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University Labor Lawyer job at UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • Play a vital role in the development and implementation of human resource management strategies at the University
  • Full-time senior contract, 12-month fixed-term contract (parental leave coverage)
  • Competitive base salary plus 17% retirement pension
  • Perth based position with full relocation available

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious group of eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research experience, a dynamic campus and working environments, backed by the freedom to “innovate and inspire”, there’s no better time to join the best university in Western Australia.

The Human Resources (HR) function plays a vital role in the University achieving its ambitious goals and ambitions. UWA’s strategy for the development and performance of its people is at the heart of University planning. The ability of HR professionals to partner effectively with University leadership teams is key to developing opportunities and providing practical and innovative solutions to achieve academic and business goals.

About the Opportunity

The University Employment Advocate/Associate Director plays a critical role in developing and implementing human resource management strategies at the University. This is a dual role that provides strategic leadership and guidance to manage the delivery of University-wide workplace relations services. This includes managing the Employee Relations team, the Injury and Wellness Management team and the HR Policy and Projects team to affect the efficient and productive operation of the multiple campuses of the University and its employees.

As a University Labor Lawyer, you will provide employment-related legal advice that mitigates risk to the University and creates a productive, safe, and respectful workplace. You will provide employment-related legal advice to the University’s Director of Human Resources, Executive and Senate and review and oversee the provision of employment-related legal advice by labor attorneys within the University. employee relations team.

You will also be responsible for strategic case management decisions regarding preparing for and participating in conciliations and hearings for employment-related cases before courts and tribunals, including the Fair Work Commission, the Equal Opportunity, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Federal Court and Western Australia. Industrial Relations Commission.

In addition, you will draft, review and advise on documentation supporting the employment relationship (i.e. employment contracts) and assume responsibility for managing legal expenses related to the employment of the University, including record keeping.

About you

With a law degree and a current legal practice certificate, you will demonstrate significant post-qualification experience (8+ years) as a labor lawyer working in private practice or in-house roles, as well as experience demonstrated in leading HR processes to ensure compliance with employment laws. You will also have excellent people management and leadership skills and a proven ability to plan and execute formal negotiations and resolve disputes. Additionally, you will demonstrate superior interpersonal and written skills with a proven ability to negotiate, persuade and influence effectively.

About your application

Full details of position responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the job description. The content of your CV and cover letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Adrian WilksTalent Acquisition Advisor, at [email protected]

This position is only open to candidates with the right to work in Australia.

Application details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child-friendly areas on campus, including daycares. Flexible work arrangements, part-time schedules and job sharing will all be considered
  • UWA was awarded bronze employer status for being one of the top ten employers for LGBTI inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021)
  • UWA also received Athena Swan Bronze accreditation in 2020

Help and support

UWA is committed to inclusive recruitment and will be happy to tailor the recruitment process to your accessibility needs. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact [email protected] quoting the 6-digit job reference number and type of communication you prefer, and a member of our team will contact you. to discuss your requirements.