People & Culture Specialist


People & Culture Specialist

  • Partner with leadership teams to deliver corporate and divisional people initiatives
  • Work as one team with People & Culture peers
  • 6 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Parramatta Location

About us:

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

Sydney Water has been in business for more than 130 years, but that doesn’t mean we’re complacent. We know we must keep building a business that is able to respond quickly when faced by new challenges. We’re constantly working to improve our service, and to innovate and invest in new technologies to delight our customers and protect our future.

About the role:

The purpose of this role is to assist the People Partner with divisional / business unit leadership teams to support the delivery of divisional and corporate strategies and initiatives.

The key responsibilities for an ideal candidate pertain to this role are;

  • As part of the People Partnering team, support the leadership teams to deliver corporate and divisional people initiatives and ensure people impacts are considered as part of business plans and initiatives.
  • Integrate all areas of people and culture (P&C) expertise, championing the P&C model in the business and providing business insight to the centres of excellence and Business Centre.
  • Advocate for the P&C strategy, programs and policies within the business.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the corporate strategy through delivery of best practises of people management to deliver the best value to Sydney Water and its stakeholders
  • Provide input to the P&C People Partner into divisional workforce plans as well as people management policies and processes that integrate business direction & issues and people and culture priorities.
  • Provide support and input on business unit restructures, talent management, workforce planning and succession.

You will also bring:

  • Qualification: Relevant tertiary qualifications and 5 years relevant HR Experience. Have a good knowledge of HR functions eg: recruitment, learning & development, remuneration management, industrial relations, injury management.
  • Good knowledge of Sydney Water awards, agreements, HR policies, procedures and conditions of employment OR ability to acquire knowledge
  • Experience in successfully coaching managers to build people management capabilities using an effective consulting model, influencing business decisions and leadership teams through the provision of specialist HR advice, dealing with unions and ability to transfer ER/IR capability to line managers.
  • Experience in developing and implementing successful HR strategies and change projects.
  • Good knowledge of Sydney Water awards, agreements, HR policies, procedures and conditions of employment OR the ability to acquire this knowledge
  • Sound understanding of change management principles

Closing date: Sunday 9th August

Please see the position description for the roles full accountabilities.

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information, you can contact

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with LiveHire’s Terms, Privacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application


People & Culture Specialist

  • Partner with leadership teams to deliver corporate and divisional people initiatives
  • Work as one team with People & Culture peers
  • 6 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Parramatta Location

About us:

At Sydney Water, we’re passionate about making a difference to the lives of our customers and communities.

Sydney Water has been in business for more than 130 years, but that doesn’t mean we’re complacent. We know we must keep building a business that is able to respond quickly when faced by new challenges. We’re constantly working to improve our service, and to innovate and invest in new technologies to delight our customers and protect our future.

About the role:

The purpose of this role is to assist the People Partner with divisional / business unit leadership teams to support the delivery of divisional and corporate strategies and initiatives.

The key responsibilities for an ideal candidate pertain to this role are;

  • As part of the People Partnering team, support the leadership teams to deliver corporate and divisional people initiatives and ensure people impacts are considered as part of business plans and initiatives.
  • Integrate all areas of people and culture (P&C) expertise, championing the P&C model in the business and providing business insight to the centres of excellence and Business Centre.
  • Advocate for the P&C strategy, programs and policies within the business.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the corporate strategy through delivery of best practises of people management to deliver the best value to Sydney Water and its stakeholders
  • Provide input to the P&C People Partner into divisional workforce plans as well as people management policies and processes that integrate business direction & issues and people and culture priorities.
  • Provide support and input on business unit restructures, talent management, workforce planning and succession.

You will also bring:

  • Qualification: Relevant tertiary qualifications and 5 years relevant HR Experience. Have a good knowledge of HR functions eg: recruitment, learning & development, remuneration management, industrial relations, injury management.
  • Good knowledge of Sydney Water awards, agreements, HR policies, procedures and conditions of employment OR ability to acquire knowledge
  • Experience in successfully coaching managers to build people management capabilities using an effective consulting model, influencing business decisions and leadership teams through the provision of specialist HR advice, dealing with unions and ability to transfer ER/IR capability to line managers.
  • Experience in developing and implementing successful HR strategies and change projects.
  • Good knowledge of Sydney Water awards, agreements, HR policies, procedures and conditions of employment OR the ability to acquire this knowledge
  • Sound understanding of change management principles

Closing date: Sunday 9th August

Please see the position description for the roles full accountabilities.

You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident at the time of submitting your application to be considered for this role. For more information, you can contact

We want your perspective and ideas to help us find better ways to delight our customers, so we encourage you to apply no matter your age, sex or culture. You can be part of a committed, highly skilled team who’ll appreciate what you bring to the table. You’ll set and achieve real goals and make decisions that matter, as together we help shape the lifestyle of greater Sydney.

As part of the application process, Sydney Water will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role. We will also use your personal information to establish a LiveHire talent profile in our Talent Community. We look at our Talent Community first when new opportunities come up when you apply for a role. Your personal information will be collected in accordance with LiveHire’s Terms, Privacy Policy and Sydney Water’s Privacy Collection Statement – Job Application

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