Position Details
Reference Number 50786
Position Title Senior Employee Relations Advisor
Employment Status Fixed Term Full Time
Location Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
Department / Ward / Clinical Area Employee Relations
Hours per Week 38.00
Position Summary
  • Full time, 12 month fixed-term
  • Heidelberg + hybrid
  • Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across three campuses in the north-east of Melbourne and state-wide.  We have a highly engaged, diverse and collaborative workforce that is unified by our purpose, which is to help people live healthy and fulfilled lives.

About the role

A regular day will see you:

  • Provide clear and contemporary advice and support to line managers on complex cases ,and provide timely and professional case management.
  • Support Line Managers to manage more complex matters end to end, acting as a trusted advisor.
  • Provide line management and coaching and support to ER Advisors. 
  • Responsible for ER escalations and ensuring responses are provided in a timely manner
  • Support the Director with project management of EBA implementation processes across the organization and lead these projects where required
  • Act as a SME for EBA, policy and contract interpretation for members of ER team, HRSS and HR Partnering.
  • Attend and facilitate (where required), EBA consultative meetings. 
  • Support line managers with EBA dispute resolution processes.
  • Represent Austin Health at Industrial Tribunals such as Fair Work, VCAT and VHREOC.

About you:

To be successful in this role you'll bring with you:

  • Excellent knowledge of relevant employment legislation and a proven ability to interpret and apply industrial instruments, policies and procedures in a broad range of complex situations.
  • Solid experience in an IR/ER advisory role, with a proven ability to develop effective strategies, solutions and interventions to address the full range of complex employee relations and industrial relations matters.
  • Excellent case and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to manage legal claims and lead industrial disputes in external forums such as Fair Work, VCAT and other relevant Tribunals
  • Experience in complex union environments, working across multiple EBAs and a diverse workforce.
  • Ability to lead and coach ER Advisors to support their work and development 

Our benefits

Working at Austin Health means enjoying a strong sense of purpose, engaging in meaningful work every day.  Our people also receive a variety of rewarding benefits, including:

  • $11,660 in salary packaging benefits, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounted fitness memberships and special offers on health insurance, and a comprehensive well being program
  • Mentoring, learning and career development opportunities
  • Discounted car parking and end of journey facilities for cyclists
  • Five weeks annual leave, plus purchased leave options
  • Flexible, hybrid working arrangements 

Inclusion at Austin

We celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, identities, cultures, bodies and abilities.  We welcome and support applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, physically or culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, and people of any age.

Work with us!

If you feel this role is right for you, we encourage your early application.  All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and if required, a Working With Children Check. If you require any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, you are welcome to reach out to the hiring manager.

Contact Person Troy McInnes
Contact Number (04) 9090 9794
Closing Date Open Ended
Position Description
Senior ER Advisor Position Description Feb 2024.pdf Open
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