Dubbo Regional Council


We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of close to 55,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $220 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 


Our focus is on delivering high quality services, strengthening our community engagement and strategic management capabilities, building an organisation based on performance and continuous improvement whilst creating a values based organisational culture and developing a professional and engaged team that delivers on our shared values; Progressive, Sustainable, One Team and Integrity.


The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population almost 55,000 and 5,143 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people in the Orana Region, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Ballina and Newcastle. Dubbo Regional Council is part of Wiradjuri Country and we acknowledge all clan groups that reside within the Dubbo and Wellington Wiradjuri Nation.


The Manager People, Culture and Safety is responsible for proactively managing the delivery of Human Resource services, and providing advice and expertise on the following functions; Strategic Human Resource Management, Workforce Planning, Culture and Capability, Payroll, Recruitment, Performance Management, Learning and Development, Industrial Relations, Well-being, Workplace Health and Safety and Workers Compensation and Injury Management.


  • Provide high level strategic advice regarding organisational development, culture and workforce planning 
  • Develop people and culture programs to ensure the organisation has the capability to achieve its objectives 
  • Ensure the effective and efficient management of Human Resource Services
  • Provide specialist advice, guidance and support regarding legislative matters and industrial relations issues


  • Bachelor degree in Human Resource Management or related discipline
  • Extensive Human Resource Management experience at a senior level in the public and/or private sectors
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an industrial and consultative environment
  • Highly developed leadership, communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading organisational change
  • Demonstrated working experience and understanding of workforce planning processes


You are an experienced Human Resources professional, skilled in driving transformational change and delivering strategic solutions to support the organisation in achieving its objectives. You are an influential leader with the ability to drive engagement to build a culture of high performance and develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships.  


In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation, you will be offered a range of benefits, including annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, and wellbeing program. DRC also has a variety of Salary Packaging options available to staff including:

  • Superannuation
  • Rainbow Cottage Childcare
  • Professional Memberships
  • Excess Long Service Leave to Superannuation
  • Uniforms
  • Novated Vehicle Leasing
  • Remote Area Housing Assistance
  • Work Related Self Education Expenses
  • Portable Notebook or Laptop computer
  • Airline Lounge Memberships
  • Disability/Income Protection Insurance
  • Tools of Trade

Furthermore, DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and has an active Social Club.

Dubbo Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria.

Salary: Total Remuneration Package $140,681-$190,334 per annum. A Leaseback vehicle available.

Closing Date: 9:00am on Monday 4 July 2022

Enquiries:  For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Council’s Director Organisational Performance, Dean Frost on 6801 4200.


  1. Please fill out the questions in the application page below.
  2. On the following page you will have the opportunity to attach your resume and copies of applicable qualifications.
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