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Human Resources Business Partner

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture

About the Organisation

The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (also known as Foundation House) provides services to advance the health, wellbeing and human rights of people of refugee backgrounds in Victoria who have experienced torture or other traumatic events in their country of origin or while fleeing those countries.

The organisation was established in Melbourne in 1987 and is non-denominational, politically neutral and non-aligned. Foundation House is a state-wide agency offering services in metropolitan, regional and rural areas, with head office based in Brunswick. We have approximately 200 staff with metropolitan regional offices in Dallas, Sunshine, Dandenong and Ringwood.

About the role

The HR Business Partner is part of a team of three members responsible for the effective operation and development of the agency’s workforce, and for supporting a positive and productive workforce culture. The role reports to the HR Manager and provides operational support to managers and staff in relation to all aspects of the employment lifecycle from recruitment and onboarding through to separation.

A key part of the role is developing collaborative partnerships with line managers to understand their operational needs and to contribute HR expertise. The position also engages in regular reviews of HR policies and procedures and works closely with the HR Manager to develop HR strategy and on the implementation of the HR operational plan to ensure strategic goals are met.

This is an ongoing part time position 0.6 to 0.8 EFT.


Remuneration is based on our Enterprise Agreement 2014 of $96,804 gross salary per annum (pro rata), plus 17.5% leave loading and 10% superannuation. Additional benefits include salary packaging up to $18,550 per annum, a range of flexible working options, a highly supportive team environment, training and development opportunities, and onsite parking.

Conditional employment requirements

  • Satisfactory Police Check
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current Driver’s Licence
  • COVID-19 vaccination*
  • Proof of the right to work and live in Australia.

* In accordance with the health orders from the Victorian Minister for Health, the Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Facilities) Order 2022, Foundation House must comply with employer obligations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, including the third vaccination. If you are successful in gaining employment with Foundation House you will be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination for work at our sites.


Applicants must submit their resume via the Apply Now button and address the key selection criteria (KSC) contained in the Position Description attached below.

Please ensure you submit your KSC as part of your cover letter as you can only upload 2 documents into the system.


For any questions regarding this position please contact Manar Labib – HR Manager on 9389 8971.

Foundation House is committed to promoting and protecting the interests and safety of children and actively plays a part in combating family violence; this is reflected in our organisational policies, protocols and staff development

Foundation House is an equal opportunity employer and fosters a work environment that is inclusive and diverse.We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. All qualified applicants will receive impartial consideration for employment.

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