HR/IR jobs

Director, Workplace Relations

Location: Castle Hill
Salary: $150,000 - $175,000 + super + company car
Company: Civil Contractors Federation NSW
Telephone: 0400099957
Apps close: Friday 29th October 2021

The Business
Civil Contractors Federation NSW Ltd is the NSW branch of the CCF - a Registered Organisation under the Fair Work (RO) Act 2009. As the advocate for the industry, our client provides a raft of services for their Members that PROTECT and help them GROW their businesses. Through our advocacy role they give these businesses a VOICE they would, otherwise, never have alone.

As the pre-eminent industrial representative body in NSW for employers in the rapidly growing civil infrastructure industry, the CCF NSW represents civil infrastructure contractors from Tier 1 multi-nationals to sole traders. This diverse mix, spread all across the State, deliver the infrastructure construction boom driving the economy of NSW. For more information about us, visit our NSW site at

This Role
We are looking for a high-quality IR solicitor who has energy, passion, great communications skills, and is looking to take a leadership role. Reporting directly to the CEO the Director, Workplace Relations, while remaining a ‘hands on’ IR role, extends far further. The DWR manages the CCF NSW’s Compliance Support Unit - a small but growing team of IR and SHEQ specialists who provide a wide variety of services to Members.

Befitting the critical nature of the work undertaken, this role is a senior position in the CCF NSW organisation. The successful candidate will need to be a skilled communicator and orator. You will be talking to Members daily, mentoring and managing your direct reports, speaking at events across NSW, and delivering training in IR/HR to our Members. You will be writing and checking communiques, delivering webinars, managing policy sub-committees, negotiating within unions, and resolving complex employment law issues.

At the heart of this role is Member engagement. You will need to genuinely enjoy engaging with and supporting employers of all sizes, assisting them, and negotiating practical outcomes for them. Most importantly, you will ensure your direct reports are trained and mentored to do the same.

The successful candidate will need to be a confident, self-driven leader-in-the-making with high level of initiative and a meticulous focus on attention to detail in their profession. You must also be comfortable working closely with a CEO, but then be very capable of meeting the Compliance Support Unit’s required outcomes with minimal direction.

This is a role for a driven person, but one who understands that great success is achieved by teams. At CCF NSW, ‘team’ is everything.

The Environment
This role interfaces daily with Members, but also everyone in the growing CCF NSW ‘family’. The successful candidate must enjoy work, and be comfortable fitting into a very fast paced, dynamic, energetic environment where everyone from the CEO down pitches in to do what is necessary to help each other support Members.

As a consequence, this team takes a great deal of professional pride from doing an excellent job supporting Members. The current COVID period has seen CCF NSW continue to do what it does well, with responders to a Member survey conducted mid-September, reporting:
* Over 95% said the Timeliness of COVID info provided was Very Good to Outstanding
* Over 97% said the Content of COVID info provided was Very Good to Outstanding

The team at CCF NSW operate tightly; they work hard and enjoy laughing together. The organisation facilitates this environment with team activities designed to let the stress of supporting others release in a safe way.

Skills and Experience
The successful candidate must be a Solicitor with a current Australian practising certificate. You will have at least five years of experience as a Solicitor in Australia managing both IR and employment issues for employers, including development of EAs. Experience in the construction industry would be an advantage.

You will need to have leadership and management qualities, but not necessarily be in a leadership role now. The traits are vital; CCF NSW can support with the techniques.

CCF NSW is an equal opportunity employer. You must have and retain a valid Australian driver's license, and be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia or NZ.

An attractive remuneration package, which includes a vehicle, will reflect the skills and experience of the successful candidate and the important role this position is within the organisation.

Next Step
Apply with your CV and a cover letter with the reasons you both satisfy our needs, and want the role. For a confidential discussion prior to applying, please contact Kerrie Driver on 0400 099 957.