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Lawyer/Workplace Relations Advisor

Location: Melbourne
Company: Ai Group
Apps close: Thursday 24th September 2020

Ai GroupReporting into Ai Group’s Workplace Relations Manager - Victoria and based Melbourne, the Workplace Relations Adviser role works as part of Ai Group’s national workplace relations consulting team. You will also work on legal matters through Ai Group Workplace Lawyers supervised by experienced Legal Practitioner Directors of the firm. You will be working at the absolute cutting edge of workplace relations and employment issues, combining strategic, practical and technically astute capability in the work that they do.

Whilst the reality of each day will be different, some of the things you will expect to see in this role include:
• Providing workplace relations advice, assistance and advocacy across both our consulting and legal practices;
• A high degree of direct member/client interaction, including advising across a broad range of industries from small and medium enterprises to some of Australia’s largest businesses; and
• Great diversity in matters including termination of employment, general protections, equal employment opportunity, employment litigation, legislative compliance, performance management; industrial disputation, enterprise bargaining, workplace health and safety, human resources policies and employment contracts.

Is this role for me?
If your approach is practical and pragmatic to resolving complicated and sensitive workplace issues and you thrive in an environment where you are at ‘the coal face’ with clients and employers along with:
• 3-5 years relevant workplace relations or industrial relations experience gained from a well-regarded law firm, union, or employer organisation;
either a current Victorian Practising Certificate or the ability to apply for one immediately;
• Exceptional analytical and writing skills;
strong understanding of the legal framework, including the award and enterprise bargaining system;
• A keen eye for detail and meticulous drafting; and
• A thirst for honing your skills.

Other skills/knowledge that would help you in this role:
• Proven experience in interpreting and applying legislation and industrial instruments; and
• An understanding of court and/or Fair Work Commission processes.

The Perks
We offer a collaborative work environment with a passionate team of people committed to achieving the best outcomes for our members and clients, and a competitive remuneration package, plus flexibility to help you balance your professional responsibilities with your personal life.

This is your chance to join one of the most influential and effective employer associations in Australia and play your part in shaping the future of workplace relations.