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Employee Relations Officer

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Human Resources & Recruitment

 Employee Relations Officer

  • Employment Type: Full time, 35 hour week
  • Duration: 2 years fixed term
  • Remuneration: Up to $114,000 salary package (including 17% Superannuation)
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working)

About UNSW:

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 50 employers. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Why Your Role Matters:

The Employee Relations Officer is a newly created role focussing on HR compliance, that will work with stakeholders across all UNSW Divisions and Faculties, identifying both compliance risks and opportunities for risk mitigation for HR systems and processes. Reporting to the Senior Employee Relations Business Partner (Compliance), you will act as the first point of contact for compliance queries.


  • Develop and implement initiatives ensuring compliance risks are identified and managed
  • Collaborating with the larger HR Team (ER, Business Partnering)
  • Coordinate and assist in the delivery a suite of training modules for employees to UNSW staff on compliance matters
  • Providing input into the compliance risk register and triaging complex queries
  • Support the ongoing review and continuous improvement of HR policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Coordinate and execute the delivery of HR compliance strategies across both BAU and related projects
  • Ensure compliance regarding confidentiality and ethical practices

Who You Are:

  • Relevant Qualification and experience in HR within a large complex organisation
  • Employee relations or compliance experience highly beneficial
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Experience in supporting the implementation of organisational HR strategies
  • Proven ability to identify, analyse and solve operational problems
  • Project coordination and administration experience highly beneficial
  • Excellent attention to detail, including time management and organisational skills

We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who do not meet the specific criteria but have transferable skills.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access all the benefits of working at UNSW including:

  • Up to 17% Superannuation and leave loading
  • Flexible working (Work from home days)
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development
  • Progressive HR practices
  • Discounts and entitlements across education, fitness

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the 15TH August at 11:55pm. A copy of the Position Description can be on JOBS@UNSW.

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply. UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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