Workplace Relations Specialist

Join a reputable organisation committed to making a meaningful impact in the community and driving positive social change.

  • Circa $170K + salary packaging
  • CBD/Hybrid
  • Purpose driven entity

As they continue to grow and prioritise capability enhancement, they seek a legal practitioner to join their dedicated people team. This role offers a diverse and dynamic environment, with ample opportunities for engagement and rewards.

The Opportunity:
As a pivotal member of the team, you will serve as a subject matter expert, offering specialised advice on employee and industrial relations to the executive and the broader business partnering team. Your role will involve leading efforts to address complex workplace issues, disputes, grievances, disciplinary matters, and facilitating change consultations.


What You’ll Do:

  • Provide strategic, responsive, and practical guidance on employment legislation, policies, and practices, ensuring effective management of complex people issues.
  • Stay updated on the evolving landscape of employment law, leading the interpretation and implementation of relevant changes.
  • Take charge of IR projects, policy development, and change initiatives related to industrial and employee relations matters.
  • Foster positive relationships and facilitate effective communication between the union and organisational leadership.

What You’ll Need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in law, accompanied by a valid practising certificate.
  • A strategic mindset combined with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
  • Extensive experience in navigating complex IR matters within the current legal framework.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, along with exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to thrive in a complex environment, demonstrating a sense of urgency and effective prioritisation.
  • A composed demeanour, capable of maintaining calm and clarity in challenging situations.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to contribute to an organisation dedicated to driving positive change.

Job ID: 1191196

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HR Manager

This highly regarded organisation is a leading advocate for gender equity in metropolitan and outer western suburbs of Melbourne.

  • Permanent full time position
  • Hybrid / Inner West Melbourne
  • $150,000 plus super + salary packaging

Dedicated to supporting victim survivors of family violence and empowering communities through social and educational programs, they strive to prevent family violence.

With a diverse team of 250 staff, they have cultivated a safe, inclusive, and sustainable work environment. Now, as they strive to further enhance their people practices while keeping the customer at the forefront and heart of everything they do. This is where you step in as their inaugural HR Manager in this newly established role.

The Opportunity: 

Working in a true partnership style and reporting to the Chief People officer you will provide comprehensive and effective people related support, advice, and solutions across the entire HR lifecycle. Alongside the BAU, you will drive and support HR projects and strategies and provide training and coaching to empower leaders in influential people management and lead a team of two (HR Business Partner & Talent Acquisition Specialist).

Your core responsibilities will include implementing and executing best practice solutions designed to help realise organisational goals. As part of the P&C team, you will take accountability for;

  • Lead and oversee the day-to-day management of the People & Culture operations to optimise performance and drive operational excellence, including talent acquisition and talent management, onboarding, offboarding, employee retention and compliance
  • Providing accurate advice on HR and ER/IR matters, including awards, legislation, policy, and procedures
  • Provide appropriate coach and advice to managers and team leaders to support with performance management/difficult conversations and employee matters
  • Manage HR systems and platforms to create a seamless end user experience including supporting implementation and system changes
  • Leading employee agreement (EA) negotiations
  • Supporting the Chief People Officer with aligning HR operations with strategic focuses
  • Providing relevant metrics and HR reporting to the board and other stakeholders
  • Plan and execute initiatives to enhance employee engagement and satisfaction by conducting regular employee engagement surveys, analysing results and drive key action plans

You will need to bring to this role:

  • A positive attitude and collaborative approach
  • Ability to establish strong partnerships and work collaboratively with people leaders
  • Demonstrate HR generalist experience within the ER/IR remit, providing diligence performance management advice, coaching of managers and understanding of HR compliance best practices
  • Experience leading employee agreement negotiations
  • Proven experience leading and developing a small team
  • Current Driver’s License & own vehicle
  • In possession or willing to obtain a national police check.

