People and Culture Business

Boroondara, Australia
08 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Focused on active engagement with both industry and the community
  • HEW 9, $108,214 to $114,678 plus up to 17% super
  • 2 positions, full-time, 12 month fixed-term, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne 

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years. Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community. Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

The People & Culture (P&C) Business Partner is a member of the People & Culture Partnerships team and is responsible for providing professional Human Resource guidance and support to the business function as a whole with the objective of adding value to the business. The position provides advice and P&C services to managers and staff across a broad range of P&C issues. The People & Culture Business Partners are expected to partner with key stakeholders to develop appropriate solutions and provide expert advice on a range of P&C matters and initiatives that address their needs, including: people planning, managing change, job design and classification and workforce/organisational development.

People & Culture

The People & Culture unit provides strategic advice and services to the University across the full range of human resource and internal communication activities. The People & Culture unit commits to: 

  • fostering a strategic approach to human resource management across the University; 
  • creating an environment where staff are continuously learning and committed to the objectives of the University; 
  • informing customers of pro-active and contemporary Human Resources Management practices; 
  • quality and continuous improvement in our services and functions; 
  • delivery of professional and excellent customer service; 
  • providing employees with a safe, non-discriminatory, and harassment free working environment; 
  • engages, supports and inspires Swinburne’s most valuable asset, its people, by connecting them with the university’s vision and strategy. 

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Demonstrated understanding of employee and industrial relations principles and processes and ability to interpret enterprise agreements, awards and experience working in a unionised and complex environment
  • Demonstrated experience managing change management processes and redundancy processes 
  • Demonstrated experience providing advice and interpretation on employment legislation, Awards and policies A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

*Please note, you are only required to address the above 3 selection criteria


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How to apply

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 2016 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. 

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.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Vanessa McEvoy, Head of Partnerships (People & Culture) on +61 3 9214 8193. 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC

Applications close at 5 pm, Monday 20 November 2017