National Manager, Employment Relations and Safety - Fisher Leadership
Melbourne or North Sydney
Close Date: 05/06/2019
REF: ACUers0519
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National Manager, Employment Relations and Safety

Melbourne or North Sydney
Close Date: 05/06/2019
REF: ACUers0519
  • Lead and manage a national team
  • Implement employment relations and safety frameworks
  • Full-time continuing position based in North Sydney or Melbourne

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.  As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.
Employment Relations and Safety is responsible for the development, maintenance and application of workplace safety frameworks within which HR provides advice, designs processes and delivers services. These frameworks implement the enterprise agreement and comprehensive range of employment and safety legislation, regulations, standards and codes of practice.
As National Manager Employment Relations and Safety you will:

  • provide effective leadership that promotes high standards of compliance across the University
  • provide high level support, advice and guidance to senior officers of the University
  • problem solve and recommend compliant and pragmatic approaches to reported issues
  • focus on high level employment relations and safety matters
  • liaise with union officials on escalated matters.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate:

  • a relevant degree (preferably postgraduate), with significant relevant experience
  • extensive knowledge and understanding of employment and industrial legislation
  • proven experience in the development and execution of employment relations strategies and processes
  • experience in managing and leading a geographically dispersed team of specialists.

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.  Equal opportunity and privacy of personal information is University policy.  For more details visit
To apply – please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference ACUers0519, addressing your cover letter and resume to Sharyn Gowans, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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