Careers at Federation University

Federation University Australia is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion.

As part of this, our employment practices include the provision of reasonable adjustments/flexible working arrangements as required, particularly for staff with disability or carer responsibilities.

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If you have any concerns, please contact our Human Resources team on (03) 5327 9756.

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Manager, Human Resources Business Partnering

Job no: 850571
Campus: Berwick or Mt Helen Campus
Categories: Professional/General
School/Area: Human Resources

  • Human Resources, Berwick or Ballarat Campus
  • Full time, continuing appointment
  • Attractive remuneration package, plus 17% superannuation

Be part of our diverse community

We are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student who walks through our doors, and to the communities we help build and are proud to be part of. We are one of Australia’s oldest universities, known today for our modern approach to teaching and learning. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education programs at Federation University.

About the role

Representing the Human Resources Directorate in the University’s growth agenda, you will be a valued member on a number of strategic growth projects in a horizontal and vertical-based model and provide advice and consultancy on organisational restructures, implementation of change initiatives and contribute to the strategic direction of the University.

You will lead and develop a team of Human Resources business partnering professionals to provide business engagement and partnering to an ambitious transformation agenda across the University, promoting a culture of continuous growth and development. You will also provide strategic business partnering services to senior executive members of staff and work collaboratively to ensure knowledge transfer and capability building within the Human Resources Directorate.

About you

You will embed a true Human Resources partnering ethos and culture to enable the effective, consistent and proactive application and implementation of tailored solutions and initiatives in response to strategic priorities, emerging issues and change processes

You will be an experienced outcomes-focussed Manager with a reputation for delivering of agreed outcomes, having successfully introduced innovations around HR practices in a complex organisational setting. A skilled communicator and trusted advisor to all management levels, you are committed to equipping staff with the necessary capabilities and resources to successfully deal with a broad range of people-related matters which arise in all organisations.

You will have:

  • Demonstrated experience working in an organisation with vertical and horizontal project teams to achieve strategic priorities
  • Extensive experience in providing strategic workforce and employee relations advice and consultancy services
  • Proven experience providing expertise within an ambitious transformation agenda
  • Exceptional liaison, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Strong leadership and organisational resource management skills
  • Demonstrated effective problem-solving capabilities
  • Commercial acumen

Please note that applications will be prioritised for those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

How to apply

Please apply by Wednesday 11 August 2021.

Applicants are required to submit a covering letter in addition to a resume. To view the Position Description, please click here: Download File 850571.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Elizabeth Spark, our Diversity and Inclusion Partner.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Lisa Pickering, our Associate Director, Organisational Development and Performance.

A workplace for remarkable people

For almost 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

What we offer

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, blended workforce options (work from home flexibility), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our leave and work-life balance web page.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.

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