Head of Talent


Kirrawee, New South Wales, Australia

Full time

Jan 9

Job Description

We are looking for an exceptional individual to join the SunDrive leadership team as our Head of Talent and play a critical role driving the growth of SunDrive through this exciting new chapter. This is a chance to help build a rising star which, with your help, can change the future of Australia.

What You’ll Get To Do At SunDrive

As SunDrive’s Head of Talent, you will own the growth of SunDrive’s world class dream team from 25 to over 100 people in 12-18 months. Reporting to SunDrive’s founders, taking on this role will involve:

  • Designing and running SunDrive’s approach to talent acquisition and retention
  • Creating the culture that attracts a world class solar dream team
  • Designing and implementing new processes and procedures to support scaling and growth
  • Helping ensure SunDrive’s culture becomes magnified in all team members during its rapid scale up phase
  • Designing and establishing performance review processes
  • Coaching team leads on key skills, like conducting employee performance reviews
  • Being hands on and immersing yourself in all the basics (drafting JDs, employee onboarding etc.)
  • Helping ensure SunDrive’s organisational structure is efficient and effective
  • Assisting on the build out of SunDrive’s corporate governance and ensure this adapts/improves throughout the different stages of SunDrive’s growth
  • Implementing an effective People Management software system (“HRM”)
  • Establishing all necessary HR policies but avoiding unnecessary bureaucracy
  • Organising team wide culture building events‍


  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in talent acquisition and a minimum 1 year experience in a tech company
  • Must have experience in high growth businesses and scaling teams
  • Experience in start-up expansion phase (~25 to ~100) is preferred
  • Access to a strong recruitment network (e.g., with head-hunters) is preferred
  • Able to effectively evangelise the unique value proposition of SunDrive to prospective hires
  • Familiar with international recruitment practices and visa requirements

The Recipe for Success at SunDrive

  • Above all, being honest, dependable, empathetic and a person of integrity
  • Highly organised, with excellent time management skills
  • Ambition, curiosity and a learning mindset to rise to each new challenge as it presents itself
  • Exceptional ability to examine operational problems logically across both technical, financial and interpersonal facets of the company
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to coordinate, direct and influence team members
  • A genuine interest in clean energy and the environment

Why join us?

  • Join an internationally recognised company developing world-leading solar technology right here in Australia, adding the most exciting new chapter to Australia’s rich history of solar technology development
  • Be part of a passionate team dedicated to bettering the world through clean energy
  • Employee share/stock options. Jump in at the ground floor whilst SunDrive is still pre-revenue
  • Fully stocked kitchen and lunch everyday (beware our wide variety of hot sauces!)

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