Executive Director - People & Performance

  • NSW

In July 2019 two government agencies merged together to form what is now known as the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, with the vision of creating thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales.


As a People, Performance and Culture team, we are responsible for all people related activity across the newly-formed cluster and, following a period of exciting change and transformation, are looking for an inspirational leader to help us continue the journey. We are seeking a customer-centric individual who will support us in embedding a culture of collaboration, creativity, kindness and inclusion across the cluster and, as we also begin the recovery process following the COVID-19 pandemic, a leader who embraces flexibility and the changing nature of the workplace.


As the Executive Director of People and Performance, you will have overall responsibility for providing high quality, strategic HR advice, practices, systems and frameworks; ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of People Partnering, Work Health & Safety and Industrial Relations across the cluster.


About You

You will be a high-performing Human Resources Executive, with a proven ability to balance the operational, day-to-day running of a people function with the development of effective and innovative strategy and direction. A passionate and effective team leader, you will be able to build relationships at all levels and enjoy developing and supporting a diverse team; with a focus on delivering outcomes for a world class public service.

Acting as a trusted advisor to senior leadership throughout the cluster on all people related matters, you will have strong stakeholder engagement abilities as well as excellent communication skills and be able to work collaboratively at all times.

You will have a proven track record of being able to successfully integrate people and business strategies within a large, complex organisation. With previous experience managing all people-related activities during the consolidation/merge of two agencies, you will be able to successfully lead and guide a team through a period of significant, and sometimes challenging, change.


About Us

At the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, we focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state, driving greater levels of integration and efficiency across key areas such as long-term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.


Applying for the Role

Apply by submitting a cover letter and current resume which outlines your experience and capabilities relevant to the role.

Applications Close: Sunday, 5th July 2020, 11.55 pm

Contact: Kristy Eagles, Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition on 0438 276 492 or [email protected]

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.


Our commitment to flexible working:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working – including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to diversity:

We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. We believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.

Applications close 5th July, 2020 Apply Online

Executive Director – People & Performance

Up to $ 289,763
Human Resources
Organisational Leadership
Work Type
Full Time - Ongoing
Organisation Diversity and inclusion