First listed on: 03 June 2024

General Manager, People and Culture



We are a proudly feminist not-for-profit organisation and for over 140 years we have been working at the forefront of gender equality through our housing, community programs and advocacy. Our five-year plan has a focus on making young women’s leadership and women’s housing our priority for gender equity in Australia. This will ensure we continue to deliver measurable and meaningful impact towards a future where gender equality is a reality.


YWCA Australia is currently seeking a passionate General Manager, People and Culture to join our team. Reporting to the Director, Organisation Capability and People, this full time role can be based in either Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.

The role is responsible for shaping and implementing people strategies that will enable and support the organisation to meet its strategic priorities and vision including:

  • undertake and lead key change strategies and initiatives that build culture, develop leadership and workforce capability,
  • deliver efficient People & Culture operations and ensure robust safety and wellbeing practices.


The ideal applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resource Management or related field, post graduate qualifications highly desirable
  • Demonstrated experience leading a People & Culture function and successfully developing and implementing key change initiatives across an organisation
  • Strong knowledge of HR best practice, employment laws, and regulations
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate People and Culture strategies into actionable plans to drive organisational strategy
  • High level of IT confidence and literacy to lead improvements to people processes through technology solution
  • Strong planning and time management skills with the ability to manage projects to successful outcomes.

This position will require the applicant to satisfactorily meet our pre-employment requirements.  This includes:

  • Completion of a national criminal history check
  • A valid relevant state-based working with children permit.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At YWCA Australia we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace.  If this role speaks to you but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway.

Please connect with us at any time during the recruitment process if you require assistance to fully participate.


We will be reviewing candidates as they apply, strong candidates will be notified as their applications are received.

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