HR Relationship Manager

Feb 06, 2018
Feb 19, 2018
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time

Human Resources Services

UQ Human Resources is responsible for enabling achievement of the University’s strategic ambitions through attracting, developing and retaining talented, engaged and high performing staff.  This, in turn, enables University staff to better support our current and future students.  Human Resources provides high quality human resource management guidance and expertise, through effective policy development, constructive advice and efficient administrative services.  We are building a team of strategic HR professionals to provide outstanding, client focused, proactive and effective solutions and services for all UQ staff.  


HR Relationship Manager

The HR Relationship Manager is a member of the HR Services Leadership Team, and is primarily responsible for the overall management of HR service delivery, including the quality and effectiveness of services delivered by their Professional Services team.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Human Resources (Client Services), the HR Relationship Manager partners with clients to build and maintain strong working relationships, in  turn developing and maintaining a deep understanding of the current issues, emerging trends, and future client requirements of their Professional Services team. The HR Relationship Manager, as a ‘trusted expert advisor’, uses excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills, to provide leadership and guidance to ensure the alignment of a broad range of HR strategies and best practice that meet current and future needs. There is a particular focus on providing expert policy advice, employee relations, and managing complex people related problems or issues (e.g. case management investigations), in line with client and University policy requirements.

There is also a focus on managing client workforce data and analytics to provide strategic insights and advice to the executive leadership team on people related trends, issues and potential solutions. This forms part of the provision of end-to-end HR solutions and service delivery, including the allocation of projects and operational service delivery resources.  The HR Relationship Manager ensures that the emerging and current needs of the Professional Services team, in particular strategic workforce and recruitment plans, are factored into University wide plans.


To be successful

We are seeking candidates with relevant postgraduate qualifications and/or extensive professional experience as a senior practitioner. You will have successfully delivered outstanding client service and feel confident in managing change and complexity. You take pride in being responsive, agile and effective. You enjoy developing others and building high performance. You have a strong understanding of contemporary HR approaches. Finally, you are a confident and skilled communication and change manager.



Application Enquiries

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae and a statement of claim outlining the candidate’s suitability for the position.

If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ms Vanetta Warren on (07) 3346 0403 or

Reference: 501808

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