The Spark HR mentoring program pairs mentors and mentees from across the sector to support HR capability development.

Participants are matched based on their experience, department and desired focus area, choosing from 3 capability themes: smarter ways of working, people analytics and the changing role of HR. Pairs meet at least once a month for 6 months.

A highly successful pilot of the program was launched in 2021. The pilot paired 120 human resources leaders and practitioners and received overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Applications for the 2022-23 program are now closed. 

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Stay up to date with the latest news on the mentoring program and connect with HR people from across the sector by joining the HR Community of Practice. 

Information for mentees

Mentees in the program have the opportunity to: 

  • receive personalised guidance to upskill in the areas they want to develop
  • build their network across the sector
  • establish a relationship with a senior HR professional
  • learn from the work of other agencies and departments
  • build their confidence to tackle the areas that challenge them at work.

Information for mentors

Mentors in the program have the opportunity to: 

  • develop their coaching skills with a mentee who is willing to learn from them
  • contribute to the development of the HR profession
  • expand their network across the sector
  • stay up to date on emerging issues in the HR profession
  • increase their awareness of the work of other agencies and departments
  • receive support and advice from PSC to facilitate effective mentoring.

View the information pack

Find out more about the structure of the program, the commitment involved and the support provided.

Contact us

For enquiries about the mentoring program, contact the PSC Capability Design team at capabilityframework@psc.nsw.gov.au.

Stay up to date with the latest news on the mentoring program and connect with HR people from across the sector by joining the HR Community of Practice