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People and Culture Manager

90,000 - 100,000Full-TimeMelbourne, AU
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At Rome2rio we’re busy helping people get from A to B around the globe. With 10 million unique monthly visitors, our multi-modal travel search and booking service is one of the top online travel resources used around the world.

The People and Culture role touches on several important company departments and offers a wide range of challenging activities and responsibilities across these areas including HR operations, talent brand building, recruitment, employee experience and office operations. It is ideal for someone looking to make the next step in their career, impact a growing team and work closely with the executive team and has ambitions for an executive role in the future.

Based in Melbourne, the role offers agreed flexible office hours over a five day week and is suitable for a candidate with family responsibilities. If you want to work in a fun dynamic team, have previous experience in a tech or startup environment, and want a role that offers operational impact and plenty of people-focused activities then this is the perfect opening for you.

Your role involves:

  • Managing key recruitment projects
  • Supporting the executive team in overall recruitment strategy including the building of Rome2rio’s position as an employer of choice
  • Leading and optimising the recruitment process
  • Coordinating new hire onboarding and induction
  • Supporting the delivery of people development projects and coaching programs
  • Developing the company cultural calendar
  • Developing new processes, policies and procedures as required
  • Engaging and negotiating with recruitment and HR  suppliers as required
  • Creating and distributing internal communications as required
  • Assisting in the planning and delivery the annual company retreat project
  • Leading and administering specific people-related projects as required including quarterly and yearly reviews, professional development programs and our Visa program
  • Supporting the COO in office operations

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for somebody with experience in a startup or tech environment that has an understanding of agile philosophies and processes. Demonstrable experience in either recruiting or generalist HR is essential and having experience in both fields is most desirable. A get-stuff-done attitude and willingness to take on any project big or small with enthusiasm is also desired. A passion for travel and/or technology would be an advantage as would a fondness for organised chaos.

You should be capable of working independently and driving projects, whilst also working closely with others. You’re a great communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills and with the insight to recognise opportunities for improvements to our processes and can communicate these ideas to our executive team.

Some technical ability and familiarity with using enterprise software systems is an advantage. We are after somebody who isn’t afraid of Excel and can tinker with content management systems. A knowledge of Xero and recruiting software such as Jazz is advantageous. A passion for quality work and improving the Rome2rio employee experience is essential.

You must be based in Melbourne. To be considered for this role you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or have full Australian working rights.

About Rome2rio

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is busy helping people get from A to B around the globe. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location.

We have recently expanded our services to include on-site ticketing as we move to a hybrid search and booking model. We are a globally recognised, profitable start-up and pride ourselves on the can-do, engineering-centric culture built by our founders who are both developers themselves. The company has 40 staff based in Melbourne and is growing. Working at Rome2rio means that you will be immediately responsible for shaping a consumer focussed product used by millions worldwide alongside a deeply involved executive team that actively seek and listen to the opinions of staff to improve and expand our offering. Your work will have plenty of impact!

Check out our company blog or visit our press page to find out what we are busy building.

Pay and Perks

Expected pay is between $90,000 and $100,000 per annum plus superannuation, depending on your skills and experience.

Rome2rio offers a suite of additional benefits including:

Five weeks annual leave A weekly team lunch A biennial travel fund of $2000 for European travel A biennial transport fund of $1000 for international transit expenses An annual winter company retreat somewhere warm Competitive maternity and paternity leave benefits Family-friendly flexible working hours in a casual environment

Rome2rio also offers eligibility for stock options after 12 months employment.

Our team is based at Inspire9, a coworking space in Richmond. The loft-style warehouse space is home to 200 creative and entrepreneurial people. Table tennis, a pool table, Friday night drinks and a plenty of weekly meetups make this a fun, creative and social space to work in.

Interested? Send your CV and introduce yourself to Kirsteene at When you apply, we’d love for you to tell us about the best book you read this year and why we should read it too.