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Senior Advisor, Employee Relations

Location: Sydney CBD- Flexibility Available
Salary: Range: $110,745 - $122,038
Company: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Telephone: 0439 616 101
Apps close: Wednesday 30th September 2020

Do you have experience in interpreting and providing advice on industrial relations matters?

Ongoing opportunity to work within a central agency which leads the NSW Public Sector Employee Relations

About the role
The Senior Advisor, Employee Relations, develops policies, strategies and projects, provides policy and industrial relations advice to support key stakeholders (including agencies, the Executive and the Minister). Develops, co-ordinates and integrates high quality and timely policy analysis and advice to support organisational objectives.

Salary: Grade. Package includes base salary ($110,745 - $122,038) plus superannuation and leave loading.

Want to know more? Please refer to the Role Description (

We are looking for an individual who can:
• Provide expert, timely, accurate and relevant information and advice on industrial relations issues including the formulation and development of workplace relations policy proposals and related projects in a complex regulatory environment to ensure understanding and compliance.
• Operate in a complex and changing industrial, economic, regulatory and social environment that is subject to rapid and frequent change
• Communicate and negotiate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders, given the diversity of agendas, viewpoints and communication styles involved.
• Contribute to developing, promoting and implementing industrial strategies to realise policy change and achieve the Government’s public sector reform agenda.

Required knowledge, skills & experience
• Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in the application of the industrial relations and/or public sector framework including one or more of the following: employment and workplace legislation, Cabinet and Government processes, Government policy, awards, agreements and determinations of contemporary industrial issues and practices.
• Experience in interpreting and explaining workplace legislation, polices and industrial instruments and in preparing clear, concise and well-argued written advice and recommendations.

Interested in applying?
Apply online via IworkforNSW – Job ref 00007VS2 (

Applicants are required to submit an online application. This must include:
1. an up-to-date resume which clearly details your relevant skills and experience (maximum 5 pages)
2. a cover letter addressing the two targeted questions below (maximum 2 pages):

Targeted Questions:
1. Explain how your capabilities and experience are relevant to this role.
2. Describe a time when you provided advice that was contrary to the expectations of the stakeholder requesting the advice.

Please note: To be eligible to apply for this role, applicants must have existing Australian work rights.

The selection process will include a range of assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role. The successful applicant will be required to undertake pre-employment checks.

A recruitment pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles for this role or similar roles that may become available over the next 18 months.

Closing date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 (11:59 PM)

Further Information
For enquiries regarding this role, please contact the hiring manager Aaron Counter on 0439 616 101, or email

For information on applying for a role in the NSW Public Service, visit this link (

If you run into any technical difficulties with your online application, contact I Work for NSW Support at or 1800 562 679.

About the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC)
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Why work for DPC?
DPC believes all roles flex – working flexibly on an “if not, why not” basis. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, providing employees challenging and rewarding work, opportunities for career progression, and learning and development. We offer our employee discount gym membership, study assistance, salary packaging, and are conveniently located near Martin Place station.

Our Commitment
We welcome and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI+, people with disability, people with caring responsibilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, veterans and women.

Candidates can request a reasonable adjustment throughout each step of the recruitment process. If you require a reasonable adjustment to the recruitment process, please note this in your application.

We endeavour to make all our roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full-time, we will consider requests to undertake the work flexibly.