People & Culture Lead

at The Sunrise Project
Published August 22, 2023
Location Remote, Australia
Category Human Resources  
Job Type Remote  


About the job

  • Salary: $117,000 - $129,000 (AUD)
  • Location: Remote working in Australia
  • Hours: Full time, 35 hours, flexible working
  • Start date: Sept/Oct
  • Reports to: Global People Director

About The Role

The role has a broad scope and immense impact on The Sunrise Network’s people and culture. The People and Culture Lead will work to establish trusted partnerships with managers, leaders and colleagues and work closely with specific teams and countries to coach, advise and support managers on performance and organisational development. In addition a key part of the role is to share knowledge, expertise and work with other People and Culture leads to ensure a positive end-to-end employee experience across all people interactions, especially onboarding/offboarding, talent management, wellbeing, and culture.


  • Enabling performance – advising teams and acting as a thought partner on performance management, workforce planning, succession planning and coaching leaders and managers to develop their people management skills.
  • JEDI and culture - work with teams in your areas to drive and embed the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy being mindful of local diversity and cultural contexts.
  • Engagement and data: be across data, analysing trends for your teams including engagement, learning and complex employee relations issues. Work with managers and colleagues to influence and drive responses and action plans that support the employee experience, manage risk and demonstrate a culture of care.
  • People strategy - along with metrics and OKRs, for your areas of responsibility drive improvements across the people strategy including performance management, org design, employee engagement, communications, learning and development workforce planning, working closely with the People Director and Learning and Development Director.
  • Hiring: work with hiring managers and the hiring team on local recruitment, ensuring roles are appropriately designed, leading on job evaluations supporting salary decisions and coaching on the hiring and onboarding process, particularly for new managers.
  • Employee communications: Ensure key messages and updates are delivered locally and that colleagues in your team areas have a forum to provide feedback on key issues to inform our guidance, policies and process.
  • Remuneration and benefits: support managers and colleagues with local decision making around remuneration for their teams.
  • Organisational development - in partnership with the People Director to support local design and change projects
  • Compliance: work with people director to ensure oversight of required policy and compliance for relevant locations
  • Team management: Depending on location the role may involve management of colleagues in the people team

General HR advice and support as it arises based on Sunrise current policies and approach


  • You must have full working rights in Australia. The Sunrise Project Australia Limited is unable to sponsor applicants for employment visas.
  • Employment background checks may be required.
  • Intermittent travel with advanced notice may be required.
  • COVID-19 vaccinations may apply in accordance with local legislation and/or Sunrise policy
  • Relevant human resources qualifications


  • Superannuation 12.5%
  • Birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off)
  • Solidarity and community leave 1 week p.a
  • Cultural leave (floating & additional public holidays)
  • Gifted leave (over Christmas and New Year)
  • Paid Parental Leave that is gender-neutral & inclusive of all types of families, incl. Parental Return To Work & Keeping In Touch Program
  • Life Leave (up to 40 days p.a. for significant personal reasons)
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • VIDA - An AI tool to support your health and wellbeing.
  • A range of generous Allowances:
  • Workspace Benefits incl: Macbook & accessories, initial $2,000 for home workspace and IT equipment + $800 every 2 years + up to $75/mth phone/data/internet.
  • Shared office support
  • Higher Duties
  • Regular all-org and team meetings & retreats
  • Learning & Development Program incl. a professional development budget for you
  • Coaching & manager support with regular 1:1 meetings
  • Annual performance & development reviews with 360 feedback
  • A co-developed work plan to ensure clarity on your role & key responsibilities
  • We provide our staff with a voice on issues that concern them via consultation, eg JEDI caucuses, working groups, slack channels, surveys and meetings.