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People & Culture Specialist

  • LocationParramatta, NSW 2150
  • Work TypeAny Employment
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtClosed 2 days ago
    Never published
  • Human Resources - General
  • Human Resources - Manager
  • Human Resources - Advisor
  • Job no: TNNR8
  • Category: People & Culture

People & Culture Specialist

  • Partner with leadership teams to deliver corporate and Group people initiatives
  • Work as one team with People & Culture peers
  • Permanent full-time position
  • Located at Parramatta and have the ability to travel across Sydney Water sites.

About us:

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

Sydney Water has been in business for more than 130 years, but that doesn’t mean we’re complacent. We know we must keep building a business that is able to respond quickly when faced by new challenges. We’re constantly working to improve our service, and to innovate and invest in new technologies to delight our customers and protect our future.

About the role:

The purpose of this role is to drive a high-performance culture by supporting the People & Culture Business Partner to deliver the Group business plans, solve business problems, and work to improve the employee and manager experience throughout the employee lifecycle.

This role will work collaboratively with our People Leaders and facilitate collaborative union consultation and engagement, and manage service delivery expectations across various audience from the business Executive to front line employees. Advantageous will be your experience performing a similar role across blue collar or similar complex business environment.

The key responsibilities for an ideal candidate in this role are;

  • Provide specialist People & Culture guidance and advice to leaders and employees through coaching on performance management, responding to employee needs/requests, improving team engagement, policy advice, and other people-related topics
  • Provide insight and collaborate with the People & Culture Business Partner on the development and implementation of Group programs of work.
  • Analyse data from various sources to identify patterns and trends that can help create or improve processes, or identify areas of concern
  • Provide support for cyclical employee processes such as goal setting, performance and remuneration reviews, talent assessment, and follow-up actions
  • Partner with your function, People & Culture Business Partners and Centre’s of Excellence on larger projects and organisation changes
  • Provide business insight to identify and action continuous improvement of P&C programs and processes that enhance the overall employee and manager experience
  • Provide guidance and support the implementation of restructures and organisational change in collaboration with the Change Management Office and People & Culture Business Partners.
  • Advocate for People & Culture initiatives, programs and policies within the business.

You will also bring:

  • Qualification: Relevant tertiary qualifications and a minimum of 5 years relevant HR Experience.
  • Have a good understanding or experience of HR functions such as recruitment, learning & development, remuneration management, industrial relations, performance, and injury management.
  • Experience in successfully coaching managers to build people management capabilities, influencing business decisions and leadership teams through the provision of specialist HR advice,
  • Experience in dealing with unions and ability to transfer ER/IR capability to line managers,
  • Experience in data analytics, interrogating data interpretation and translating into business performance reports
  • Experience in developing and implementing successful HR projects
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with impact using highly developed written & verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience with Enterprise Agreement / Award interpretation, People & Culture policies, procedures and conditions of employment OR ability to acquire knowledge
  • Effective time management skills, ability to manage and deliver competing day-to-day priorities while maintaining progress on key projects. 
  • Sound understanding of change management principles


Closing date: Tuesday 16 August 2022


Please see the position description for the role’s full accountabilities.

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information, you can contact recruitment@sydneywater.com.au

Sydney Water welcomes you to apply if you feel you meet the selection criteria. The successful completion of a Criminal History Check and Medical Assessment form part of the application process.

Please advise if you require any adjustments to actively participate in the application and recruitment process.

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with LiveHire’s Terms, Privacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application 

  • Closed 2 days ago - 16 Aug 2022