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Workforce Relations Specialist

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
22nd November 2021
HR Partners Adelaide - 14M0467197
  • Adelaide CBD based
  • Senior ER/IR Specialist opportunity
  • Permanent, ongoing opportunity

Our client, one of the largest South Australian Government Departments, thought leaders in their industry and highly values-driven, are seeking an astute, consultative Workforce Relations specialist to provide high level strategic advisory and consultancy services in Industrial and Employee relations. This is an exciting opportunity for an IR/ER Specialist to make their mark and play a principal role across the Department.

As an experienced Industrial & Employee Relations Specialist, you will thrive on working within challenging environments and enjoy offering a consultative approach to your internal and external stakeholders, providing leadership, advice and guidance. Your strong consultative style coupled with your technical ability will allow you to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact.

Working collaboratively with the broader workforce services team, your portfolio of responsibilities and experience will include but not be limited to:

  • Supporting the Department and leading the development and coordination of an effective industrial relations agenda
  • Representing the Department in all external tribunals
  • Working with a number of enterprise agreements and unions
  • Coaching, mentoring and advising on ER/IR related activity and on changes to legislation, policy and procedures on a continuous basis
  • Proven experience with organisational change and complex consultative processes
  • Interpretation and application of industrial awards, acts and agreements
  • Complex project management experience, risk assessment and project leadership
  • Conducting and advising on workplace investigations.
  • Proven experience with enterprise bargaining and industrial relations

Tertiary qualified in human resources, business or law, you will be able to interpret legal terminology, federal and state legal procedures and have strong relationship management capabilities. You will be consultative in your approach with the ability to influence and guide your stakeholders ensuring the best outcome for the Department. In addition to this, you will have outstanding written and verbal communication skills with high attention to detail. Previous experience with a similar Government Department position will be highly regarded.

Please apply now using the 'Apply Now' button. Alternatively, please call Marilize De Witt for a confidential discussion on (08) 8468 8011 quoting Reference Number 14M0467197 or apply directly at

At HR Partners, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.

HR Partners
Level 1, 25 Grenfell St,
Adelaide 5000
Ph: +61 8 8468 8003