Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE847646
This is an eighteen (18) month fixed term, full-time position commencing in January 2024
The Department of Education’s Labour Relations team is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and committed Graduate Labour Relations Officer. We are seeking applicants who have recently completed or will complete in 2023, an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification that is relevant to industrial or labour relations. The Labour Relations team is located within the Employee Relations Branch.
The successful applicant will provide industrial relations advice, support and information, including interpretation and application of industrial instruments; and will be involved in the resolution of other industrial relations issues relevant to the Department. This will include providing advice directly to schools/central office managers and assisting senior officers negotiate with unions.
The successful applicant will report to the Manager Labour Relations and will provide support to the team’s senior industrial staff as well as undertake research and project work. The successful applicant will also report on emerging trends and assist in the preparation of Ministerial correspondence.
Employee Relations Branch is responsible for ensuring that industrial instruments and legislative frameworks are complied with and that employees are supported in a range of discrete human resource matters. It provides strategic and operational advice to the Minister, Director General, school leaders and line managers on a range of employee relations matters.
Please note that applications will be reviewed once the advert is closed with interviews to occur in mid to late November.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work-related requirements:
- Demonstrated sound oral, written presentation and interpersonal communication skills. This includes experience in consulting effectively with others, the ability to manage conflict and influence others.
- Demonstrated sound research, conceptual and analytical skills with the ability to make evidence-based recommendations.
- Demonstrated initiative and sound organisational skills including the ability to effectively multitask, prioritise, meet deadlines and work effectively within a team environment.
For a full outline of the role responsibilities and selection criteria, please refer to the JDF.
Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
All inquiries are welcomed
Please contact Sam Dane, Manager Labour Relations by telephoning (08) 9264 5959 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow all instructions. It is recommended you have relevant documents completed and ready to attach with your online application. Please allow enough time to complete this process as applications must be received prior to the closing date and time.
Your application should include:
- A cover letter of up to two (2) pages which highlights what interested you in this position, and how it aligns to your career aspirations.
- A copy of your academic transcript, and evidence that you have completed a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate qualification or will complete a relevant qualification in 2023.
- A CV of up to three (3) pages outlining your employment history.
- Names and contact details of two (2) referees who can comment on your skills and abilities. This may be a current or previous work supervisor, or an academic supervisor such as a lecturer or tutor.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please phone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please phone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
Eligibility and Training Requirements
Employees will be required to:
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment and every three years thereafter.
- complete the Department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural awareness online course within 3 months of commencement; and
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy;
- consent to a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check and obtain a current Screening Clearance Number issued by the Department of Education’s Screening Unit prior to commencement of employment
- obtain or hold a current Working with Children Check if required
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Friday, 10 November 2023.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions at, or after, 4:30pm will not be accepted.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our division for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.