People and Culture Coordinator - Little Dreamers Australia

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People and Culture Coordinator


St Kilda, VIC

Salary & Hours

Hours: Part Time (0.8/4 days per week)

Salary: SCHADS Award Level 4.1


Start Date: 30/06/2021

Closing Date: 20/06/2021

Career Description


Are you passionate about working with at-risk young people and want to work at a fast-paced, not-for-profit organisation?

About us

We’re Little Dreamers, Australia’s leading non-profit organisation working with Young Carers around the country. A Young Carer is anyone under the age of 25 who currently provides, or intends to provide, care in their family for a parent or sibling who has a chronic illness, mental illness, disability, or addiction.

Founded in 2009 by a Young Carer, we love building and delivering high-quality programs that create a deep and meaningful impact in the lives of young people providing care in their families. And we’re pretty good at it too. 

To date, we have supported over 5,000 Young Carers, we deliver eight core programs alongside ad hoc supports, advocacy and community awareness campaigns. We have strong corporate partnership and funding relationships and have raised over $3 million to improve the quality of life for Young Carers around Australia. We have even received recognition from Queen Elizabeth II and have been named as an international best practice organisation for Young Carer support.

Our team is made up of 40 incredible humans working across VIC, NSW, QLD, and SA. We are humble, hungry, and kind and work hard to reach our goals. We believe in a world where every single Young Carer is supported by someone or something by 2030. Sounds fun right?! By joining the Dream Team, you will play an integral part in supporting young people who often miss out on having a childhood.

A bit about the role

As our People and Culture coordinator, you will be responsible for leading recruitment and onboarding of new team members, coordinating learning and development activities, leading culture and health and wellbeing initiatives and providing generalist HR support across our offices. 

Internally, you will coordinate a people budget; work with state managers and team members to support team satisfaction and performance; contribute to our fabulous culture; and help to continuously improve our internal people processes and policies, keeping us across our people compliance requirements. 

Externally, you will represent us at relevant networking events, building Little Dreamers up as an employer of choice.

If you worked here this past month, here are some things you might have been involved in:

  • Working closely with State Managers to develop competitive position descriptions, manage the recruitment and hiring process as well as onboarding four new permanent team members and nine new casuals into Little Dreamers! 
  • Coordinating and attending professional development opportunities, such as mental health first aid and diversity and inclusion training
  • Tweaking our onboarding and induction process to make it even more streamlined and comprehensive!
  • Managing our HRIS, Employment Hero, and ensuring all our team leaders are trained on its functions 
  • Championing our internal systems in general and supporting our team to use these well
  • Developing a standardised performance review process
  • Coordinating and leading a health and wellbeing initiative across the States

Key Selection Criteria

Let’s talk about you! 

You have experience working in people and culture or human resource teams. Ideally you have worked in a ‘for-purpose’ company, not for profit or government organisation, you have excellent attention to detail and you are passionate about creating an awesome and supportive work environment. 

  • You know how to plan but you’re not afraid to pivot
  • You have outstanding relationship building skills
  • You know how to get people onboard with change
  • You’re in touch with your inner child – think professionalism and appropriate child safe conduct sprinkled with confetti and glitter
  • You’re humble, hungry and kind
  • Feedback is your friend

Why you should work with us

Each day that you come to work you are changing a life. The more that Little Dreamers grows, the more impact we have and you’re a key part of that. We think that’s a pretty top perk, but we don’t stop there…

Little Dreamers is a growing not-for-profit organisation with start-up vibes. What does this mean in practice? If you have an idea you want to pitch that positively impacts Young Carers, let’s make it happen. This could be an actual program, an event or a process improvement. We’re all ears.
You also get access to salary packaging (more tax-free income in your pocket? What’s better than that!) and our Melbourne office is dog friendly, so hello unlimited cuddles and puppy hangs with our Chief Barketing Officer, Daisy.

Finally, we care as much about you as we do about our Young Carers. The Little Dreamers team is a family and we offer flexible working and regular team bonding events.

Finally, we care as much about you as we do about our Young Carers. The Little Dreamers team is a family and we offer flexible working and regular team bonding events.

What’s the salary like?

All of our salaries align to the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Award. In practice, this means that all of our Job Ads will have a salary range and Award alignment and the rest depends on your experience. The People and Culture Coordinator role aligns with SCHADS Award Level 4.

On top of the normal perks like annual leave, you will also have access to an additional 10 days of paid Carers Leave, generous parental leave, salary packaging, individual training and development budgets and a whole bunch of other things. Oh, did we mention that there is always some kind of confetti in the office? It’s a pretty happy vibe.

Application Process

Get your Resume and Cover Letter ready and show us how your skills and experiences make you the perfect person to fill this position. None of this “To whom it may concern” stuff, show us what you’ve got!

Email your application (resume and cover letter) to with the subject line: People & Culture Coordinator

Shortlisted applicants will be notified and we’ll begin the interview process which may consist of a phone chat, a quick video submission from you and then probably some more traditional interviews (they’ll be fun, don’t you worry).

Thanks for your interest in working with us. We can’t wait to meet you.


This is a part time position. This position is classified as a Social and Community Services employee under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (MA000100). 

Please note: It is an offence under the Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 2005 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position. Any offer of employment at Little Dreamers is subject to a Working with Children Check and Police Check.

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