Senior Labour Relations Adviser

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


We are looking for exceptional people to join our team to help drive the State Government’s workforce agenda and shape a contemporary government sector workforce

We currently have several opportunities available in the Government Sector Labour Relations (GSLR) team, which is responsible for coordinating industrial and workforce issues across the WA public sector.

Fixed term appointments may have the possibility of extension and permanency. While this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancies, it may also be used to fill other similar vacancies (permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time) within the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) for the next twelve months.

What will you be doing?

You will represent the Minister for Industrial Relations and the Executive Director Government Sector Labour Relations in developing, implementing and monitoring labour relations strategies, policies and workplace practices – placing particular emphasis on framework and reform, bargaining and employer support.

You will work with public sector employers, unions and other stakeholders to drive whole-of-government workforce reforms, negotiate awards and agreements, and resolve disputes. To learn more about our work please visit our website.

We are located at 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth, which is easily accessible by public transport. As part of our role you may need to work at other DMIRS and government locations from time to time.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for motivated people who want to participate in shaping a contemporary government sector workforce, align with our demonstrated behaviours and are evidence based in their approach.

You will be a problem solver, enjoy communicating and building relationships with diverse stakeholders, and effective at delivering outcomes.

What can we offer you?

This role can be an incredible step for your career. You will get exposure to a broad variety of stakeholders and issues, work with a great team and be responsible for driving long‑lasting changes to the way Government manages its workforce.

We also offer a range of flexible working arrangements to accommodate your needs and are genuinely committed to your ongoing professional development.

Need further information?

Contact Rachel Beard, Director Government Sector Labour Relations on (08) 6552 9324 or click on the job description form (JDF) above.

Want to join our team?

Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application form and provide:

  • a current and detailed resume; and
  • written statement (no more than two pages) letting us know about your experience working in labour relations, policy or similar roles.

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed in the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.

For tips on putting together your application, or details about the process, you can find more information in the attached Applicant Information Pack. You can also contact Uma Maregouni, on (08) 9222 2391 or email for information about employment conditions and the application process.

Supporting a diverse workforce

DMIRS is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

To keep up to date on activities and opportunities within the department you can follow us on Linked.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday, 3 April 2023.

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

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