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The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced People & Development (Human Resources) Manager to join our fast-paced, dynamic P&D team, located in Perth on a 12-month parental leave contract.

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager – P&D Generalists, the P&D Manager is responsible for driving the delivery of effective people strategy, initiatives and operations across the partner and employee life cycle within the Perth office and across national practice groups. Key to this, is providing strategic business partnering to relevant stakeholders, including the Perth Partner in Charge, on all people matters to support the achievement of the strategic goals and objectives of the Firm. Working closely with other P&D Managers and the broader P&D team, the Perth P&D Manager plays a critical contributing role in leading the P&D team to deliver high performance. 

Key responsibilities

The role encompasses the following areas:

  • People Leadership
  • People Strategy / Business Partnering
  • Employee Relations
  • Succession Planning
  • Culture and Engagement
  • Workforce Planning
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Performance Management
  • Reward and Recognition
  • Policy design and interpretation
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Reporting and Key Business Metrics
  • Project Management
  • Day to day management of the P&D function in the Perth office

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • 2 – 4 years' experience in a human resources manager-level role, with fine-tuned business and financial acumen and the ability to influence and negotiate.
  • Ability to lead, manage and drive high employee performance, as well as coach and mentor team members.
  • Capability in planning, organising, managing and delivering projects in a timely manner. 
  • Experience in advising on and managing employment relation matters with a strong degree of autonomy.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to communicate with impact to both internal and external stakeholders and staff members at all levels.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Human Resources or related discipline.
  • Technical capabilities in Microsoft suite and people metrics (as well as desirable experience using Workday HRIS).
  • Experience in legal industry desirable (or alternatively professional services).

In addition to this, you will be a resilient leader, who is able to work to tight deadlines and time constraints. Someone who is adaptable and enjoys working autonomously and leading a high-performing team. Your strengths will be balancing your focus on detail while also providing an outstanding service and working towards the longer-term strategic goals of the firm.

The National People & Development team

With a presence in all our major offices, the National People and Development (P&D) team advises the business on all people initiatives, including talent management, employee relations, resourcing, recruitment (both graduate and lateral), remuneration, benefits, reporting and learning and organisational development.


How to Apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact the consultant, details below, for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Consultant Contact Details

Alexandra Smith, (02) 9353 4446

Accessibility and Inclusion

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. Do you require any support or reasonable adjustments to complete your application? If so, please contact the recruiter via the above telephone number or via email to recruitmentsupport@claytonutz.com.

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Agency submissions

Clayton Utz does not accept agency submissions unless the agency is specifically contacted by a member of the Clayton Utz Recruitment Team. Please do not forward candidate profiles or resumes to Clayton Utz partners, hiring managers or other employees – this will not constitute as an introduction to the firm and Clayton Utz will not be liable for a fee.