Senior Human Resources Adviser

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$103,364 – $112,981 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
09 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
23 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Newly established position in a high performing HRBP team helping to shape the future of a World Top 100 University
  • Supportive team that wants to see you grow, develop and celebrate your successes
  • Base salary range: $103,364 – $112,981 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
  • Level 8, full-time appointment on a permanent/ongoing basis

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.

About the team

Human Resources enables the University to implement and deliver its People & Culture strategy to make the University a remarkable place to work, attracting and retaining word-class staff from diverse backgrounds who want to build careers, drive change, provide leadership an create opportunities at an institution renowned for its excellence.

The HR Business Partnering team consists of eight highly skilled HR practitioners who support an overall workforce of 3,700 FTE. The team have worked hard in building credibility as strategic and valued resources to the senior leadership team, and have a result, we have a seat at the table.

We are constantly developing exciting and relevant initiatives in an environment that is dynamic and challenging. Every member of the team is a self-starter who is highly motivated and keen to add value in a rewarding environment.

About the opportunity

UWA is undertaking a program of work to support UWA 2030 and the 2025 Strategic Plan. This includes investing in business transformation to further improve administrative and support services to meet the needs of the University’s staff and students while ensuring financial sustainability. The HR Business Partnering team will be front and centre of this transformation, delivering organisational design and change management initiatives.

As a senior member of the HRBP team, you will manage a diverse portfolio of ~850 FTE, providing expert human resource advice to leaders and staff on operational human resource matters and support the HR Business Partner with strategic initiatives. You will work closely with senior leaders to provide key operational and strategic human resources support. This will involve developing and implementing people strategies that are creative and meet the needs of the University and drives business performance.

In addition, you will work collaboratively with your HR colleagues in Centres of Excellence including Talent, Organisational Development, Employee Relations and Health & Wellbeing to share knowledge of best practice and influence the design and delivery of specialist advisory services.

About you

You will possess relevant tertiary qualifications and substantive senior HR experience working at senior levels of large, complex organisations. This will be underpinned with proven HR generalist knowledge and experience across leadership development, people capability and succession planning, performance improvement and management, talent resourcing and workforce planning, employee relations, and culture and engagement.

You will also have highly developed organisational design and change management skills gained from significant experience managing complex transformational changes within large matrix organisations. In addition, you will have the ability to work effectively at all levels of an organisation, with excellent influencing, relationship building, coaching and communication skills.

About the benefits

Work-life balance, multiple onsite daycare centres, ‘Bring your dog to work’ days and up to 36 weeks paid parental leave.

About your application

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 9:00 AM on Tuesday, 23 August 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Adrian Wilks, Talent Adviser, at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goals.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021)
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.

UWA is committed to inclusive recruitment and is happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. If you have queries in relation to the application process, please contact referencing the 6-digit job reference number and type of communication you prefer, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.