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Employee Relations Lead

About the job

Our client, a not for profit based in West Perth, is in the lookout for an Employee Relations Lead to join their team.

The Role:

Reporting to the HR Manager, you will be at the forefront of managing day-to-day operations for our Employee Relations team. Your primary responsibility is to serve as the principal specialist in industrial relations and employee relations. In this critical role, you will provide accurate and timely advice on IR/ER matters, ensuring strict compliance with all industrial instruments and alignment with the team’s strategic objectives.

What They’re Looking For:

  • Strong background and comprehensive knowledge and interpretation of employment legislation, industrial awards/agreements and Enterprise Bargaining
  • Extensive business partnering experience and ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation
  • Experience in team leadership is ideal but not required if you have the skills to step up
  • Ability to analyse operational issues and to provide innovative solutions to business issues


Your Responsibilities:

  • Deliver practical and lawful HR Advice to managers and employees.
  • Manage day-to-day operations of the employee relations team.
  • Provide expert advice on complex IR matters and Enterprise Bargaining.
  • Interact with regulatory bodies like the Fair Work Ombudsman and Fair Work Commission.
  • Draft strategic reports with broad business implications.
  • Guide HR staff and serve as the escalation point for IR matters.
  • Deliver consultancy on HR issues to managers and executives.
  • Review policies aligned with business requirements and legislation.
  • Develop innovative solutions and foster collaborative relationships.
  • Lead HR projects, including investigation, research, and analysis.

You need to have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Employment Law or a relevant discipline
  • Extensive experience in an IR/ER specialist role advising on key issues and practices, as well as managing complex employee relations matters
  • In depth knowledge of employment contract management, workplace investigations, performance management coupled with excellent research, analytical and reasoning skills
  • Advanced skills across HRIS applications and Microsoft Office
  • Driver’s Licence
  • National Police Clearance (obtained within the last six months)

If this sounds like you’re the person we’re looking for and you are ready for a new challenge, please click apply or reach out to learn more about this opportunity.

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