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Pearson HR Business Partner (Contract) in Australia, Australia

HR Business Partner (Contract)


Learning isn’t a destination, starting and stopping at the classroom door. It is a never-ending journey of discovery, challenge, inspiration and wonder. As the world’s leading learning company, we’re helping learners of all ages and stages across Australia reach their education goals, and find their way to a robust and fulfilling life. We’re doing this by providing a comprehensive blend of digital learning formats, printed texts, educator training resources, assessments, services and online assets.

We are seeking an experienced Human Resources Business Partner to join our business on a Fixed Term Contract until the end of 2019.

The Human Resources team partners with business leaders to deliver effective solutions across the employment lifecycle that are globally consistent and locally relevant. Australia provides geographical support to Australian business leaders across all of the key Pearson product and service teams whilst working in collaboration with the broader HR team within region to deliver specific projects, solutions and improvements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Partner with the business to ensure employees and line managers are provided with high quality HR support and advice that is compliant with legislation and meets company goals.

  • Negotiate and resolve employment relations matters in collaboration with managers and ensure alignment with the Company values and expectations.

  • Deliver current and changing HR programs and projects as guided by the VP Human Resources across all employment lifecycle services and in collaboration with the Human Resource Advisor, operational centres and specialists.

  • Partner with the business to review organisational development requirements including developing and facilitating internal training programs, supporting engagement processes and workforce planning.

  • Champion Diversity and Inclusion principles and practices at Pearson Australia.


  • Tertiary qualifications in HR/relevant discipline or equivalent working experience.

  • Exceptional skills across industrial/employee relations and organisational development are preferable.

  • Demonstrated success in a generalist HR business partnering role within a professional services environment.

  • Able to effectively communicate, influence and engage across a variety of stakeholder groups.

Based in stunning, heritage-listed offices in Melbourne's Docklands, you have everything at your door step, not to mention the easy 2 minute walk from Southern Cross Station.

Now it’s time to tell us about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.

At Pearson, we value the employee journey and pride ourselves in building an inclusive and diverse culture.

Primary Location: AU-Australia

Other Locations AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Melbourne-707 Collins 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Human Resources

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 4, 2019

Job Unposting: Aug 3, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1908748

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.