Senior Consultant, Employment Relations

Nathan, Australia
10 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University, our mission, our people, our approach and practices are nothing short of remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, and our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We are proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

Human Resources delivers a comprehensive suite of HR services to approximately 4000 employees working at the University. The role of Human Resources is to provide efficient and effective services to support the employment and management of University staff.

The opportunity

We are currently seeking applications for the position of Senior Consultant (Employment Relations) to provide expertise, support and guidance to HR staff, managers and staff on employee relations matters, as well as support University wide HR projects and programs.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan campus.

About you

To be successful in this role you will possess a relevant postgraduate qualification in Employment Relations or related field plus extensive experience in industrial/employment relations, or an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.

Your proven track record in the provision of high quality human resource consultancy services to senior staff and line managers, together with your comprehensive knowledge and understanding of contemporary HR and industrial/employee relations issues, practices and strategies in a complex, changing environment is essential. You will also possess demonstrated experience in representing organisations at external employment and industrial relations forums such as the Fair Work Commission. High level interpersonal and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to work under broad direction with good strategic, conceptual and analytical skills, and higher level computer literacy including demonstrated use of ERP systems and PeopleSoft HCM and related reporting tools is required.

Salary range

HEW Level 10: $113,924 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $133,291 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and contact details of three referees.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that ranks among the top 3% worldwide and spans across five campuses in South East Queensland.

At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Mr Ken Greedy, Director, Human Resources on +61 (0) 7 3735 7408 or by email on

For application queries, please contact Ms Busra Sevimli, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359.

Closing date: Tuesday, 24 April 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.