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Saab Global

People & Culture Advisor (0.6 FTE)

Rockingham, Australia
Closing date: 28 July 2024

The role

The People & Culture Advisor (PA) report to the People Advisory Lead and work closely as a collective Advisory team.

With a solid understanding of contemporary P&C practices, including industrial and employee relations, and how they align to the people strategy, priorities and objectives the People Advisory team work in partnership with the broader P&C team to implement aligned and consistent people practices across the business. 

The People & Culture Advisor is responsible for providing advice and guidance to leaders and employees on all P&C policies and processes, and ensuring alignment with relevant legislation and Modern Awards.

Under the leadership and guidance of the People Advisory Lead, the People Culture Advisor is focused on providing strong legislative compliance and coaching by advising leaders and employees on the implementation of processes that positively contribute to culture, engagement, business performance and the employee lifecycle, aligned to the people strategy and plans. 

Further, the successful candidate will:

  • Coordinate and manage employee relations issues by providing timely and consistent coaching, advice and support to both leaders and employees.
  • Coach leaders and employees through the policies and procedures to ensure harmonious and productive workplace relations are maintained, and compliance with Australian legislative requirements is met at all times.
  • Guiding and supporting leaders and employees through all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including recruitment, induction, employment changes, remuneration, probationary periods, performance management, employee relations, talent and capability management and any other P&C related policy or process.
  • Effectively interpreting modern awards, Saab policies and procedures to provide sound advice to leaders and employees.
  • Contribute to the development of initiatives and improvements to current P&C practices that fosters an environment and culture, where people development is a priority, enabling them to be motivated and supported to be their best.

Flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work from home / office will be considered for this role.

About you

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Demonstrated success and experience working in a similar P&C role, ideally within defence or an equally complex, fast-paced environment.
  • High-level knowledge of, and ability to interpret applicable legislation, industrial relations instruments, policies and frameworks.
  • Commercially and politically astute.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and ability to influence leaders to take the right approach.
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary and best practice HR approaches.
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience working in a P&C team, with 1 or 2 years working in an Advisory role.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants will be required to hold an Australian Defence Security Clearance to baseline level or have the ability to gain one.

About us

Saab Australia is a defence, security and cyber solutions provider, specialising in the development and integration of major defence and security systems. For over 30 years in Australia, we have built a reputation for delivering complex systems integration projects that provide proven and advanced capabilities to keep us ahead of today’s challenges.

From combat, communications, security and underwater systems, to mixed reality, cyber security and deployable health solutions, our extensive portfolio of products and services provide high-technology solutions for defence forces and civil industries across the globe.

Apply today to join our crew and deliver solutions with purpose!

Culture and benefits

We employ over 1000 Australians and are committed to fostering a culture of excellence and enriching the employee experience.

By joining Saab, you’ll be a part of a collaborative and supportive organisation, where your professional growth and work-life balance are emphasised.  You’ll work within an innovative and vibrant workplace, while having the opportunity to develop a long-term, fulfilling career.

As a valued team member of Saab Australia, you’ll access a variety of perks and benefits to support you and your family including:

  • 6 weeks paid leave each year
  • 13% Superannuation
  • Free Income Protection Insurance
  • Flexible working options
  • Access to the Saab shares matching scheme
  • Access to MySaab; our online store offering everything from cash back at hundreds of stores to discounts from exclusive partners

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Click ‘Apply’ to submit your CV and cover letter in support of your application. You may contact our careers team at for a copy of the full position description. Kindly observe that this is an ongoing recruitment process and in exceptional circumstances, the position might be filled before the closing date of the advertisement. We encourage applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

By submitting an application to Saab, you consent to undertaking workforce screening activities including, but not limited to:  reference checks, Australian Federal Police check, verification of working rights and qualifications, sanctions screening and a pre-employment medical declaration.

Saab Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to apply. We also welcome applications from individuals with culturally diverse backgrounds.

Saab Australia is a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Program and welcomes the interest of ex-service members, veterans and their families.