Human Resources Manager

  • Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC)
  • Alice Springs NT
  • Annual Salary: $120,000 - $130,000 Dep
  • Annual Leave: 6 weeks
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Vehicle: Provided for work use only, when necessary
  • Additional Leave: 1 additional rostered day off every 2 months
  • Extras: Salary Sacrifice is available up to $15000 per annum. An airfare allowance of $800 is provided after each 12 months of service.



Covid-19 Advice

The NT Chief Health Officer’s Covid-19 Directions (No.55) 2021 (“the Directions”) made under the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 apply to workers with this employer. Applicants will be requested to evidence their current COVID-19 vaccination status.

View the NT Chief Health Officer’s direction here (PDF 334Kb).


Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) has dedicated itself to developing the strength, health, confidence and leadership of Warlpiri youth since 1993. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful future pathways for all young Warlpiri people.

The notable, and sustainable, success of the program has been firmly based on the strength of Warlpiri youth, families and their communities, as well as the ongoing commitment of staff. The program was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee.

The WYDAC head office is in Yuendumu Community however, WYDAC is comprised of a variety of programs operating at five different Warlpiri sites – Yuendumu, Willowra, Nyirripi, Lajamanu and Mt Theo Outstation. WYDAC also has an administration office located in Alice Springs. There are over 70 staff across the entire organisation with more than half of these being Warlpiri people.

Position Objectives

This role will be responsible for the strategic and operational HR activities across all sites within the WYDAC footprint. Continuing to deliver positive cultural change within a complex environment is a key expectation of the role along with the need to devise strategies that promote a high performance and supportive culture.

The Human Resource Manager will support WYDAC’s goals and objectives through the development of HR policies, processes and systems. The HR Manager will lead HR within the organisation, be an active team member, and contribute to implementing the strategic directions of WYDAC.

This role must actively support and promote the values inherent to an Indigenous corporation, and display proficiency in areas of organisation, communication, consultation and decision-making.

The Human Resource Manager will assist in setting strategic and operational goals and develop annual action plans for self, including the improvement of staff processes.

Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities to be addressed within this role include processes for:

• Recruitment and selection of staff
• Induction (onboarding)
• Dispute and conflict resolution between staff
• Staff wellbeing initiatives
• Improving workforce and staff culture
• Consultancy and advice
• Staff and OH&S policies and procedures
• Workforce development
• Performance management, including appraisals
• Remuneration
• HR compliance
• HR projects and HR systems
• Leave and overtime (TOIL) arrangements
• Workplace health and safety implementation and compliance
• Quality Assurance

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