Reports to: Chief Executive, Divisional or General Manager, Human Resource Director

Supervises: Human Resource Advisors and employees

Main objectives: Plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the human resource and workplace relations activities within organisations.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Determine, implement, monitor, review and evaluate human resource management strategies, policies and plans to meet business needs.
  • Advise and assist other managers in applying sound recruitment and selection practices, and appropriate induction, training and development programmes.
  • Develop and implement performance management systems to plan, appraise and improve individual and team performance.
  • Represent the organisation in negotiations with unions and employees to determine remuneration and other conditions of employment.
  • Develop and implement occupational health and safety programmes and equal employment opportunity programmes, and ensuring compliance with related statutory requirements.
  • Oversee the application of redundancy and other employee retrenchment policies.
  • Monitor employment costs and productivity levels.
  • May train and advise other managers in human resource and workplace relations matters.

Typical qualifications and experience: Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline, combined with practical experience or, extensive experience in human resources management.