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Workplace Relations Specialist/ Junior Legal Counsel


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Job Description:

Position Title: Workplace Relations Specialist/ Junior Legal Counsel
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Hours per week: 38 hours per week
Position Grade: Health Manager Level 4
Salary: $127,766.15 - $152,864.22 base salary per annum
Enterprise Agreement: The Named NSW (Non-Declared) Affiliated Health Organisations’ Health Employees Agreement 2019

Department Name: People & Culture

Position Summary:

A vacancy exists within the People & Culture Department for a highly motivated Workplace Relations Specialist with extensive Employee Relations/Industrial Relations (ER/IR) knowledge and skills to join our progressive and innovative team.

The Workplace Relations Specialist, St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney is a key member of the People & Culture Department, within the Workplace Relations function. The position is responsible for providing high quality professional services and assisting the smooth operation of ER/IR services within St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney.

The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only.

About St Vincent's Health Network Sydney:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent's Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph's Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent's Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia's not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God's love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive.

What we offer:

  • Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff

  • Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs

  • Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network.

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Work/Life balance

Application Instructions:

St Vincent's Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions.

When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload.

Selection Criteria:

  • Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia.

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in law, human resources management, employee relations and/or demonstrated extensive professional experience within relevant field with a strong understanding of contemporary ER/IR legislation and practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills relating to the assessment, review or investigation of complex concerns raised regarding employee conduct within the parameters of relevant legislation, policy and guidelines.

  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage a large and varied caseload of complex matters including restructures, misconduct procedures and industrial tribunal matters (unfair dismissal, dispute resolution and general protections claims) with demonstrated advocacy skills in matters before various tribunals and courts.

  • Demonstrated superior communication skills both oral and written, including negotiation, influencing and conflict resolution skills, coaching and training others and an ability to prepare detailed and accurate correspondence and briefing notes.

  • A high level of professionalism and personal integrity, self-motivation, drive, initiative and the ability to motivate and assist others to develop skills and capability in managing ER/IR matters.

  • Proven experience and ability to engage and influence stakeholders both internally and externally.

  • Demonstrated experience analysing and reviewing HR policy and procedures to ensure legislative compliance and best practice.

An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application.

Please ensure you review this document as applicants that do not address the selection criteria may have their application automatically culled.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Applications close on the 2rd April 2021.

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:

Review the following documents:

JR114025_WR Specialist_Junior Counsel Position Description.pdf

JR114025_Workplace Relations Specialist - JDC and Health Declaration.pdf

JR114025_How to upload and address the selection criteria.pdf

Contact Details:

Ellen Davis| Workplace Relations Manager +61 2 8382 24006 | M 0418 387 948| E ellen.davis@svha.org.au

Alternate Contact:

Closing Date:

2 April 2021 11:59pm

Reconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For further information, visit https://www.svha.org.au/about-us/reconciliation or get in contact at indigenouscareers@svha.org.au

View Reconciliation Action Plan

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