Human Resources Business Partner

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format, such as large print, please email

If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CV0514
Closing Date: 22-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: Nine months
Attachments: Position Description - CV0514 - HR Business Partner.doc (Word, 859KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Bernadette Munday on (03) 8684 7094

Position Details

  • Develop and implement systemic service reforms with an industrial relations component
  • Manage, influence, and negotiate with diverse stakeholder groups on highly complex issues
  • 9 month fixed term VPS6 opportunity (CBD location)

An exciting 9 month opportunity exists for a Human Resources Business Partner in the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Branch within Corrections Victoria.

Corrections Victoria is responsible for the direction, management and operation of Victoria's corrections system, which incorporates prisons and community correctional services. As a major arm of the Department of Justice and Regulation, Corrections Victoria is a key pillar of the State's criminal justice system and plays a unique role in contributing to the Government's community safety agenda.

The Service Development Unit within Corrections Victoria has been established to lead high priority, high profile service reforms that impact upon a number of Corrections Victoria's business areas.  The Unit is a small team that draws in additional staff from subject matter areas as required, depending on the Unit's work program.

The Human Resources Business Partner is located within the Service Development Unit and will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of systemic service reforms with an industrial relations component.

Core to being successful in this role will be your excellent communication skills and the ability to lead, develop and implement operational policies, frameworks and procedures, whilst representing Department of Justice & Regulation in a range of internal, interdepartmental and external agency committees and forums.

The role operates within a complex and dynamic environment that requires a capacity to exercise sound judgement, effectively liaise with key stakeholders and undertake effective, timely actions.

This is a 9 month fixed term position, and will be based at 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.

Stakeholder management skills are essential as is your capacity to work in a highly regulated and diverse environment.

In addition, to be successful you will have: 

  • Sound knowledge of and experience in government sector industrial and administrative processes
  • Knowledge and/or experience relating to the corrections environment (an advantage)
  • A proven ability to critically distil and translate complex matters into recommendations and solutions, both written and verbal, whilst maintaining trusting and credible relationships across a diverse range of stakeholder groups.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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