People Partner APAC - 10 month Fixed term contract (Mat leave cover) at Deputy

Contract roles, Full Time, Sydney sydney full-time contract
Posted 10 days ago

At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works & we are want fantastic people to help us do that.

Deputy is a SaaS Workforce Management Product company. HQ'd in Sydney (AU), with offices in London (UK), Atlanta and San Francisco (USA). We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their hourly workforce so they can focus on what they do best, and be amazing.

Currently, our employees are predominately working from home and this role will also be remote for the time being. We anticipate employees will be returning to the office, in a flexible capacity, during 2021 as appropriate & when it is safe to do so.


The People Team is responsible for maximising employee value through talent acquisition, employee on-boarding, management, experience as well as internal communications. They are the force behind driving employee engagement and a strong company culture at Deputy.  


We are looking for a People Business Partner who will be responsible for driving results, increasing employee engagement and efficiency by building programs, processes and infrastructure to support our explosive growth and ensure that our Deputies have an engaging employee experience. 

You will also work to improve organisational design and structure, provide change leadership and management coaching.  You understand high level business goals and through the creation of deliberate and proactive programs, you will help Deputy to achieve our goals. We have an employee-first philosophy and are deeply committed to investing in the happiness and success of our team.


  • Work with the People team to deliver an empathic and customer service focused experience for everyone at Deputy 
  • Support internal communication to ensure employees are kept informed and motivated 
  • Drive and execute People projects as a part of global People Team roadmap and strategy 
  • Work as a strategic advisor to provide regular support to manager and team leads in regards to all aspects of the employee life cycle including performance management, internal mobility, employee relations, etc.
  • Champion APAC inclusion efforts and events to ensure Deputy is striving to be as diverse, inclusive and equitable as possible at all times
  • Advocate APAC community efforts and events to elevate morale and engagement 
  • Work with global counterparts to ensure inclusion efforts are unified for all global teams
  • Conduct regular manager trainings to build skills for our leadership and management teams

  • 1-3 years experience as a People Business Partner or in a People related space working with tech teams in a fast-paced, results-driven environment 
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and balance collaboration and communication multiple stakeholders across various departments and functions
  • Ability to be both strategic and tactical in a fast-paced, ever changing environment 
  • Ability to make timely, effective, people-first decisions 
  • An open, available and approachable style 
  • An understanding of all aspects of the employee lifecycle, including recruiting, onboarding, performance management and coaching 
  • Strong project management skills and problem solving abilities 
  • Must be humble, results-oriented, collaborative, have a sense of humour and strong EQ
  • Prefer experience with tech stack of a start-up, various SasS operating systems (GSuite, Asana, Slack, Confluence)
    - Australian Hyper-Growth Startup - Head Office in Sydney
    - Why IVP Invested in Deputy
    - Winner of Westpac Innovative Business of Tomorrow 2018
    - No. 5 on Forbes Cloud 100 for 2018: Rising stars
    - Deloitte's #21 Fastest Growing Technology Startups in Aus 2018
    - Raised $111M Series B Round led by IVP, OpenView (our Series A investor), Square Peg Capital and EVP.
    - Global Growth across APAC, America and EMEA.


    At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Since 2008 over 200 million shifts have been rostered on Deputy, in over 90 countries, and across 245 different industries.

    The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that hourly workers make up 80 – 90% of the workforce.  Yet while hourly workers comprise such large majorities of the global workforce, there is a stark lack of software tools available today that directly address their needs

    We’re making it easier for businesses and teams to roster staff, manage leave, complete payroll and take the admin out of work so that our customers can focus on doing what they love. We hire amazing people to do what they’re best at, and work with some incredible businesses all around the world.

    Check out this video: Deputy Explained

    Check out why our customers love us: GetApp and G2Crowd. 

    Deputy believes in equal opportunity and that inclusiveness and diversity promotes innovation. Our global team members are from a variety of cultures. And we welcome different perspective and skills. 

    Interested? Apply now