Senior Adviser, Workplace Relations (VPSG5)

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Human Resources

Reference: VG/1639526

Reference: VG/1639526

Occupation: Human Resources

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

A fantastic opportunity exists for a highly motivated and dynamic candidate to join the Department of Premier and Cabinet's People and Culture branch as a Senior Adviser, Workplace Relations.

The People and Culture branch works across the department and its portfolio agencies, to create a high performing workplace that puts people first.

As the Senior Adviser, Workplace Relations, you will provide high-level strategic advice and support to HR Business Partners and Department Executives on a broad range of complex HR and industrial matters, including enterprise agreement interpretation, resolving employee disputes and grievances, managing sensitive investigations and ensuring compliance with change management and union consultation requirements.

You will also provide coaching and support to senior stakeholders on contemporary developments in employment law and industrial relations and its application to the Department's workforce.

This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate who has an excellent understanding of the Fair Work Act framework and relevant state legislation, who is comfortable interpreting and providing advice on complex industrial instruments.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Ability to identify complex stakeholder issues and manage and monitor the impact and risk of a program, project or issue on people.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide succinct and clear expert advice to stakeholders on a range of employment, change management or health and safety matters.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical ability.
  • Well-developed stakeholder management skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Current VPS employees are strongly encouraged to apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) platform.

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).

To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, the department will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Senior Adviser, Workplace Relations (VPSG5)

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Raini Garrett - A/Manager Workplace Relations | 0418 252 226

Senior Adviser, Workplace Relations (VPSG5)