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HR Business Partner - Employee Relations

YMCA Victoria

About the Organisation

At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 8,000 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We engage with communities to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises.

Our vision is simple – Amplify Your Voice. Shape Our Community. Challenge Our World.

About the Role

This position is an exciting opportunity to join our People Systems Integration project in a newly created role for a fixed term contract period of 12 months. Our head office is based in Box Hill but we are currently working from home 4 days per week until further notice.

As the HR Business Partner – Employee Relations, you will:

  • Collaborate with senior management to address, respond to, and effectively resolve a wide range of people management issues.
  • Provide insightful participation and engagement regarding employee relations, remuneration, investigations, organisational development activities, manager development, workforce planning and other HR matters.
  • Provide specialist support and advice on complex Employee Relations matters.
  • Develop and implement a wide range of People and Culture projects and strategies with a focus on Employee Relations, to ensure the YMCA has a valued productive workforce.
  • Effectively and proactively identify and assess risks associated with the YMCA workforce.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Degree and/or Post graduate qualifications in Human Resources Management, Employee Relations or relevant field.
  • Extensive experience in Human Resources and Employee Relations or a related function including demonstrated experience business partnering with senior managers and executives.
  • Strong understanding of Industrial and Employee Relations Legislation; Awards, EBAs and best practice people management.
  • Experience across all aspects of the employment lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated experience advising managers and senior managers to resolve complex employee relations matters (e.g. bullying, serious misconduct, etc.).
  • Demonstrated experience supporting organisation with change management, including organisational design and development, workflow design and redeployment/redundancy.

All candidates will be required to undertake background and probity checks including Reference Checks, a Criminal Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


At the YMCA, we value our people. Working for us means you’ll enjoy great work/life balance and a range of benefits which improve your wellbeing and help you develop as an individual, such as:

  • Flexible working and rostering arrangements
  • Paid parental leave for eligible employees
  • Opportunities for career development and growth
  • Free access to YMCA programs and facilities

How to Apply

Working for the YMCA is a rewarding and challenging experience for those with a positive attitude, zest for life and who seek to contribute to the bigger picture. If this is you, click the Apply button or email kate.stobart@ymca.org.au, using the subject line: HR Business Partner - Employee Relations enquiry via EthicalJobs, for further information.

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