Senior Employee Relations Advisor

Job posted: 09/03/2023
Applications close: 09/04/2023 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Mercy Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Human Resources

Reference: 19522

Reference: 19522

Occupation: Human Resources

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan


Located in Richmond, you will work collaboratively with the Group Employee Relations Manager to manage the various industrial matters across the organisation, including Enterprise Agreement negotiations and implementations, award/agreement interpretation, unfair dismissal/general protections applications and industrial disputes.  You will also partner with and act as a reference point to the HR Business Partner teams, providing guidance and advice on complex IR/ER matters and investigations.  This full time role reports to the Group Employee Relations Manager.


With excellent communication and writing skills in drafting agreements, employee communications and report/business case writing, you are confident across the Microsoft suite of products, including Excel and pride yourself on your attention to detail.

You will be a strong communicator working at an experienced IR/ER Advisor level or have had exposure to or supported case/issue management with the ability to build strong and effective relationships at all levels. With demonstrated experience in the IR and ER environment, you will have a relevant qualification and a robust understanding of the Australian industrial and employment landscape including the Fair Work Act, National Employment Standards and Awards and a passion for providing quality, best practice support.

Ideally you will hold tertiary qualifications in Industrial Relations, Law (or a related field).


Mercy Health is a Catholic organisation grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health is made up of more than 9,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, home care services and health worker training and development.

Mercy Health is proud to be recognised as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the WGEA.


Mercy Health recognises that people are searching for meaning in their work life and finding a workplace that connects with their values is a key motivation when choosing an employer. As a not-for-profit healthcare provider, Mercy Health has a strong mission and clear values that guide us in everything we do. We pride ourselves on:

  • Caring for our people and those important to them with generous employee assistance available for employees and their families
  • Encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and supporting all staff to be their authentic selves at work through our network group for LGBTIQ+ staff and allies
  • Protecting children and vulnerable people in all our services, by listening to them and having zero tolerance of any form of abuse and neglect
  • Taking a stand against climate change, which is one of the biggest threats to the health of the world and all humanity, and committing to action that will help make our world fairer and more sustainable
  • Offering benefits such as generous salary packaging, purchased leave, career progression and development opportunities, access to health and wellbeing programs and a range of discounts across a diverse portfolio of financial, healthcare, travel and other services.


  • Candidates are required to meet the position and qualification requirements.
  • Provide a current Police Record Check and Working with Children Check (Mercy Health may conduct additional background checks subject to current legislation).
  • Proof of vaccination status consistent with public health orders and with Mercy Health’s policy (includes but is not limited to COVID-19 and seasonal influenza vaccination compliance requirement).

If you have any questions or require any adjustments to ensure a fair and equitable interview and selection process please contact us on the details below.

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Please note that applications will be reviewed and interviews may commence prior to the closing date.

Senior Employee Relations Advisor

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Katarina Elezovic

Senior Employee Relations Advisor