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Workplace Relations Consultant

Location: Melbourne
Company: Deakin University
Telephone: 03 5227 3450
Apps close: Monday 18th November 2019

Permanent full-time role based at Burwood campus location
Expertise in strategic and operational workplace relations advice
HEW 8 $98,322 + 17% Superannuation 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Workplace Relations Consultant to join the Workplace Relations team at Deakin. Under broad direction from the Senior Workplace Relations Consultant, this role is responsible for providing both strategic and operational workplace relations advice, as well as coaching and support, for individual case management of local workplace issues.

The scope of the role includes working across the University, to provide advice and assistance to clients on a broad range of staff and management-related HR activity. Specific areas requiring advice will include performance management, inappropriate behaviour or conduct, local workplace conflict, grievances, bullying, disputes, probation, organisational change and restructuring, employment termination, mediations, review committees and workplace policies and procedures.

The Workplace Relations Consultant is also responsible, along with the rest of the team, for preparing case material and representing the University in communications with unions, legal representatives and other external organisations on workplace issues. This can include internal review committees, conferences and conciliations.

Additionally, the role will involve drafting and/or reviewing a broad range of documents, including letters, advice, employment contracts, policies or procedures and reports for managers, senior managers and staff.

The successful candidate in this role will have the following skills and experience:

Relevant post-graduate qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or a similar field and/or extensive relevant experience.
Significant and demonstrated experience in providing high-level strategic advice, coaching and guidance to managers at all levels, on employment law, workplace relations and other related human resources issues.
Sound knowledge and understanding of contemporary human resources management practices, with a particular emphasis on performance management, workplace relations and complex employment matters.
Demonstrated ability in the management and resolution of complex staff case matters and keeping clients relevantly informed of progress.
Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills together with proven influencing and negotiation skills, and the ability to maintain strong relationships with colleagues and organisational staff and management at all levels.

This role will suit a Workplace Relations professional that has a pragmatic approach, who is able to adopt a flexible outlook to managing sensitive and confidential issues.

The ability to exercise judgment using a strong set of ethics will be key to your success in this position, as will your strong stakeholder management and influencing skills.

If this sounds like it could be your next career opportunity, apply today!

For a full copy of the position description, please click the link above.

Applications for this position close on 18th November 2019.

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together.

Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits, including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third-party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.