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Workplace Relations Specialist

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Workplace Relations team are integral to CommBank's Group People Services team within Human Resources that provide operational workplace relations and human resources advice. This includes, but is not limited to, advice on matters such as performance management, misconduct, workplace grievance review, personal illness, and discrimination/harassment or dispute resolution.
  • We have a vibrant, customer-focused and high integrity culture.
  • Our people are central to our success.
  • We Invest in people development, talent management and making the Group a place committed to diversity, safety and one where you are proud to work

See yourself in our team

The main functions of this team are to manage, research, analyse and advise on the Group's workplace policies so that they support the Group's vision 'To excel at securing and enhancing the financial wellbeing of people, businesses and communities.'

Do work that matters
  • Provide advice and guidance to employees, line and senior management of a particular business unit, HR Direct and BU HR on employment related matters, the resolution of which could involve an external 3rd party or tribunal. Such employment related matters may include, but are not limited to misconduct, discrimination, harassment, bullying, performance management, personal illness and dispute resolution.
  • Support employees and management to settle employee disputes and workplace grievances (including those relating to bullying, harassment, victimisation and discrimination) by advising on and or conducting internal investigations, mediation sessions or early resolution meetings
  • Deal with the Finance Sector Union (FSU), solicitors and other workplace representatives in the resolution of cases.
  • Support submissions to Industrial and EEO Tribunals for the Group as required for the management of individual cases. E.g. unfair dismissals, adverse action matters, discrimination, complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Coach HR Direct in the provision of general employee relations advice.
  • Provide advice and guidance to employees on Workplace Relations matters referred from HR Direct.

We're interested in hearing from people who have:
  • Tertiary qualifications in HR Management, Industrial Relations, law or a related discipline and at least 2 years' experience in the direct provision of industrial relations advice OR at least 4 years' experience in the direct provision of industrial relations / employee relations advice.
  • Demonstrable experience in the provision of HR policy advice.
  • An excellent knowledge of the Australian Industrial Relations environment.
  • Well-developed problem solving ability.
  • Strong case management skills and experience

If this sounds like you, apply today!

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