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Senior Hr Officer, Employee Relations

NSW Government - Sutherland, NSW

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin


Senior HR Officer – Employee Relations

  • Ongoing Full-Time
  • Location: Ashfield (moving to Parramatta late 2021)
  • Clerk Grade 9/10, Salary ($111,077 pa - $122,404 pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading

About us

The Department of Communities and Justice carries an important purpose across many areas of its work, particularly when it comes to improving outcomes for children and young people, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people experiencing domestic and family violence, victims of sexual assault, juvenile offenders, people at high risk of reoffending, and people experiencing homelessness.

Working together for stronger communities means we can continue to deliver our services with a more unified and collaborative approach. This means a greater focus on prevention and early intervention, faster responses, more seamless operations, less duplication of effort and better outcomes.

The Employee Relations Team partners with People partner teams, managers and Executives to deliver best-practice Employee Relations strategies, services and advice to assist the Department to meet its strategic objectives. The Employee Relations Team provides high level advice and support to the business on contentious matters, liaises with internal and external stakeholders, leads negotiations with unions and represents the Department in various matters before employment tribunals. 

About the role

Partner with DCJ business areas in the design, coordination, implementation and evaluation of Employee Relations (ER) policy, initiatives and/or consultative mechanisms that facilitate the delivery of workplace reforms, effective consultation and ER operations to support optimum outcomes for the Agency in resolution of employee relations matters.

Essential requirements of the role

  • Formal qualifications in a related discipline and/or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience with demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated experience in industrial relations and an understanding of current legislation and
  • government policy

About you

In addition to meeting the essential requirements, the successful candidate must demonstrate strong capabilities in:

  • problem solving to embed innovative solutions to historical challenges
  • providing expert and timely advice
  • building relationships and influence business consistent with the Department’s employee relations strategies.

The ideal candidate for this role will be self-motivated, have well rounded employee relations experience, with exposure to negotiation with union/s

Does this sound like you? Click here to download the role description.

Applying for the role

When applying you will need to attach a resume (maximum 5 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining how you meet the requirements and capabilities of this role.

Closing date: Sunday, 20 June 2021 at 11:59 pm.

For role enquiries please contact Ian Taylor at [email protected]

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact our team on (02) 9765 3042.

Appointments are subject to reference checks. Some roles may also require the following checks/ clearances:

  • National Criminal History Record Check in accordance with the Disability Inclusion Act 2014
  • Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012


To ensure recruitment at the Department of Communities and Justice continues without interruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, some interviews and assessments may be performed using alternative methods.

This may include video interviewing, telephone interviewing and online assessments. If you are successful following review of your application, you may need to perform assessments and/or interviews via online platforms using a PC, laptop or smart phone. By doing so, we will be adhering to the strict social distancing advice currently in place.

Inclusion and Diversity lies at the heart of how we recruit

We continue to hire great people with a wide variety of skills, experience and backgrounds. This includes people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people identifying as LGBTIQ+, culturally and linguistically diverse people, carers and other diversity groups.

If you require an adjustment within the recruitment process, please contact (02) 9765 3042 or via email at [email protected] and advise us of your preferred method of communication.

If you are looking for more information about workplace adjustments at DCJ, please visit our Careers site.

A talent pool may be created for future ongoing and temporary roles and is valid for a period of up to 18 months. 

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.