Head of People and Culture

Are you an experienced HR professional, passionate about driving People and Culture initiatives for a global team?

Would you like to lead a small, dedicated in-house People and Culture Team?

Would you like to be part of a global non-profit and leading ‘business for purpose’?

If so, we want to hear from you.

The Adara Group is seeking a Head of People and Culture to lead best practice people and culture initiatives across all Adara entities globally, and to provide advice and support on people and culture issues to the Global Leadership Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for realising Adara’s vision through building a robust P&C ecosystem which facilitates achievement of Adara’s Strategic Plan.

  • In this full-time, permanent role, you will provide support to both Adara Development and the Adara Businesses (Adara Partners and Adara Advisors). Reporting to the Chief Executive Officers of Adara Development and Adara Partners, you will be responsible for the supervision and development of the People and Culture Coordinator.

As the Head of People and Culture, you will:

  • Oversee all People and Culture initiatives, incorporating the objectives from our annual and three-year strategic plan
  • Work closely with the legal team to review policies, procedures, and staff manuals
  • Oversee the recruitment, onboarding, and exit processes globally
  • Oversee our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Wellbeing, and Learning and Development programs
  • Work closely with the finance team to ensure all employees globally are remunerated appropriately
  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on global People and Culture outcomes to the Global Leadership Team and global boards
  • Oversee all elements of the employee life cycle, including probation, performance reviews, and conflict resolution
  • Develop a comprehensive workforce planning strategy for the organization, including succession planning for key positions

Adara offers a range of benefits and perks to support your professional and personal growth, including:

  • A flexible working environment that allows you to balance your work and life commitments
  • Salary packaging that can help you reduce your taxable income and increase your take-home pay
  • Investment in your career growth and development through a range of learning and development opportunities, including training, workshops, and conferences
  • The ability to influence the people strategy of a global not-for-profit organization and make a real impact on the lives of people in need
  • The opportunity to work for purpose rather than for profit and contribute to the Adara Group’s mission of providing access to quality health, education, and other essential services to people around the world
  • A supportive and inclusive workplace culture that values diversity and collaboration
about you

To excel in this position, you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources
  • 7+ years’ experience in Human Resources, including in senior HR roles – it will be an advantage to have worked for a global organisation
  • A thorough knowledge of the Australia employment landscape and HR best practice
  • Demonstrated HRIS Experience, with strong functional knowledge in system usage and reporting functions
  • Ability to develop and implement HR strategies that align with the company’s overall objectives.
  • Experience managing and developing a team
  • A confident, flexible and proactive approach
  • Ability to work and communicate with staff at all levels, including cross culturally
  • A passion for social justice
  • Experience in the international development sector, although not required, would be well regarded
  • Legal qualifications or experience, although not required, would be well regarded
about the adara group

The Adara Group believes each and every person should have access to quality health, education and other essential services, no matter where they live.

The first part of the Adara Group is an international development organisation called Adara Development that has expertise in maternal, newborn and child health, and remote community development. Adara Development has been working in Nepal and Uganda for more than 20 years.

The second part of the Adara Group consists of two businesses, Adara Partners and Adara Advisors, which are ‘for purpose’ rather than for profit. Their sole objective is to fund Adara Development’s administration and emergency project costs. This allows 100% of donations received by Adara Development to go directly to project-related costs.

More information on the Adara Group can be found on our websites – www.adaragroup.org and www.adarapartners.org

The Adara Group is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policies.


We’re looking forward to receiving your application!

To apply, please submit a cover letter and your CV to careers@adaragroup.org, ensuring you put ‘Adara Group Head of People and Culture’ in the subject line.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please direct them to careers@adaragroup.org or call us on 02 9395 2800.

Please note that we will interview suitable candidates as applications are received.

This position is based in Australia, and candidates will require full Australian working rights.

Please read the detailed Job Description with Adara’s Cultures and Values found here.

Join the Adara Group today and make a real impact on the lives of people around the world!