HR Business Partner

As Victoria’s environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we’re increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we’re now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

Job Details
Careers Logo
Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EPA/CS/1637846
Closing Date: 29-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_PN700907_HR Business Partner_Corporate Services_VPS5_OG.docx (Word, 229KB)

Contact: Chris Trinquard

Position Details

An exciting opportunity for an HR Business Partner

1 year fixed term


Great Melbourne Location

Combine work from office and home

About the EPA

As the environmental regulator, EPA Victoria works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the health and wellbeing of Victoria's communities and the environment from the harmful effects of pollution and waste. We are a values and purpose-driven organisation, that works with the community, governments and industry to achieve our objectives and deliver for all Victorians.

About the Role

As part of a large multidisciplined HR team, the HR Business Partner operates in a true partnership role offering strategic guidance and support to designated people leaders on a range of short and longer term inititives such as forumulation of HR plans aligned to the achievement of business outcomes, workforce planning, employee relations, performance management, capability development, wellbeing and facilitating culture change.

This is a senior role for an experienced human resources professional who wants to contribute to the success of the EPA as it enters a new era of environmental protection in Victoria. Working closely with the Manager, People and Performance, you will actively contribute to a positive organisational culture and achieve the highest standards of performance and integrity.

About You:

To be successful in this role you will have:

- Tertiary qualifications in human resources management or other relevant discipline

- Sound knowledge of employment related legislation and EA interpretation e.g. Fair Work Act, Public Administration, OHS Act etc.

- Knowledge and skills in a diverse range of human resources specialties including, coaching skills, selection techniques, conflict resolution, investigations, workforce, and succession planning, change management, employee relations and health, safety and wellbeing.

- Demonstrated experience and success in actively contributing to driving and delivering cultural change and people initiatives in evolving contexts.

- Proven ability to apply relevant government legislation, regulations, reporting directives and procedures, to achieve optimal organisational outcomes.

How to Apply:

Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services. Please click the apply button at the bottom of the page. Attachments can be uploaded in doc. Docx. Pdf, txt or rtf. Forms.

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter addressing your experience and how you meet the requirements of the role;
  • Resume including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight on 29th June 2022. For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Chris Trinquard on

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required.

EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued, and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, which drive innovation and success in everything we do.

EPA has identified roles which require additional security clearances for the management of classified and sensitive information. Preferred applicant will be required to undergo additional security clearance levels related to the role. The clearance information will be processed and maintained by Department of Premier and will be treated in the strictest confidence.

At EPA Victoria, the safety of our people, stakeholders and community is our first priority, which is why all applicants are required to be fully COVID vaccinated with both doses or (approved exemption), in accordance with the Chief Health Officer directions. We are committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force.

If you require advice and support with the application process please contact the Recruitment team on 1 300 372 842.

All applications will be treated confidentially. EPA Victoria is an equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to merit, equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We utilise merit-based selection. Therefore, you are not required to share personal information such as gender, age, culture etc. unless you so wish.

EPA Victoria utilise an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to this role within a 3-month period.

Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.

For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit

From here...