HR/IR jobs

Labour Relations Advisors

Location: Perth
Salary: $88047 - $127033
Company: Department of Education, Western Australia
Telephone: (08) 9264 5126
Apps close: Monday 24th February 2020

The WA Department of Education is seeking to establish pools for appointments to vacancies in its Labour Relations Branch. In addition to four (4) positions available for immediate filling, the pools will be utlised for filling any subsequent positions which arise over the next 18 months. The pool will expire on 30 June 2021. The Labour Relations Advisors work within one of two teams, providing advice, support and information on employment, performance management and general industrial relations issues relevant to the Department and other key stakeholders. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to represent the Department before industrial and administrative tribunals, on committees, working parties and at other forums dealing with labour relations and performance management issues.

The Department's Labour Relations Branch operates in a complex industrial environment. It is responsible for ensuring policies and practices in the Department are developed and consistently applied to support productive labour relations, improved employment conditions and workplace flexibility within legislative and economic constraints; and the provision of strategic and operational industrial advice, advocacy and negotiation in relation to all central and Regional Education offices and schools.

To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following:
1. Knowledge and understanding of human resources and Labour Relations legislation, frameworks and current issues and the ability to apply that knowledge to an organisational context.
2. Well developed negotiation skills and advocacy experience.
3. Highly developed research and problem solving skills with an ability to achieve industrial outcomes and develop appropriate resolution strategies.
4. Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to consult and liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
5. Skills and experience in coordinating and delivering strategic outcomes.
6. Ability to develop and deliver training programs

For further information, or copies of detailed Job Description Forms, please contact John O'Brien, Manager Labour Relations, on (08) 9264 5126.