LGNSW Positions Vacant

Industrial Officer

  • Peak industry association
  • High profile role in a busy work environment
  • Attractive remuneration package
LGNSW is seeking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced industrial relations professional on a permanent basis.
As a member of the Industrial Relations Unit, your responsibilities will include:
  • Representing LGNSW and its members before State and Federal courts and tribunals;
  • Providing advice on a broad range of industrial relations, employment and human resources related issues, including but not limited to: performance management, recruitment, termination of employment, anti-discrimination, WHS, privacy and workplace reform;
  • Interpreting, negotiating, drafting and providing advice on awards, enterprise agreements, contracts of employment, employment related policies and legislation;
  • Drafting reports, submissions and legal documents;
  • Represent LGNSW on external committees and working parties. 
To be successful in this role you will be a team player with experience appearing before State and/or Federal industrial relations tribunals, have excellent communication and advocacy skills and a well-developed understanding of State and Federal industrial relations systems, human resources management, employment legislation and workplace reform. 
You will also possess tertiary qualifications in industrial relations, human resources management, law or an associated discipline.
LGNSW offers excellent conditions of employment, which may include working a 19-day month. The position also comes with an attractive salary that is dependent upon experience. Applicants must be willing to travel regularly.

How to apply

Read the Position Description (PDF, 97KB) and Selection Criteria (PDF, 23KB) then forward cover letter, resume and response to selection criteria to jobs@lgnsw.org.au.
Applications close on Monday, 21 August 2017, at 5:00pm. For further details about the role please call Charles McElroy (Acting Senior Manager Industrial Relations) on (02) 9242 4142 during business hours.


Human Resources Manager

  • Part time position
  • Sydney CBD
  • Grade 7 
The Human Resources Manager works across all levels of the organisation, providing an informed, professional and efficient service on all aspects of human resources management and strategy, as determined by the Chief Executive. This includes partnering with senior staff to identify HR priorities and recommend appropriate people management solutions in relation to organisational development, culture and change to deliver outcomes and manage issues. The HR Manager ensures that the delivery of programs and initiatives is closely aligned with LGNSW’s vision and goals.

Key accountabilities

  • Work closely with and build collaborative networks with senior leadership and all internal clients to ensure the strategic plan is achieved and that relevant people and development plans are aligned to meet strategic and operational objectives. 
  • Manage end-to-end workforce planning including forecasting needs, job design and evaluation, recruitment and selection processes, on-boarding new employees and coaching and liaising with line managers.
  • Lead, monitor and review the performance management system ensuring that appropriate plans are in place for managing succession, retention, talent and career development. 
  • Ensure that all training and professional development is linked to organisational goals and coach individuals to improve performance and capability across LGNSW or achieve career progression.  
  • Develop, maintain and be a role model for a culture among staff that is open to change and supports continuous quality improvement, collaboration, respect and accountability.
  • Work collaboratively with the Manager Governance and Culture to identify, develop and implement key organisational culture, engagement and change initiatives and strategies. 
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies and practices that reflect contemporary, evidence-based approaches and meet legislative requirements.
  • Manage the remuneration structure and salary reviews, providing recommendations to the Chief Executive.
  • Oversee Work Health and Safety matters including committee and injury management and ensure a safe and supported environment. 

Key challenges

  • Managing the human element of organisational change initiatives and programs whilst balancing several layers of change with potentially conflicting views. 
  • Maintaining awareness of strategic and operational demands and priorities, engaging with staff across all levels of the organisation and providing efficient and effective responses.
  • Managing competing priorities, deadlines and inputs from multiple teams and stakeholders to deliver quality human resources guidance with a view to influencing positive outcomes.

Essential requirements

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (or equivalent) and experience in the management of human resources and organisational change. 
  • Proven capacity to operate both strategically and operationally with expertise in strategic development and execution across a range of human resources, organisational and cultural change programs.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and the construction of a supportive, collaborative work environment with the ability to lead, supervise, coach and develop employees.
  • Excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in partnership with senior leaders, managers and staff to implement organisational improvements. 
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyse issues and develop and implement effective strategies and solutions that support LGNSW’s goals and values.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to prepare high quality written reports, policies, action plans correspondence and other documentation as required. How to apply

How to apply

Applications should include:

  • a covering letter which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position accountabilities and essential requirements detailed in the position description (PDF 111KB)
  • an up-to-date resume

Please send applications to jobs@lgnsw.org.au


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