Human Resources Lead


Posted on:  2nd Apr 2024


At South32, we’re meeting the challenge of enabling a sustainable future through our focus on responsibly producing commodities critical for a low-carbon world. 

As a collaborative, caring and inclusive company, there’s no better place to make a genuine difference. Together we’re making a positive, global impact that has the potential to change lives. 

Whatever career path you choose, we’ll support you every step of the way to learn, grow and succeed. So join us, step towards a brighter future and leave your legacy. 


Are you looking to be home every night? If so, this is your opportunity to live, work and play a short drive from stunning coastlines, scenic trails, magnificent jarrah forests and the food and wine heartland of the South-West and Peel Regions of Western Australia.

Our integrated Bauxite Mine, Alumina Refinery and Port Operation is creating the essential products needed for a sustainable low carbon future and is on a journey to become the world’s leading Alumina producer where our 1500+ workforce value the lifestyle that Worsley Alumina has to offer. 


  • Competitive salaries including Short-Term Incentive Bonus
  • Additional employer superannuation contributions which depend on the level of employee contributions you choose.
  • Participation in the Employee Share Plan
  • Flexible working arrangements and industry leading parental leave and family care policy


This role is a permanent position from our Boddington Bauxite Mine, which is located a short drive from the community of Boddington (10 minutes), Pinjarra (50 minutes) and the City of Mandurah (1 hour).

As the Human Resources Lead, you will be responsible for leading and executing the Worsley HR strategy and agenda for the Bauxite Mine, ensuring high quality HR coaching and support is provided across the full employment lifecycle to enable delivery of operational objectives.

  • Understand key drivers of business performance at Worsley Bauxite mine, ensuring the effective delivery of HR framework, tools, systems & processes to service and enable leaders and employees
  • Influence and provide strategic support to the leadership team
  • Provide high quality industrial and employee relations advice and services, managing and resolving issues as they arise
  • Ensure high-quality HR business partnership support is delivered across the full employment lifecycle for ~500 employees.


Current or recently working in an HR Lead role, you will have experience and demonstrate capability in the following:  

  • Excellent negotiation, influencing and persuasion skills. Able to challenge people, situations and current thinking effectively and creatively
  • Significant experience in industrial relations with a sound knowledge of industrial and employee relations theory, principles, policies and practices within a heavy industry context with EA negotiation exposure
  • Ability to build the capabilities of leaders across the business to drive accountability and high performance Constructively challenge decisions which are not in best interest of the organisation
  • Change management principles and methodologies

Qualifications for this position are:  

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant degree (preferable in HR/IR, Organisational Behaviour or Change Management) ideally in a mining or related industry

South32 is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we operate.  We provide a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. 

The job advert will close on 17th April 2024

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