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Employee Relations Advisor

  • South Bank, VIC, Australia, 3006
  • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Fixed Term
  • Closing on: Feb 17 2023
  • Make a difference at one of Australia’s leading health care providers
  • Generous salary packaging benefits, ongoing professional development and supportive team environment
  • 12 Months fixed term Opportunity 
  • Location - Melbourne


About the role

The Employee Relations Advisor is a key advice role within the organisation which works closely with the ER team, Regional Executive teams and National Office. The role will support the Human Resources and Policy Business Partner and the Employee Relations Manager to provide high quality employee and industrial relations advice to managers that is proactive, solutions focused and responsive to stakeholder needs, including but not limited to advising managers on complicated restructuring and redeployment, in accordance with legislative, award, agreement and policy requirements.  

The Employee Relations Advisor will undertake complex case management and lead employee discussions concerning redundancy, restructure, redeployment, remuneration and benefits in consultation with the Human Resources and Policy Business Partner, Employee Relations Manager, Industrial Relations Manager and Regional Management. The role provides leadership, mentoring and support across the Region’s in the achievement of positive people, culture and safety performance outcomes in keeping with, and in support of, Calvary’s Strategic Intent, the Calvary Mission and Values, and the operational and financial performance requirements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Function as a key advisor in relation to employment relations matters within Calvary;
  • Support the Employee Relations Manager to design, develop and implement, and subsequently maintain contemporary employee relations processes and delegations framework;
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with health care managers and support staff throughout the services;
  • Provide timely and accurate support and advice to ensure fair and equitable application of relevant industrial instruments, accurate arrangement of employment conditions and ensure compliance with all legal, statutory and corporate affairs.
  • Consult with the Industrial Relations Team to draft union correspondence as required;
  • Consult with Employee Representative Organisations and employees direct,
  • Proficient in managing change projects from an HR perspective,
  • Manage and provide advice relating to dispute and conflict resolution matters with employees, managers and industrial associations;
  • Ensure legislative compliance when dealing with employee relations matters across Calvary (and consult with the Industrial Relations Team on any special enterprise agreement provisions);
  • Provide effective leadership and support to the SA Regional CEO and other relevant stakeholders to achieve strategic direction, including workforce planning and organisational development;
  • Maintain the National Human Resources Incident/performance management Register.

What you bring 


  • Demonstrated experience in Human Resources, employment law, employee relations;
  • Demonstrable capability in the management of employee relations case management including navigating and directing major workplace change, restructure, redeployment and complex redundancies;
  • Track record of providing sound and pragmatic employee relations advice to operations leaders in a large workforce;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence outcomes with stakeholders through effective consultancy;
  • Sound knowledge of employee policy, employment law and employee relations;
  • Proven capability in providing timely advice, together with excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience in developing and delivering coaching and development and training activities;
  • Demonstrated experience in People and Culture related initiatives and projects;
  • Sound investigation skills including experience in interviewing, critical analysis, case management, report writing and planning, and applying relevant legislation or policy.


  • Relevant post graduate qualifications are desirable.

For further information please contact Ryan. H, Human Resources & Policy Business Partner on


About Calvary

We are a leading provider of quality, integrated care that puts our patients, residents and clients at the centre of everything we do. Calvary offers flexible careers in clinical, allied health, hospitality, ICT and health administration, mission, leadership, management and more. Founded in Australia in 1885, we’re one of the largest providers of health, aged and community care with over 18,000 staff and volunteers, 14 Public and Private Hospitals, 72 Residential Care and Retirement Communities and 19 Community Care Centres.

As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and are committed to fostering a workplace that is respectful, welcoming and inclusive where people are supported to draw strengths from their identity, culture and community. We value the integral dignity of each person and we encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ people, people who have come to Australia as migrants or refugees and veterans.

Why work for Calvary?

Joining us is your opportunity to learn with purpose and drive positive impact to our community in a stimulating work environment. We offer paid parental leave, salary packaging, career progression, flexible working hours and training and skills development. Calvary is also proud to be recognised as a leader in gender equality.  Further details are available here:

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an organisation that supports the community, apply now!

Please note the following:

  • Only applicants with a valid right to work in Australia will be considered.
  • As part of the application process, you may be required to participate in a health evaluation, which could include face to face assessment and drug and alcohol testing, to ensure your suitability for the role.
  • Calvary has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all workers. You will also be required to provide evidence of other immunisation as required for your role
  • Please note we are unable to accept emailed applications or resumes and phone calls from recruitment agencies.

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