Senior Human Resources Business Partner (2 positions)

Job Location: Toowoomba & Darling Downs
Organization: University of Southern Queensland3.8•74 reviews
Full time

About Us

The University of Southern Queensland has forged a reputation as a strong performer in the Australian higher education sector. We are recognised for our outstanding performance in graduate employment, student support and social equity, and dedication to undertaking world-leading research.

The People Portfolio plays a key role in shaping and supporting a culture and work environment which puts people at the centre of organisational design, function and decision making. The team implements real-time action learning and coaching to enhance leader-led engagement and accountability across the University and provides innovative, connected and forward-thinking people functions to partner effectively with University leadership, employees and other stakeholders to drive the transformation of the University’s academic and research priorities across the next five years and beyond

We value diversity and strive to develop an inclusive environment that is underpinned by our values, and champions, embraces and respects differences. Applications are supported and encouraged by all diversity groups.

What you’ll do

The Senior People Partners (Senior HR Business Partners) are a pivotal connector between the University and the People Portfolio and are essential with driving positive change and delivering performance outcomes in line with USQ’s strategic plan by partnering with the University’s leadership teams, staff and other stakeholders.

Your expertise will provide strategic and operational advice and direction to facilitate people-related decision making and increase leader-led capability to achieve the performance and change outcomes required by the University. Your passion to interact, coach and influence at a strategic level will lead and embed initiatives across all business functions including:

  • case management and employee relations;
  • organisational change and realignments;
  • workforce planning, recruitment and talent management;
  • diversity and inclusion initiatives and strategies;
  • performance development and management

What will help you succeed?

We are looking for a customer-centric individual that can use their experience and strengths to inspire change for USQ. The successful candidate must have Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources Management, Psychology, Business Management, Workplace Relations, Law or similar are required with substantial proven business partnering experience in human resources, employee relations, industrial relations, wellbeing, rehabilitation, safety and recruitment.

Your ability to manage and lead the successful delivery of a range of services, diagnose issues and provide high-level advice through the interpretation and application of legislation, policy and procedures, deliver results quickly and be able to adapt to emerging priorities whilst building positive relationships will be crucial.

The University offers different ways of working and connecting across our physical and virtual spaces to meet the needs of our students, partners and community. We value diversity and aim to foster an inclusive environment that is underpinned by our values and champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disabilities, mature age workers, people of all cultures, sexual orientations, and genders.

With an increasingly diverse workforce, we understand that careers may be placed on hold or limited throughout many life circumstances. We recognise the importance of considering achievement relative to opportunity and encourage you to outline factors such as career breaks, gender, family, or other factors which may have resulted in a limited career progression.

If you are driven and looking to help shape the future of USQ, please contact Brendon Punch, Director (People Partnerships) on telephone +61 7 3470 4529 to find out more information about this exciting opportunity!


Reference Number: 0236_10/21

Term: Full-time continuing appointment (36 hrs/week)

Salary: Total remuneration range $136,561 to $144,481 pa (includes salary range of $115,388 to $122,079 pa, employer superannuation contributions of 17% of salary and annual leave loading)

Closes: Sunday 7 November 2021


At USQ, we are united by our core values of Respect, Integrity and Excellence, which guide our daily actions and decision making.

If you think you can bring this role to life, we invite you to submit your resume/CV along with a two-page statement outlining your motivation and suitability for the role.  You can find out more about the role in the Position Description.

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