People and Culture Business Partner, Clerk Grade 9/10 - 235303 & 235302

$113,343 - $139,077 yearly
  • NSW Department of Education
  • Parramatta NSW 2150, Australia
  • 22 Nov, 2021

Job Description

Organisation / Entity: Department of Education Job category:

Human Resources and Recruitment

Job location:

Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West

Job reference number: 00008MZN Work type: Full-Time Number of positions: 2 Total remuneration package: $139,077 Package includes salary ($113,343 - $124,901), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. Contact: 0457 086 381 - Melanie Patterson Closing date: 03/12/2021 - 11:59 PM


Temporary full-time appointment up to 30 June 2022 
Location: Parramatta

  • Exceptional opportunity for a People & Culture Business Partner to join our growing team in the education sector.
  • Work with a close-knit team, that is focused on supporting business areas to develop and implement strategic people and culture solutions
  • Parramatta CBD location with generous flexible working options

This is an exciting opportunity for experienced, passionate and results-driven People and Culture professionals to join the growing Department of Education People and Culture Business Partner Team.

About the role

The People and Culture Business Partner provides crucial support to the People and Culture Business Partnering team to deliver strategic people and culture programs and initiatives across the Department. You will work closely with executives and the Senior People and Culture Business Partners to support the design and delivery of people strategies, solutions and change initiatives

This is an exciting role that will contribute to the delivery of:

  • Organisational design
  • Leadership development
  • Strategic workforce planning
  • People plans and strategies
  • Culture and engagement initiatives

For more details see the role description.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you are:

  • An accomplished People and Culture Business Partner with experience in supporting the development and implementation of strategic people and culture solutions preferably in a large complex organisation. 
  • A critical thinker and problem solver that thrives on collaborating with others.
  • Flexible and adaptable in an environment of constant change and shifting priorities.

You will regularly demonstrate our six organisational values – integrity, excellence, service, trust, equity and accountability – and actively contribute to a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.

About the Department of Education

The Department of Education is the largest provider of public education in Australia with responsibility for delivering high-quality public education to two-thirds of the NSW student population.

For more information about the Department of Education, please visit NSW Department of Education

How to apply

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from all candidates including people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from all diversity groups, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background or sexual orientation.

To apply for this role, please submit an application by clicking “Apply Online” below. To apply, you will need to attach a cover letter (max. 2 pages) and your resume (max. 5 pages) in either Word or PDF format. Please address any pre-screening questions and any essential requirements. We are looking for you to demonstrate your competence in the focus capabilities as outlined in the role description in your answer, so please develop your response with this in mind.

Note: the selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role.

As a condition of employment you will be required to provide the following forms and your employment may be subject to the Department’s Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check to determine your suitability for employment.

Proof of Identity information
Informed Consent Form
Declaration for non-child work


  • Demonstrated experience partnering with executives across a range of People and Culture functions in a large, complex organisation.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to implementing the Department’s Aboriginal Education Policy and upholding the Department’s Partnership Agreement with the NSW AECG and to ensure quality outcomes for Aboriginal people.


  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline or relevant experience.

For further information, please contact either Melanie Patterson, Senior People & Culture Business Partner or on 0457 086 381 or Benjamin Kerr, Senior People & Culture Business Partner, 0457 077 572

Why work with us? Please visit Careers at DOE

Note: A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.