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With a content portfolio like no other media organisation in the country, SBS occupies multiple channels and platforms, and provides a unique opportunity for employees to help make Australia a better place to live.

First Nations Business Partner

Expressions of Interest 

Applicants must identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.  SBS considers that being Aboriginal and/or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). 

At SBS, we embrace difference, and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. 

We also acknowledge the unique contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples make to our society and our workplace through their enduring and continued connection to land, sea, sky and community. 

About Us

SBS is one of the world's most unique and innovative media organisations, producing trusted, meaningful and engaging content that exists for all Australians to inspire, support and celebrate the diversity of our multicultural society. 

Our purpose, for the last 40 years, has reflected and explored the evolving diversity of Australia, investing in initiatives to deepen its connections with communities, sharing their stories and giving a voice to those often unheard, with the aim of increasing understanding and respect of the differences that make up Australia.

SBS is a truly distinctive network, showcasing multicultural, multilingual and First Nations stories otherwise untold in the Australian media.

The Department

The SBS People & Culture team are responsible for creating amazing employee experiences. We look after our people and help to cultivate the workplace environment and its culture. We oversee and support the entire employee lifecycle as well as providing the SBS team with the full spectrum of HR services and processes including Payroll, Safety, Learning, Health & Wellbeing, Employment Relations, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and Capability Development.  We are here to ensure everyone understands what it means to be part of the SBS Team and support all our employees in becoming the best they can be. 

The Role

We are currently taking expressions of interest for a First Nations P&C Business Partner. 

As a key role within the P&C team, this role would see you partnering with different areas of the business as allocated and playing a key role in contributing to the delivery of the People & Culture function for SBS. This includes functioning as a subject matter expert and providing advice, guidance and support to enable business leaders to achieve their goals and deliver an amazing employee experience for highly engaged teams. Some of the primary activities this role will be responsible for include: 

  • Building trusted high-quality partnerships with divisional Directors and their leadership teams in order to effectively progress the agreed people agenda and strategy for the business
  • Providing end-to-end support and advice on talent sourcing and acquisition within assigned business units as well as for Indigenous identified roles throughout the business
  • Build capability and enable leaders to effectively manage their teams in line with SBS Values and Leadership Behaviours.
  • Oversee the entire employee lifecycle including recruitment, induction, talent management, salary reviews and succession planning for the assigned business units.
  •  Provide coaching, mentorship, advice and support to leaders to ensure effective and responsive workforce management practices are in place. 
  • Pro-actively respond, support on matters relating to employee welfare, safety, employee relations and grievances as well as performance management outcomes.  
  • Support the SBS People & Culture function to ensure culturally appropriate implementation of processes, practices and policies 
  • Provide advice, guidance and support to divisional leadership teams for complex employment legal matters, discussions with employee representatives and unions as well as complaints and investigations.  
  • Promote a learning and development approach to encourage high performance.
  • Coach and build the capability of senior managers to support and develop their teams.

It is a requirement of this role that incumbents have had two vaccinations with an approved Covid-19 vaccination in line with the ATAGI guidelines.  We do however have a medical exemption process and we would be happy to discuss your application should this be applicable to you.

You might want to consider what other opportunities this could lead to down the track.

 About you

  • Outstanding and influential relationships and evidenced partnership with internal and external stakeholders including senior leaders at an ExCom level.
  • Experience across HR generalist domains including performance management, employee relations, organisational development, change management and talent acquisition.
  • Proven experience in managing complex change initiatives through effective consultation and implementation in order to deliver on strategy.
  • High developed communication, persuasion and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated highly developed problem-solving skills. 
  • Experience delivering strategic initiatives to achieve tangible outcomes.
  • Strong interpretive knowledge of legislation and industrial instruments governing employment in Australia.

Feel like you meet most, but perhaps not all the criteria listed? Then, send through your detail as whilst we have specific requirements in mind we can look at how we can bridge the gaps!

Some of the reasons to consider working with us

 The people! a genuine sense of feeling included (we truly celebrate and welcome difference!) and being part of one of the most inclusive companies in Australia!

  • The culture and the engagement of our workforce, we are proud to have an employee engagement score of 82% with low levels of employee turnover.
  • A brand that is not only recognisable but trusted and established, we have been broadcasting for over 40 years and we’re not done yet!
  • We offer a range of benefits from, health care checks, salary packaging, Employee Assistance Programme, flexible work arrangements and for our Sydney based employee’s free gym membership!
  • We also love to promote from within! we have allocated funds to do just that and help with training gaps when moving from role to role.
  • Want to learn more? Then hit apply and take the first step to applying for not just another job but a possible whole new career!

Want to learn more? Then hit apply and take the first step to applying not just for another job but a possible whole new career in a purpose led organisation!

Not quite the right role for you? No problem, how about popping your details into our talent pool? Email us at to let us know what roles would be of interest to you and we will keep you informed of when they arise! (If you no longer want to be listed in our talent pool, then just email  us and let us know and we will remove your detail).

For other opportunities within our organisation please visit our careers website SBS Careers - Working at SBS

Reasonable adjustments

 SBS recognises that everyone is unique, and you might require some adjustments to ensure you have the best opportunity to apply and put your skills forward for consideration. If we can make some adjustments to the SBS recruitment/interview process to better enable you to shine, then please contact and let us know.

Adjustments include but are not limited to; alternative application methods, interview setups, physical requirements, guidance for trans or gender diverse applicants, specific interview availability times and more.

To find out more about reasonable adjustments with SBS, please view our video here.

We are shortlisting applications as they come in, so don’t delay, apply today! 

First Nations P&C Business Partner Job Description

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