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Employee Relations Specialist

Organisation : Settlement Services International

Location : Sydney (Ashfield)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : HR & Employment Services

Sector : Community Development, Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 6 Feb, 2021

About the role

  • Competitive salary for the right candidate plus Salary Packaging Options!
  • Full Time role located in Ashfield
  • Flexible working arrangement with continued work/life balance

You will be joining a diverse team of highly engaged and driven individuals who strive to make a difference and work collaboratively to deliver outcomes for our people, clients and stakeholders.

About the Function and Team

The People and Culture function partners with the business to empower leaders to attract, engage, enable, and unlock the potential of our diverse high performing talent. We deliver integrated practices that provides our people with memorable experiences at SS through innovative in our strategy, design and implementation of policies, practices, processes, and technology solutions. We focus on delivering meaningful results for our clients, members, and partners, whilst creating an inclusive culture that enables our people to adapt, unite and emerge stronger in a safe environment.

You will be joining a diverse team of highly engaged and driven individuals who strive to make a difference and work collaboratively to deliver outcomes for our people, clients and stakeholders.

About the role

This is a newly created position where you will report into the Head of Business Partnering and Talent Acquisition. We aim to make a real difference in times of need and in support of this, we are searching for an experienced IR/ ER Specialist to work across multiple stakeholder groups within the organisation. You will not only be a PaC team member but will be a pivotal contributor by providing Group wide expertise and support on all IR & ER matters.

Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Work across multiple stakeholder groups within the organisation and provide Industrial & Employment Relations advice to ensure legislative compliance is met;
  • Have a broad and deep understanding of workplace relations legislation, regulations and policies and procedures;
  • Be the liaison for negotiations with unions, staff and other stakeholders;
  • Be responsible for overseeing and supporting dispute resolution processes, award interpretation and be able to promote positive employee relations across the organisation;
  • Provide proactive advice and support to the wider business regarding all other matters pertaining to relevant awards, FWA and legislative requirements;
  • Assist the business with Audits and Compliance Reviews and support governance obligations.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Tertiary Qualification in HR, IR/ER, or Employment Law;
  • A minimum of 5 years proven experience as an IR/ ER Specialist (in-house/employer body);
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of timely and business focused IR/ ER advice, direction, and services;
  • Proven experience with Modern Award interpretation and negotiation;
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build long-lasting relationships;
  • Confident, engaging approach and a natural ability to communicate;
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to meet all deadlines;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Resilience and the ability to work in a complex and changing environment.

If you are a solid thinker, a hands-on executor and possess a strong understanding of a positive customer experience, then we would like to hear from you.

If you are looking to make your mark and be an integral part of a growing business that looks after its people, then you have come to the right place. We offer an abundance of opportunities that will see your career flourish.

What we’re offering

At SSI we want to ensure our employees feel valued, we offer a range of employee benefits including

  • Competitive salary packaging, additional take home pay
  • Flexible work arrangements and be part of a supportive team with a great collaborative culture

Please ensure a detailed cover letter and your resume is attached to your application.

All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

SSI will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

If you require a reasonable adjustment, please email talent@ssi.org.au or call Vimla Khooblall on 02 8799 6700.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Settlement Services International

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with children and young people as well as people with refugee and asylum-seeking background, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, Aboriginal communities, people with disability and more to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

How to apply


Please quote in application: Employee Relations Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.


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