Position Details
Reference Number 160077
Position Title Workforce Relations Officer
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Program Workforce & Culture
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $74,448.00 to $78,916.00
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary
  • Due to an internal secondment a Workforce Relations Officer position has become available for a fixed term period ending 30 June 2020.
  • Ongoing training and professional development in a supportive team environment
  • Enhance your career at Victoria’s leading regional health care service

About the facility

Guided by our values, Barwon Health is Victoria's largest regional health care service and is also the largest employer in the Geelong and surf coast region, employing over 7,000 staff. The Workforce directorate is a large team that supports and delivers a range of services to the organisation including Human Resources, Employee Relations, Recruitment, Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, Staff Care, Payroll and OH&S. We are all dedicated to supporting the staff and organisation in achieving the goal of being Australia’s Leading Regional Health Service – Building a Healthier Community.

The Workforce Relations Unit is responsible for the development of employee relations strategies and policies and the solution to arising issues within an employee relations framework. The aim of the unit is to foster improved people management practices and decision making across the organisation.

About the role

As the Workforce Relations Officer you will provide professional advice and support to employees and managers across Barwon Health in relation to the full range of employment relations and employee conditions.

The Workforce Relations Officer will provide a hands-on, solution-focussed approach to resolving complex employee relations matters and taking an advanced role supporting and coaching managers through employee relations processes/procedures including reclassification claims, performance management, disciplinary processes, and more. The Officer will provide expert advice and case manage matters from first contact through to closure.

About the culture

Our staff thrive in a challenging environment, get enjoyment from being part of a highly recognised and skilled team and truly believe they have the opportunities to be their best.  Most importantly our dedicated staff live the Barwon Health way with our values under pinning all that we do. 

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • At Barwon Health we harness a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We will embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.
  • Our organisation promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of our staff and consumers including children, and have appropriate recruitment resources in place to ensure background checks and reference checks are completed.
  • At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.
  • We Barwon Health is proud to be Totally Smoke Free.
Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Essential: Tertiary qualification or equivalent experience Human Resources, Industrial Relations, or related discipline.
Essential: Knowledge of the human resource/employee relations environment.
Essential: Experience interpreting industrial instruments/legislation.
Essential: Experience in case managing individual grievances, disputes and disciplinary matters
Contact Person Serge Coppe 
Contact Person Job Title Director Workforce Relations 
Contact Number (03) 4215 0531 
Alternate Contact Person Kristina Dishon 
Alternate Contact Number (03) 4215 0529 
Closing Date 20/11/2019
Position Description
File name 
Workforce Officer PD 2019.docx Open
Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.