We are committed to:

The nurture, support and development of a quality disciple-making workforce for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific - both as individuals and as members of a clearly focused and well-coordinated spiritual team.

Meet the Team

Emrich is the Human Resources Manager. He holds a B.A Honours in Psychology, B.Commerce, and an Honours in Business & Administration specialising in Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour. Ric has previously worked in a psychometric assessment centre, a number of NGOs, city councils, food manufacturing, and in public and private health. He has extensive experience in policy and procedure development, industrial relations, organisational change management, employee counselling and most recently workforce planning. If you would like to discuss your denominational employment or entity's HR needs, please contact Ric.  

Christine is the Human Resources Coordinator. She holds a B.A. in Human Resource Management and Social Psychology from the University of Western Sydney, is a member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), and has over 10 years experience as a HR generalist. If you have specific queries about vacancies at the head office or general HR related enquiry, please contact Chris.

Grace is the Human Resources Departmental Assistant. She holds an MBA in Human Resource Management (HRM) from Bangkok University and a Graduate Certificate in HRM from Charles Sturt University and has previously worked within the NGO and education sectors. Grace looks after the administrative side of HR and Adventist Employment and is the first point of contact for all HR related inquiries.

Our Work

Ever wonder what the South Pacific Division's Human Resources do? Well, amongst other things, we:

» Develop employment resources for use throughout the South Pacific Division (SPD).
» Write and review Job Descriptions. 
» Develop and administer an appraisal program for church administrators.
» Facilitate the recruitment of new staff to the SPD head office.
» Provide support systems to church employees.
» Conduct human resources workshops as requested by Unions, Conferences and Missions.
» Promote Church employment.
» Liaise with the Australian Workplace Gender Equality Agency in actively promoting EEO within the SPD head office. 
» Liaise with the General Conference Human Resources Service.
» Facilitate the induction of new employees to the SPD head office. 
» Oversee the management of the Personnel Service Records of Church staff in the South Pacific. 
» Provide support to Unions and Conferences in employment related matters as requested.
» Monitor employment related legislative changes and their implications for the church.
» Offer support to restructuring institutions and organisations.
» Write, review and edit employment related policies. 
» Carry out staff surveys to help assess morale and perceptions within the head office and wider church employment.
» Maintain the Division's employment social media platforms and tertiary scholarship fund. 
» Prepare and review contracts.
» Mediate in employment related disagreements. 
» Review remuneration packages.