People & Culture Partner

City on a Hill Central


City on a Hill exists to know Jesus and make Jesus known. Since our inception in 2007, we have witnessed a special work of God’s grace. We are now a movement of eight churches, spread across five cities, in three states (Vic, Qld & NSW), with a shared vision, to reach 10 cities with the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus by planting 50 churches. Across City on a Hill, and our related ministries (including Many Rooms Ltd.), we currently have 64 employed staff (46 FTE), with rapid growth forecast for the coming years in accordance with our vision and plans ahead.


The People & Culture Partner will provide senior HR support for all staff teams across City on a Hill, and will be an active leader in cultivating healthy staff culture across the movement. Reporting to the Executive Pastor – Ministry & Operations, the People & Culture Partner will join the central operations team supporting the unity, health and growth of all City on a Hill churches and ministries.

This role is open to part-time and full-time applicants (minimum 0.6 FTE). Flexible work arrangements are available. The position will ideally be located in Melbourne; however, location is negotiable (at one of the City on a Hill church locations). Some travel will be required.


  1. Providing timely, professional and effective HR support and advice to movement leadership, local lead pastors and staff supervisors.
  2. Work with the Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor and Movement team to identify and lead initiatives that measure, promote & develop healthy staff and team culture, by active contribution to ongoing organisational and cultural improvement.
  3. Oversight of City on a Hill professional development, staff training systems and programs, and volunteer training programs.
  4. Support City on a Hill objectives through talent management, acquisition strategies and practices, retention, performance management, and workforce planning for the future needs of the organisation.
  5. Development and implementation of best practice HR and related policies and procedures across the employee lifecycle and relevant policies for volunteers.
  6. Coaching and/or supervision to the HR coordinator (0.4 FTE), and other staff as needed.
  7. Ensure HR compliance with relevant statutory and Anglican diocese requirements, working with other key operations staff (including Compliance Director and Finance Director) to ensure operational health.
  8. Manage external stakeholder relationships relevant to HR, people & culture.


  1. Fulfill the character qualifications outlined in 1 Timothy 3: 8-13, and actively demonstrate humble, courageous, sacrificial leadership.
  2. A demonstrated love for Jesus and his church, and a willingness to commit to the vision and mission of City on a Hill, as a member of a local City on a Hill church.
  3. Proven experience in the Human Resource field (e.g., people/business partner or senior leadership role, preferably 10+ years experience).
  4. Experience managing recruitment and employee engagement initiatives to equip and retain current teams.
  5. In-depth knowledge of current employment relations and related laws and best practices.
  6. Experience managing a team and/or leading others.
  7. Competence to build and effectively manage interpersonal relationships at all levels in the organisation.
  8. Experience building positive relationships with external stakeholders and representing an organisation in a professional context.
  9. Proactive communication skills and ability to work effectively individually and in a team.
  10. Demonstrated experience and ability to design and plan for organisational change and growth.
  11. Effective written communication skills for the purposes of reporting to movement leadership and governing board & committees.
  12. Tertiary education in Human Resources management or related field beneficial.
  13. Experience with Employment Hero (HRIS) or related software beneficial.
  14. Experience in Christian ministry beneficial.


All City on a Hill staff must hold a current Working with Children Check, a National Police History Check that returns no disclosed outcomes that would exclude you from the role, and uphold the City on a Hill code of conduct.


To apply for the role please send your current resume along with an application letter addressing the key skills and attribute requirements to Please also include contact details of at least two referees most familiar with your relevant skills for this role.

For more information please contact us on 03 9640 0990, or email

Applications close Sunday 22nd May 2022