HR Manager/Business Partner (Brisbane)

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Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Brisbane, Sydney
Categories: Corporate Services

Your Role

Our People & Development (P&D) Consulting Team is an integral part of our People & Development Department at Allens.  We are recruiting an experienced P&D Manager (HR Manager/Business Partner) to join our team in Brisbane. This is a fantastic role for somebody looking to take responsibility for leadership of HR matters and partner with key client groups.

Our P&D Consulting Team are aligned to specific practice groups and our team works with Partners and people leaders to create a positive employee experience across:

  • Annual performance cycle
  • Performance, promotions and career planning
  • Remuneration reviews
  • Workload management
  • Diversity and hybrid working

As a key member of our P&D Consulting Team, you will work in a collaborative environment advising and supporting your client groups with their HR matters, delivering outstanding service. Our People and Development team includes specialist P&D Managers and Consultants, supported by a team of P&D Advisors and specialists across the broad HR spectrum (including Resourcing, Talent, Learning & Development, Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing and Employment Relations). Our team works closely with many parts of the firm, including the Pricing & Practice Economics Team and our Marketing & Client Services Team.

As a member of our experienced and friendly P&D Department within Australia's leading law firm, you will be challenged, supported and guided as you continue to learn and develop during your career at Allens.

The range of services provided by our P&D Consulting Team is varied. Through effective business partnering, you will engage your stakeholders and will work with your client groups across the firm to achieve their business outcomes and strategic goals.

You will support the business in the diagnosis of people issues and will recommend solutions to Partners and people leaders. You will also take the lead on strategic projects across the firm by influencing stakeholders and managing more junior members of the team, in order to achieve objectives.

Your role within the team could typically include advising your client groups on:

  • Developing and delivering people strategy, initiatives and practices within Practice Groups.
  • Identifying strategic people issues for Practice Groups and designing solutions in collaboration with P&D teams and Practice Group Leaders.
  • Delivering annual performance, talent and remuneration activities.
  • Driving and implementing change initiatives in line with firm strategy.
  • Managing employee relations issues.
  • Developing initiatives to drive employee engagement, retention and talent development and coaching and influencing leaders to embed practices.
  • Identifying trends from business, workforce and people data to inform solutions.
  • Business planning, including leading the people component of Practice Group business plans.
  • Leading or supporting strategic and operational improvement projects across the Practice Groups and firm.
  • Identifying and proactively managing and escalating people risks.

Collaborating with other departments across the firm including Commercial Managers (Finance) and Business Development Managers.

We are looking for an experienced P&D Manager who has the desire to learn and develop their career with us. We will support you on your journey and will give you access to our career framework, providing a clear understanding of high performance at each career stage at Allens.

We recognise that every employee's experience is different, and at Allens we know that successful and enjoyable careers come through your focus and commitment to being the best you can be, in an environment where you are supported and encouraged and have clarity on key processes and decisions. Our career deal is a key part in achieving this; our deal asks you to take the lead for your career, with us providing the coaching and support to help you meet your goals and aspirations.

What you'll bring

  • Experience in a similar business partnering role, preferably in legal, professional services, or within a complex organisation. 
  • Strong partnering and collaborations skills, with demonstrated experience in driving change across a business as well as within a P&D department.
  • Strong problem solving skills and a flexible, proactive style and a willingness to take ownership.
  • Highly consultative approach with exceptional stakeholder engagement capabilities, across multiple stakeholders at once.
  • Experience of coaching and influencing senior leaders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A desire and ability to grow and develop as a P&D professional.
  • A strong team ethic.
  • An ability to establish a professional profile and internal networks.

Work pattern

This is a permanent, full-time opportunity.  We work in a hybrid environment where working from home, as well as in the office, is part of our norm.

About Allens

Allens is a leading international law firm with a long and proud heritage of shaping the future for our clients, our people and the communities in which we work. 

From playing a pioneering role in the development of legislation and regulatory frameworks in the Asia region for almost 200 years, to acting on numerous 'firsts' across a range of industry and community issues, it is in our DNA to make a difference and help shape what our world looks like. 

Over this time, we've grown in scale and reach, today offering clients a global network of 40 offices in 28 locations through our global alliance with Linklaters. 

What we'll offer

You will be an integral part of a high-performing, national team and have an opportunity to work with genuine market leaders. 

At Allens, we provide lifelong learning that develops you personally and professionally, and access to people and leaders who can help you become the best you can be. You'll be given ongoing opportunities to get involved and to take your career all the way. 

You'll enjoy a range of other benefits including free gym membership, staff discounts with hundreds of suppliers and regular social and sporting activities. Allens also leads the profession in community investment, giving you the opportunity to make a difference through our work on reconciliation, the environment and other social justice issues as well as our workplace giving and volunteering programs.

Are you ready to begin?

Please submit your resume online - we can't wait to hear from you! 

Our amazing culture is made up of unique backgrounds and varying life experiences. It's what makes us the high-performing firm we are today. We celebrate our people's differences across gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability and family and caring arrangements. Here, you will experience what it's like to be able to bring your whole self to work. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations people. 

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, you must hold all visas and other approvals necessary for you to work for us in Australia.  

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