ASO7 Senior Industrial Relations Consultant
Department for Education

Job reference: 463964
Location: 5000 – ADELAIDE
Job status: Ongoing
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Shaping the Future

We know that a great education can change lives. This unites us in our vision to make public education in South Australia world-class for all the children and young people in our schools and preschools.
We are one team, state-wide working together to make a difference so that South Australia thrives.
Our work is driven by six key levers, all of which are evidence based and feature in the highest performing education systems across the globe. You can read more about these levers in our Strategic Plan – Towards 2028, which outlines the work we have done so far and the steps we are taking next as we build toward world-class education in South Australia.

We are People and Culture
With more than 30,000 employees, our people are at the heart of everything we do. Whether working directly with children and young people or in support of those who do, our workforce is key to achieving our goal to become a world-class education system. We need to attract the best people to our department, deploy them where it matters most and invest in their development. It’s also crucial that our culture positions us as an employer of choice and enables our people to perform at their best.
The People and Culture division is evolving. Our world-class ambition requires us to ensure we are focused on what matters, and that we are structured to deliver on that with the flexibility to respond as the department needs us to.

We’ve reset our operating model, so that we can be:

Fit for purpose
Focused in our expertise
This is an exciting time to join the division, to lead change and to raise the bar so that our People & Culture function has an impact toward our world-class ambition.

Who are we looking for?
Two Senior Industrial Relations Consultants – ASO7. One ongoing contract and the other until October 2022.

What will you bring:

Strategic thinking to analyse complex industrial matters, identify, and consider potential solutions and risks and make recommendations for resolution.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to successfully negotiate effective outcomes with a variety of stakeholders.
Experience in building effective networks, alliances and operational relationships internally and externally.
Demonstrated knowledge of IR principles and practices, and in depth understanding of SA Government legal and industrial frameworks and agreements.
An appropriate tertiary qualification in a related discipline or proven significant working experience in a relevant field.
What you will get in return:
As a key team member in the People and Culture division, you will:

Get the opportunity to develop and implement strategic employee relations policy for the department to support workforce reform and EB outcomes.
Focus on minimising IR issues by being solution driven enabling the focus at the local level to be on service delivery.
Be supported to work flexibly, with an executive and greater team who have your back.
Be part of the largest employer in the state, with career and professional development opportunities beyond this role.
For a copy of the position description or for any enquiries, please contact Nicky Brunning, Program Manager  on 0432 526 793  or nicky.brunning@au.manpowergroup.com

To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) detailing the following:

Why you are interested in working for the Department for Education
What the Strategic Plan – Toward 2028 means to you and how do your values and skills align to the plan
A summary of your skills and experience as it applies to the scope of role you are applying for and what we’re looking for
Identify if you have a current Working with Children Check or will be able to obtain one as required
Please note, to be employed by the department in any role applicants must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption endorsed by the Chief Public Health Officer (or delegate). Proof of vaccination status must be provided for sighting on request.

We look forward to hearing about the impact you plan to make by joining our high performing team, on our trajectory toward world-class.

Applications close: 06/12/2021 5:00 PM

– Role Description – ASO7 Employee Relations Senior Industrial Relations Consultant.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.