Human Resources Business Partner

About Us 

At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self and we get that work is just one part of your life, so we’re here to support you in the moments that matter. As the winner of the 2020 Local Government Excellence in People and Culture Award and an Excellence Award winner in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, you can be confident in joining a workplace that offers truly outstanding benefits, including:

  • A range of flexible work arrangements
  • 18 weeks paid maternity leave
  • Health and wellbeing leave
  • 15 days personal leave
  • Significant financial and leave support for undertaking further education 
  • Diverse salary packaging
  • And much, much more!

Penrith City Council delivers a diverse range of quality services to our 198,000 residents and we pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainable local government and an Employer of Choice. Our workforce consists of approximately 1,200 permanent, temporary and casual staff working in a diverse range of roles including construction and maintenance, recreation, children’s services, legal and governance, engineering, finance, planning and IT.

The People and Culture Development department is committed to delivering professional strategic and operational human resource activities to Council’s staff and management. This includes recognising and enhancing the capability of our staff as they carry out services to the organisation and the community, and ensuring their safety and wellbeing in the workplace. 

About the role

We are seeking a Human Resources professional with a proven record of business partnering with a large and diverse organisation and to be responsible for the coordination of generalist HR activities to join our team. You will be responsible for functions including recruitment and selection, salary administration, performance management, learning and development and employee relations/industrial relations. You will also contribute to policy development and special projects.

You must be a self-starter with the ability to work autonomously and should be willing to get stuck into the operational, day to day running of the HR function as well as driving the strategy. You will be joining an outgoing, high-performing and friendly team engaged in enhancing the human capability of our organisation.

This is a temporary full-time position available to commence early 2022 for a period of 12 months. 

Essential Criteria

  • A tertiary qualification in Human Resources or a relevant field
  • A successful record in generalist business partnering within a large and diverse organisation
  • Demonstrated experience in staff performance management
  • Experience in providing coaching to managers and supervisors
  • Strong stakeholder management and relationship skills
  • Are you vaccinated for COVID-19 or do you have a Medical Exemption in line with the NSW Public Health Order?

Desirable Criteria

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of HR matters in a Local Government environment

Commencing salary: $94,214.00 - $109,056.00 per annum + 10% superannuation

A competitive salary will be negotiated commensurate with the skills, qualifications and experience of the preferred applicant.

You may be required to undertake background checks, as relevant to the position for which you have applied.

Visit to view the position description and to find out more information about employment with Penrith City Council. To submit your application, please apply online using the link below.

In addition to a cover letter and resume, applicants are required to submit comprehensive responses to the selection criteria (listed above) as a part of their initial application. Applicants who do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.

Completed applications must be received by 11.55pm on the closing date. Please allow 4 weeks from the closing date for the processing of your application.

For further information about the position, please contact Joshua Fayle, People and Culture Manager, on 4732 7777.

Council practices EEO and WHS principles.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this position. 

Penrith City Council is committed to ensuring the safety of our people and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many of our employees are currently working remotely or in a way that is different to normal, which may impact our recruitment processes including time to respond to applicants and conducting online interviews instead of in-person. Some roles may also require temporary remote working arrangements; if applicable, this will be discussed with you at the time of interview.  

We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.


Human Resources Business Partner


Jobs / Human Resources & Recruitment

Sydney NSW

Annually - Contract

8 months ago

About Us  At Penrith City Council, we’re passionate about people; in our community and in our workplace. We want you to be able to be your best self a