First listed on: 12 July 2021

Manager People and Performance


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

Please view the below documents for this position:

Job Description

The People and Performance Department, under the guidance of the Chief People Officer, consists of Health, Safety and Wellbeing; Workplace Relations and Talent Acquisition; Risk; and Payroll and Workforce Analytics. 

As the Manager People and Performance, you will drive People focused programs, initiatives and strategies that deliver results whilst improving safety and inclusivity throughout the organisation. 

This position will undertake an active leadership role in meeting Council wide objectives and will provide strategic leadership of the People Departments involvement in critical strategies and policies. 

This is an opportunity for a pinnacle career move into a new position at an exciting time where Stonnington is transforming the way we deliver our services to the community. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience, plus 10% superannuation. Consideration may be given to 4 days per week arrangements or 5 days per week with shorter hours. 

Desired Skills and Experience

As the Manager People and Performance, you will collaborate with leadership and the wider organisation to enact positive change for the people at Stonnington, and therefore the people in our community. 

It is critical that the Manager People and Performance has a strong understanding of contemporary and best practice frameworks, processes and evidence-based techniques in either Safety or Workplace Relations to maximise people capability and performance.

Success in this positon looks like:

  • People team processes, and wider organisational programs and services are aligned to Councils values and objectives
  • The Department is collaborative and operating efficiently, through innovative and digital solutions, with customer centricity in mind
  • Quickly establishing credibility and trust from the leadership team, with senior members proactively seeking advice, guidance and input
  • Swift execution of people focused solutions to problems
  • Team members having a clear vision of objectives and how they can integrate successful initiatives and programs  
  • A transformed workplace culture in an a resilient and dynamic organisation 

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Emily Anderson, Talent Acquisition Lead on 8290 1165.

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

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