People and Culture Business Partner

Boroondara, Australia
01 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Partner with Senior Leaders to be a valued trusted advisor
  • 12 month fixed term opportunity, Hawthorn location
  • Salary of up to $118,196 + 17% Super dependant on experience

About Swinburne

Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages.

About the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced People & Culture Business Partner within the Partnerships Team to partner across multiple stakeholders groups within Swinburne. The position will be exposed to a range of business unit’s which include Pathways & Vocational Education (PAVE), Corporate and Academic areas to support.

The P&C Business Partner will play both a strategic and operational role partnering with the business to develop appropriate solutions and provide expert advice on a range of P&C matters and initiatives including; people planning, managing change, job design and classification and workforce/organisational development.

The ideal candidate for this role will possess strong commercial acumen, come from a strong ER/IR background and have the ability to hold their own to develop strong relationships with senior managers and executive leaders. In addition to this, you will have demonstrated ability to influence positive outcomes within a complex operating environment, ideally gained form working in a large complex commercial organisation. 

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Qualification in human resources, industrial relations or related field or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or extensive experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • 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.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


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 2017 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. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

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. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. 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:

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 Floran Shirzad (Recruitment Consultant) via 

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

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on 

Applications close at: 11:30 pm Sunday 17th June 2018

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