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Partner, Senior Talent Acquisition

Melbourne, Australia
$102,338 – $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Job Details

Job no: 0062057
Location: Parkville
Role type: Continuing
Department: HR Services
Salary: UOM 7 – $102,338 – $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the HR Group

Human Resource and OHS: This function is responsible for developing the people strategy to support the University’s strategic plan and is accountable for the performance and delivery of the Human Resources function across the University.  It provides policy, industrial relations and critical advice and guidance ensuring that the University is compliant and cohesive whilst creating a culture that attracts and retains talent.  The function is also responsible for creating and maintaining a safe workplace where people can thrive and do their best work.

About the Role

The Partner, Senior Academic Talent Acquisition promotes enhanced talent acquisition services, managing multiple senior roles University wide, championing best-practice customer-focused talent acquisition strategies that attract and retain the best talent into the University. Operating with sound judgment, the incumbent will provide strategic advice to stakeholders throughout the TA process. Working closely with team Coordinators who support the function to deliver a red-carpet VIP experience for stakeholders and candidates.

In line with our service offering and the needs of the University, the Partner, Senior Academic Talent Acquisition will contribute to mentoring, growing, and sustaining the capability of the coordination team to support outstanding customer service and successful results across the talent acquisition life cycle.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Consult to faculties and the coordination team on best practice approaches to aid them in achieving success in their roles.
  • Deploy effective TA delivery and attraction strategies, using relevant sourcing channels to manage hiring time and obtain those hard-to-find candidates.
  • Steer vacancy consultation discussions with hiring managers, documenting agreed recruitment plans, including role requirements, timeframes, responsibilities for all involved, and the selection process.

About You

You will have considerable experience building and maintaining strong working relationships with senior stakeholders within the talent acquisition arena, offering excellent talent acquisition advice to both internal and external stakeholders.

Ideally, you will  have worked within a similar environment with multiple complexities, working across joint appointments between partners ( desired but not essential).

Key search criteria;

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Significant experience in managing external agencies and talent mapping providers.
  • Demonstrated ability in adapting and implementing candidate sourcing strategies, e.g., web sourcing, networking, advertising, and database searching with a consultative approach.
  • Established skills in clarifying and applying best practice recruitment policies and processes.

See attached position description for full criteria.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Position Description

Applications close: 18 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit:

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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