First listed on: 21 February 2021

Workplace Relations Manager 

Company description:

Metro moves you around Melbourne.

Metro is a multi-award winning organisation and we pride ourselves on our team of values driven, high performing professionals who are talented, inclusive and safety focused and who are at the core of our success. You will be joining an organisation that is known as a global leader in its field but also prides itself on being dynamic, embracing new technologies and focused on customer service. Our aim is to promote work/life balance, allow team members to bring their best to work and to truly be focused on a common goal which is to provide a world class railway service.

Job description:

About the position

The workplace relations environment at Metro is set in a context of 6,500 employees, 3 Enterprise Agreements, highly active unions, international ownership, global operations, and a ‘franchise’ arrangement with the Victorian State Government.

The Workplace Relations Manager partners with the Head of Workplace Relations and the Workplace Relations team, the Executive/Senior Leadership Teams and operational leaders to provide technical advice and support in the development and delivery of workplace relations strategies and solutions to support the achievement of Metro’s strategic, operational and safety objectives. This role will play a key role in supporting critical portfolios of work for Metro in supporting Victoria’s ‘Big Build’ Infrastructure Program to help deliver some of Melbourne’s most iconic projects.

You will be a key strategic partner, ensuring that all workplace relations issues are addressed in an expedient and objective manner to deliver on operational and change program requirements and positively manage Metro’s legal, industrial and reputational risks.  You will partner with operational leaders and alliance partners to resolve complex and highly sensitive workplace issues and provide high quality, practical employment law advice on a range of operational matters.

About you

You will:

  • Have a tertiary qualification in Employee Relations, Industrial Relations, HR, Law or a related field
  • Demonstrated experience in managing complex workplace relations cases and disputes in complex organisations
  • Have outstanding stakeholder management and interpersonal skills with proven ability to build effective relationships, work collaboratively with business leaders and multiple internal and external stakeholders at all levels. 
  • Have high level of business acumen with demonstrated exceptional negotiation, project management and planning skills, influencing, advocacy and facilitation skills as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ready to apply?

Please submit your application by 11.00pm Sunday 28th February 2021.


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