Jan 05, 2023

Head of People Partnering

  • Canva
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Canva’s Commitment and Mission

At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We look for many different skills and abilities, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. So, even if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed or tick all the boxes, we’d still love to hear from you! 

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 100+ million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 3,000 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Join us and design your future.

About the role
You’ll be working closely with your People Group peers to design and deliver people programs that enable rapid growth and scale. We're looking for a Head of People Partners (HR BPs) to help us build a workplace that’s as collaborative, effective, and as loved as our product is. This role will be a multiplier, enabling People Partners to be true strategic partners and ensuring leaders at every level are growing and building highly engaged teams.


What you'll do

  • Lead the People Partnering team, providing clarity of expectations and enabling your team to succeed against those expectations.
  • Inspire and support the ongoing development of your team. Upskill in their professional development, enabling them to deliver company-wide people programs through supportive coaching and inclusive leadership.
  • Facilitate connections with Business Leaders to influence alignment on how People Partners can most meaningfully contribute to business goals.
  • Enable a world-class people strategy that fully embodies our philosophies around empowerment, values and goals.
  • Facilitate cyclical company-wide talent/performance programs.
  • Lead the People Partnering team in the development and delivery of high impact annual strategies across our Groups.
  • Co-design, facilitate and implement leadership development, talent management and performance management processes.
  • Help shape and operationalise our evolving People operating model to support Canva’s growing, global people footprint.
  • Lead and encourage your team to work in tight partnership with peers across the entire People Group.
  • Perform People Partner role for Canva’s Finance & Legal teams.

Who you'll be

  • Significant experience in the people & culture space including leading teams of experienced HR professionals (ideally HR BP teams).
  • A passion for developing great people, teams, and organisations.
  • Excellent understanding of broad range of HR programs including workforce planning, performance management, leadership development, organisational design & development, talent management, and total rewards.
  • Ability to think strategically and synthesise complexity to come up with solutions with tangible impact.
  • Expertly navigates ambiguity and gets energy from crafting opportunities and solving challenges
  • Results and outcomes focussed. Experience tracking, measuring and evaluating outcomes to demonstrate impact.
  • Ability to balance the big picture with short term focus and initiatives
  • Able to influence and work with a wide range of stakeholders, including leads, Canvanauts and our broader People team functions
Working at Canva 

Our culture is unlike anywhere else and we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.  

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 

Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey. 
We have a hybrid work model (in-office & from home), with our offices are always open to you balancing flexibility and connection
Flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development.
Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development.. because you know what you need to Vibe and Thrive, better than anyone.
Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistant Programs and Fitness & Meditation Classes.
Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations, Force for Good leave (3 paid volunteering days) and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in.   

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.