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Employee Relations Consultant (Parental Leave Cover Contract)

Location: Macquarie Park, Sydney
Salary: Competitive Salary
Company: Optus
Apps close: Saturday 9th November 2019

An opportunity for an Employee Relations Consultant is available on a parental leave cover contract to join our team until September 2020, based at our Optus Campus in Macquarie Park, Sydney.

You will be an integral part of our small specialist Employee Relations team that partners with other HR functions and the business to deliver practical employee relations advice and strategies to drive compliance, risk reduction and positive employee/business outcomes.

The role is a varied position that will involve workplace relations advice and coaching to the HR function (including HR Business Partners, and People Services, Rewards, Talent Acquisition) and to business leaders in the context of employment and workplace relations issues and projects (including change initiatives and compliance) and is the primary point of contact for Senior HR Advisory in relation to complex employee relations cases (including performance and disciplinary management, employee absenteeism, workplace investigations etc).

You will also get involved in some advocacy services in relation to litigation / disputes and managing cases that require escalation in accordance with Optus’ Issue Prevention and Resolution Procedure and contribute to enterprise bargaining strategy and negotiations where required. The role primarily supports all Optus business units and also provides support to its subsidiary companies.

Optus is a place where we let you do you.

We offer all kinds of benefits, such as:
• work collaboratively in an open, agile environment with flexible working hours and location
• discounts with over 400 companies Australia wide (Technology, Retail, Home, Fashion and more!)
• mobile & Internet discounts, Novated Car Leasing, and other Financial benefits
• onsite facilities at Macquarie Park such as a Gym, GP, Mini-Mart, Cafes
• training, Mentoring and further learning opportunities
• social events, social clubs and sports teams!
• regular visits by our various partners, such as mobile dentists, food trucks, charities, independent retailers and fruit vendors!

To succeed in this role, you will need at least 3-5 years prior experience within a similar ER role or equivalent experience at an employer association / law firm providing workplace relations advice to members/clients,and preferably hold degree qualifications in Law, Industrial Relations or Human Resources. Strong problem solving, verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and stakeholder relationship skills are essential and the ability to work in a fast paced environment.

At Optus, we don’t sit back and let the future happen to us – we’re out there making it. By expanding into new technology and relentlessly improving every day, we’re working to create a better tomorrow for all Australians.

Optus believes in the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences of our people help us innovate and create strong connections with our customers.