Labour Relations Adviser (Aboriginal Employment Program)
*Please note the application period has been extended to 4pm on Monday, 12 December 2022 (WST).
Aboriginal Employment Program
Want to be part of something bigger than what you’re currently doing?
We are looking for emerging talent to help drive the State Government’s agenda and shape a contemporary public sector workforce.
Government Section Labour Relations (GSLR) is a division of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) and we are the team responsible for coordinating industrial and workforce issues across the WA public sector. That’s a big responsibility when you realise our work directly impacts almost 160,000 employees! We want to increase the diversity of our workforce and improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees. We have a proven track record of developing our people and advancing their careers. We’ve also built an excellent team culture where our people are engaged and appreciated.
This position is part of the Aboriginal Employment Program (AEP), which is a diversity initiative to achieve equality and increase workforce representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Therefore, pursuant to Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered for these roles (refer to Section 51 – Fact Sheet).
What is the Aboriginal Employment Program?
The AEP is a diversity and inclusion initiative that sits within DMIRS Aboriginal Employment Strategy and the Diversity and Inclusion Plan. It is a 12-month program which provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with employment and career development opportunities. The program commences in February 2023.
Benefits of the AEP program include:
- Permanent employment upon successful completion of the 12-month program;
- Professional learning and development and on the job learning;
- Support and guidance from an Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator, sponsor, mentor and Aboriginal staff network;
- Office location close to public transport;
- Paid cultural leave; and
- Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements.
For further information regarding the program and employment conditions, please visit our website or contact Shem Garlett, Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator on (08) 9222 3811 or email@example.com.
What you will be doing?
GSLR represents the Minister for Industrial Relations and works with employers, unions and other stakeholders to drive whole-of-government reforms, negotiate awards and agreements, and resolve disputes.
Working under supervision, you will be responsible for representing the Minister for Industrial Relations and the Executive Director Government Sector Labour Relations in the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of labour relations strategies, policies and workplace practices. You will identify and analyse labour relations issues and developments, and provide verbal and written advice to Government and other public sector stakeholders.
Where will you work?
This position is located at 1 Adelaide Terrace, which is a landmark building at the eastern gateway to the Peth CBD, it is a light airy building with a central atrium, open floor plan and views of parkland and the Swan River. The location is easily accessible by public transport.
Speaking to the hiring manager
Contact Sophie Van Der Merwe, Principal Labour Relations Adviser on (08) 6552 9220 to learn more about the role and ask questions which will help you tailor your application.
What are we looking for?
To be shortlisted for interview, you are required to submit the following two application documents;
- A maximum two (2) page covering letter using examples to address the requirements outlined below:
- Experience in identifying, researching and analysing problems to develop effective practical solutions;
- Ability to interpret legislation; and
- Ability to clearly explain information using language appropriate to the audience.
- A current resume including the names of two (2) referees, with a current line manager preferred.
Ready to join our team?
Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application for submission.
Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required prior to employment offer. If you need assistance with this, please contact Shem Garlett, Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator on (08) 9222 3811.
Need some help with how to apply?
How to apply videos
We have prepared an Applicant pack which is attached below, step by step the pack tells you how to go about preparing your resume and cover letter. You can also contact Jacqueline Gao, Human Resources Officer on (08) 9222 3632 or email RecruitmentandEngagement@dmirs.wa.gov.au for information about employment conditions and the application process.
All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.
Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.
To keep up to date on activities and opportunities within the department you can follow us on Linked.
CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday, 12 December 2022 (WST)
Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.
- AEP Applicant Information Pack
- AEP Open Day Flyer
- Confirmation of Aboriginality
- Job Description Form
- Section 51 – Fact Sheet
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