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Senior Consultant, Workplace

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible, Geelong - City, Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Human / People Services

  • Based at our Geelong, Waterfront or Melbourne Burwood Campuses
  • Full-time and continuing
  • HEW 9 $132,790 - $140,744 + 17% Superannuation

Why work with us?

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.

Who are we?

Deakin is a cutting-edge public university in Victoria, revolutionising education with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities.

As a Senior Consultant (Workplace), you will provide a wide range of employment law and workplace relations advice, consultancy, and project management. Your in-depth understanding of the legislative landscape, tailored to the university context, will enable you to deliver comprehensive solutions for our stakeholders.

You will contribute across broader People and Culture activities, collaborating closely with subject matter experts and people leaders. You'll build specialist knowledge, take end-to-end responsibility for case management and advice on people matters, and lead project activities. This role is key to our commitment to continuous improvement and best practice, enhancing our team’s service delivery.

In a typical week, you will:

  • Lead case management activity for Workplace Relations, advising and coaching People Leaders on approach.
  • Manage performance and conduct employee cases up to and including conciliation.
  • Lead on workplace relations project activity across the People Solutions team, connecting key stakeholders and providing expert. 
  • Actively engage with key stakeholders to collaborate, provide accessible solutions and achieve balanced, timely and professional advice.
  • Promote ideas and review practices and policies and translate into workplace improvements.
  • Understanding the University context to anticipate needs, tailor services, improve service offerings and ensure high-quality outcomes by addressing customer feedback and setting service standards.                                                                                                                                    

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience and management expertise.
  • Knowledge of the Fair Work Act and relevant employment legislation and the application in practice.
  • Experience managing complex cases in workplace relations and providing practical solutions.  
  • Proven experience in providing tailored HR advice.

Here's how to apply: 

  • Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience.
  • For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Gemma Doyle, Senior Manager, People Solutions on 0448 693663.  

Position Description: Download File PD People Solutions Senior Consultant (Workplace).pdf


Applications for this position close on Sunday 28 July 2024.


Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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