- Leading and mentoring a group of Human Resource Consultants in their day to day activities on industrial and employee relations, including appropriate workload allocation.
- Providing influential expert advice and leadership on a range of human resource, work health and safety and ethical and governance issues to both your team and your allocated business group, with a primary focus on industrial and employee relations.
- Providing effective case management for governance and ethics, and performance matters.
- Overseeing the implementation of a range of strategic human resource and industrial relations initiatives and projects throughout the department, including enterprise bargaining.
What you will do as a Principal HR Consultant:
• Build and maintain professional client relationships and networks to create working partnerships and a high level of understanding of client needs to facilitate quality human resource management practices throughout the Department. Although your role will encompass all aspects of human resources, you will have a particular focus on continued development and implementation of appropriate and effective industrial and employee relations arrangements and practices, in particular:
o Provision of expert strategic, and tactical advice on industrial and employment matters.
o Coaching, mentoring and building capability on industrial and employee relations across the department.
o Provision of expert advice on and representing the department in the negotiation of enterprise bargaining.
o Negotiation and liaison with industrial organisations.
• Representation at departmental and whole-of-government and forums, committees, and communities of practice to ensure appropriate participation and outcomes for the department.
• Provide consultancy services and advice to business groups and senior officers in addressing contemporary workforce management issues.
• Lead the development of, present and facilitate briefings and workshops for management and staff where required.
• Contribute to the evaluation of human resources services and initiatives to ensure these are directed to supporting the department’s business outcomes.
• Maintain a high level of knowledge of contemporary human resource management practices to ensure currency of knowledge and skills to provide appropriate outcomes or solutions for clients.
• Coach, mentor and support your team to create a high performing, flexible and supportive working environment.
• Undertake research and analysis of organisational data to identify trends, opportunities, issues and challenges.
• Prepare comprehensive and sensitive reports, submissions, briefs and other correspondence of a substantial and complex nature in relation to a range of human resources issues.
You’ll be good at
In deciding if you’re the right person for the job, you’ll be assessed on the following capabilities that relate to the above tasks you will do:
• Create a climate in which your team feels motivated to do their best to achieve the goals and outcomes set. (Motivating Others)
• Take on a broad perspective, think laterally and pursue innovative solutions in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures. (Strategic Agility)
• Define, analyse and interpret complex problems to develop effective and timely tailored solutions, by seeking appropriate and relevant sources of information and advice of others as required. (Problem Solving)
• Manage risk and uncertainty in a climate of continual change, to make sound decisions and provide strategic advice to support business needs. (Dealing with Ambiguity)
You might also have
• A degree in Human Resources, Industrial Relations or a related field while not mandatory will be highly regarded.
• Previous experience in advocacy before tribunals at conferences, and hearings or through submissions to resolve disputes effectively and efficiently.