Manager, Employee Relations

Adelaide, Australia
16 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Based in the People, Talent and Culture unit at 101 Currie Street Adelaide
  • Full-time, three (3) year fixed term contract
  • Salary range $114,312 - $118,314 per annum (plus super)

About the Job

We’re looking for someone with extensive experience in Industrial Relations (IR) and a commitment to delivering high quality progressive people management practices. As the Manager: Employee Relations, you will lead a small team to deliver a proactive and constructive employee relations service through expert advice and support to the University community. This year the team will be negotiating a new enterprise bargaining agreement and commencing our next strategic plan, Enterprise 25.

You will provide high quality employee relations advice, coaching, consultancy, case management and project management. You will also support the enterprise bargaining process, provide high level dispute resolution and representation of the University in industrial tribunals, contribute and support the redevelopment of our people policy framework, and be a key contributor to major change initiatives and cross functional projects.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have 5+ years as a senior industrial relations practitioner, with tertiary qualifications in IR, Law or a related area. They will have lead a high performing team in a large, complex organisation. They will also have a breadth of ER expertise, including investigations and case management. They will have advocated matters before FWA and other tribunals with successful outcomes. They will additionally need to be able to manage and influence client relationships at a senior/strategic level aligned to organisational strategic intent.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit . Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. A key requirement of the role is excellent writing skills. As such, in reviewing your application we will be judging your written ability be the content provided in responding to the Essential Criteria, as well as the content in your Cover Letter and Resume. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Pam Mitchell - Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to using job reference number #1168.

Applications close: 9:00 am Monday 30 April 2018

Important Information:

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading, and other beneficial employment conditions. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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