Legal Counsel – Workplace Relations

  • Company:
    DuluxGroup Limited
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:
    Legal
  • Full time or part time – 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
  • Flexible location
  • Use your expertise to make a real impact
  • The Opportunity

    We have an amazing opportunity for an experienced lawyer to use their workplace relations expertise on a broad range of matters. Working as part of a high performing People, Culture and Change (PCC) team you will help drive the ER/IR strategy to effect commercial and cultural outcomes that align with DuluxGroup’s delivery and growth ambitions.

    Reporting to our Head of Workplace Relations, this fixed term role provides a great career opportunity to work with a market leader and make a real impact.

    Key accountabilities will include;

  • Development and roll out of key ER/IR specific projects and initiatives;
  • Supporting the enterprise bargaining strategy, negotiations, and dispute resolution;
  • Fair Work Commission and court disputes, including preparing documents, participating in conciliations/mediations and representing DuluxGroup during proceedings (if and when they arise);
  • Providing strategic and pragmatic advice across the DuluxGroup businesses on a range of ER/IR matters;
  • Development of ER/IR specific training programs and initiatives to lift the capability of leaders;
  • Indirect workforce advice (labour hire, contractor and consultancy);
  • Support with any M&A activity and other significant business change events.
  • There is also an opportunity to learn about overseas jurisdictions and advise on/support employment and industrial relations matters in New Zealand, Asia and beyond.

    What you will bring

    We are looking for a technical expert, qualified to practice law in Australia. You will require strong communication skills with the ability to influence at a senior level. Key to success will be your ability to operate in a complex environment by engaging a broad range of stakeholders. You must also be able possess:

  • LLB & Current Practising Certificate
  • Strong knowledge and experience in employment law (ideally including industrial relations) with a minimum of three years’ experience
  • Prior private practice or corporate experience
  • Commercial acumen with a pragmatic approach
  • Manufacturing and/or retail sector experience will be highly regarded.
  • Make no mistake, this is a busy but highly rewarding role that will challenge you. You will be expected to hit the ground running, demonstrate your strong technical and people skills. We offer a very supportive, flexible and collaborative environment where you will be provided with opportunities to demonstrate value beyond just the ‘legal stuff’. So, if this sounds like the opportunity for you – apply now!

    Our Place:

    Here at the DuluxGroup we believe in the power to ‘Imagine a Better Place’, so imagine working where you can build your career across diverse businesses. The breadth of our brands and businesses, allow our people to enjoy diverse career opportunities across multiple business units and locations. Also, we have abroad range of disciplines from sales, marketing, R&D to manufacturing and logistics as well as a range of corporate functions. As a member of the DuluxGroup family regardless of brand or location, all our employees are aligned to common goals, behaviours and ethics.