This is a fixed term, full time vacancy for 12 months, with the possibility of extension and/or permanency.
When you join the Department of Justice, you become part of a people-focused organisation working hard to make our community a fairer and safer place to live. We offer many different employment opportunities in locations around Western Australia. You will have a chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.
About the role
The Assistant Director Employee Relations reports to the Director Human Resources and leads a branch that is responsible for influencing the culture and performance of the organisation by fostering respectful, honest and productive employee relations.
The Assistant Director Employee Relations is responsible for leading a team in the management of Employee and Industrial Relations, including compliance with industrial awards and agreements, legislation and public sector standards, the negotiation of industrial agreements. They are responsible for ensuring the provision of representation and advocacy for the Department in the Industrial Relations Commission, Equal Opportunity Commission and other relevant tribunals and courts. They will also lead the negotiation of complex and sensitive industrial matters with unions and employee representatives; and the investigation of complex awards/agreement matters in relation to conditions of employment. The role is also responsible for leading a team in the provision of consultancy and expert advice on human resources and employee relations matters.
The Assistant Director Employee Relations role is accountable for:
- Leads a team in the negotiation of industrial matters of a complex and sensitive nature with the unions and employee representatives.
- Leads a team in the investigation of complex awards/agreement matters that relate to conditions of employment and remuneration related claims. Makes recommendations for the negotiation and resolution of settlements.
- Manages the development and maintenance of employee relations services, frameworks, standards and systems to meet business objectives while ensuring consistency with other Departmental services, contracts and outcomes.
- Develops and implements the employee relations strategy and plan in accordance with Departmental strategy and policy.
- Ensures the provision of consultancy and advisory services on human resources and employee relations matters.
- Leads the facilitation and resolution of complex and contentious employee relations matters including termination of employment, probationary employment and performance management.
- Initiates and manages workplace change processes resulting from industrial decisions, orders and legislation.
All employees are required to undergo employment screening, which includes a National Criminal History Check and other checks that may be relevant to the position requirements.
How to apply
We require you to submit:
A current comprehensive CV including the contact details of two referees and a 2 page statement demonstrating your relevant knowledge, skills and experience aligned to the above role description and your ability to deliver this within a complex operational environment.
Please ensure you allow sufficient time to submit your application, as late applications will not be accepted.
To submit your application click the “Apply for Job” button at the bottom of this page. Emailed applications will not be accepted.
If required we may choose to supplement the field of applications by conducting a Candidate Search.
Equity and Diversity
The Department of Justice is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to growing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce as a part of EEO Management Plan and its Aboriginal Workforce Development Strategy. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, young people and people with disability including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy, may be considered for subsequent similar vacancies in the Department of Justice in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of the Commissioner's Instructions: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.
If you would like further information on this opportunity please contact Nick Cinquina, A/Director HR on (08) 9264 1004 for a confidential discussion.