Human Resources Business Partner

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Job Number: 967356
Work type: Part-time, Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Human Resources, Sydney

About us

MinterEllison is one of the Asia Pacific's leading law firms. Established in Sydney in 1827, our firm today operates in Australia, Hong Kong, mainland China, Mongolia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom through a network of integrated offices and associated offices. MinterEllison is known for our different approach to client services, delivering innovative solutions to address our clients’ business needs.

Your role

Our Talent team is responsible for attracting, developing and retaining top talent, and we play an important role in maintaining the people focussed culture.

Due to growth in the firm we are looking to attract a HR Business Partner to deliver innovative, effective and commercial human resources solutions to our legal practice groups within the Disputes, Competition and Insurance Line of Business.  Key to success in this role is building trusted advisor relationships with Partners.  You will provide national support to our Dispute Resolution and Competition, Risk and Regulatory Business Units. You will also support other Sydney practice groups within the Line of Business. This is a senior autonomous role with strategic and tactical partnerships across the Line of Business. You will be responsible for delivering a full range of human resource advisory, consultative and operational services with a particular emphasis on performance, remuneration and benefits, engagement and retention strategies. This role can be performed on a 4 or 5 day a week basis.

Your responsibilities

Some key aspects of your role which will develop over time include:

  • collaborate with the Business Unit Leaders, Practice Group Heads, Staff Partners, Partners and other key stakeholders to create human resources solutions for their teams
  • develop a strong profile, network and relationships across each Line of Business and the broader firm to become a trusted advisor
  • coach Practice Group Heads, Staff Partners and Practice Group Partners on people issues and provide advice and guidance that is both technically correct and commercially relevant
  • guide leaders through change initiatives, particularly in relation to talent management strategies including performance, reward, career paths, diversity, resource planning and retention.
  • Support the delivery of the talent strategy for the Line of Business
  • elevate awareness of and engagement in key strategic Talent initiatives, programs and projects
  • proactively communicate changes to law or regulation, firm policies & procedures, industry trends, competitor intelligence and contemporary talent management strategies

What you need

We welcome applications from people with at least 4 years' experience as an HR business partner in a complex organisation. Working in a partnership environment is essential for this role. You will also:

  • be a strong relationship builder, influencer and coach and have solid commercial acumen
  • have the flexibility to respond to changing priorities with a 'can do' attitude and a hands-on approach within an ever changing business environment
  • have a demonstrated ability to sensitively, confidentially and fairly manage people issues and have solid knowledge of the legal parameters of the employment relationship
  • possess a tertiary qualification in HR or related discipline as a strong knowledge of current legislation is essential.

What we offer

MinterEllison will support your continued development through a wide range of accessible learning and development programs, mentoring from skilled and intelligent leaders and by working together as a cohesive team.

We offer competitive salary packages, free gym membership, corporate discounts, an extensive health and well-being program and much more!

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Lee Robinson at for a highly confidential discussion.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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