Human Resources Business Partner

Date: 22 May 2024

Location: New South Wales, AU

Company: The Smith Family

  • Make a difference to young Australians through supporting their education
  • Permanent Full Time position
  • Sydney CBD, NSW (Hybrid Flexibility) 


The Smith Family is a children’s education charity that helps young Australians experiencing disadvantage to create better futures for themselves through harnessing the power of education.  


We are seeking an experienced Human Resources Business Partner to join our organisation.  Reporting to the National Manager, Strategic HR Partnering and working alongside dedicated, energised, and passionate team members, this role will champion inclusivity for all whilst possessing a fun, personable and approachable manner. You will thrive on managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment, and on developing strong relationships with all team members at The Smith Family.


About our role 

You will be responsible for:

  • Provide expert strategic and operational HR advice and guidance to our leaders and team members
  • Implement new initiatives to effectively manage people and provide end to end advice on key HR initiatives that impact business outcomes
  • Be responsible for partnering across the organisation on a range of human resource-related issues, including but not limited to; human resources policies, remuneration and benefits, performance, reporting and analytics, HR systems and processes
  • Review, update and lead the implementation of legislatively compliant, policies and supporting frameworks
  • Use workforce data to influence decisions – understand how current and future challenges affect our people
  • Identify potential ER, IR and related issues that may have an adverse impact on organisational effectiveness
  • Communicate regularly with Managers and team members to ensure clear interpretation and implementation of Enterprise Agreement, relevant Awards and individual Employment Contracts



About you

As well as passion for community, you will bring the following: 


  • Tertiary qualifications in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 5 + years’ experience in an HR generalist or advisory role
  • In-depth proven knowledge of relevant Federal and State Awards
  • In-depth knowledge of both historical and recent developments in Australian IR
  • Demonstrated Business Partnering capability, including relationship management, providing advice and a solution focused approach
  • Outstanding communication skills and highly service orientated
  • Proven experience in negotiating and influencing at Leadership level
  • Superb interpersonal skills and a proven ability to develop mutually beneficial relationships
  • Have or willing to obtain an employee Working With Children's Check 



About our culture


The Smith Family has employees at the centre of its values and operations. We nurture a supportive and inclusive culture that enables people to achieve personal and professional goals, through collaboration and innovation. With a proven work-life balance, wellbeing and health are our top priorities. Enjoy many other benefits, such as tax concessions and flexible working arrangements.


If you are passionate about what you do, committed to make a difference and this sounds like your next role, please click apply, we’d love to hear from you. You may view the position description here.


Due to the nature of this role, the successful candidate must be prepared to undertake a National Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check. We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to principles of cultural diversity. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.