Careers at the Brotherhood

People & Culture Business Partner

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Work type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Industrial and Employee Relations

Excellent Career Development

Purpose Driven Organisation

Total remuneration: $115,000 to $133,000 plus salary packaging

People and Culture Business Partner

Are you a purpose driven People and Culture Business Partner with relevant experience? Come and join our team of 1500 employees and 1000 volunteers to prevent and alleviate poverty in a permanent full time flexible role based in Fitzroy.


The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.



Reporting to the Manager of HR Business Partnering, the People and Culture Business Partner is responsible for proactively and genuinely partnering with client groups working in a generalist capacity to coach and advise leaders on people matters, in addition to gathering people insights, contributing to the design of new people practices and embedding an employee experience focus that is authentic and highly valued.

  • Provide a consultancy service and operational HR management of all facets of the employee lifecycle including employee development, performance management, dispute resolution, interpretation of industrial instruments, remuneration and employee engagement.
  • Drive an exceptional, professional employee experience to a diverse range of clients across the organisation
  • Act as a subject matter expert to client group’s success by supporting organisational outcomes for all people practices



To be successful in this role, you will have outstanding stakeholder management skills to support and coach managers with advice and recommendations on all people related issues. Your previous experience as a Business Partner managing complex problems in a pragmatic and organised manner, together with broad generalist experience will support you in this role. 

Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start. To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or extensive relevant experience in an HR Business Partner role
  • Extensive ER/IR experience in a fast paced and changing environment 
  • Experience in supporting and coaching line management on people matters
  • Outstanding communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Strong, pragmatic and methodical approach to handling complex issues
  • Understanding of and empathy with the values and ideals of BSL
  • Specialist skills in Industrial Relations – desirable  



  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay - up to $18,550 can be packaged every year (details via AccessPay)!
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program



BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits.

Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you,

If you have any questions about the role, or want more clarification, please contact Kellie Alford on for a confidential discussion.

To view the Position Description, please click here.

Applications close: Friday, 30 June 2023 at 11:55PM.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.


We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

BSL is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo relevant pre- employment checks for their role, including a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check (where necessary), and sign our Child & Adult Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.


Position Description

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

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