Associate Director in Business Performance and Compliance

Crawley, Subiaco, Australia
$142,391 - $146,861 p.a.
29 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Human Resources

  • Key leadership role
  • Drive streamlined processes and efficient co-ordinated HR service delivery
  • 3-5 year appointment negotiable at time of appointment (commencing in January 2017)
  • Salary range: Level 10 grade 3 $142,391 - $146,861 p.a.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of the prestigious Group of Eight Australian research-intensive Australian universities and ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

The Role

Associate Director (Business Performance and Compliance) is a key leadership role which will determine the most efficient and effective ways of organising and delivering employment processes and services. The position holder will define policies, guidance  and procedures which support and regulate process and service delivery and manage the operational delivery of important services directly.

The appointee will work closely with other HR staff, particularly the HR Service leads, to ensure processes and services are operated consistently and reflect operational needs and requirements.

You will play a significant role in the delivery of the University's People Strategy and steer the work of the HR department to maximise organisational effectiveness and performance.

A demonstrated history of leading the development and implementation of policy and processes to deliver on the Human Resource operational and service objectives of a medium to large organisation, you'll have developed and coached a team of professionals to deliver outstanding results. Key to success will be a background in development of successful business improvement programs and experience building a culture of service orientation as well as innovation would be highly regarded. 

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Degree or equivalent competency
  • Extensive relevant professional and leadership experience, gained either in Universities or comparable large and complex organisations.
  • Track record of defining and delivering efficient, co-ordinated, customer responsive HR processes and services
  • Track record of operating continuous review and improvement mechanisms in ways which support organisational aims.
  • Strong ability to establish excellent working relationships with staff responsible for practical service delivery and to work constructively with them to secure efficiency and consistency
  • Ability to define clear helpful policy frameworks, and to ensure that these are effectively presented online
  • Significant ability to connect strategy with operational needs and imperatives in an informed and flexible way
  • Skills in working closely and empathetically with a range of business and service leaders from disparate backgrounds and interests.
  • Skills in making the business case for initiatives, demonstrating value and return on investment.
  • Proven record of successfully leading a team of staff and working collaboratively with a multi professional teams to achieve sector leading results of consistent high quality.
  • Strong ability to solve problems in analytical, lateral and resourceful ways.
  • Superior interpersonal and written skills with proven ability to negotiate, persuade and influence effectively.

Closing date:  Thursday 8 December 2016

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

The appointments will be fixed term for up to five years, with a commencement date in January 2017. 

Please send your application as an email attachment to Ms Paula Langley, quoting Associate Director, Organisational Capability in the subject line.

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.