Employee Relations and Policies Manager


Location: Melbourne, Sydney

Job Type: Full time


Job Description


Exciting, dynamic ER leadership role

As our Employee Relations and Policies Manager, you will be a key member of our Group Employee Relations team and will have sound technical knowledge and experience in Workplace Relations.

You will be a strategic thinker with empathy, responsible for advising on complex ER cases, influencing, coaching, and uplifting business lead and HR Partner capabilities. You will be a strong communicator and have ability to influence your various stakeholders across the broad spectrum of employee relations issues and our leading, proactive Employee Relations projects.

Who are we looking for?

You will ideally be technical, agile and have the ability to solve complex ER problems and demonstrate strengths in influencing and delivering ethical results.

You will have excellent written and communication skills and be well versed with Modern Awards and the Australian and New Zealand Workplace Relations frameworks and be accountable for ensuring our employment conditions continue to be inclusive, respectful, socially progressive, and legally compliant.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Strategic advice to stakeholders on complex ER matters

  • End-to-end management of ER cases and investigations

  • Implementation of, and contribution to, our ER Strategy – and related project management

  • Manager to our talented ER Associate Manager, and Group ER team contributor (team includes Health & Wellbeing and Total Rewards)

  • Development, enhancement, and implementation of HR policies

  • Manage acquisition compliance frameworks

  • Work closely with our global and local ER community

  • Keep track of the latest legislative changes and help develop HR Partner knowledge and capability

  • Advice on organisational change

  • Accurate record keeping and proactively use data to drive the ER function forward.



  • Relevant experience

  • Enthusiasm and good vibes – our team dynamic is a happy, supportive one

  • Compassion

  • Ideas and a willingness to create and manage meaningful projects.

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