Workplace Relations Lead

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JE20032253
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. PD - C3250.docx (Word, 577KB)


2. Application Form.docx (Word, 628KB)


Contact: Bella Yool
03 8335 5219 or bella.yool@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:

The Business Partnering and Workplace Relations Division comprises of human resources generalists and workplace relations specialists who provide end-to-end advice and support on all employee and industrial relations matters. The division is primarily focused on assisting Victoria Police in managing its workforce, in line with certified industrial agreements and employment legislation. This includes providing high level advice and support on employees' working conditions and entitlements, managing complaints associated with workplace conflict, bullying and VPS misconduct, undertaking organisation reviews and realignments and redeploying sworn and VPS employees to suitable employment.

As a member of the Assessment and Investigation unit, you will case manage complex workplace relations matters including bullying, misconduct, conflict, organisational change and industrial disputes, including through to advocacy at various tribunals. Your work will be based out of the Victoria Police Centre in Docklands, however at times you will have planned travel to various metropolitan and regional locations within Victoria to support your client group.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

Your duties will include:

  • Providing high level strategic workplace relations advice and guidance to a diverse range of internal clients;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including unions;
  • Representing Victoria Police at external jurisdictions including tribunals for which you will lead or contribute to submissions as required;
  • Modelling proactive end to end case management of complex workplace relations matters including bullying, harassment, conflict resolution and misconduct matters;
  • Providing an industrial lens to organisational reviews, restructures and realignments;
  • Developing, reviewing and implementing contemporary human resource policies, guidelines and delegations;
  • Fostering a learning culture within the division through contributing to ongoing professional development to ensure contemporary workplace relations knowledge; and
  • Leading or being involved in major projects.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated workplace relations experience within a complex organisation;
  • Proven record in achieving resolution of complex workplace relations issues in a unionised environment;
  • Strong case management expertise in dealing with matters such as bullying, harassment, conflict and misconduct;
  • Experience in providing an industrial lens to organisational change processes;
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to influence diverse stakeholder groups across all levels;
  • Strong working knowledge of current employment legislation including EBA and policy interpretation; and
  • Resilience, pragmatism, innovation and a passion for continued learning.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement. 

Applications close midnight, 5 October 2022.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Bella Yool on (03) 8335 5219 or bella.yool@police.vic.gov.au

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8081.

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps


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