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People Advisor (fixed-term contract)

Job No.: 538566

Location: Melbourne - CBD & Inner

Job type: Limited Tenure

The Opportunity 

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for People Advisor to join the People & Culture department at David Jones, providing support to the People Business Partnering team in the delivery of people solutions through a people plan aligned to the commercial and strategic requirements of the business.

David Jones exists to inspire like no other and as we continue to deliver on our ambitious transformation agenda in line with our Vision 2025+ strategy, we are committed to creating inspired careers so our people can Thrive

This role will suit a highly organised, self-motivated individual with a data-driven mindset, coupled with strong interpersonal skills and customer-centric attitude.

What does the role involve?

  • Partnering with the broader People team and business in delivering fit-for-purpose people insights and solutions aligned with business needs.
  • Working across the people team and the business to support performance coaching and management
  • Operate as a conduit for key people initiatives with a focus on optimising employee experiences,
  • enabling data-driven people planning, as well as active management of cyclical people activities such as talent, succession, performance, recognition, engagement and remuneration
  • Supporting the People Business Partners and working closely with People Assist and other People Advisors to help form meaningful people interventions aligned to both the business strategy and people plan

Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate who’ll THRIVE in the role will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in HR, Psychology, Law, or similar
  • HR advisory/generalist experience, with working knowledge of employment law
  • Strong stakeholder management experience and interpersonal skills
  • Data analytics and insights capabilities
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Why work for us?

  • Unique opportunity to be part of a highly engaged, successful team, focused on the transformation of an iconic Australian brand
  • A competitive remuneration package including performance-based incentives
  • Hybrid working arrangements in office and from home that provide appropriate work/life balance
  • Parental leave policy of 18-weeks paid leave for the primary carer, and 3-weeks paid leave for the supporting partner
  • Generous employee discounts across David Jones and access to partner benefits
  • An additional day of leave for your birthday along with time to support charitable work
  • Opportunities to support community partnerships across our Corporate Social Responsibility program
  • Be a member of a company committed to sustainable practices, driving change in the retail landscape
  • Ongoing training and development to pursue individual ambitions

About Us

Since 1838, David Jones’ limitless quest for innovation and progress established the brand as Australia’s original influencer in fashion and lifestyle. Having revolutionised the way Australians shop, David Jones’ creation of a social centre inspired and created lasting memories for past, present and future generations. Today, our vision to inspire Like No Other drives us to continue this legacy in our ambitious purpose to be the destination that inspires, with experiences and services Like No Other.

Our Thriving cultural pillars inspire our people to deliver on our vision and purpose.  We are Customer Obsessed; curious to understand and dedicated to delighting them with seamless solutions as one team. We care for our people, customers, partners and community by creating Inclusive environments through belonging and respect. We Empower with implied trust to act with integrity, value our unique skills and be accountable for our decisions.  We constantly seek Innovative ways of improving, changing and exploring ways that we can inspire.

David Jones is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

David Jones is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.



Closing date: for applications

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