Reporting to the Head of Workplace Relations, the Senior Workplace Relations Consultant stands as a beacon of expertise, offering advice on strategic and operational workplace relations matters.

In the dynamic landscape of academia, navigating complex workplace relations requires a skilled team to empowering university leaders and HR colleagues with expert guidance. A sustainable and growing sector with succession potential this is a fabulous opportunity to take your ER career to the next level.

  • Permanent
  • Northern suburbs/WFH
  • $140K – $150K package


  • Strategic Support and Advice: Providing nuanced guidance to schools and divisions, ensuring seamless integration of policies and compliance within complex organisational structures.
  • Trend Identification: A keen eye for identifying trends, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and risks, facilitating proactive actions and timely reporting.
  • Policy Development: Conceptualising, developing, and reviewing major policies, objectives, and strategies, engaging with internal and external stakeholders.
  • External Representation: Interacting with senior colleagues, committees, and external bodies, offering high-level input and representing the university in external negotiations.
  • Workplace Relations Expertise: Offering specialised advice on workplace relations matters, including risk management, interpretation of industrial instruments, and policy consistency.
  • Case Management: Managing complex disciplinary and performance processes, advising on mediation, investigation, and resolution of workplace issues.
  • Change Management: Providing strategic guidance on change management processes, ensuring compliance with industrial instruments and managing industrial impacts.


  • Tertiary qualifications in law, specialising in employee relations or industrial relations, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate policies for continuous improvement.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills for navigating sensitive and complex issues.
  • Proven record of thriving in complex and political environments, balancing multiple priorities.
  • Extensive experience in workplace and industrial relations law, with a focus on risk mitigation.
  • Strong negotiation, analytical, and conflict management skills.

Job ID: 122389

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Job ID: 122389
Job Category: HR
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Melbourne
Salary: $140k $150k
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