Human Resources Business Partner

Brisbane, Australia
08 May 2018
End of advertisement period
23 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Human Resources Services

UQ Human Resources is responsible for enabling achievement of the University's strategic ambitions through attracting, developing and retaining talented, engaged and high performing staff. This, in turn, enables University staff to better support our current and future students. Human Resources provides high quality human resource guidance and expertise, through effective policy development, constructive advice and efficient administrative services.  We are building a team of outstanding HR professionals to provide client focused, proactive and effective solutions and services. Human Resources operations staff are located in Professional Services teams in Faculties, Research Institutes and Central Divisions, supported by centralised HR specialist service teams.

The role

The HR Business Partner is a primary point of contact for the senior staff and provides support on the full range of HR advisory services. This role is also responsible for the operational delivery of HR advisory and transactional services within a Professional Services team. The role requires demonstrated experience in the supervision, training, mentoring and performance management of staff, as the HR Business Partner is responsible for managing a team of HR professionals. This includes identifying ways to continuously improve team performance, build capability that is aligned to current and future needs, and work with team members to establish individual development plans focused on building technical HR skills and professional service capability.

The HR Business Partner contributes to the development of HR programs and interventions, and is involved in HR issues, such as the implementation of strategic workforce plans, employee relations, strategic recruitment, broader organisation development, and talent management. The HR Business Partner provides comprehensive guidance on the interpretation of HR policy framework and manages the escalation of key issues to the HR Relationship Manager, collaborating with HR specialist teams and peers across the HR Community of Practice as required.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in human resource management or related field, together with extensive operational HR experience.  Progress towards, or completion of a post-graduate qualification will be highly regarded but is not essential. Excellent HR operational management, planning and analysis skills, with experience interpreting HR policy, compliance, risk frameworks, and enterprise agreements is highly desired, as is the ability to build and maintain relationships and act as a trusted advisor for the end-to-end management of client operational needs.

UQ values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University.  Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 8 based in St Lucia. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811.16 - $104,214.40 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $108,589.06 - $121,930.85 p.a.).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Maree Jennings on (07) 3346 3961 or

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