First listed on: 07 June 2024

People and Culture Business Partner



For more than 20 years, people in Australia have placed their trust in Beyond Blue as a reliable source of mental health information, support, and hope.

We are one of Australia’s most well-known, trusted, and visited mental health organisations. We never take this for granted. With it comes a deep responsibility to listen, to understand people’s needs and aspirations, and to ensure they are at the heart of everything we do.

We are a big blue door for many in the community: a safe and reliable place for millions of people to access information, advice and support – whether they’re well and want to stay that way, unsettled or struggling and need support, or in recovery and want to reconnect.

About this Position  

Are you a forward-thinking people strategist passionate about driving initiatives related to People and Culture? Do you excel in teams collaborating with senior leaders to anticipate and address the evolving needs of our organisation? If so, we invite you to be a key player in achieving our Strategy 2023 + Earlier, Easier, Together.

We are seeking a dynamic People and Culture Business Partner with a robust background in Industrial Relations (IR) and a passion for Work Health and Safety who thrives on supporting all levels of our organisation to foster and manage our P&C brand within the broader organisational framework. Your enthusiasm, resilience and values driven behaviour will ensure we deliver a meaningful employee experience. In this role, you will serve as a trusted advisor, providing comprehensive generalist People and Culture support.

Additionally, we offer a job share opportunity for the People and Culture Business Partner role. Two individuals will alternate on a 3-day basis, each contributing unique strengths to ensure seamless continuity in fulfilling our people-related priorities.

The Role:

As our People and Culture Business Partner, you'll play a crucial role in leading people-related priorities across two Business Units. Reporting directly to the Head of People and Culture, your responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as a subject matter expert on Health, Safety, and Wellbeing, overseeing the development and implementation of strategies and action plans.
  • Reviewing incidents, overseeing investigations, and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Providing operational guidance and technical expertise on Health, Safety, and Wellbeing matters.
  • Managing workers' compensation and injury management risks and issues.
  • Anticipating strategic workforce requirements, including workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Resolving complex employee relations issues and conducting objective investigations.
  • Maintaining knowledge of legal requirements and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Driving talent acquisition initiatives.
  • Collaborating with colleagues to develop learning and development strategies.
  • Analysing trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs, and policies.
  • Providing guidance and coaching to people managers on performance management.
  • Leading and contributing to organisational development and change projects.
  • Building shared understanding of the organisation's vision, values, and culture.

About you

To succeed in this role, you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Human Resources Management or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in Human Resources across diverse organisations, demonstrating a deep understanding of HR principles and practices.
  • Proficiency in HR generalist functions, encompassing areas such as employee relations, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, health and safety, and compensation and benefits administration.
  • Track record of successfully providing strategic consulting and business partnering support to senior leaders, driving organisational effectiveness and alignment.
  • Specialised knowledge in Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), including the development and execution of comprehensive strategies.
  • Proven expertise in project and change management, with a history of implementing initiatives to drive positive organisational outcomes.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, interpersonal, and diplomacy skills, enabling effective collaboration and relationship-building at all levels of the organisation.
  • Strong internal coaching abilities, coupled with the capacity to work autonomously and deliver results in a dynamic environment.
  • Exceptional critical evaluation and analytical skills, allowing for informed decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Dedication to upholding best practices in areas such as child safety, employee health and wellbeing, diversity, equity, and inclusion, fostering a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.

Culture & Values

Our values are the unseen drivers of our behaviours and ultimately become the organisational culture.

  • Collaboration
  • Respect
  • Enthusiasm
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Integrity

How to apply

To apply, Applications should include a current CV with a cover letter that addresses why you would consider yourself to be a cultural addition to Beyond Blue and how your qualifications, skills and experience would be attributes to the position. For detailed information about this position including the closing date, please refer to the position description on our careers page (Candidates who are viewing from a job-board such as SEEK or LinkedIn, please refer to our careers page on our website).

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a National Police Check and where required a Working with Children Check.

This job advertisement is open until Friday 14 June at 12:00 pm. We encourage early applications as interviews may commence before the closing date. All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Recent Jobs