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Senior Employee Relations Consultant

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Human Resources

  • Salary Package: From $122,653 to $129,541 per annum (HEW Level 9), plus 13.25% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term role until December 2021
  • Location: Macquarie University, North Ryde

The Role

Employee Relations is a specialist team within HR responsible for providing support and advice on the implementation of the University’s employment and industrial frameworks.

Reporting to the Manager, the Senior Employee Relations Consultant will work with a team of professionals and partner with a diverse range of stakeholders on the provision of advice and support in managing complex and sensitive employment matters.  Your day-to-day activities will include:

  • Leading case management of performance, disciplinary and grievance issues ensuring equity in the process and alignment with the Enterprise Agreement
  • Change management including advising and assisting in the management of staff consultation and redundancy processes
  • Co-ordinating and facilitating dispute resolution processes and, as required, representing the organisation as an advocate
  • Coaching managers and HR partners to address and resolve sensitive and/or complex employee relations matters 
  • Researching, analysing and identifying solutions to complex employee relations and HR matters
  • Researching and developing advice and options to inform the organisation’s industrial strategy

About You

We are looking for a qualified and experienced employee relations specialist with strong working knowledge of the Australian legal and industrial framework at both state and federal levels. You will demonstrate experience and strong ability in providing expert advice with respect to legislative, EA and policy requirements, managing complex and sensitive matters with a diverse range of stakeholders, and a strong track record in identifying and mitigating industrial risks.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to engage, negotiate and influence colleagues, clients and stakeholders at all levels. You are highly organised and have a methodical approach to your work. You enjoy working in a fast-paced and demanding environment and will be able to hit the ground running in this role.

Your experience in a similar role within the higher education sector will be highly regarded.

About Us

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 56 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:

  • HR, IR or legal qualifications and/or related experienced.
  • Experience working within the Australian legal and industrial framework at both State and Federal level, providing expert advice with respect to legislative, EA and policy requirements.
  • Experience in identifying and mitigating industrial risks.
  • Managing employment matters including performance, conduct and grievance processes effectively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to prepare and provide recommendations, policies, reports, proposals and advice. 
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and influence key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Providing coaching advice to managers and supervisors handling sensitive employment matters.

*This position requires a criminal record check.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below: 

Position Description: Download File Senior Employee Relations Consultant

Role-specific Enquiries: Pam Nilon, Employee Relations Manager via

General Enquiries: Lizzy Nguyen, HR Officer via

Applications Close: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 at 11:55pm (AEST)

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

Learn more about our progress towards Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.


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