Human Resources Business Partner

January 25, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Full Job Description

Joining at an exciting time in the HR team’s journey, the Human Resources Business Partner will develop strong working relationships with managers and supervisors within their portfolio.

You will act as a strategic business partner in delivering the HR plan and provide professional, expert guidance and support. You will ensure consistency in your approach and act in a commercial and proactive way to coach and advise the manager to build the capability and performance of our business.

The Human Resources Group are a progressive, inclusive and supportive team who truly value our employees, we also like to have fun and if you were successful you would be joining a pretty special HR team. Our team culture is positive, energetic and hard-working and through this opportunity, you can make a real difference to the employee experience here at Council.

About us:

Shellharbour City, located in the Illawarra region, is just 80 minutes south of Sydney and is home to over 76,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres. It’s an area of great natural beauty – stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, set against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment.

Our dedication to be financially sustainable in an evolving environment, while striving for a great organisational culture and committing to employing staff who embrace our Core Values, has made Shellharbour City Council an employer of choice.

We have been recognised with a number of state and national awards in 2019, 2020 & 2021 including our 5 star Civic Centre building, Museum space and City Library, Winner in 2021 for Small Regional Airport of the year, and recently being presented an AR Bluett Memorial Award for Most Progressive Metropolitan and Regional Council in NSW.

We offer:

Shellharbour City Council offers a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. We have exciting, rewarding career opportunities and flexible working arrangements and work/life balance in a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

  • Permanent full time, 35 hours per week with access to flexi-time
  • Salary range of $80,178.80 to $88,523.76 per annum (dependent on qualifications and experience) plus 10.5% superannuation
  • A strong values led organisation undergoing progressive and exciting change
  • A fun and fast paced environment where you will be supported in your development
  • A great team and an opportunity to contribute to some exciting HR initiatives
  • Access to local government benefits such as: Flexible working arrangements, LSL after five years, three weeks sick leave per annum, Fitness Passport, Provident Fund activities etc.

For further information about the position, click here for the position description.


Contact: Neil Arnold, Human Resources Team Leader on 0477 784 346.

Closing date: Sunday, 5 February 2023 at 11:30pm.


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Our core values of Collaboration, Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Sustainability represent who we are and what we expect of one another.

To work for us, you must be committed to role modelling our core values.


Shellharbour City Council is an equal opportunity employer.