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Deputy Registrar – Legal Officer IV Industrial Relations Commission

Location: Sydney
Salary: Salary from $126,120 - $128, 547 + superannuation + annual leave loading
Company: Department of Communities and Justice
Apps close: Sunday 22nd May 2022

About the Company

Communities and Justice (DCJ) enables services to better work together to support everyone’s right to access justice, support families and strengthen/bolster the promotion of early intervention and inclusion, with benefits for the whole community.

The Industrial Relations Commission is established under the Industrial Relations Act 1996 (NSW) (the Act) with conciliation and arbitral functions. The Commission's principal role is to resolve industrial disputes, unfair dismissal claims and set terms and conditions of employment by making industrial awards and approving enterprise agreements.

About the role

The role of Deputy Industrial Registrar is to exercise the powers of the Commission as provided by the Industrial Relations Act 1996, Rules and other relevant legislation. To fulfil statutory and administrative obligations by assisting the Registrar to lead a specialist registry.
The role is required to deliver high quality and professional services to Commissioners and clients of the IRC.


In this role you will be responsible for:

• Industrial Organisations compliance

• Managing staff of the Registry to ensure the efficient delivery of Services

• Work collaboratively and support Chief Commissioner, Commissioners, Executive Director and Senior Executives in providing accurate and timely advice on operational, risk, budgets, policies, progress of reforms

• Prepares the IRC Annual Report

• Performing in all statutory functions as set out in the Industrial Relations Act 1996 and associated legislation, rules and regulations, including in-hearing functions.

Role Requirements

• Admission as a legal practitioner in NSW, and eligibility to hold a NSW practising certificate.

• Demonstrated legal skills and capabilities.

• Capacity to undertake the statutory functions of Industrial Registrar – when required

Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:

• National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014

• Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012

It is an essential requirement of the role that successful applicants are fully vaccinated and able to provide acceptable proof of vaccination status.

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• Industry leading training with ongoing career development and support

• Generous leave entitlements including flex leave

• Diverse and inclusive organisation

How to apply

Simply click ‘apply’ to complete the application form.

1. Submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role
2. Attach an up-to-date resume (maximum of 5 pages)

Closing date: Sunday 22 May, 2022 at 11:59pm.

For more information contact: Elizabeth Robinson | Industrial Registrar on
A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months.

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact Rossie Matamaki on 9765 3235

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, and other diversity groups.

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