Head of Human Resources

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Job Number: 968573
Work type: 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.


We are looking for a Head of Human Resources for our Disputes, Competition & Insurance (DCI) team.  This role will provide decision and strategic support to the DCI Managing Partner and their leadership team to optimise the performance of their business. 

Your responsibilities will be many and varied, and may change over time. Some key aspects to your role include:

  • provide thought leadership for HR strategies and initiatives that enhance overall performance
  • enable the business strategy by helping to identify and build capability, talent pipeline and the right behaviours and structures across the DCI team nationally
  • drive the talent processes (performance planning and reviews, salary reviews, recruitment etc) to build capability and ensure staff are performing to a high standard
  • collaborate as a member of the Talent leadership team and a senior member of the DCI team
  • provide leadership to a team of talent professionals and build capability across the talent functions to meet the needs of the firm
  • contribute to the implementation of initiatives for realising the firm's strategic plan
  • provide change and transition management expertise for the Talent and DCI teams to enable successful adoption of business improvement initiatives

What you need

We welcome applications from people with:

  • postgraduate qualification or equivalent degree in related discipline
  • extensive leadership experience at senior level (minimum 8 years or more) within a similar leading professional services organisation or global partnership
  • proven experience in developing HR strategies that contribute to meeting an organisation's objectives
  • strong influencing and communication skills
  • proven experience in leading a high performing team
  • able to make complex decisions to ensure the firm objectives are met within defined parameters.

What we offer

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.

This year, MinterEllison was recognised by Lawyers Weekly as Australia’s most attractive employer in the legal sector, placing first on its 2019 Top 25 Attraction Firms list. MinterEllison also placed in the top 25 best workplaces in Australia in LinkedIn’s 25 Top Companies in Australia for 2019—the highest ranking of any law firm. MinterEllison has been recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for the past 10 years, and this year was also recognised as a Gold Employer by the Australian Workplace Equality Index at this year’s LGBTI Inclusion Awards—one of only two firms to receive this prestigious award.

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so please follow the prompts below to apply.  For specific queries about this opportunity please contact Lee Robinson on 02 9921 4794. 

MinterEllison does not accept agency submissions unless approval to do so has been given by a member of the Resourcing Team. Approved agency submissions must be submitted through our on-line system. Candidates submitted directly to any employee or Partner of the firm will not be considered valid and will not be considered by MinterEllison. MinterEllison will not be liable for a recruitment fee in these circumstances.

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 Daylight Time

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