First listed on: 11 October 2021

Workplace Relations Lead 

About the role

The Workplace Relations Lead provides high level workplace relations support to the organisation and delivers key People and Culture projects that have a particular focus on change, compliance, remuneration and industrial relations. The position will also work closely with employees and unions on embedding a new Enterprise Agreement.

The Workplace Relations Lead will:

  • Support the management of WorkSafe’s relationship with union partners) on matters of consultation and disputation.
  • Lead the implementation of major people-related projects (compliance, employee relations, remuneration).
  • Contribute to and support the planning and execution of activities associated with the development and implementation of the Enterprise Agreement.
  • Prepare briefing papers and reports for Senior Managers and the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) relating to policy development.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the review and assessment of organisation-wide projects and initiatives that have the potential to impact people policies and processes.

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

You are an experienced workplace relations professional who wants to make a difference. You excel with your written skills and have significant experience in case management, policy work and the delivery of projects. You have a keen eye for continuous improvement and can build relationships quickly across a wide breadth of stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated experience implementing policy reform and industrial changes in a unionised environment
  • Demonstrated negotiation, advocacy and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  • Understanding of human resources policy and procedure development.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple programs of work including the adoption of project plans, KPI’s and timeframes.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of Fair Work Act
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of enterprise agreements

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

WorkSafe employees enjoy: Discounted Gym & Pool Memberships | WELL Rated Building | Group Training & Yoga Classes | Very active Social Club | Pool & Table Tennis | Sparkling Water | Discounted Prescription Eyewear | Career Opportunities and Working for your Community!

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00pm Friday 22nd October 2021Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and/or Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Alison Forbes on

About Us

WorkSafe Victoria plays a critical role in the lives of Victorian employers and workers - as the state’s health and safety regulator and as the manager of Victoria’s workers compensation scheme. In both capacities, employers and workers are at the heart of our service.

Our aim is to keep all workplaces healthy and safe, and to deliver high quality care and treatment when workers are injured.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.


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