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People Partner


We’re looking to bring in a deeply curious and collaborative People Partner to help us create the perfect conditions for our teams to deliver great, impactful work.

We are based in Yálla-birr-ang (Collingwood, Melbourne), and we welcome applications from all backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQA+) people.

About the People team

Whilst the People team is small, we have big ambitions. We are proud of our contribution to Today’s success so far, and we strive to support and grow our culture, systems, practices and policies to enable our teams to do their best work in a collaborative, inclusive and supportive environment.

About the role

This is a 12 month contract role to cover a period of parental leave.

This role will see you collaborate with our business leaders to support a strong, growing and thriving team culture. This will involve delivering expert people advisory services, ensuring a thoughtful and world class people experience and helping Today to become the very best.

We are looking for someone who wants to make a positive impact through their work.

Key Accountabilities

  • Grow capability by providing expert advisory and coaching support, enabling people leaders to fulfil their people responsibilities.
  • Lead teams through core employee experience processes and programs including acquisition, onboarding, Today’s career framework, learning initiatives and wellbeing.
  • Evolve our employee experience practices to ensure we continue to deliver the right conditions for creatives to thrive.
  • Grow our reputation as a company that strives for a ‘people first’ culture through participating in the design and delivery of people projects that enable Today to grow and be the best, and that are aligned to Today’s mission and strategic plans.


  • 4-5 years experience in equivalent role, in an agency or professional service environment.
  • Experience in all aspects of the people experience, from hiring, onboarding, learning and growth, wellbeing.
  • Experience with partnering with people leaders to create the right conditions for teams to thrive.
  • A reputation as a trusted advisor, with integrity and discretion.
  • An interest in creativity, human-centred design and innovation.
  • Enduring curiosity and passion for people and culture.
  • Strong problem-solving skills; ability to manage ambiguity with an open mind and positive mindset.
  • A growth mindset and a curiosity to continually grow your capabilities and expertise as a people leader.
  • Deeply collaborative, knowing that the best outcomes stem from a group effort.
  • Deliver what you promise you will do.
  • You must be legally able to work in Australia.


  • We operate in a hybrid model, working from home or the studio when it makes sense.
  • A creative, open workplace culture that asks for everyone's input and is constantly welcoming new ideas and ways of working.
  • You are actively empowered to help shape the business, the work we do and the impact we create.
  • We care about people's learning and career ambitions and have a compelling career framework to support this.
  • We offer an annual professional development allowance and time off for learning activities.
  • A truly flexible workplace to make space for the other important parts of your life, including generous parental leave and your birthday off.
  • Bring your whole self to work. We love working with people who bring their personality, their experience and their uniqueness to the team.
  • An inclusive working environment that is warm and community inspired.

We encourage everyone to apply for this role

Research indicates that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised people tend to only apply when they check every box. If you don't have all the experience, this is not a deterrent - we will hire on potential. So if you feel that this is something you could and would love to do, please apply anyway and be honest about what you've done and want to learn. We are interested in growing people within the role.

About Today

We are Australia’s most awarded social impact agency.

We use design and technology to make change happen, at pace and at scale. In the last 12 months, we’ve designed and built Australia’s first online family violence intervention order, established a new approach to co-design for the Victorian mental health sector, built a peer-to-peer product that helps people learn Auslan, and launched a campaign to shift mainstream perceptions of climate change—plus many more.

Our practice is built on strong foundations of human-centred design and digital making. There are over 50 of us, based mostly in Naarm (Melbourne), working across strategy, research, design, content, delivery and a wonderful support team.

You’ll experience a welcoming environment filled with smart, fun and caring people from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, who are passionate about creativity, making change, and learning from each other.

Learn more about our values, commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality and the way we work at

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