ASC is Australia’s only established sovereign submarine company. Our team of leading, submarine platform engineers, trades and professionals are committed to the delivery of an agile and potent submarine capability for the Royal Australian Navy.
About the Opportunity
The People and Culture Advisor will provide a business focused operational People and Culture service, providing advice and support to employees and managers on People and Culture related matters, managing employee relations cases, job evaluation and on-boarding for new employees, probation reviews, contractor changes and relocation for employees. The role will support the P&C Business Partners to deliver the operational plan in line with the People and Culture Game Plan.
The People and Culture Advisor will be proactive in resolving People and Culture related situations while driving best practice outcomes and ensuring compliance with Company policies, procedures and employment legislation.
They will also contribute to a positive people culture that values continuous improvement and develops new processes and procedures in line with the Company’s focus on ‘Lean’ thinking.
This role is a 12 month Fixed Term contract, open to candidates in both Osborne, SA and Henderson, WA.
Provide People and Culture related guidance and support to the employees and managers across the business including performance management, succession planning, employment management, on boarding, retention, career development, learning and development, and organisational culture
Assist and support the P&C Business Partner/s in the event of disputes, industrial action or interaction with Fair Work Australia
Provide expert and timely advice on matters relating to employee relations and workforce capability
Support the implementation of ASC’s operational people strategies in line with direction from the P&C Business Partner and P&C Operations Manager
Support the enhancement of ASC’s on boarding processes to suit the applicable business portfolio
Support P&C Business Partner activities ensuring effective support to business occurs in accordance with ASC’s strategic direction and People and Culture Policy
Undertake investigations regarding gross misconduct, bullying and harassment and other identified issues
Train and support Managers in how to use the PES system
Assist with formal employee grievances and disputes and manage exit interview process and record data
Manage employment change documentation, promotions, departments, titles.
Manage maternity and Parental leave and non-standard leave
Track probation reviews and set up calendar invites as reminders
Review suitability for ongoing employment during probation
Coordinate immigration and relocations for employees
Manage fixed term employment contracts register and data
Coordinate Induction for own P&C team members
Support the P&C Business Partner/s to review and adjust ASC’s People and Culture policies, processes and systems to meet the business needs.
Oversee People and Culture Administrative tasks to ensure they are completed in a timely manner
To be part of a motivated team this role requires the successful candidate to have previous experience working in a People and Culture team. You will have organisational awareness, motivation and a high level of integrity and resilience whilst being customer oriented. Together with your excellent communication skills in an engaging and inclusive style you will have the ability to see the bigger picture, and be confident in working amongst a team through a collaborative approach in order to deliver best People & Culture services.
Desirable competencies and experiences
People and Culture related Business Degree or Diploma
Demonstrated understanding in Performance management, Employee relations, Award and EBA interpretation
Understanding of the Fair Work Act and the National Employment Standards
Ability to effectively explore issues and develop successful solutions
Ability to manage employee grievances and coach leaders through resolutions
Skills in stakeholder engagement and relationship development abilities
Ability to influence applicable internal and external stakeholders
Experience working in a diverse environment with teams located in alternative States
Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrable high EQ
Eligibility and Requirements
The successful candidate must provide ASC with a current National Police Clearance prior as well as be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance, part of this eligibility requirement includes Australian Citizenship. Access protected US Defence Technology will be taken into account in assessing an applicant's suitability for this role.
ASC also requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people. If you are applying for a role at ASC please consider this new requirement when submitting your application. ASC will also adhere to any relevant health directives that may be made that affects our workforce.
About our offer
We offer more than just a challenging and rewarding career. We have put together a range of programs, initiatives and benefits that help empower our employees to reach their personal and professional goals to ensure their career with us is both challenging and rewarding.
Salary sacrificing options
Flexible working arrangements
Onsite cafeteria & parking
Access to our onsite gym and wellbeing programs
Annual Flu vaccinations and onsite health centre
ASC has proudly served as Australia’s sovereign submarine builder and sustainer for over 35 years and our 1,800 strong workforce are based in the Osborne Naval Shipyard in SA and in the Henderson Maritime Precinct and Garden Island in WA. We are an enduring and integral part of Australia’s maritime strategy and national security, and a trusted and efficient partner with sovereign design, build and sustainment capabilities, driving best value for our customers. At ASC, our values of protect, respect, integrity, discipline and excellence drive our standards, behaviours and the decisions we make each day to create a culture which is safe, engaged and customer focused.
Supporting a Diverse Workforce
At ASC, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing a work environment where everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We encourage diversity of age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, thinking styles, experience, family background and gender identity or expression. We know there are many aspects of our employee’s lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits including flexible working options, a generous parental leave policy and other leave entitlements. ASC’s Reconciliation Action Plan sets out our commitment to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities – the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on or near our operations in WA and SA, the Whadjuk Noongar people of Perth’s Swan Coastal Plain and the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. We pay our respects to past, present and emerging elders and extend this respect to all First Nations peoples. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.