Director, Human Resources

Sippy Downs, Australia
04 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Statement

Salary Level: Senior Staff Renumeration package 
Appointment: Full-time, fixed-term (5 years duration)
Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer

USC Vision

USC will be a university of international standing and an unsurpassed community asset, focusing on the region from Moreton Bay to Fraser Coast.

University Strategic Goals

USC will be:

  •  a primary engine of capacity building for our region;
  •  a comprehensive multi-campus university growing towards 35,000 students; and,
  •  positioned globally as a top-500 university, and a top-100 university under 50 years of age.

Overview of Human Resources

Human Resources is a strategic partner supporting the University by providing skilled advice and quality services to attract, develop, motivate and retain a diverse workforce. We do this with an emphasis on engagement based on consultation and communication with the university community and we provide leadership in creating an inclusive, supportive and healthier work environment to enhance the quality of life for all employees.

Overview of the Role

The Director, Human Resources is a member of the University’s senior staff and is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction on all human resource matters across the organisation to deliver on USC’s obligations and objectives.

The core strategic HR functions include:

  • Provision of recruitment strategies and services to attract a workforce that is capable of meeting the University’s strategic and operational objectives;
  • Delivery of programs aimed at retaining and developing a workforce with the appropriate skills and knowledge.  These programs are focused on performance and outputs, and supporting organisational change and leadership development;
  • Provision of competitive conditions of employment in an equitable and safe workplace where exceptional performance is recognised and rewarded;
  • Management of workplace relations, including case management, advocacy and representation, enterprise bargaining and fostering relationships with staff to ensure a productive and harmonious workplace;
  • Provision of effective workforce reporting that facilitates workforce planning initiatives and government compliance reporting;
  • Provision of effective workplace health, safety and wellbeing strategies and support that contribute to a healthy working environment for staff.

The successful candidate will hold relevant postgraduate qualifications with significant experience in human resources in a complex environment. An understanding of, and past experience in, the Higher Education Sector is valuable, but not necessary for success in this role. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, extensive management of significant resources, and an understanding of human resources in the higher education sector.

The successful candidate will also possess the ability to influence, motivate and develop effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the role.

This appointment will be for a term of five years with an attractive remuneration package, including motor vehicle, to be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Contact for Further Information

Elizabeth Orphan
Executive Assistant 
Office of the Chief Operating Officer

Tel: 07 5459 4789


Closing Date

Midnight, Monday, 18 February 2019

To Apply

All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae. 

Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

To apply please click the Apply button at top of screen.

USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.

USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.