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Title:  Senior People Advisor

Job Number:  1275

Melbourne, AU

Job Description

From humble beginnings almost 70 years ago, John Holland has been driving positive change in Australia, and is now one of the nation’s leading infrastructure and property companies. We work in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia offering services from infrastructure and property development, to rail and building.




By finding solutions to complex challenges, we transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.




John Holland is seeking a Senior People Advisor to join the team in Melbourne. Reporting to the People Manager – Vic/SA/TAS/NZ the primary function of this role is to lead the development and implementation of the people strategy in the region.




We are looking for a driven self-starter with exceptional communication skills who can become a trusted partner to our people and our projects. If you enjoy a fast paced environment and have a passion for high performance and delivering results, then this is the role for you!




Responsibilities of the role include:


  • Supporting the People Manager to design and implement key initiatives that support the company’s People strategy in the region
  • Support project leadership teams with their workforce planning, succession planning, talent management, employee engagement and performance management
  • Contributing to the development and embedding of HR strategies, policies and procedures
  • Supporting the People Manager in the development of the region’s business plans in alignment with group initiatives
  • Creating and leading programs on people initiatives as required
  • Overseeing the selection and development of key staff to meet the regions needs
  • Upholding governance and compliance requirements and optimising people capability to achieve business outcomes
  • Building strong relationships across the business and embedding the HR function
  • Providing general HR advice and connecting projects to our regional and corporate HR teams
  • Contributing to the development of appropriate financial reporting and budgets which may include recommendations and appropriate action



To be successful is this key role, you must have:


  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Human Resource Management, Business Management, Law or Employee Relations.
  • 5+ years’ experience providing operational HR leadership and support across the whole HR function.
  • Expert knowledge of human resources legislation and best practice
  • Demonstrable experience dealing with employee relations and performance management in a unionised environment.
  • Proven experience in the implementation of compliance and governance processes and practices. 
  • Experience designing and implementing employee programs




John Holland is up for the challenge of transforming lives.




We work hard to attract and retain the best employees, and we provide opportunities for rich career experiences, and a strong framework for on-going career development.




We are committed to building, valuing and promoting diversity and inclusiveness across John Holland.

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