HR Manager

Human Resources

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Human Resources


Business Professionals


Melbourne, Australia

The role




We know exceptional experiences begin with exceptional people. Individuals coming together, to make business better. At DLA Piper, we make this happen by creating a culture where passion, individuality and excellence is celebrated every day. A culture that recognizes that no two careers or two people are the same. A culture, that you have the opportunity to build and contribute to. 

As a valued member of our national Human Resources team, you are invited to learn the true meaning of business partnership in your role as a Human Resources Manager. This is a 12-month fixed term contract based in our Melbourne office. Working as part of a collaborative and inclusive HR team, this role leads and manages the people agenda for national practice groups and teams, as well as having a location-based HR focus.

Operating in an international HR business partnering model, supported by an HR Advisor, HR Coordinator and partnering with Centres of Excellence (COE) specialist roles, each HRM has a high degree of autonomy managing a combination of legal practice and business services support groups, as well as having responsibility for location-based HR needs, partnering with the Office Managing Partner (OMP) and other local stakeholders on engagement and other local HR initiatives. Working with our specialist areas you will actively identify gaps, opportunities and implement changes necessary to progress our people strategy.

The successful candidate will have; 

  • A focus on achieving high performance results in line with the firm’s culture and values through commitment and collaboration
  • Demonstrable success in developing and supporting line managers through change
  • Strong stakeholder management, influencing and communication skills
  • Strong level of commercial awareness and business acumen
  • A positive outlook and reassuring presence while multi-tasking multiple priorities in a fast-paced and challenging environment

We will consider applications from candidates who are currently working as a human resources manager and we also welcome applications from candidates who have extensive experience working as a HR Business Partner in a professional services environment looking for the next step in their career


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.


Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.



We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.



In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.