First listed on: 01 July 2019

Human Resources Director - InterContinental Hayman island Resort 

About us

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort is opening 1 July and will welcome a new era of luxury in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. An amazing team have been working together to get the resort ready to deliver an iconic private island experience. To complement our existing on and off Island HR teams, it’s now time for an experienced and passionate Human Resources Director to join us on island and lead the delivery of our amazing people offer through our great team.

We’re really excited about our approach to ensuring our colleagues living on InterContinental Hayman Island Resort are achieving both professionally and personally. As an Aon Hewitt Best Employer, IHG are committed to ongoing development and career progression at work, and this is bought to life through great training, development, support and encouragement. Whilst they’re working at the resort, all colleagues are supported by our Room to Grow commitment including amazing learning and development and they’ll have opportunities to move into roles within our IHG hotels Australasia and globally when they’re ready.

Whilst colleagues are on island, they’ll maximise the life changing experience of living and working in this beautiful world heritage area, staying in The Hayman Village, a vibrant residential experience including scheduled activities focused around personal achievement, health and wellness. And in this key role, you'll be at the forefront of driving their work environment.

Your day to day

As the Human Resources Director you will partner with the General Manager and South East Queensland based Cluster Director of Human Resources to bring to life and champion this people strategy. Leading the on island HR team and taking overall responsibility for HR Operations on island, you will also work with stakeholders based off island, including our Cluster HR Team and more widely within IHG. You will be responsible for all the standard things you’d expect; From driving colleague engagement and supporting the leadership team to foster an environment of productivity and high performance, to mitigating the risks associated with employee relations issues.

But in this strategic role, it will be your ability to partner with the Resorts Leadership Team, Owners and other key external stakeholders where you will truly see success. Your ability to impact and influence others in this complex operating and human resources environment will be critical to driving the people agenda, proactively identifying opportunities for continuous improvement to have commercial impact.

What we need from you

As the ideal candidate will be an experienced HR professional who has held the lead role in a complex business environment for a minimum of 3-5 years. Demonstrated capability around collaborating with multiple stakeholders and managing competing priorities will be essential, and previous exposure to such a role within a hotel, resort or remote environment would be highly regarded.  You will a commercial lens around your approach and a track record of delivering vibrant and successful work environments through amazing leadership.

A confident communicator across verbal and written platforms, you will have the ability to work alongside a dynamic team, coaching and leading individuals with varying capability. Strategic thinking, the ability to explore new ways of working and have an open mind around how we can drive the Resort forward with regards to people space as well as its commercial returns will be advantageous.  You must also meet the legal requirements to work in Australia without restrictions.

What we offer

IHG offers more than just great places to stay, we are also one of Australia's best employers.

We are looking for exceptional people like you to greet the world and be the spark that makes us even better.   We passionately believe that it s our people who have brought us to where we are today and our people that will help us grow. We celebrate diversity every day. We welcome guests from every background and corner of the world, so we want individuals who can bring hospitality to life for everyone. 

We will give you every opportunity to grow vertically, functionally, geographically, and personally. As part of the IHG family with more than 5,600 hotels in over 100 countries, the world is your oyster.

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