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Employee Relations Manager, Compliance

Gold Coast, Australia
Great salary with outstanding employment benefits and entitlements
Closing date
7 Jul 2024
  • Enjoy genuine autonomy to build and implement compliance projects, leveraging your experience with best practices, while being supported by a collaborative and experienced team
  • Great salary with outstanding employment benefits and entitlements
  • Full-time or part-time permanent role based at our Gold Coast or Northern Rivers campus

About us

Southern Cross University is a dynamic, ambitious institution focused on its purpose of changing lives through revolutionary learning and research with real impact. Our game changing Southern Cross Model brings a deeper learning experience, improving individual student outcomes, quality of life and a better way to learn. Our world-ranked research is driving positive impact for our communities, environment and economy.

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are leaders in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and pride ourselves on helping shape a better tomorrow.

About the opportunity

As the Employee Relations Manager, Compliance, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring Southern Cross University adheres to its pay-related obligations under the Australian Workplace Relations Framework, Enterprise Agreement, and relevant Modern Awards.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and execution of compliance strategies.
  • Design and conduct audits of current employment obligations and payroll practices to identify potential risk areas.
  • Lead corrective actions to ensure alignment with legal and organisational standards.

About you

We are searching for a compliance expert who recognises that trust is built through action. With a deep understanding of Australian workplace instruments and payroll practices, you enjoy designing and implementing compliance strategies.  

Your track record includes leading compliance projects, designing and conducting audits, and managing effective remediation projects.

In addition, you will possess:

  • Experience interpreting obligations in contracts and industrial instruments and integrating them with payroll systems and practices.
  • Excellent attention to detail and critical thinking skills, with the capability to apply judgment and make decisions based on a nuanced understanding of regulatory requirements and organisational contexts.
  • A confidence to exercise judgment in the application of complex industrial instruments including scenarios that require a deep level of comprehension or the integration of multiple provisions.

Salary and benefits

Discover why were the leading employer in our region. Choose your new workplace amidst the tranquil rainforest of our Lismore campus, or enjoy our Coolangatta campus with views over Kirra Beach make the most of our flexible and remote working options.

Why Southern Cross University?

  • Exceptional Benefits: 17% superannuation, 17.5% leave loading, flexible work arrangements, and the regions best parental, personal, carer’s, long service, and special leave entitlements.
  • Community: Engage in our vibrant campus community with exciting activities and health and wellbeing initiatives that promote a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.
  • Professional Growth: Access top-tier employee assistance programs and professional learning opportunities to further your career.

Find out more about working at SCU by visiting Why Work at SCU.

We are offering a full-time or part-time permanent position based at Gold Coast or Northern Rivers campus. Generous relocation support is available for the preferred candidate relocating to one of our regions. 

The base salary for this position will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience.

Application requirements

Applicants must apply online and attach a CV and cover letter responding to the selection criteria within the position description by the closing date. Information to support you prepare your application is available on our website. If you experience difficulties applying online or need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by contacting  

Job applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or currently hold a visa with ongoing work rights in Australia. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Further information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Name: Kristy Ansell, Manager, Recruitment

Phone: 0450 034 553


Closing Date: 11:30 pm AEST, 7 July 2024

Shortlisting for this role will commence immediately. You are encouraged to apply promptly as applications may close earlier should a suitable candidate be identified.

Southern Cross University is committed to ensuring that the University reflects the rich diversity across the region in which the University’s campuses are located.

The University encourages applications from people of all ages, women, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people who openly identify as LGBTQI+.

We encourage applications from people with disability and will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.

Together, we are Transforming Tomorrow.

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