Senior Workplace Relations Advisor

Location Sydney


• Opportunity for an experienced Senior Workplace Relations Advisor to collaborate, innovate and make a difference • Located on the Darlington Campus within the human resources division • Full-time, continuing position offering a remuneration package of $151,154 p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation About the opportunity The Senior Workplace Relations Advisor (SWRA) provides accurate, timely and high-quality workplace relations advice, guidance, coaching and support to managers to resolve issues relating to staff performance and misconduct, enterprise agreement and policy interpretation, early intervention, disputes with unions (but not Fair Work Commission appearances as we have a specialist separate legal unit) organisational change and complaints handling and investigations.

In this role, you will be responsible for matters that are more complex and sensitive in nature, requiring significant independent judgement, planning and careful execution to achieve resolutions having regard to acceptable and variable risk profiles peculiar to each matter. This role will see you aligned to a client group and will work collaboratively with a team of HR practitioners to ensure consistent and seamless HR service delivery to customers. You will be responsible for developing, building and managing key relationships with internal and external stakeholders across the workplace relations function, including with the most senior University staff, and will provide guidance and support to resolve often complex operational and strategic workplace relations matters.

You will establish yourself as a knowledgeable and trusted specialist and must successfully influence senior staff, through engaging, effective and meaningful communication to comply with due process and effective and efficient practices. The role will connect ideas and bring original concepts to the forefront to provide options and solutions for stakeholders. In this role, you will be expected to adapt and translate workplace relations best practice to deliver quality support and advice to staff and management across the university.

You will also take an active coaching role with other members of the HR team. Working as part of a Centre of Expertise within the HR model the role will work closely with HR Partners and will occasionally develop education programs, awareness sessions and capability development programs within the HR function. About you The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity.

As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Workplace Relations Advisor who has: • extensive experience of superior capability in the timely and effective management of complex workplace relations cases, such as performance and disciplinary matters and bullying complaints in a large complex and unionised organisation. Formal investigation skills a.

The University of Sydney
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14 Sep 2020


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