First listed on: 08 November 2019

Director of Human Resources


About us
ICC Sydney is Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct. Featuring a striking contemporary design, state-of-the-art technology and leading facilities, the world class venue provides the ultimate in quality, choice and flexibility for collaboration and innovation. Managed by ASM Global, every event at ICC Sydney is supported by globally experienced professionals.

About the role
This is not a role for the faint hearted. You will lead a multi-award winning HR team. Notable accolades include the highly coveted Australian HR Team of the Year, Best Talent Development Program, Best Recruitment Campaign, AHRI Inclusive Workplace Award, NSW Training Award - Large Employer of the Year, National Training and Education Award as well as finalist places in HR Technology, HR Innovation, Best Reward Program and Best Diversity Program.

We are looking for a dynamic, driven and innovative Director of Human Resources to further drive and embed our bold vision of being an employer of choice in the Sydney events and hospitality sector. At the very core of the role is the ability to build strong relationships, instil trust and be constantly curious, empowering a large HR team of 22 with 5 direct reports to be their best selves every day. Along with a dedicated and passionate team, you will lead and drive the organisational workforce planning strategy, talent attraction and selection strategy, diversity and inclusion strategy, learning and development strategy and employment relations strategy.

Reporting to the CEO and as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, you will be responsible for leading the people strategy to facilitate the achievement of ICC Sydney strategic priorities. You will provide advice and guidance to the CEO, GM, Directors and Department Heads in all matters related to Human Resource Management.

About your experience
We are looking for someone who is driven, innovative and thinks outside of the box to continuously develop ICC Sydney’s employee experience and CSI (continuous small improvements) culture.

You are already working as a HR generalist at an Executive/Director level, must hold tertiary qualifications in Human Resources or Industrial Relations and have a history working within a large multi-faceted fast paced, high volume environment across both blue & white collar environments. You will have a 'hands on' approach, have led a large HR team and previous experience in hospitality, leisure, events, entertainment or retail are highly regarded

Applying for this role
You are required to submit a one page covering letter, including a short statement in response to the two targeted questions below:

  • Please detail a time where you have led the implementation of an innovative HR project or program within a large and diverse organisation, including alterations to systems and processes that directly led to improvements to operational and/or financial outcomes for your organisation.
  • Outline the unique workforce challenges facing Sydney’s hospitality and event industry in the next 2 to 5 years.

To be eligible for employment you must be an Australian Citizen or a permanent resident of Australia, or hold an appropriate visa that allows you to work unrestricted in Australia.

If you have questions regarding this role the Talent Acquisition Team is available to have a confidential discussion. You can contact Anita on

Discover an extraordinary career with ICC Sydney!

Please Note; relevant screening and personality profiling checks will be conducted as part of the recruitment process. These include psychometric assessment, national criminal records and national police background checks, proof of identity that meets the 100-point check and may include working with children background checks

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