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Workplace Relations Specialist

Location: Sydney
Salary: $119K-$125K plus 17% Super
Company: University of Technology Sydney
Apps close: Friday 14th August 2020

Workplace Relations Specialist
Human Resource Unit

• An organisation committed to social justice
• Strong value-centred culture
• Competitive salary including 17% super

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) is a dynamic and innovative university located in central Sydney, in the heart of the city’s creative precinct. At UTS, we have built a strong reputation for innovation, creativity and technology. Our 2027 Strategic Plan sets out our vision to be a leading public university of technology and provides a strong statement about UTS’s aspirations for our fourth decade.

UTS is the top-ranked young University in Australia, and we have an unwavering commitment to our values; to discover, engage, empower, deliver and sustain. We are strongly committed to social justice, excellence and impact; and we hold fast to serving our communities and delivering value to our stakeholders.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced and motivated Workplace Relations Specialist to join the HR team, where you will work alongside a highly dedicated team of HR generalists and specialists who collaborate to deliver effective support to internal clients across UTS.

In this role, you will work closely with HR Partners and other colleagues to provide advice and coaching to managers and supervisors in the context of complex employment and workplace relations issues. As Workplace Relations Specialist, you will contribute to HR being “Great to do Business With” across UTS.

You will have a consultative approach, and by leveraging your experience, you will be able to provide advice across a broad range of workplace relations issues. With a solutions based mindset, you will be able to manage the competing priorities of casework in order to effectively deliver constructive solutions and outcomes. Ideally, you will have strong industrial relations and negotiation experience.

For more information on the role and the selection criteria please click apply and download the Position Description from the UTS website.

This position is full time and the appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

UTS provides very generous leave and other benefits including 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary, flexible work practices, and salary packaging opportunities. Due to COVID-19, we are currently working remotely.

Base Salary Range: $119,390 to $125,074 pa (HEW 9)

How to Apply
To apply for this role please go to the UTS jobsite at and search by reference IRC174993
Prior to commencing your application for IRC174993 please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria on the UTS jobsite. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC174993.

Specific enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Julie Small at or to Pam Price at

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted

CLOSING DATE: Please note, there is no official closing date for this role. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interested parties are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance.

At UTS, equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.