People & Culture Business Partner

Location:                                          Weston, Canberra

Employment Status:                 Part Time


ADACAS (ACT Disability Aged and Carer Advocacy Service) is a leading individual advocacy service in Canberra and regional NSW. ADACAS provides individual and systemic advocacy to people with disability, older people and their family carers and also delivers other project activity consistent with our vision and mission. We are passionate about asserting, promoting and protecting human rights and speaking up on behalf of people who cannot speak up for themselves. Our vision is a world in which everyone can exercise their rights and responsibilities, lead lives of value and dignity and pursue their dreams. ADACAS has a strong reputation as a human rights organisation and participates in a range of opportunities, both locally and nationally to influence change on behalf of our client groups.

About the Role

Reporting to the CEO and working with the Executive Team, the People & Culture Business Partner will lead both strategic and operational HR functions, supporting ADACAS to be an employer of choice.

Reflecting on our current HR practices and with a passion for continuous improvement this role will be involved in supporting middle management and staff through the provision of contemporary HR practices with a strong focus on wellbeing, ongoing good organisational culture, accountability and professional development.

There is also the exciting opportunity to provide guidance and advice towards our Employer Confidence program that supports mainstream businesses to employ people with disability.

This is a role for a confident and experienced HR practitioner who wants to be part of a dynamic and culturally diverse organisation that supports many of the most vulnerable members of our community.  You can guarantee that every day will be different and rewarding.

Primary responsibilities

  • Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s human resource and talent strategy particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning
  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees
  • Work with management in dealing with staff performance, wellbeing and upholding strong Work Health Safety
  • Implementing systematic staff development procedures including regular review of HR policies and procedures
  • Supports an open and transparent culture focused on staff wellbeing, accountability, quality and continuous improvement

Skills, Experience and Attributes 

  • A suitable qualification in Human Resources Management or similar workplace experience with demonstrated outcomes with at least 3 years management experience
  • Strong, demonstrable experience in working with people of all agers and cultures and demographics, in complex situations to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Outstanding communication skills – written, verbal and active listening
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • Must keep up to date with changes within industry
  • Personal values align with those of a Human Rights organisation
  • Consistently enthusiastic, energetic and conscientious
  • Shows positive leadership qualities, takes responsibility
  • Demonstrated attributes to support a culturally diverse workforce


  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources Management or a similar qualification; or equivalent work experience
  • Police check

What’s on Offer

  • A rewarding opportunity that can make a difference within your local community
  • Ongoing training and learning opportunities
  • Salary range of $90 – $100k plus superannuation + salary packaging
  • Generous Salary Packaging Benefits – $15,900 tax free
  • Free Carparking

ADACAS also recognises the importance of diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

To apply

Submit your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria via email. Applications close on Friday 23rd June at 5pm. ADACAS reserves the right to close this role early if a suitable candidate is found. Please monitor your email regarding communication on progress of your application.

A copy of the Position Description can be obtained via email.


For further information, please contact Wendy Prowse, CEO. 

Contact ADACAS

ADACAS is an equal opportunity employer. People from diverse backgrounds and with diverse life experiences are encouraged to apply. ADACAS makes an effort to ensure disability access and facilities are fitted in our buildings where possible. Our head office in Weston is wheelchair accessible.