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Deputy Director - Human Resources

Job no: 498884
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Human Resources

  • Lead a specialist HR team providing service excellence
  • Join an organisation that is building capability for now and the future
  • 5 year fixed term - salary $170k + 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

Human Resources at UWA enables the University’s vision, strategy and objectives by partnering with the business to provide high quality strategic and operational people and culture support across the organisation. 

The opportunity

This key leadership role reports to the Director, HR and is responsible for leading and managing the HR Managers and Employee Relations team at UWA, as such the role is expected to change over time as the newly introduced Service Delivery Centre Model matures.  

The role will work in partnership with the business to define, lead and facilitate ongoing improvements to drive business and service delivery. It will have responsibility for driving a quality HR service culture into the business and helping to shape the broader short term and long term HR and Employee Relations strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field, preferably at a postgraduate level and extensive relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education
  • Proven HR and Employee Relations leadership skills; experience and success at a senior level in complex organisation including the leadership and management of finances, people, and projects (an understanding of current issues in higher education would be advantageous)
  • Excellent interpersonal and written skills with proven ability to effectively negotiate persuade and influence stakeholders to achieve strategic outcomes
  • Proven experience in effective management of a large team and the ability to provide leadership and direction to achieve high level service delivery
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and business requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results and culture change across multiple stakeholders
  • Experience of delivery in a transformational workplace


About You

You will exhibit a professional and modern approach to Human Resources having worked in large matrix organisations in which service is a fundamental principle.  Experience leading large operational and advisory teams, particularly through periods of change, will set you up for success. 

Closing date: 30 June 2017

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying:  Deputy Director (Human Resources)

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


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