providing leadership, support and advice to the Windana team across all aspects of HR services.  This includes recruitment and selection, onboarding, induction, job evaluation, learning and development, employee relations, OHS, emergency planning and quality management system.

The People and Culture team is a dedicated team of three people who support Windana’s program delivery teams to drive improvement in leadership, management, learning and development and staff wellbeing.

The Manager People and Culture will provide the leadership for Windana’s people and culture strategies, development, improvements and implementation. The role will identify and implement initiatives which position Windana as an employer of choice supporting Windana’s mission to help people rebuild their lives.

There is the option to work a four-day week or nine-day fortnight for the right candidate.


To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • An experienced and proven track record as an HR leader in a multi-disciplinary role
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a broad range of people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • A warm, collaborative and consultative style
  • Exceptional communication, organisational and project management skills
  • Ideally, have experience in a health or community services related environment


Please email your completed application to, remembering to include your cover letter addressing the selection criteria and a current CV.

To be considered, applications must address the selection criteria contained in the Position Description available on our website. (


If you have any queries, please contact Mark Klose via email at

We are a child safe and equal employment opportunity employer. A police check will be administered for preferred candidates. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Reference Number: WIN 41