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Director Strategy, Partnerships and Inclusion

Location Negotiable, New South Wales, Australia
5th May 2022
Hays - ANZ - 2644974
  • HR Director with a remit across HR Business Partnering and HR Strategy
  • Responsible also for the Equity Diversity & Inclusion program
  • Managing a team of 11 staff with 3 direct reports

Director, Strategy, Partnerships and Inclusion (HR) for Charles Sturt University based in NSW

About Charles Sturt University

We are delighted to be partnering with Charles Sturt University - Australia's number one university for graduate employment1 - for this newly created director role within the Division of People and Culture. This year, Charles Sturt was awarded an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality from the Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equality Agency for the third consecutive year.2 The university has six thriving campuses across some of New South Wales' fast-growing regional cities. Charles Sturt is also Australia's most experienced provider of online education3 and is keeping its 27,000-strong online student community connected. Committed to a progressive and sustainable future, Charles Sturt is proudly in the top two per cent of universities worldwide for climate action.4 The university is guided by its ethos yindyamarra winhanganha - the Wiradjuri phrase that means the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in.

1QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021
2WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality
3Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Studies
4Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022

Preferred location: Bathurst or Wagga Wagga (other NSW locations are available including Sydney)

Your new role

The newly created Director, Strategy, Partnerships and Inclusion position within the Division of P&C is designed to build on strong partnerships with key stakeholders across the university to bolster capability, performance, engagement and facilitate the implementation of the division's strategic objectives. You will implement large-scale programs and strategies and will require close collaboration with other directors. The role will work with the HR Business Partners to engage with divisions, faculties and offices to ensure meaningful and sustainable changes are embedded in systems and processes to enhance the workplace experience.
This position reports to: Executive Director, P&C with three direct reports and a team of 10.

1. The HR Business Partnering team is fundamental in building relationships with key stakeholders. The Business Partners coach and support line managers to establish people management processes through the employee lifecycle and work with specialist people and culture areas to solve problems and implement initiatives to develop and support an engaged workforce.

2. The oversight, delivery and reporting of the 2030 People Enabler Strategy for the Division of HR, including the development of systems, processes and support of the one-, three- and 10-year deliverables.

3. The Equity and Diversity team champion a safe and connected community that delivers equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging for all at Charles Sturt.

What you'll get in return

This is a highly impactful role where you'll join the organisation in a progressive phase, as it delivers a newly refined strategy. Charles Sturt University has a proud history and an outstanding group of diverse, passionate, and engaged staff community. The university's values of insightful, inclusive, impactful and inspiring guide behaviours and ways of working to help achieve their ethos of creating a world worth living in.

What you'll need to succeed

We are seeking an experienced HR leader with a strong generalist background.

1. Leadership: Ability to provide strong management of staff and leadership of the division to drive cultural change and develop agile new ways of working.

2. Experience in HR strategy, projects and change - meeting milestones, deliverables, timeframes and budget.

3. Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Desired experience in this area

4. HR Business Partnering experience: Essential requirement to have an ability to drive a culture of empowering leaders in people and culture practices.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. For further details or a confidential conversation about this opportunity please contact or call 02 9049 6945.

SA Licence number : LHS 297508