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Employment Relations Manager

The SBS People and Culture team are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Employment Relations Manager to join our close knit, dynamic and inclusive team. 

Reporting to the Director of People & Culture you will act as the subject matter expert and the leader on all employment and industrial relation matters.   Your broad ranging experience will see you supporting the SBS business across a range of matters including, representation at hearings, arbitrations or court matters, negotiations with unions, employee investigations, grievance and dispute resolution, terminations, safety matters, and workers compensation. 

As an employment legal specialist you will be required to provide high quality and sound legal advice, management support and policy guidance on a variety of employment and industrial matters to the business.  This is a hands-on standalone role that provides support primarily to the SBS People & Culture team but may also support the wider SBS Leadership and Executive team as required.

To be successful you will need

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications with a specialty in employment law
  • 5+ years’ experience as an employment lawyer or an in-house ER specialist
  • Experience in dealing with union negotiations and bargaining
  • The capability to represent an organisation at a commission, tribunal or court
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An interest in SBS, our charter and purpose

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