HR/IR jobs

Employee Relations Project Consultant

Location: Perth
Salary: $122,538 per annum (inclusive of superannuation)
Company: Western Australian Local Government Association
Apps close: Monday 26th July 2021

• 6 weeks annual leave (30 days)
• Unique opportunity to consult about legislative change
• Provide advice and support to Local Government
• Full-Time, 24 month Maximum Term Contract

Do you have demonstrated awareness, understanding and application of employment legislation? If the answer is yes and you are looking for a unique opportunity within the industrial relations space, then we have the job for you!

The WA State Government are planning to re-introduce legislation for Local Governments to operate solely in the State IR system. Currently WA has a dual system whereby the majority of Local Governments operate in the Federal IR system and some Local Governments operate in the State IR system.

This is a unique opportunity to work with the Employee Relations Service Manager in advocating on behalf of Local Governments regarding the proposed transition and leading the proposed transition for subscribers to the WALGA Employee Relations service.

This is a dual role, in that you will lead the implementation of the project, but when not undertaking tasks associated with the proposed transition, you will be responsible for providing advisory, consultancy and industrial advocacy services to Local Government clients about IR and HR matters.

What will make you successful in this role?

• Demonstrated awareness, understanding and application of employment legislation
including the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993
(WA) and the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA)
• Demonstrated experience in providing a range of HR/IR advice to external and or
internal stakeholders
• A demonstrated understanding of the process involved and experience in negotiating
enterprise agreements in the Federal and or State IR systems
• Ability to communicate clearly and professionally verbally and in writing
• Experience in developing and managing stakeholder relationships
• Tertiary qualifications in human resources, industrial relations, employment law or a
related field is essential

*WALGA Employee Relations Service is not a legal service and does not provide legal advice

In return, WALGA offers flexible work arrangements, excellent leave offerings, a health & wellbeing program, an active social club, and a commitment to employee development.
About WALGA?

WALGA is an independent, member-based, not for profit organisation that advocates for Local Government and provides services to support sector excellence.

As the peak industry body, WALGA advocates on behalf of WA’s 139 Local Governments, delivers professional training and advisory services to members across the State and negotiates service agreements for the sector.

We aim to leverage the collective strength and influence of the Local Government sector to benefit the WA community.

WALGA has approximately 100 staff with the majority located in our West Leederville office and organised around five key business units: Strategy, Policy and Planning; Infrastructure, Governance and Organisational Service, Commercial and Communications and Corporate and Executive Services.

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To Apply

A position description and information on what to include in your application is available at

For further details on the role please contact Davina Hunter on 08 9213 2091.

We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Applications must be submitted through our website

This role is being sourced directly by WALGA. We respectfully request no agencies approach.

All applications must be received by 9am Monday 26 July 2021.

We may commence interviews upon receipt and reserve the right to close the position early.