Shoalhaven City Council
Senior Human Resources Business Partner – 2 Positions

Posted: 16 May
Closes: 30 May


  • Salary: 93,592 - $106,297 p.a. plus 11% Super
  • Join a team that is committed to creating a positive culture.
  • Access to Councils Variable Working Hours
About the role
There are two positions available. One is a permanent position, and the other is a 12-Month Fixed Term (maternity leave cover) position, both Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm working 35 hours per week. Both positions are located at the Nowra Administration Building.

The advertised salary ($93,592 - $106,297 p.a. plus 11% Super) is based on the grade of the position, comprising of 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade, however an appointment may be made at a higher step based on relevant skills and experience. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.

Reporting directly to the Lead – Human Resources, the focus of this position is to:

  • Ensure the delivery of strategic and operational human resource management by understanding the business needs and partnering with key stakeholders to develop people and culture solutions that reinforce the desired organisational culture and result in improved workplace and business performance.
  • Deliver high quality people outcomes by developing a strong partnership with the assigned Directorate/s.
  • Deliver services including: provision of senior HR advice, job design and evaluation, recruitment and selection, onboarding and probation, performance improvement and management, grievances, misconduct investigations, workplace change, recognition and reward, HR policy development and review, remuneration system, conflict resolution, workforce planning and employee separations

Skills & Experience
To be successful in the position, you will possess:

  • Degree level qualifications in human resources, employment relations, organisational development, business or a similar field, or proven related work experience at a senior HR business partner level
  • Experience in a multi-faceted human resources role in a complex and diverse organisation
  • Experience in partnering with organisational leaders with a proven track record of delivering quality people outcomes
  • Critical thinking and problem solving ability
  • Effective communication, influencing, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Current Class C Drivers Licence
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship

About Shoalhaven City CouncilShoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Remote Working Arrangements
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you. In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

  • At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  • Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold and how you meet the essential criteria for this position.
  • Please summarise your achievements in the following; grievance resolution, employee/industrial relations, misconduct investigations and performance management.
  • Please provide an example of a major HR strategic initiative you have been involved in implementing.
  • Please confirm if you are interested in being considered for both the permanent position and the 12 month fixed term (maternity leave cover) position.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

Contact: Lucas Winton – Lead – Human Resources - 02 4429 5453

Applications Close: Wednesday 29 May 2024 (at Midnight)

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

Shoalhaven City Council is a Child Safe Organisation that recognises and advocates for the rights of children and young people and are committed to providing a safe workplace.

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email.