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Human Resources Business Partner


Location: Wollongong

Job Type: Full time


  • 5 weeks AL
  • Flexible work arrangements will be considered
  • Based at the Dendrobium Mine, Mt Kembla NSW

The opportunity

Reporting to the HR Lead, the HR Business Partner will provide on-site support to front-line leaders in making good people decisions across the employee lifecycle.

In this role, you will partner with the site Leadership Team as well as Superintendents and Supervisors to challenge decisions that improve performance, provide support to the HR Lead, coach leaders to manage and take full accountability for people decisions effectively and consistently. You will provide guidance and advise on all aspects of human resources, including conducting investigations, managing performance management, and supporting development.

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in industrial/ employee relations matters and processes and the ability to effectively challenge people, situations and perspectives. Working at the site with both employees and leaders daily, you will have strong communication and risk management skills to inform key decisions for the business.

This is a full-time fixed-term position until January 2024.


This position will be at based at our Dendrobium Mine which is located at Mount Kembla, near the coastal city of Wollongong and approximately 75 kilometres south of Sydney.

About us

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company. We produce commodities including bauxite, alumina, aluminium, metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead, zinc and copper from our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America.

Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is a long term and leading coking coal supplier which operates two underground metallurgical coal mines, two preparation plants and a logistics chain.

At South32, we aspire to be an inclusive organisation, where our workforce reflects the broader demographic of the countries and communities where we operate. We embrace diversity and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds.

If you’re good at what you do, you can work anywhere. If you’re the best at what you do, come work at South32!

Applications for this position will close on Sunday 9th October 2022.