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HR Business Partner

Who we are

Cleanaway is Australia’s largest waste management organisation with over 7,500 employees working at over 400 sites. We have been around in Australia for over 50 years, delivering solutions that offer extraordinary benefits not just for our customers, but for our communities and environment we live in. Cleanaway provides sustainable waste management solutions to a range of customers including councils, small businesses, large corporate entities and government agencies.

Your new role

The HR Business Partner is responsible for partnering with leaders and employees to provide day to day operational support, including supporting ER case management, performance management and change management activities.

This role will work closely with the Senior HR Business Partner to ensure people strategies are executed within their respective groups. This includes delivering fit for purpose solutions and trusted advice, to implement strategic HR initiatives.

Your skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in HR and/or Business or other related discipline required at minimum
  • 5+ years’ working experience in a generalist advisory HR role required at minimum, with preferred experience, but not essential, within an operational business and heavily unionised workforce (but not essential)
  • Demonstrated experience in and working knowledge of broad HR functions, including Employee and Industrial Relations, Award Interpretation, change management and talent management
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, build and maintain trusted and effective working relationships and partnerships with all levels of management within the business, colleagues, and other internal and external stakeholders including the ability to influence and negotiate to produce efficient and effective outcomes
  • Ability to explore business needs in a data-driven way, analytical by nature
  • A collaborative and proactive approach with a focus on simplicity, ease of use and employee experience
  • Cleanaway is a fast paced and high-performance environment, candidates need to be able demonstrate resilience and the ability to think quickly to solve unpredictable problems/situations
  • Your ability to influence and shape the strategic people agenda at all business levels will be welcomed

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Scope for growth within the business
  • Support from a strong network of business partners
  • Employee share program
  • Great staff benefits program including novated car leasing and salary sacrificing on work-related purchases, discounts on private health insurance and more

Our Process

Our recruitment process involves a number of checks including, but not limited to, criminal history, medicals, drug & alcohol testing, as well as verification of qualifications, licences and right-to-work status.

We are dedicated to improving employment outcomes and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We also welcome candidates of all ages, abilities, gender identities, experiences (including veterans), and cultural backgrounds.

If you require any adjustments during the recruitment process, please contact us by emailing

Join us on our exciting journey towards a sustainable future.

Simply click the Apply button below or visit and let's make a positive impact together.




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Dandenong VIC Australia, Melbourne VIC Australia, Dandenong South VIC Australia

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Join us and be part of the team.
7500+ people
Servicing our customers and communities across Australia with a focus on safety and quality
~330 sites
~130 EPA Licensed Sites
Allow us to partner with customers large and small to help them achieve their sustainability goals
6100+ Vehicles
(Includes heavy and light road vehicles, site based industrial vehicles and trailers)
With one of the largest national fleets and a network of prized assets, we can service every corner of Australia
ASX100 listed
Strong performance doesn't just benefit investors it means we can provide surety to customers and our team
~242GWh generated in FY23
Just one of the ways we're making a sustainable future possible.
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