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Senior Advisor - Industrial Relations

Location: Sydney
Salary: Base salary $108,044 to $119,061 plus superannuation and leave loading
Company: NSW Treasury
Website: http://
Telephone: (02) 9228 5294
Apps close: Sunday 19th May 2019

Senior Advisor – Industrial Relations

• IR moves to Department of Premier and Cabinet from July 2019
• Leverage your Communication Skills
• Make a Difference to the People of NSW

Why NSW Treasury
As the NSW Government’s principal financial and economic adviser, Treasury’s role is to enable the Government to deliver its promise to the people of New South Wales that the State will always be a great place to live and work!

As a World Class Treasury, we are known for the provision of quality advice and influence, excellence in delivery and strong and transparent risk management. We’re committed to building a culture of highly engaged and talented people, all working together in a collaborative and high-performance culture which facilitates career mobility and diversity. Our culture is underpinned by the NSW Public Sector core values of Excellence in Service, Integrity, Accountability and Trust and a clear set of expected behaviours.

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The Team and the Role
Working within the NSW Industrial Relations (IR) team which provides strategic policy advice to the NSW Government on NSW public sector industrial relations issues and support to NSW public sector agencies on NSW industrial relations matters and in proceedings before the NSW Industrial Relations Commission and Fair Work Commission.

The Senior Advisor provides strategic and operational industrial relations/employee relations advice to public sector agencies and Department Executive that supports decision making within the parameters of Government policy and legislation.

The Opportunity
• Seeking energetic and motivated individuals who enjoy a challenge.
• The role is diverse, suited to a person with advanced communication skills and a commitment to high standards of performance.
• You will be accountable for a range of work and be required to operate with a degree of autonomy.
• The team environment is supportive and collaborative and will provide an outstanding learning opportunity.
• Fast track your career with a high-profile, highly respected employer.

• Provide expert, timely, accurate and relevant information and advice on public sector industrial relations issues to the Manager, Director, Deputy Secretary and Secretary.
• Contribute to developing, promoting and implementing industrial strategies to realise policy change and achieve the Government’s public-sector reform agenda.
• Represent the Secretary of the Treasury as the employer, in a variety of forums including the industrial tribunals at the State and Federal level and assist public sector client organisations by providing expert advice and assistance in dispute resolution and advocacy.
• Support agencies to achieve industrial and employee relations outcomes which are efficient, effective and equitable.
• Research and develop strategy initiatives in the field of industrial relations and human resources in consultation with other agencies and implement their adoption.
• Manage and undertake industrial relations and human resources projects to deliver agreed project outcomes within budget and timeframe.
• Prepare high quality written advice in the form of reports, briefs, policy and discussion papers to respond to Ministerial, Cabinet or Departmental requests and to initiate consideration of new industrial strategies and initiatives.
• Contribute at a senior level to the overall management of the Branch.

Key Skills and Experience
• Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in the application of the industrial and public-sector framework including employment legislation, Cabinet and Government processes, Government policy, awards, agreements and determinations and of contemporary industrial issues and practices.
• Experience in interpreting and explaining workforce legislation, policies and industrial instruments and in preparing clear, concise and well-argued written advice and recommendations.

To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the NSW Treasury, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.

Talent Pool
A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool represents a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary, term or ongoing roles, over the next 12 months.

How to Apply!

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow with us in building a world class Treasury! You will be rewarded with a generous remuneration package in addition to working in a flexible working environment located in Martin Place, Sydney.

NSW Treasury is a diverse organisation that values excellence in services, integrity, accountability and trust. We look forward to building an even more diverse organisation and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people with disability.

Please submit your resume and cover letter for the role on-line. Your application should include a covering letter and an up-to-date resume that details your knowledge, skills and experience in relation to the role.

Should you require additional information prior to making an application please contact in confidence: Ken Boots –

To apply for this role and view the role description please submit an application online via
Requisition Number: 00006ZVF

Applications close: 11:59pm Sunday 19 May 2019