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Workplace Relations Advisor

Date: 07-Jun-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Company: Australian Unity

The position


The Workplace Relations Advisor is responsible for the effective case management of employee grievances/claims, workplace investigations, conduct and performance issues and (in conjunction with the Employee Care and Claims team) the management of ill and injured employees. The Workplace Relations Advisor guides and actively supports people leaders in responding to these matters.  The Workplace Relations Advisor may be required, with appropriate guidance, to represent Australian Unity in the Fair Work Commission in relation to unfair dismissal/general protections applications or similar matters. 


The Workplace Relations Advisor provides advice to people leaders in relation to interpretation of, and compliance with, employment legislation, industrial instruments, employment contracts and policy. 


Key Role Objectives:


  • Effectively guide and actively support people leaders in the appropriate management of / response to cases involving: 
    • misconduct and performance matters;
    • employee grievances such as bullying, discrimination and unfair treatment; and
    • ill and injured employees who are not fit to return to their substantive roles (in partnership with the Employee Care and Claims team).
  • Conduct thorough and defensible workplace investigations 
  • Appropriately represent Australian Unity in the Fair Work Commission in relation to individual employee matters such as unfair dismissal, general protections and bullying matters as required 
  • Engage with union or legal representatives in a respectful and effective manner

About you


We are searching for a professional who will join us in striving to live our values of bold, warm and honest, in everything we do.


  • Previous experience in a workplace/employee relations role or a broader human resources role 
  • Interpretation of industrial instruments and legislation
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in human resources, industrial relations, law or similar 
  • Basic understanding of employment regulation in Australia, including institutions and employment legislation 
  • Strong conceptual skills 
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Sound analytical skills and judgement 
  • Ability to influence and coach managers 
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to respond flexibly to the need to change approaches




For a discussion in confidence about this opportunity, please contact Simon Ashton, Talent Acquisition Lead,