First listed on: 23 January 2023

Senior People & Culture Business Partner


WorkSafe is Victoria's workplace health and safety regulator. We are also the workplace injury insurer. Our job is to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers. This is our promise to the Victorian community and the reason we exist

  • $138,539.00 per annum + superannuation
  • Full time and Ongoing
  • Geelong based (Hybrid working model)

About the role

Our Senior People & Culture Business Partners utilise their professional HR expertise to support the organisation in optimising the performance of teams and implementing business solutions that improve work practices and our employee experience.

As a WorkSafe Senior People & Culture Business Partner you will provide your clients with a complete strategic and operational perspective as they develop, adapt and execute their strategic and operational plans. You will lead and coach your People & Culture Business Partner colleagues in order to achieve the wider business strategic agenda and drive continuous improvement with the clients groups and the People and Culture team.

Key accountabilities:

  • Undertake regular and systematic analysis of business requirements against the organisational strategic plan, operational priorities and capability assessments to drive workforce planning and cultural development through your client groups.
  • Deliver services in line with the People & Culture service delivery model and business plan through the Business Partnering team.
  • Support client groups with the successful management and resolution of employee relations matters and work in partnership with the Workplace Relations team in interpreting policy and addressing any industrial relations risks.
  • Support and lead the delivery of organisational change, associated communications and develop and implement change plans, consultation processes, resourcing requirements and management of redeployment cases.

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description here for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You are an experienced HR professional who wants to make a difference. You're resilient and influential, with highly developed emotional intelligence and stakeholder management skills. You are a team oriented person who enjoys delivering outcomes and making a positive impact on your team and stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience as a leader with generalist HR skills and a good working knowledge of complex change management, organisational development, employee relations and health, safety & wellbeing.
  • Strong capability and confidence in coaching and influencing stakeholders on the merits of sound performance management, HR strategic initaitives, employee engagement and the consistent application of policy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace relations, organisational development, health, safety & wellbeing & relevant legislation.
  • Postgraduate qualifications in HR or a related discipline preferred.

Working with us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance.

What's next?

Applications close 11:00pm on Friday 3rd February, 2023. Click the link to apply and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and/or Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Talent Acquisition Specialist, Natasha Zaluski via email

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future, we are committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community.

Our future

Our goals are to embed in every workplace a proactive, prevention-led approach to health and safety across the state, and to provide a personalised, tailored service for every Victorian who comes into contact with WorkSafe.

Like wearing a seatbelt or putting on sunscreen, "prevention-led" thinking will become automatic every time Victorians step into the workplace.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

Important Information

WorkSafe is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with WorkSafe's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act).

Therefore, all WorkSafe employees are required to have an up to date COVID-19 vaccination status, which is currently defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as three vaccine doses, unless a valid medical exemption applies.

To meet our obligations under the OH&S Act, WorkSafe will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage.

Prior to commencement of employment with WorkSafe you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 and have an up to date vaccination status, or that a medical exemption applies.

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