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Executive Manager People and Culture

Blackburn, Victoria, Australia
12th August 2019
Multiple Sclerosis Limited
  • Exceptional newly created role within the leadership team
  • Opportunity to drive strategy development and change
  • Foster a positive culture to build capability and capacity

MSL is beginning a five-year change journey and is seeking an exceptional Executive Manager People and Culture.

Multiple Sclerosis Limited (MSL), commonly known as MSL, is the pre-eminent source of information, advice and services for people living with multiple sclerosis. MSL is a combined entity of ACT, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania with 60 years' insight into how to live well with the disease. They help people live their lives with multiple sclerosis and provide them with the best long term options and life outcomes. MSL offers a suite of services and support to help minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis on a person’s life and ensure their journey is not undertaken alone, while the search for a cure continues.

MSL is beginning a five-year change journey. The Board has recently endorsed an exciting new Strategic Plan; one that will deliver the greatest impact for People with Multiple Sclerosis (PwMS).  MSL will have a continued focus on their customer centric operating models, and will expand and adapt services in response to the dynamic emerging and evolving reform environment. To drive the strategic agenda and build a successful future focused organisation, an outstanding new role has been created for an Executive Manager People & Culture.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer the Executive Manager People & Culture will lead the Human Resources, Learning & Development and Work Health & Safety across the organisation. Working closely with the Executive leadership team, and Managers at all levels, you will be instrumental in delivering professional and strategically aligned advisory and operational support to MSL. Building contemporary business practices, systems and infrastructure, you will foster a culture of accountability and performance that supports the development of capability and capacity to achieve the strategic agenda.

A professionally qualified People & Culture Executive, you will have at least 5 years’ experience working collaboratively as a member of an Executive Team. Strategy development and implementation will be core skills, with a demonstrable track record on successfully delivering HR projects / initiatives that have supported organisational development and business improvement objectives. A client-focused approach to service delivery is key, along with the ability to design initiatives to embed operating values in the organisation’s culture and service delivery model. Highly developed communication and relationship management skills are critical, coupled with an analytical and an outcomes focused approach.

For further information please contact Julia Soutter, Partner at Fish & Nankivell on 03 9654 7622 or email  It is recommended that you read the full position description before submitting an application and a conversation with Julia is actively encouraged. The position description also includes information on how to make a formal application.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 5 September 2019.