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HR Business Partner

Position Details:

  • Work type: Permanent Full-time, 9-day fortnight
  • Location: Gayndah

Why work with us?

There really is no better place to live, work and play than naturally beautiful North Burnett.  Home to 6 main townships plus quaint villages, the region boasts incredible National Parks, is agriculturally diverse, and offers an idyllic relaxed lifestyle.

Work-life balance, this role offers a 9-day fortnight allowing you to enjoy our beautiful rural location, and relaxed natural environment, while having the space and freedom to explore your potential.

Community and connection, find a sense of belonging and build authentic and meaningful relationships within our close-knit communities.

Affordable living, enjoy a lower cost of living and better housing affordability.

Rural lifestyle, enjoy the rural landscapes, clean air, and laid-back atmosphere.

Rewarding career, this is an exciting time to be joining the team.  North Burnett Regional Council offer a dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional development and initiatives to support a healthy work/life balance.

About the role

An exciting opportunity exists for a HR Business Partner to join the People and Performance Team.  Reporting to the People and Performance Manager, this is a great opportunity for an experienced and qualified HR Practitioner to take their career to the next level.

This is a key role where the HR Business Partner will build strong working relationships and truly partner with the business to drive business results through effective people management, and provide specialised strategic and operational human resources advice, coaching, mentoring and support to both leaders and employees across our diverse and geographically dispersed organisation.

The HR Business Partner will also lead a small team of HR Professionals to deliver contemporary Human Resource services to the business.

About you

Ideally, you will be a qualified and experienced HR generalist, who can consistently provide accurate and contemporary human resources advice.  You may have expertise across one or more HR functions such as recruitment and selection, employment relations, performance management, organisational development and training initiatives or development of policies and procedures.  You will also have experience managing grievances and conducting investigations.

You will be an effective communicator and true collaborator with the ability to build effective and trusted relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

As this position has 3 direct reports, you will have demonstrated leadership experience or aspirations to build your leadership capability.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide a professional and confidential advisory service and advice on all human resources matters, including coaching, mentoring and assistance to management on all HR matters.
  • Develop, implement and coordinate the administration of the recruitment and selection processes and represent the People and Performance Team on selection panels as required.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and review of Council’s training and development function.
  • Provide Industrial Instrument interpretation and application and ensure compliance.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of HR policies and systems.
  • Develop, implement and coordinate performance management processes.
  • Manage employee grievances and conduct investigations as required.
  • Provide effective supervision and leadership within the People and Performance

Benefits of working at Council

  • Be part of a passionate and talented team
  • Competitive salaries, plus 12% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Healthy work/ life balance
  • Rostered days off (RDO)
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work-related matters
  • Relocation assistance applicable to some roles


For further information regarding this position please contact Jeni from the People and Performance Team on 0447 153 948.

Love the role and looking for accommodation?

The North Burnett Region offers affordable accommodation options, particularly if you are looking at getting into the housing market.  Contact our local real-estate agents directly to discuss potential opportunities. 

If you are looking for short-term/rental accommodation, again, please contact our local Real Estate agents directly to discuss suitable options.

Additional Information

Please refer to the Position Description for full details regarding the responsibilities and requirements of this position.

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to learn more about you and appreciate your application.

To be considered for this position, you must have adequate unrestricted rights to work in Australia.

North Burnett Regional Council is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

North Burnett Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend the closing date, without prior notice.