Full or part time | Melbourne

Culture & People Manager

Posted 23.05.17

Are you looking to make your mark as a leader who has created an organisational culture that is extraordinary and one of a kind? 

Hardhat has an incredible history of doing things differently and developing a culture that has been proven to deliver impressively different results. And we’re ready to take things to the next level.

We are one of Australia's most prominent independent creative agencies, with a 12-year history, filled with great clients, exceptional results and a growing team of industry leaders.

We are looking for a creative and commercial Human Resources Business Partner to lead our Culture & People function. As a member of the Leadership Team and reporting to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for shaping the direction of the agency as it enters its next big phase of growth.

Hardhat has a unique and powerful approach to our people, our delivery methodology and financial acumen that delivers great client outcomes. These include the use of personality styles training, agile methodology and a profit sharing arrangement - all of which are company wide. Step inside our office and you’ll know that you’ve arrived somewhere special.

As Culture & People Manager, you will thrive in ambiguous, fast-paced environments that allow people to shape their own destiny. While you are knowledgeable about employment legislation, HR practices, recruitment and processes, your passion is centred around growing and developing high performing teams and creating fun, collaborative and open workplace cultures.

You might have a background transforming high growth start-ups, or perhaps you’ve predominately worked for large corporates and are looking to join an emerging organisation where you can really drive change and make a lasting impact.

As part of your application, we’d really love to know what you’re looking for in your next role, what you would be able to bring to the Hardhat team and what you believe makes for a great culture.


  • Driving a culture centred around the Hardhat values of Hustle, Humility & Heart, ensuring these principles influence and are present in all people and workplace initiatives

  • Developing and delivering scalable culture and people strategies that support Hardhat’s strategic vision

  • Partnering with other members of the Leadership Team and advising on all things people related: talent development, performance management, leadership development, workforce planning, employee engagement and retention, organisational design and employee relations

  • Building the profile of the agency as well as your personal profile as a leader in your field, by attending and speaking at a variety of events and publishing articles 

  • Executing and continuously improving all HR processes including performance and remuneration reviews, and onboarding  

  • Providing coaching, counselling and development feedback to managers and employees

  • Managing end-to-end talent attraction and recruitment process, in collaboration with function leaders

  • Ensuring compliance with employment and OHS legislation

  • Leading and delivering ad-hoc projects, as required

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