Chief Human Resources Officer
From a single campus in Melbourne with just 400 students in 1961, Monash has grown into Australia's largest university, with a global presence in Australia, Asia, Europe and South Africa, offering opportunities to more than 70,000 students and employing more than 7,500 staff. The University is a member of Australia's Group of Eight research-intensive universities and is ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide.
Monash HR is integral to the success of our University, which places significant value on its people. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice-President, the Chief HR Officer manages a total operating budget of AUD$27 million and leads a division of approximately 150 FTE staff.
The University is seeking to appoint a progressive HR executive who will lead the successful delivery of best practice HR services and systems across the entire University. The role will suit an executive with outstanding commercial acumen who has proven skills in solving complex problems, can foster a high-performance culture and can shape strategies to ensure Monash is attracting and retaining highly talented academic and professional staff.
The Chief HR Officer will focus on driving operational excellence and striving for service improvement. Potential candidates should possess an open, engaging style with an appreciation of the operating complexities of HR within a university environment. They will have superior communication and negotiation skills and a truly collaborative approach. Higher education experience would be valuable but is not essential, while some experience gained outside the HR function would be well regarded.
Enquiries and applications
For a confidential discussion, contact Bill Kett or Brad Beumer at Heidrick & Struggles on
+61 3 9012 3049. To obtain an information pack or apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 17 March 2017.
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