People and Culture role provides a rewarding challenge

Varied work in a sector with real purpose

For two years Nick Dennis has been the helpful and friendly face behind much of Kurrajong’s People and Culture work. As People and Culture Officer, his role is varied, challenging, but also very rewarding.

Nick joined the Kurrajong team as a recent university graduate in March 2021, enticed by the opportunity to work as part of an organisation that supports its community.

“There weren’t many opportunities for graduate level People and Culture roles in Wagga Wagga so I was very excited to see an opening at Kurrajong because it has such reputable ties with our communities. I’ve always leaned towards working in a sector that I felt had real purpose and working for Kurrajong allows me to do just that.”

While his title has stayed the same, the scope of the work has expanded in that time, largely due to the growth in the organisation and the ever-changing People and Culture landscape.

On any given day you will find Nick supporting staff and managers with day to day employment queries, administrating Kurrajong’s Learning Management System ‘The Nest’, coordinating recruitment activities, overseeing the workers compensation process and supporting WHS initiatives.

“In my role I work across many different functions of People and Culture which means my workload is diverse and interesting. I get the opportunity to challenge myself and grow as a professional whilst working with some of the most passionate people I have ever come across.”

In his spare time, Nick is an enthusiastic soccer player and also enjoys spending time with family and friends. He’s keen to visit the newest restaurants or cafes to open in town, and loves a weekend getaway to explore the Riverina region.

Kurrajong People and Culture officer Nick Dennis leaning against a wall, smiling at the camera