Job ID: 1190303

Evelina Samuels / Managing Director

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0423 707 766
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Human Resources Business Partner

Serving as a trusted advisor between employees and leadership. Where you're not just understanding, but actively addressing the aspirations of the business leaders.

As a trailblazer in supported accommodation and independent living solutions this organisation has been an integral part of the NDIS. Their workforce is talented, passionate and motivated to make a tangible difference in countless lives. Having recently embarked on an exciting new chapter of growth under a revitalised C suite their offering is expanding to include a broader spectrum of services across the healthcare landscape. With a current workforce of over 4,000 employees they are ambitiously targeting further growth.

  • $150K – $170K plus super + salary packaging
  • Permanent, SE suburbs
  • Purpose led NFP
  • Newly created role

Responsibilities 

  • Acting as the primary contact for employees and managers for HR queries and concerns and offering strategic counsel on intricate employee issues and conflict resolution.
  • In collaboration with the Head of People Business Partnering (your manager), represent the organisation’s interest in employment related legal proceedings and industrial disputes.
  • Work closely with the recruitment team ensuring top-tier talent acquisition.
  • Assist with developing and implementing performance management processes, including goal setting, performance reviews, and coaching.
  • Support/ lead organisational changes and champion initiatives for organisational development.
  • Implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement and retention.
  • Utilise HR analytics to track key HR metrics, identify trends, and make data-driven recommendations.
  • Lead or support HR projects to achieve both HR and broader business goals.

Requirements

  • Strong generalist/business partnering experience and technical depth in multiple areas of HR.
  • Strong business acumen with proven ability to understand complex business issues and recommend initiatives/solutions to support business strategies in a changing environment.
  • Strong functional HR knowledge; well versed in FWA & WHS legislation, systems, and processes.
  • Proven track record of working with and influencing at the management level.
  • Able to develop and maintain trusting and positive relationships.
  • Strong leadership coaching skills.
  • Proven ability to problem solve and advise on multiple P&C issues.

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Human Resources Business Partner

The HR Business Partner plays a pivotal role in aligning HR strategies to meet business objectives. Serving as a trusted advisor between employees and leadership.

As a trailblazer in supported accommodation and independent living solutions this organisation has been an integral part of the NDIS. Their workforce is talented, passionate and motivated to make a tangible difference in countless lives. Having recently embarked on an exciting new chapter of growth under a revitalised C suite their offering is expanding to include a broader spectrum of services across the healthcare landscape. With a current workforce of over 4,000 employees they are ambitiously targeting further growth.

  • $170K – $180K plus super + salary packaging
  • Permanent, Bella Vista
  • Purpose led healthcare entity
  • Newly created role

Responsibilities 

  • Acting as the primary contact for employees and managers for HR queries and concerns and offering strategic counsel on intricate employee issues and conflict resolution.
  • In collaboration with the Head of People Business Partnering (your manager), represent the organisation’s interest in employment related legal proceedings and industrial disputes.
  • Work closely with the recruitment team ensuring top-tier talent acquisition.
  • Assist with developing and implementing performance management processes, including goal setting, performance reviews, and coaching.
  • Support/ lead organisational changes and champion initiatives for organisational development.
  • Implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement and retention.
  • Utilise HR analytics to track key HR metrics, identify trends, and make data-driven recommendations.
  • Lead or support HR projects to achieve both HR and broader business goals.
  • Manage two HR Advisors.

Requirements

  • Strong generalist/business partnering experience and technical depth in multiple areas of HR.
  • Strong business acumen with proven ability to understand complex business issues and recommend initiatives/solutions to support business strategies in a changing environment.
  • Strong functional HR knowledge; well versed in FWA & WHS legislation, systems, and processes.
  • Proven track record of working with and influencing at the management level
  • Able to develop and maintain trusting and positive relationships.
  • Strong leadership coaching skills.
  • Proven ability to problem solve and advise on multiple P&C issues.

Job ID: 122100

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