HR Business Partner

Location: Bendigo, Australia

About Thales

In fast changing markets, customers worldwide rely on Thales. Thales is a business where brilliant people from all over the world come together to share ideas and inspire each other. In aerospace, transportation, defence, security and space, our architects design innovative solutions that make our tomorrow's possible.

We’re inventing the future, right here, right now, at Thales. We design the critical security solutions of tomorrow by combining the curiosity to explore, the intelligence to question and the vision to create. Together we solve complicated problems by combining our experience in the market with our leading research and development capabilities.

Thales is committed to promoting and maintaining a workplace culture of shared respect that enables all of us to feel valued, do our best, and remain truly passionate about the place that we work. We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Wellbeing matters at Thales, and where possible we encourage flexible working.

About Your Role

We’re looking for a commercially focused HR Business Partner to partner with multiple complex client groups drive results and increase organisational effectiveness. This role is a mix of strategic partnering and hands on delivery, working to deliver key HR projects that are integral to future business performance. A proven all-round generalist HRBP, you’ll ideally hold a strong track record in ER/IR, managing business change, leadership development and employee engagement. This role can be based at our Bendigo or Benalla sites in regional Victoria or our Mulwala site in regional New South Wales.

The role will involve:

  • Working closely with the HR Director to drive the People agenda to meet business requirements and increase organisational effectiveness
  • Delivering a wide range of HR projects across multiple business areas
  • Influencing business decision-making to ensure HR issues and risk are considered systematically at the earliest possible point
  • Partnering with business leaders to deploy strategies to raise leadership and management capability
  • A strong focus on the build and implementation of future ER/IR requirements
  • The development of an Employee Experience agenda within the business
  • Actively supporting a culture which reflects the Thales Mission, Values and ethical standards and encourages attraction and retention
  • Staying well-informed of legislation and current HR publications and practise, and ensuring business compliance.

How About You?

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A tertiary qualification in Human Resource Management or other relevant qualification
  • Hold or be eligible for membership to AHRI
  • A true strategic HR business partner and change agent, able to build high-trust relationships with senior executives across a complex, matrix-driven organisation
  • Highly commercially focused, you’ll bring solid experience in driving results that genuinely impact business performance
  • Experienced across a broad generalist HR remit, with a particular focus on managing business change, ER/IR, leadership development and employee engagement
  • A trusted partner, with strong influencing skills and the ability to deliver great results
  • A great communicator and strong team player with the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.

Good to Know

You’ll get an email acknowledgement after you’ve applied, Thales strives to provide a personalised experience for all suitable applicants.

As a Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain an appropriate clearance. To learn more about clearances please visit –

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are applicable and as such, your nationality may be a factor in determining your suitability for this role.

Prior to offer you’ll complete a pre-employment police and medical.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!