Senior People Consultant (HEO 7)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 15 Jun 2022

  • Part of UniSA’s People, Talent and Culture team based at 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $90,234 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

At UniSA we believe that people are our best asset and the heart and soul of our University of Enterprise.

In an exciting era of new leadership, and as we implement a new, future orientated service delivery model, we are looking to appoint a team of Senior People Consultants responsible for providing high level consultancy, advice and solutions across both our professional and academic units. Working as part of our Organisational Capability portfolio and reporting to a Strategic People Partner, you will share responsibility for providing proactive, enabling, and strategically focussed advice in support of the people aspirations of your allocated business units. With ‘people’ a key pillar of our strategic plan, Enterprise25, the Senior People Consultant will deliver on UniSA’s people strategy by identifying the University’s people challenges and opportunities, offering risk assessed, creative solutions to develop and achieve the full potential of all our people through an enterprising culture.

As a People, Talent and Culture team, we've coined the phrase ‘Putting People First’ to reflect our commitment to deliver people focussed outcomes and cultivating a culture in which all our people thrive. We are very focussed on adding value through a connected and personally communicative style of working that builds relational capital and, as ambassadors of UniSA’s core staff attributes, first and foremost we are aware of the impact of everything we do on our people and how we work together.

About the Role

In this role you will be responsible for working with a key client group, both under direction and autonomously, to enable effective and constructive management of complex enquiries, using your influence and coaching people managers and leaders to build the capability of UniSA through our people. You will anticipate the needs of the Units you support, develop and facilitate credible initiatives in response, and through ‘at elbow’ support, provide a connected and responsive partnering service that sees our academic and professional units achieve their ambition and be proud of how they did it.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide high level support on the planning, design, development and evaluation of people-related initiatives
  • Form strong, credible relationships with managers to be able to challenge and coach in a high-performance environment
  • Support all people change initiatives in the dedicated business area, partnering with leaders to develop business cases to support people initiatives
  • Deliver professional advice and solutions to managers on policy and procedures, interpretation of relevant awards/agreements and employment legislation to identify and mitigate potential industrial risks
  • Undertake detailed investigations of complex enquiries, providing high level advice to managers and staff relating to employee relations, including but not limited to, performance management, interpersonal conflict, misconduct and health and well-being matters
  • Prepare high level documentation including reports, options papers, briefing papers, policy papers and practices and procedural guidelines


Essential Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose HR issues and to recommend and deliver appropriate strategies and innovative solutions
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering impactful professional HR advice and solutions to managers and staff in a large organisation including policy advice and interpretation, industrial relations, performance management, remuneration and workforce planning
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience in a customer service environment within a large complex organisation
  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, or a related area or extensive equivalent experience gained within a complex business environment; and
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including negotiation and influencing skills


Our Enterprising Culture

As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion, and respect different ways of seeing and knowing, in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

What We Can Offer You

Alongside an enterprising and constructive culture, the benefits of being part of the UniSA team include a commitment to professional development support, generous leave and salary sacrifice options, and a family friendly approach that recognises the importance of flexible working arrangements. We also offer a 17% superannuation contribution.

We will be supportive of your wellbeing and keen to ensure you enjoy the many benefits of living and working in vibrant, highly affordable Adelaide - consistently ranked one of the world’s most liveable cities.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 4102.

Applications close: 11.30pm Wednesday 15 June 2022

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email recruitment@unisa.edu.au and you will receive a response within one working day.

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