HR Business Partner

Fantastic opportunity to develop your HR career in a fast paced and supportive professional services environment 


MinterEllison is Australia’s largest law firm and provides legal and consulting services.


Purpose is at our core. We create lasting impacts with our clients, our people and our communities. Our teams collaborate and deliver to our Purpose, and consistently work to embed our values into everyday actions. Clients rely on our expertise and insights. They value our responsive, creative and commercial approach. We are curious by nature, diverse in our disciplines and authentic in our relationships.


Diversity and inclusion is at the core of our Purpose and informs the way we work with each other, our clients and in the community. We know that when we bring together diversity of thinking, skills, experience, gender identity, backgrounds and orientations, we get better results.


The Role


As part of our national Talent team the HR Business Partner is responsible for delivering on our talent strategy throughout the employee lifecycle, delivering the full range of HR advisory, consultative and operational services with particular emphasis on performance, remuneration & benefits, engagement and retention strategies including coaching leaders and talent program delivery. This role will also be responsible for managing the clerk and graduate program for the Perth office, with support from the national firm.  


An exciting opportunity exists for a HR generalist seeking to futher their career development in a high performing team in our Perth office.  In this role, you will be collaborating with our national Talent team whilst working alongside a supportive Talent Business Partner.


In this role you will have the opportunity to:


  • Partner with business leaders to provide operational advice on all people matters
  • Elevate awareness, support and engagement of key strategic Talent initiatives, programs and projects
  • Deliver innovative, effective and commercial solutions whilst building trusted relationships across the firm
  • Contribute to career development and performance discussions
  • Be involved with cyclical HR activities such as performance and reward; promotions and development; and talent and succession planning
  • Develop and deliver engagement and retention strategies
  • Manage the clerk and graduate program for the Perth office


More About You


We welcome applications from professionals who possess:


  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources or a related discipline with a strong knowledge of current legislation
  • 2-4 years' experience as a HR generalist or business partnering experience. Experience in a professional services environment highly desirable but not essential
  • Flexibility to respond to changing priorities with a 'can do' attitude and a hands-on approach within an ever changing business environment
  • Ability to sensitively, confidentially and fairly manage people issues and have solid knowledge of the legal parameters of the employment relationship
  • Proven experience in coaching and influencing leaders on people issues (performance, mental health, investigations, conflict resolution etc.) that are both best practice and commercially astute
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience interpreting WHS legislation and managing WHS issues


Why MinterEllison:

We are recognised as Australia's Most Attractive Firm, a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia and we hold Gold employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).


We make diversity in all its forms central to collaboration. This is why we offer hybrid working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working. We offer up to 20 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer within the first 24 months following birth or adoption, and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership – all with no minimum tenure.


We welcome applications from people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders (including if you identify as transgender or gender diverse), sexual orientations, as well as people living with a disability or who have family or carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for roles with MinterEllison.


How to apply:

We love to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button below.


If you would like further information, to tell us about any adjustments you might require through the recruitment process or if you are trans or gender diverse and want a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected]


Agency submissions will not be accepted without prior express approval from the MinterEllison recruitment team. All agency candidates must be submitted through our on-line portal to be valid.


Perth, AU

Contract Type:  Permanent