Director, Human Resources

Perth, Australia
27 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of the prestigious Group-of-Eight research-intensive universities. With a reputation for international excellence and ranked within the top 100 universities in the world, UWA’s continued success is on target for its longer term goal of reaching the world top 50 by 2050.

At this time of considerable change in higher education in Australia and also globally, we are seeking to appoint a new Director, Human Resources who will drive the renewal and refocusing of the University’s Human Resources function. Our strategy for attracting the highest calibre, developing and ensuring optimal performance of our people is at the core of our future planning and the Director, Human Resources will play a critical part in achieving our ambitions and goals.

The Director, Human Resources is a senior leadership position, which will have responsibility for coordinating the delivery of a new University wide People Strategy. We are seeking an inspiring leader of high integrity with broad generalist human resources and organisational change experience gained primarily within a university environment. You will also bring considerable strategic people experience along with the ability to drive a culture of high performance, collaboration and trust.

This appointment will be for an initial period of 5 years.

For a copy of the Information Book for Candidates which has details of the role, selection criteria and the application requirements, please contact Natalie Walker, Partner at Odgers Berndtson Executive Search, who is advising the University.

Natalie Walker | Partner and Head of Human Resources Practice


Telephone: +61 2 8905 3731

Closing Date: Monday, 9th April 2018