Manager Workplace Relations (VPSG6)

Job posted: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 08/03/2021 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Transport

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Human Resources

Reference: VG/99997832XT

Reference: VG/99997832XT

Occupation: Human Resources

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability. We are excited to offer this opportunity for you to become part of the Department that delivers more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.

Manager Workplace Relations

  • Annual Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983 per annum plus superannuation
  • Tenure: Ongoing  
  • Employment Type:  Full Time
  • Usual Work Location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)


About the Team

The Workplace Relations Branch sits within the People and Culture Division providing business enabling people and corporate services functions, to drive a high-performance culture and to support integrated operations.


About the Opportunity

The Manager Workplace Relations is responsible for the management of the Workplace Relations Advisor team, providing high level strategic and authoritative advice on complex and sensitive issues to senior management. You'll play a key role in identifying emerging workplace relations risks, actively and collaboratively working with relevant People and Culture stakeholders to develop positive workplace relation interventions.


What we're looking for

  • Demonstrated experience in providing strategic and expert workplace relations advice and working to tight timeframes on critical matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply policies arising from the VPS agreement and other relevant industrial and employment instruments.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including excellent verbal and written communications with the ability to develop policies, processes, and interventions.
  • Proven experience in enterprise bargaining negotiations as well as providing sound advice on related matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the department in external forums and tribunals such as FWC.
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills including the ability to respond creatively to issues raised.
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining working relationships with key stakeholders, including union representatives, departmental managers and staff and central agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team including coaching and mentoring staff.


Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network.  We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable. More information on the PD attached.


How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and if you wish a covering letter.  Applications close 11.59pm on Monday, 8 March 2021.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please call Geoff O'Kearney, Director Workplace Relations, 0455 539 018

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Manager Workplace Relations (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time

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Geoff O'Kearney | 0455 539 018

Manager Workplace Relations (VPSG6)