Department of Regional NSW
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Industrial Relations Specialist

Industrial Relations Specialist

  • 499343
  • Human Resources and Recruitment
  • Legal and Justice

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services.


  • Flexible working options – work from home or the office – the choice is yours!
  • Ongoing permanent or part-time opportunity
  • Located anywhere in NSW
  • Total remuneration from $113,343 plus super


About You

This is an opportunity to be part of the broader human resource team in the role of Industrial Relations Specialist.  In this role, you will be partnering with a broad range of clients to provide specialist advice and guidance on employment conditions and industrial matters to support HR strategies and resolve people issues.


In this role, you will work closely with the Manager Industrial Relations day to day to provide subject matter expertise and advice, helping our leaders navigate the industrial landscape. You will collaborate with central agencies on projects and initiatives as well as liaising with other subject matters experts internally and externally to drive business outcomes.  


To be successful in the role you will need:

  • Knowledge and experience interpreting and implementing legislation, awards and agreements
  • Demonstrated experience in industrial and employee relations, grievance management and union consultation in complex, large organisations
  • relevant qualifications at a tertiary standard and/or extensive equivalent experience in Industrial and Employee Relations.


You will also be someone that enjoys influencing and negotiating along with collaborating to drive outcomes. You will be a professional and passionate ambassador for the broader HR team and enjoy working with peers and team members to upskill and increase team knowledge across the group. The team consists of three professionals and our clients are varied and diverse in their offerings, which means every day brings new challenges. You’ll be someone that is able to think outside the box to create solutions for complex problems and see obstacles as challenges rather than roadblocks.


About Us

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has responsibility for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources, and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.


As an agency, we embrace flexible work and are outcomes focused on delivery. We hold ourselves and each other to high standards; we work hard, and we celebrate the successes, acknowledge the opportunities and work as one team in order to achieve great things.


We know that regional NSW is an incredible place to live, work, raise a family and play, and we are here to ensure our regions are set-up to thrive for generations to come. 


To find out more about our department, please visit our website or LinkedIn


To Apply:

Simply submit a cover letter and current resume outlining your experience and capabilities relevant to the role. 


For more information about the role, please click here to read the full role description.


Applications Close:  11.55pm, Monday 23 May 2022 All applications must be submitted online. Please note that email applications cannot be accepted.


 Contact: Daniel Rumbold via email


 A recruitment pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.  


All Department of Regional NSW employees are required: 

  • To be fully vaccinated of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or 
  • an approved ongoing medical contraindication. 

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing a role. 



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