Position Details
Reference Number 160034
Position Title Workforce Relations Partner
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Program People & Culture
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $92,857.00 to $97,351.10
Hours Per Fortnight 80
Position Summary
  • Barwon Health is seeking a professional with a passion for workforce relations and strategic thinking to undertake a full time relief assignment until 1 May 2020
  • Provide advice and support to managers in this career defining role
  • Work for the region’s largest employer centrally located at University Hospital Geelong and only minutes from our vibrant waterfront

About the facility 

The Workforce Relations Unit is responsible for the development of employee relations strategies and policies, along with identification of solutions to emerging organisational trends. Consisting of three teams - Workforce Relations Partner Team, the Workforce Relations Officer Team and our Workforce Contract / Services Administration Team. The aim of the unit is to foster improved people management practices across the organisation. The unit works closely with other teams across the Workforce Directorate to develop capacity, capability and adaptability 

About the role 

Do you have a passion for workforce relations and strategic thinking? Do you have extensive experience and knowledge of employment related legislation, industrial agreements and people management? Barwon Health now has a Temporary Full Time role for a dedicated and professional Workforce Relations Partner.

Working for the largest employer in the region, you will be responsible for providing advice and support to managers within a specified portfolio area. You will manage a range of key Workforce Relations activities and contribute to the development of contemporary practices and processes related to workforce and industrial relations. This will be achieved through the provision of a hands-on, solution focussed approach to resolving complex workforce relations matters and taking an advance role in identifying emerging workforce relations risks and planning to manage those risks. Strong skills and experience in communication and developing relationships is essential.

Salary Range $92,857 to $97,351 plus 9.5% superannuation

About the culture

We are an enthusiastic, energetic and focused team who work cohesively together. We promote positive respectful relationships and strong working partnerships in the workplace and in the community. We are all dedicated to supporting the staff and organisation in achieving the goal of building a Healthier Community. Be part of a positive and proactive Workforce Relations Unit

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 Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Business, Law or related discipline - or significant experience in a similar role.
Essential: Knowledge of the industrial relations/employee relations environment.
Essential: Experience interpreting industrial instruments/legislation.
Essential: Ability to influence, coach and advise executive and senior management in all functions regarding workforce relations and management.
Essential: Representation of employer within industrial disputes and/or the Fairwork Commission and other tribunals.
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 04/12/2019
Position Description
File name 
Workforce Partner PD May 2018.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.