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Workplace Relations Specialist


yourtown is a trusted provider of services for young people, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing, long-term unemployment, prevention of youth suicide, child protection, as well as support for those experiencing domestic and family violence.

yourtown helps children and young people realise they have the ability to tackle whatever life throws at them. We help them to believe in their unique strengths, tenacity and self-determination. We recognise the courage and determination of children and young people when they reach out to yourtown for support.

Realise your potential at yourtown.

your opportunity

Based at our Milton Head Office and working with the People & Culture team, the Workplace Relations Specialist will provide expert advice to the wider organisation on Employment and Industrial Relations matters including case management and application of legislation and industrial instruments. You will lead and support a range of ER/IR activities and projects to build a compliant and contemporary industrial relations framework. This is a fantastic opportunity to leave your legacy on improving employee experience and to pave the way for future yourtown employees.

In this role you will:

  • Work collaboratively with the People & Culture Business Partnering team, and People & Culture leaders to provide integrated, holistic, and contemporary people practices in a modern, flexible, & digital workplace.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and coaching for complex employee case management and industrial instrument interpretation across yourtown, along with guidance on best practices.
  • Develop, implement, and review policies, procedures and supporting compliance practices.
  • Represent, advocate, and liaise with key stakeholders, Union representatives and professional bodies on industrial relations matters.
  • Coordinate and undertake formal workplace investigations with internal stakeholders and external parties.

This opportunity is a 12-month, maximum term contract.

what we are looking for

  • Qualifications, preferably post graduate, in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Law, or a related discipline, coupled with demonstrated experience providing high level advice on employment-related legislation, policies, employment contracts, Awards, and enterprise agreements.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing employment disputes in a range of jurisdictions.
  • Excellent knowledge of current Australian employment law
  • Highly developed organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise, exercise critical decision making, manage customer expectations and meet deadlines.
  • Advanced professional writing proficiency, including the capacity to create formal and legal communications, reports, and submissions.
  • Strong negotiation, influencing and advocacy skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to quickly develop positive and productive working relationships.

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive, and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation. We are a resilient, resourceful, and dedicated team who strive to make a difference and not accept the status quo.

Your employment experience will include:

  • Salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
  • We provide maximum flexibility and are happy to negotiate what good looks like for you – part or full time options, and hybrid working flexibility!
  • Opportunities for internal and external professional development
  • Free access to LinkedIn Learning including over 16,000 learning modules
  • A genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
  • yourWellness program includes free access to Calm & Centr Apps
  • Access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
  • Access to discounted private health insurance, banking and finance, insurance, and superannuation through our partner organisations
  • An environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer

How to Apply

If you believe in the power of young people and in yourself, join team yourtown and have an amazing impact on the lives of young people, their families, neighbourhoods and the wider community in Australia.

To apply, and for a full Position Description please visit: our careers page.

Contact: Lily Welch | Talent Acquisition Specialist | [email protected], using the subject line: Workplace Relations Specialist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

yourtown has a zero-tolerance approach to abuse and we believe that Safeguarding is a shared responsibility of all, for all.

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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