Director, Human Resources

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
17 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Western Australia

Director, Human Resources

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

The past 24 months have significantly changed the Australian higher education landscape, requiring real transformation not only within the academic and teaching areas but also supporting functions. The Director Human Resources (HR) will be a major contributor in ensuring that UWA is a progressive, future-focused and thriving global university.

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the Director HR will work with UWA leaders to build a workforce and culture that enables the University to deliver on its strategy and ensure a positive, high-performing workplace for its staff and for the community.

Demonstrating an ability to participate in whole-of-University decision making, dynamic candidates will possess transferrable experience from driving complex strategic and operational contexts, plus the professional credibility to execute the sophisticated demands of the role. Outstanding communication skills and a strong customer service ethos are essential as are the abilities to influence, think creatively and exercise effective judgment in a dynamic environment.

The University welcomes applications from candidates outside the university sector.

To learn more about this unique opportunity please contact our advising consultants, Alun Parry and Katie Miller at Boyden, on

Applications close on 21 February 2022.

Please note that applications for this position should be directed to our advising consultants on