A vacancy exists within the People & Culture Department for a highly motivated Workplace Relations Specialist with extensive Employee Relations/Industrial Relations (ER/IR) knowledge and skills to join our progressive and innovative team. The Workplace Relations Specialist, St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney is a key member of the People & Culture Department, within the Workplace Relations function. The position is responsible for providing high quality professional services and assisting the smooth operation of ER/IR services within St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney. The vacancy is open to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens who hold a valid New Zealand passport, Australian permanent residents and those non-residents deemed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to be eligible to work in Australia only. Where a candidate engages in secondary employment St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney will require a risk assessment be undertaken and take steps to mitigate the risks and the organisation reserves the right to decline the application for secondary employment. Candidates should take this into consideration prior to applying. The risk assessment questionnaire is available here. Reference to your risk assessment, if applicable, should be make in your application. About St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney: St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney is made up of three public hospitals, St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, Sacred Heart Health Service and St Joseph’s Hospital at Auburn. We are part of St Vincent’s Health Australia, the largest diversified health care organisation within Australia’s not for profit Catholic health care sector. As a Catholic health and aged care service provider, our mission is to bring God’s love to those in need through the healing ministry of Jesus, with a commitment to those who are poor and vulnerable. We are committed to equal employment opportunity, ethical practices, and the principles of cultural diversity and promote a smoke free work environment. Appropriate criminal record and child protection checks are conducted for all successful candidates. Employment with St Vincent’s is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases – NSW Health Policy Directive PD2020 _017. Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with the policy directive. What we offer: Generous salary packaging and Fitness Passport for eligible staff Opportunity to access a large range of clinical and non-clinical education programs Careers development opportunities across the St Vincent’s Health Australia Network. Employee Assistance Program Work/Life balance Application Instructions: St Vincent’s Health Network Sydney is committed to reconciliation and encourages Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to apply for all advertised positions. When applying for the position, Applicants will be required to upload a recent Resume as well as a separate Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria for the position as outlined below. External applicants are to upload their Cover Letter alongside their Resume when reaching the ‘My Experience tab >Resume/CV> Upload. For Internal applicants, this document is to be uploaded further down the page alongside your Resume under Resume/CV> Upload. Selection Criteria: Personal integrity and demonstrated commitment to the Philosophy, Mission and Values of Mary Aikenhead Ministries and St Vincent’s Health Australia. Relevant tertiary qualifications in law, human resources management, employee relations and/or demonstrated extensive professional experience within relevant field with a strong understanding of contemporary ER/IR legislation and practices. Demonstrated ability to exercise sound conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills relating to the assessment, review or investigation of complex concerns raised regarding employee conduct within the parameters of relevant legislation, policy and guidelines. Demonstrated ability to independently manage a large and varied caseload of complex matters including restructures, misconduct procedures and industrial tribunal matters (unfair dismissal, dispute resolution and general protections claims) with demonstrated advocacy skills in matters before various tribunals and courts. Demonstrated superior communication skills both oral and written, including negotiation, influencing and conflict resolution skills, coaching and training others and an ability to prepare detailed and accurate correspondence and briefing notes. A high level of professionalism and personal integrity, self-motivation, drive, initiative and the ability to motivate and assist others to develop skills and capability in managing ER/IR matters. Proven experience and ability to engage and influence stakeholders both internally and externally. Demonstrated experience analysing and reviewing HR policy and procedures to ensure legislative compliance and best practice. An example on how to address and upload selection criteria is provided in the attachment below in order to assist you with completing your application.