The Organisation

Sydney Catholic Schools has been delivering excellence in education to Sydney school students for 200 years. SCS continues to be a thriving and growing contemporary educational community with over 150 schools, more than 71,000 current students, 10,000 staff, and a large alumni community.

We are an inclusive organization looking for people who have the willingness to respect, support, and uphold the mission, ethos, and teachings of the Catholic Church and the values of Sydney Catholic Schools.

The Role

Reporting to the Project Manager of People and Culture, the Specialist: People and Culture Systems is responsible for the development, enhancement, and implementation of P&C Systems across the directorate including PHRIS (PeopleSoft HRIS), SALT LMS, ServiceNow, and a variety of directorate specific platforms.

The focus of this role is best-practice process redesign and exploring ways to enhance the candidate/employee experience specific to  our people practices, systems and processes. Working across the entire People and Culture Directorate, this role will recommend business requirements and translate this into technical and functional enhancements or redesign.

This role is a full-time, temporary role of 12 months which may be subject to extension.

As a Specialist: People and Culture Systems you will be responsible for:

  • diagnosing current state functionality of People and Culture Systems used across the directorate
  • working in partnership with ITS to ensure People and Culture Systems are continuously tested with agreed implementation plans delivered
  • providing recommendations and thought leadership around best practice functionality and ensure it is successfully implemented
  • providing support, ongoing audit, and monitoring of processes within the systems and assist with any change implementation
  • developing report suites in consultation with the Manager & Supervisors within the People and Culture Operations function
  • leading “voice of the customer” engagement to verify that our systems are designed with the end-user as the front of mind
  • enhancing, developing, integrating, monitoring, and managing SCS interaction with People and Culture Systems
  • promoting and implementing Sydney Catholic Schools mission ‘To know and love Christ through learning’ and vision of ‘Thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning’
  • promoting and abiding by Sydney Catholic Schools’ values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration, and truth.

The Person

To be considered for this role, you will be an exceptional communicator with a people centric lens on everything you do. You will have the following experience, skills and knowledge:

  • relevant tertiary qualification/s in HR disciplines, or other relevant fields or similar work experience
  • Strong business analytical skills with the ability to translate business requirements to technical or functional requirements
  • experience in change management, relationship-building and project management
  • demonstrated ability to manage time and prioritise workload.
  • generalist HR experience with a comprehensive understanding of HR legislation, regulations, and guidelines and its implementation across the current PHRIS system to ensure organisational compliance
  • advanced proficiency in PeopleSoft as HRMS.

The Process

To apply for this position please click on the APPLY button and follow the prompts.

For any internal candidates please apply via your ‘Careers tile’ in Employee Self Service.

To support your application, you will be required to provide:

  • Your current resume
  • Cover letter highlighting your experience in implementing change and/or redesigning HR management systems

Closing Date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021

If you encounter technical issues or for any general enquiries please contact the People & Culture Services team on (02) 9568 8297 (Mon-Fri) and quote position number 1874.

Please note: This role is classified as child-related work and therefore requires a WWCC clearance prior to commencement of employment. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. Also, as a permanent position, you need to be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.


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