Strategic People Partners; People Talent and Culture - PTC (HEO 9)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 26 Sep 2021

  • Based in People, Talent and Culture at 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
  • Two newly created, full-time, continuing positions
  • Commencement Salary: $119,598 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.

As a people team, weve coined the phrase ‘Putting People First to reflect our commitment to deliver people focussed solutions and outcomes and cultivate a culture in which all our people thrive. We are very focussed on how we add value through a connected and personally communicative style of working and, as ambassadors of the University’s core staff attributes, are aware of the impact of everything we do on our people and how we work together.

Joining the people team at UniSA now, you will contribute to a transformation of PTC service delivery, leading significant projects to embed and enable a new PTC structure.  You’ll shape our future service lines and standards and be able to see the impact and value of the changes you’ve directly contributed to. We’re excited by what might be possible for our people through new ideas, insights and energy. We can promise you a dynamic working environment, investment in your professional growth and the change to make a lasting difference to our staff and students.

About the Role

As the Strategic People Partner you will play direct role in helping deliver on our strategic vision through our people. A credible and trusted partner to senior leaders across the University, you will be an integral part of the executive team of many of our academic and professional support units. You will take a relational and strategic approach to creating people solutions and coaching and developing organisational and leadership capability, cultivating an enterprising culture and enabling high performance as key deliverables.

Taking responsibility for a portfolio of business units and supported by dedicated consultant support, you will lead workforce and succession planning, enable and coach change, manage more complex employment matters and contribute to the development of new people frameworks and policy innovation in collaboration with our centres of excellence. We will also look to you to assume leadership for key areas of people practice across the University and to be the key contact with external bodies and professional associations for your nominated area of practice so that we are connected with innovations in people practice nationally and globally.

Core Responsibilities

  • Contribute strategic input to lead professional opinion across the full spectrum of People, Talent and Culture services including workforce planning, talent management, employee engagement, complex case management and change management
  • Drive the success of change initiatives through the effective and consistent use of methodology, coaching leaders, engagement with staff, management of stakeholders and delivering actions to mitigate risks
  • Support and coach the Executive Leadership Team to create a cohesive, agile and high performing leadership team which inspires and fosters a culture of excellence, collaboration and engagement
  • Provide coaching and guidance on all people leadership matters, including business change and transformation change leadership
  • Research and analyse people-related data to provide insights, identify opportunities and offer recommendations that will create compelling business cases for change and enhance organisational effectiveness and drive results

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Successful experience in partnering with senior stakeholders in a complex and diverse environment to achieve business objectives through its people
  • Experience managing and consulting on a broad range of strategic and organisational people issues including workforce planning, industrial relations, culture and capability development, change and performance management
  • Ability to progress change initiatives in a complex, dynamic and fast paced work environment
  • Highly developed interpersonal and presentation skills, with the proven ability to build effective relationships and negotiate with stakeholders
  • An authentic leader with exemplary personal qualities and a demonstrable team player


We offer a generous superannuation contribution of 17%. Other benefits include professional development support, additional leave and salary sacrifice options. Our family friendly approach and focus on work/life wellbeing will 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.


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 in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

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 Sarah Doyle, 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 using job reference number 3296.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 26 September 2021

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 and you will receive a response within one working day.

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