Director, Human Resources

  • Edith Cowan University
  • Perth, Australia
  • Jun 07, 2022
Full time Deans & Directors

Job Description

Key Leadership position

  • Full-time, 5-year Fixed Term, Joondalup Campus

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is seeking to appoint a new Director, Human Resources.

About the University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a young and progressive university with a strong reputation for excellence in teaching, high quality research, state-of-the-art facilities, and engagement with its communities. Since its establishment in 1991, ECU has grown rapidly into a quality university with internationally recognised research and excellent student and staff satisfaction. ECU is an ethical and responsible organisation with strong values that are owned and demonstrated by the whole University community. These values influence how we work, and the University's commitments to equality, opportunities for disadvantaged people, and reducing our impact on the environment. ECU has over 2,000 strongly committed academic and professional staff employed on a full-time and part-time basis.

About the Opportunity

The Director, Human Resources is a trusted adviser and people leader, who will foster innovation and enterprise leadership in both strategic and operational human resource management. This position will collaborate across the university and lead the effective planning and delivery of human resource services, drive best practice, and roadmap initiatives to support the wider strategy and outcomes of the university.

The Human Resources Services Centre plays a key role in facilitating and supporting the University to effectively achieve its priorities and empower the talent and potential of our staff, to create a workplace that is welcoming, diverse, inclusive and safe.

About You

  • You are an energetic HR leader who is innovative in their practices, proactively seeks out challenges and naturally problem solves by always thinking outside the box; 
  • You enjoy collaborating with passionate people who want to make a difference through teaching and/or research; 
  • You have an excellent ability to build rapport quickly and know the importance of taking time to build trusted and strategic partnerships; 
  • You are a natural influencer, who is able to communicate with diverse stakeholders to drive change and achieve a shared purpose;  
  • You will have proven record and significant experience in delivering outcomes through human resource strategy and contemporary HR thinking and practices; 
  • You will demonstrate prior success in leading diverse HR teams and delivering strategic priorities;  
  • You are an inclusive, values-driven collaborator and strategic thinker who operates with integrity and values self-awareness and continued personal growth; and  
  • You demonstrate personal attributes that align with ECU's values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

The University has engaged executive search firm Perrett Laver to assist with this appointment who will support the Selection Committee to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and to assess candidates against the requirements for the role.

For an initial discussion about the role, please contact Zoe Hinton on +61 2 8075 4531 or via email

For more information and to submit your application please visit the Perrett Laver website at quoting reference 5835.

Candidate Search and Application Close: 11:59 pm (WST) on Friday, 17 June 2022. 

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