Manager, Learning & Development

Cultura is the new organisation resulting from the merger of Geelong Ethnic Communities Council (trading as Diversitat) and Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS).

Our Purpose: Provide innovative services to support, care for and celebrate culturally diverse individuals through their life journey

Our Vision: Empowering diverse individuals and communities to reach their full potential

Our Values: Inclusion Integrity Sustainability Kindness

MACS and Diversitat have been serving the Geelong community for more than 40 years with a focus on our multicultural communities. As the new entity, Cultura operates across various sites delivering a range of services including residential aged care, home care and aged support services, settlement, training and education, financial counselling and disability support. We also operate a range of social enterprises including The Pulse community radio and various community events including the popular Pako Festa.

Cultura also offers an extremely generous salary packaging benefit, giving staff the opportunity to salary package up to $18,550 per annum of their pre-tax yearly income.

The Role:

The Manager, Learning & Development (L&D) will play an important role in contributing to the delivery of the purpose and vision of Cultura, leading a high-performing team, and building the capacity of the workforce of the organisation through the successful implementation of this new function. This role will be a key member of the P&C team and a member of the Leadership Team of Cultura. The Manager, L&D will report to the General Manager, People & Culture.

Important elements of the role include initiating and implementing strategies to meet operating objectives of the organisation, development policies, developing and delivering training where necessary and periodic reporting to the Executive Management Team.

The Manager, L&D will lead a small team in delivering customer-centric services to a high standard and coordinating the continual improvement of the area’s systems and processes. The role will require a hands-on approach and be able to provide guidance and assistance to the team, and wider organisation, in operational processes and problem solving.

This position will be contracted on permanent full-time basis.

About You:

  • Provide leadership to the direct reports including the oversight and ongoing management of key performance indicators and outputs of the L&D department.
  • Oversee the professional and efficient delivery of L&D activities including induction, mandatory training and ongoing professional development of Cultura’s employees
  • Conduct a Training Needs Analysis across Cultura to identify skills gaps which can feed into L&D plans.
  • Develop an annual organisational calendar based on agreed mandatory skills and qualifications.
  • Manage the ongoing development of Cultura’s Cultural Awareness Training (CAT) program.
  • Ensure that the CAT program meets budget and costs are monitored as required.
  • Work closely with P&C colleagues in developing, and contributing to, operational strategic plans as part of the P&C Leadership Team.
  • Formal training and tertiary qualifications in Learning & Development, Human Resources, or a related discipline.
  • A Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
  • Demonstrated experience leading the provision of L&D function in a complex environment.

Applications should include a cover letter that outlines why you believe you would be great for the position and a current resume. To apply, send your application to [email protected] with ‘Manager, Learning & Development’ as the subject line.

Employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Police Record Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check and Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check. Cultura will pay for the costs associated with these Check’s.

We welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds including individuals that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ+, and individuals with disabilities or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Matt Connell on 0412 646 793 or [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Applications Close:
July 28, 2024

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Multicultural Community Services Geelong Inc. trading as Cultura

Cultura acknowledges Aboriginal traditional owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and elders past, present and emerging.

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