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Senior Hr Advisor

Michael Page - Perth, WA

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin


Working as part of the national HR team, provide full operational HR advice, support and services to a local workforce of approximately 300, here in WA.

Take ownership of activities across all key pillars - employee relations, industrial relations, health & wellness, learning and development, workers compensation and safety.

Deliver at a local level, national HR projects, and drive and deliver local change / transformation work.

Client Details

Our client is a national operator in the building and construction space, with sites across Australia and one key location here in WA.

You will align with a majority blue-collar workforce, in a highly unionised environment.

Based in the industrial pocket in Henderson, you'll find yourself both in the office and in the yards - it's more jeans and polo's than suits and skirts here!

A progressive organisation, you'll champion health and wellness initiatives, an established EAP, and embedded safety and L&D programs; plus enjoy strong leadership, and a culture open to change.


Reporting to the National HR Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Recruitment, onboarding, inductions, probation processes, workforce planning
  • Investigations, case management, performance management, grievances, terminations, fitness for work processes etc.
  • Ensuring all parties meet their legislative obligations as per the industrial instrument, working closely with payroll to ensure compliance to legislative requirements, supporting workforce for queries and concerns relating to their contracts or pay, responsibility for raising contracts, contract amendments, leave management, absenteeism etc.
  • Managing site access, heavy liaison with union reps, managing and maintaining union relationships, coordination of monthly employee meetings
  • Local Workers Compensation matters (prevention and management of live cases)
  • Administer and deliver T&D programs
  • Overseeing local Health & Wellness initiatives and programs
  • Advising workforce on payroll, policy, processes and programs
  • Ensuring the delivery of work aligned with annual HR strategy and associated change management projects
  • General transactional and administrative HR duties including compliance and records management
  • Analysis & reporting


To be considered for and successful in this role you will:

  • Offer a degree qualification with an HR specialisation or equivalent practical experience
  • Arrive with the relevant generalist technical skills and experience (circa 5 years + or equivalent exposure)
  • Be able to demonstrate a strong IR background derived from blue collar environments
  • Ideally arrive with a background in unionised environments, offering an understanding of associated dynamics
  • Have the ability to demonstrate achievements and a history of 'adding value' in previous roles - you are proactive and have high standards for your work and work outcomes
  • Be practical, easy-going, engaging, articulate, down-to-earth, collaborative, and process-driven
  • Be intrinsically motivated to succeed, calm under pressure, offer a strong work ethic, and arrive with a developed resilience

Job Offer

In return you will:

  • Work and succeed in an interesting and challenging environment
  • Take up a true generalist role (standalone in a local capacity)
  • Get to contribute to the conception of and delivery on strategic projects
  • Enjoy a high level of autonomy in your role, whilst being fully supported to achieve your operational objectives
  • Join a national organisation with a majority blue collar workforce
  • Access parking on-site
  • Have opportunity for up to a 15% bonus / annum

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Jessica Shakes on 08 6430 6416.