Associate Director, HR Partnering

Sydney, Australia
Offering a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation
12 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Full time opportunity for a strategic Associate Director, HR Partnering to drive excellence in the delivery of integrated and strategically-aligned HR solutions
  • Provide tactical HR leadership and facilitate operational excellence, supporting the University's central portfolios
  • Offering a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are in an exciting period within out HR Partnering function as we continue to mature on our journey to provide strategic and operational management support and advice aligned to our workforce strategy to meet the ever-changing workforce management needs of the University.

We are seeking a passionate, consultative and experienced Associate Director, HR Partnering to lead and manage a group of HR Partners. Instilling a collaborative and client-centric culture, your role will be pivotal in driving consistency and excellence in the delivery of integrated, strategic HR solutions and HR Operational excellence. Your strong management experienced coupled with your keen interest in process improvement and enhancing the client experience is essential as we strive for a contemporary approach towards service excellence in the delivery of HR supporting services.

Operating as an expert in the HR Partnering lifecycle, you will provide clear leadership and guidance to your team, clients and colleagues alike. You will work with a high degree of autonomy and will be required to lead and guide people within a complex and multi-layered environment by providing strategic advice on organisational capability, workforce planning, recruitment and retention, talent and performance management, performance improvement, organisational change, design and restructures, conflict resolution, consultation processes, and a range of other employee relations issues.

About you

  • successful leadership of a high-performing team of HR professionals within a large, complex, and matrixed organisation
  • relevant tertiary qualifications with extensive experience in senior HR management, partnering and consultancy experience
  • extensive experience as a senior HR professional who proactively engages and collaborates with colleagues within a Centre of Expertise model (desirable)
  • elevated relationship management skills and the ability to operate with tact and professionalism at the senior level
  • outstanding presentation, communication and influencing skills to deliver messaging to a diversified range of clients and varied senior executive audiences
  • flexibility in their organisation and planning skills to balance competing agendas and demands in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • demonstrated experience in driving alignment, consistency, and excellence in the delivery of integrated, commercially sound HR solutions and operational excellence
  • proven commitment to HR values and behaviours, providing leadership in the delivery of the workforce strategy and operational planning, embedding and facilitating the achievement of workforce goals and initiatives.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Nayomi Siriwardane, Recruitment Operations, by email to or by telephone on 0433 501 575.

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Thursday 25 August 2022 11:59 PM