Employee Relations Specialist

St John Ambulance (Perth WA, Australia) 6 days ago
Position No: 419353

Do you want to work for an iconic Western Australian organisation committed to changing lives and making a difference to your community?

At St John WA, we pride ourselves on our humanitarian work helping to make our state a safer, more resilient place. With over 1, 800 permanent staff, 11, 000 volunteers, and annual revenues approaching $350 million, St John WA is the industry leader in the provision of Pre-Hospital Care and related products in Western Australia.  Each year we attend in excess of 670,000 people across the state through our Ambulance, Patient Transfer and Urgent Care, Medical and Dental businesses and teach over 400,000 people life-saving first aid skills.

A job to be proud of:

We are seeking an Employee Relations (ER) Specialist to join our busy Employee Relations team supporting management, HR generalists and employees throughout the organisation. Reporting into the ER Manager, you will be responsible for providing expert ER and IR advice, along with managing cases ranging from performance management, misconduct, terminations and disputes. 

You will interpret awards, agreements and legislation to provide practical solutions on ER issues to support the achievement of organisational objectives. This role is a Permanent Full-Time position. 

What you’ll need:

You will be an Employee Relations or Human Resources professional, with strong experience in advising and managing ER and IR matters.  You will have an in-depth knowledge of employment legislation and exceptional influencing and communication skills. A positive attitude and a team focus are a must for the successful applicant. You must be comfortable working in a unionised environment.

  • Minimum of four years’ experience in an HR/ER advisory role, developing effective strategies, solutions and interventions to address the full range of employee relations matters.
  • Proven experience in case management. Including managing complex investigations to ensure procedural fairness, natural justice, legal compliance and resolution.
  • Coaching and supporting managers to address performance and conduct issues, and applying the disciplinary process where required.
  • A strong understanding and working knowledge of employment legislation and interpreting Enterprise Agreements and/or Awards.
  • Experience advising line managers and HR Generalists on ER and IR matters.
  • Experience representing an organisation at the Fair Work Commission and other employment related tribunals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in enterprise bargaining, desirable.
  • Ability to travel throughout Western Australia when required

The required qualifications:

  • A tertiary degree in Human Resources, Employment Relations or Industrial Relations or a Law degree.

What’s in it for you?

The successful candidate will be offered an interactive and supportive working environment within a positive and professional team along with:

  • $500 Health and Wellness bonus
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • 2 leisure days per year
  • Corporate uniform
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Salary packaging options
  • Free emergency ambulance cover
  • Free first aid training

Are your ready to change lives?

To apply for this exciting opportunity please select  "Apply Now".  Applications must include a detailed  cover letter  outlining your motivations for this position and  resume. Alternatively, if you have any questions please contact  Katherine Park on 08 9334 8273.

Applications close 4pm Tuesday 9th of March 2021

We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Please note that St John will not accept recruitment agency applications for this position.

St John reserves the right to select a shortlist from the applications received. The selection process employed will be at the discretion of St John.



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