WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.
WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.
WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.
Other Conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.
Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, the panel may elect to use it for a period of six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.
Area Profile: The North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) provides timely access to high quality health care, embracing acknowledged best practice to deliver improved clinical outcomes in the face of rising challenges for all healthcare providers. The NMHS comprises a mix of tertiary, specialist and generalist hospitals. Our north metropolitan catchment area covers almost 1,000 square kilometers. Our population represents about 28 per cent of Western Australia’s total, and is projected to grow to more than 0.9 million by 2031. For further information about NMHS visit: http://www.nmhs.health.wa.gov.au/
Position Profile: We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, suitably experienced and skilled industrial relations practitioner to join the Workforce team. This critical leadership position will report directly to the Area Director Workforce and lead the industrial relations function, encompassing a broad and varied workforce and an associated range of complex industrial instruments and Awards.
As the Director Industrial Relations you will work across the NMHS to ensure a professional and responsive industrial relations consultancy service is provided. You will also be responsible for assuring that the function operates effectively within associated regulatory and policy frameworks, public sector policies, legislation and that it aligns with the strategic direction established at a system level.
We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated experience in leading a customer focused, high quality service with the ability to lead and develop a team of practitioners. It is anticipated that you will have significant senior leadership and management experience gained within a complex industrial relations environment, as well as strong influencing and negotiating skills and relevant experience providing innovative and strategic IR advice to a broad range of stakeholders and staff. You will have a track record leading a high quality customer focused industrial relations team as well as in providing associated industrial relations advisory services. Extensive experience managing the representation of employment law and industrial relations matters before the relevant tribunals will also be essential.
Employee Benefits: In addition to the advertised salary our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):
- 9.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here.
- Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
- Professional development opportunities and study leave/assistance
- Flexible working arrangements
- Flexible leave arrangements
- Other professional and location based allowances
Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at www.jobs.health.wa.gov.au).
For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact Cynthia Seenikatty on 08 6457 3803.
If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.
- Applicants are requested to submit a comprehensive CV as well as a statement addressing the selection criteria.
- The names and contact details of two (2) professional referees must also be provided.
- One of your references must be a current supervisor or manager.
Applicants are requested to apply online. If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours. These above documents should be complete and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation.
NOTE: The Organisation reserves the right to conduct an Executive Search – this may extend beyond the closing date.
Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions on, or after, 4:00pm will not be accepted.
LATE OR EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.