First listed on: 28 April 2021

People and Culture Business Partner


The City of Darebin is a vibrant municipality just north of Melbournes CBD. No matter where youre from, youll feel at home in this cosmopolitan community where different lifestyles, aspirations and talents are welcomed. 160,000 residents speak 138 different languages, embrace 37 different faiths and celebrate their citys rich cultural diversity. As a progressive leader in Local Government, the City of Darebin has set an inspiring vision to ensure quality of life for current and future generations in response to the climate emergency, increasing inequality and unprecedented growth - hence thr vision of a sustainable, vibrant and community-oriented City.

Our People and Culture Department drive value for both our customers and the business by working closely with key internal stakeholders and other divisional teams to drive operational excellence and deliver extraordinary results through ownership and considered execution. We are a highly collaborative team who thrive working in an agile and fast-paced environment underpinned by strong values and a customer centric approach.

Reporting to the Coordinator People and Culture Business Partnering, this position provides advice and consultancy services to Council’s leaders and staff across the divisional client group. As a hands-on People & Culture generalist, the position makes a significant contribution in a broad range of People & Culture activities, embracing workforce planning and job design, performance and capability, people management, employee relations and industrial relations and engagement and change in support of the organisation’s culture, goals and objectives. Through collaborative partnerships across the organisation and the leveraging of people and culture centres of excellence, the role will deliver value-adding and innovative services and support to leaders and employees that are reflective of our people and culture strategies and our strategic objectives.


More specifically the People and Culture Business Partner will:

  • Provide internal HR consultancy and advisory services to help build people management capability across all levels of the designated client group and contribute to the organisation’s culture, goals and objectives
  • Provide advice on the interpretation of policies and procedures, employment legislation and agreements
  • Lead and provide timely, sound, and authoritative advice to support the resolution of employee relations issues, grievances and processes
  • Provide advice and guidance on organisational change processes and change management principles
  • Champion the implementation of diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, induction practices, performance planning, learning and development, employee recognition and health safety and wellbeing.

To be considered for this position you will have a demonstrated depth and breadth of experience in a HR business partnering model, including driving HR policies, systems, strategies and programs. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successful experience in delivering contemporary solutions-focused HR initiatives that are consistent with strategic objectives. Significant ER/IR experience, particularly in building performance, coaching managers and case managing under-performance, disciplinary and associated issues will see you be successful in this role. Key to the position is the ability to act as an internal consultant and business partner within the organisation and provide services that meet the needs and expectations of internal customers.To apply, please submit a copy of your resume (max 5 pages) and one page statement addressing the selection criteria and what you would bring to the role by midnight Sunday 9 May 2021. Questions and enquiries on the position can also be directed to Coordinator, People and Culture Business Partnering at

The City of Darebin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organisation, or other non-merit factors. Darebin are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough Safety Screening processes apply.


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