Human Resources Business Partner

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Job Number: 967429
Work type: Contractor, Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Human Resources, Melbourne

MinterEllison people aspire to be our clients best partner. Collaboration, innovation and opportunity are the foundation of our workplace environment. We welcome people who want exciting careers in high performing teams.


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

We are seeking a skilled HR generalist to cover a 12 month parental leave role.    This HR Business Partner role requires you to deliver innovative, effective and commercial human resources solutions to our legal practice groups within the Infrastructure, Construction and Property (ICP) Line of Business.  Key to success in this role is building trusted advisor relationships with Partners and their teams and will involve local support for ICP and Consulting Solutions and  national support to our PIC Business Unit (Projects, Infrastructure and Construction) 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 / week basis.


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

  • collaborate with the  key stakeholders to create human resources solutions for their teams
  • support the delivery of the talent strategy for the Line of Business
  • develop a strong profile, network and relationships across each Line of Business and the broader firm to become a trusted advisor
  • coach leaders 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
  • 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


On your first day, we expect you to have 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.


We embrace flexibility and empower all our people to learn, grow and become truly extraordinary. We provide our future leaders with best practice learning and development programs to accelerate and grow their careers. We value diversity in the workplace and care about ensuring you balance your professional goals with your commitments and interests outside of work. We have a wide range of social, financial and health benefits to support your wellbeing.

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.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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