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Employee Relations Specialist
Full Time - Sydney, NSW
  • An iconic Australian Brand experiencing growth
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Sydney South-West location
  • Access to a range of rewards and benefits


Are you a passionate Industrial & Employee Relations Specialist and looking to start 2021 with an exciting challenge? If yes, then we have the ideal opportunity for you to join the O’Brien People & Leadership Team and make your mark within a values-based organisation who are genuinely passionate about their people.


We aim to make a real difference in times of need and in support of this, we are searching for an experienced IR/ ER Specialist to work across multiple stakeholder groups within the organisation. Reporting into the Head of HR - Operations you will not only be a HR team member but will be a pivotal contributor by providing Group  wide expertise and support on all IR & ER matters.


About O’Brien


With a history of excellent customer service and a desire to continually innovate and evolve, O'Brien® quickly grew and in 1971 became part of the Belron® Group - the world's leading vehicle glass replacement and repair company, now operating in over 30 countries. Today O'Brien® is firmly the leader in automotive and home and business glass replacement and one of the most trusted brand names in Australia. We have now expanded our services into Electrical & Plumbing and we pride ourselves on the quality of our employees, our workmanship and our commitment to providing first class service to every one of our customers.



As the IR/ ER Specialist, you will:


  • Be working across multiple stakeholder groups within the organisation and provide Industrial & Employment Relations advice to ensure legislative compliance is met
  • Have a great understanding of workplace relations legislations, regulations and policies and procedures
  • Own and deliver all EA negotiations with unions, staff and other stakeholders
  • Be responsible for overseeing and supporting dispute resolution processes, award and EA interpretation and be able to promote positive employee relations across the organisation.
  • Provide advice and support to the wider business regarding all other matters pertaining to enterprise agreements, relevant modern awards and legislative requirements
  • Be a subject matter expert in coaching and supporting line managers with workplace investigations and by providing advice on resolving issues and mitigating risk


To be considered, you will have:

  • Tertiary Qualification in HR, IR/ER, or Employment Law
  • A minimum of 5 years proven experience as an IR/ ER Specialist (in-house/employer body)
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of timely and business focused IR/ ER advice, direction, and services
  • Proven experience with Modern Award interpretation and negotiation
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident, engaging approach and a natural ability to communicate
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to meet all deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Resilience and the ability to work in a complex and changing environment


If you are a solid thinker, a hands-on executor and possess a strong understanding of a positive customer experience, then we would like to hear from you.






No recruitment agencies please

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