Organisational Development Consultant - Payroll & Projects

Work type
Temporary Full Time
Dandenong Civic Centre
Corporate Services

$100,594 - $112,561 pa (plus super)

Temporary full-time (parental leave replacement until February 2025)

About Us

Located 35km to the southeast of Melbourne, Greater Dandenong City Council covers 129 square kilometres and has a population of over 169,000 people. The central activities district is Melbourne's second largest retail and commercial centre and includes large shopping complexes at Dandenong and Keysborough as well as the highly popular Dandenong Market.

Greater Dandenong City Council is the most culturally diverse locality in Australia, with residents from over 150 different birthplaces, nearly two-thirds of whom were born overseas. Key industries include manufacturing, health care and social assistance, retail trade, wholesale trade and transport.

We are a progressive organisation of exceptional character that offers a dynamic and rewarding work environment to approximately 900 employees. We recognise that our staff are vital to the delivery of excellent service to our community and the achievement of our long-term vision. We invest in the development of our people, and we strive to be a workplace that is respectful, engaged, accountable, creative and honest.

About the role

We have a great opportunity for an experienced and passionate Payroll professional to join our friendly, fast paced & dynamic payroll team, within the Organisational Development team.

You will be responsible for managing Council’s complex payroll and HRIS systems (CHRIS 21) for approximately one thousand employees. Ensuring compliance with all legislative requirements and providing strategic advice and guidelines to Council leadership and staff.

You will require high-level problem-solving abilities to determine corrective actions required to resolve complex payroll transactions and irregularities, ensuring the delivery of high-quality payroll services. This includes developing, implementing, and administering strategic online and other electronic tools to support the needs of the business.

About you

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant Degree or Diploma qualifications in related field along with demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience delivering Payroll or Human Resource related services. Alternatively, lesser formal qualifications in combination with extensive relevant skills knowledge and experience in the delivery of Payroll related Human Resources or Organisational Development services will be considered.
  • Experience in management of a complex Payroll system (CHRIS 21) with high level analytical skills and numeric reasoning
  • Ability to interpret Awards, Enterprise Agreement, Federal and State legislation along with advanced knowledge of taxation legislation
  • Competence in the research, development and implementation of HR/OD policies and strategies, with scope to support/lead projects
  • Ability to work as an effective Team Leader including planning and organisational skills to manage workloads and meet deadlines
  • Advanced skills in MS Office products, particularly Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including conflict and grievance resolution techniques, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out system administration tasks and system modifications for a complex Payroll/HRIS (CHRIS 21). Competence using Crystal Reports or other 3rd party reporting tools (SQL based) would be a definite advantage

In accordance with Council requirements, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate evidence of an approved COVID-19 vaccination, including booster injections or an authorised medical exemption.

You may be required to undertake practical testing, work preference profiling / psychometric testing, functional capacity assessment (physical) or aptitude testing.

The successful candidate will be asked to consent to a national police check (and where relevant an ‘international criminal history check’), subject to the operation of spent conviction laws. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

Benefits of working with us

Council believes in providing an environment where staff thrive, both in the work they do and in how they learn and develop as people and professionals.

Our workplace has an inclusive and diverse culture which encourages innovation and supports your work and life balance. There are plenty of opportunities to learn, develop and grow your career within our expanding and diverse organisation.

For more information about our benefits, please visit our careers page: Working with Us

To apply

To apply for this position please complete the online application form, including your resume, a very brief cover letter and key selection criteria response. You will be required to answer selection questions as part of the application process. The selection process also includes the requirement for reference checks. To view a copy of this position description, please click on the link below:

Organisational Development Consultant – Payroll& Projects Position Description - 325KB

Please note - applications will be reviewed as they are receieved.

Further information: Susanna Moore, 8571 5167
Applications close: 5pm, Wednesday, 5 April 2023