Senior HR Business Partners

RMIT University

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  • Two exciting Senior HR Business Partner opportunities, fixed term until April 2021 initially 
  • Play a pivotal role in supporting the delivery of objectives through the People Strategy, and in alignment with the RMIT 2020 strategy
  • Salary Levels HEW 10A + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

What a time to joining RMIT University! Project Pi (Workday implementation), Areas of Delivery (our Ready for Life and Work strategy) and OurPlace@QV (Operations portfolio moving to newly refurbished offices in QV)!

Exciting new opportunities exist within the People team, who provides tailored, quality human resources services and products and ensuring a high level of expert support and advice, the People team enhances the ability of Colleges, Portfolios and Groups to meet their business objectives. This, in turn, enables University staff to better support the current and future student population at the University.

Who we need to join our team?

We need energetic Senior HR professionals who will bring a contemporary skill set to our diverse and highly experienced HR community. 

We are looking for not one but two Senior HR Business Partners (position descriptions below) to join the team by April on one year fixed term contracts to cover maternity leave.  

These are key senior leadership roles to influence and coach leaders through strategic advice, technical expertise and practical solutions.


  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines; 
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards. 
  • RMIT was placed?10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018;
  • We were named as an?Employer of Choice for Gender Equality?by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019;
  • We achieved?Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ?inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019;
  • We were recognised as a?top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility?with the Australian Network on Disability;
  • The launch of our second?Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.? 

Join an inclusive and dynamic culture at RMIT, and help us (researchers, teachers, academics, students, industry partners) in our aspiration to keep transforming ourselves and the world we live in for the better, be a part of this change!

Has this piqued your interest?

We want you to get in touch! Contact Kassie McKnight on (03) 9925 2442 or via email for more information.

 HEW 10A - Senior HR Business Partner.pdf

If you require an adjustment or have an accessibility requirement we would be happy to assist. Please email the talent team on with your requirements, and preferred method of contact, and someone will be in contact as soon as possible.  

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.


Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at

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