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Senior Industrial Relations and Legal Officer

Location: Sydney, Liverpool
Salary: $130,373 - $155,983 per annum + superannuation
Company: South Western Sydney Local Health District
Telephone: 0438 156 679
Apps close: Sunday 28th November 2021

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time 38 hours per week
Location: Liverpool Hospital, Eastern Campus
Position Classification: Health Manager Level 4
Remuneration: $130,373 - $155,983 per annum + superannuation
Requisition ID: REQ267827
Application Close Date: 28/11/2021
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Are you looking for a fulfilling and stimulating role in industrial relations or employment law?

South Western Sydney Local Health District is looking for an experienced Industrial Relations and Employment Law expert with well-developed advocacy and negotiation skills. You will have the opportunity to contribute to SWSLHD and NSW Health by advising on industrial, legal and employee relations matters. In line with the Award you are also entitled to generous Government benefits such as up to 12 ADOs per year, 17.5% Annual Leave Loading and Salary Packaging.

The role is located at Liverpool Hospital, Eastern Campus and enhances the current Human Resources & Industrial Relations Team. Working directly with the Senior Management and Executive Leadership Teams, you will be able to build relationships and provide expert and sound IR and ER advice.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of a small, friendly and dynamic team, with a strong commitment to improving workforce and legal outcomes for SWSLHD. We are the fastest growing health district by population and have a number of hospital and services redevelopment projects upcoming, with the new Campbelltown Hospital opening its doors in mid-2022. This growth and diversity in SWSLHD will provide for a fulfilling, rewarding and stimulating career in health. We look forward to hearing from you.

Where You'll Be Working

At South Western Sydney Local Health District we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, where we don’t just accept differences but we honour and support it. Committed to providing a working environment that thrives and values diversity, we encourage people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background and people with a disability to apply.

Transforming Your Experience (TYE) is SWSLHDs key strategy to always positively transform your, our patients, our consumers, our staffs and our communities experiences across our organisation and services. Our vision is that our care is always safe, high quality and personalised and all our staff are supported and empowered to achieve their full potential. SWSLHD upholds the CORE Values – Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment.

Salary Packaging

South Western Sydney Local Health District employees are able to enjoy the benefits of salary packing. Visit Smart Salary for more details.

Workplace Giving Program

South Western Sydney Local Health District employees also have the opportunity to make a difference to help those less fortunate. Visit the Workplace Giving Program for more information.

What you'll be doing

The Senior Industrial Relations & Legal Officer is responsible for providing industrial relations and legal expertise, strategic advice and operational support on a wide range of employment and industrial issues, including employment legislation, award interpretation, policy development and interpretation, employee relations issues, disputes and education.

The Senior IR & Legal Officer facilitates a cooperative industrial relations environment within SWSLHD through building and developing relationships with stakeholders and a hands-on approach to constructive resolution of issues.

This role supports SWSLHD through negotiations with industrial associations on workplace issues, presenting matters on behalf of SWSLHD at various Tribunals, Courts and the Industrial Relations Commission, and developing industrial relations policy, procedures and resource materials to build capability and understanding.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, please ensure you address the selection criteria as thoroughly as possible.

1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in Law, detailed practical experience in Human Resource Management and/or Industrial Relations, and admitted or eligible to hold an Unrestricted Practising Certificate in NSW.

2. High level written, interpersonal, and analytical skills, including strong conceptual and problem solving skills with the ability to respond creatively to issues raised, providing alternate acceptable solutions.

3. Experience in providing high quality strategic employment relations advice together with demonstrated ability to manage industrial matters including negotiations with industrial associations, advocacy experience, Award and legislation interpretation and application.

4. Sound knowledge of the NSW Industrial Relations system, and demonstrated experience in presenting matters before the NSW Industrial Relations Commission and Statutory bodies including preparing and presenting matters before tribunals and industrial associations.

5. Demonstrated experience in managing workplace disputes, grievances and conducting investigations.

6. Proven experience in leading employment and or industrial negotiations as well as providing sound advice on related matters.

For role related queries or questions contact Shannon Armin on 0438 156 679 or via email

Interview Date Range: 01/12/2021 – 07/12/2021