Senior People & Culture Advisor

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
17 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join our People and Culture team based at the Hawthorn campus
  • HEW 7: $82,585-$89,149 plus 17% superannuation
  • Full-time, ongoing position

Swinburne aims to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation by 2025. Our People and Culture team is responsible for supporting the University’s 2025 Plan by providing strategic advice and services to the whole University across the full range of human resource and internal communication activities.

An opportunity for a Senior People & Culture (P&C) Advisor has arisen within the People & Culture Partnerships team. In this role, you will provide P&C guidance and support to the business function as a whole with the objective of adding value to the business. The position will support the People & Culture Business Partners, and the Senior People & Culture Business Partners in providing advice and P&C services to managers and staff across a broad range of P&C issues.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience
To be successful in this role you will need a degree in Human Resources or a related field; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You must also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • In-depth knowledge of Human Resources and related legislation.
  • Proven ability to liaise and work effectively in a team environment as well as across the University.
  • High-level organisational skills, including the ability to: prioritise and plan tasks effectively; simultaneously coordinate multiple functions; respond to unexpected situations; and meet deadlines.

A full list of all selection criteria is available in the position description.

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available. To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

How to Apply
To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Justin Boots, Senior People and Culture Business Partner on telephone: 9214 5966 or email:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on 03 9214 8600 (option 2).

Refer to position number: 32640
Applications close: 5pm, Friday 24 March 2017


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