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Workplace Relations Advisor

Job Requisition Number:  6012
Date:  22-Jul-2021


Will you actively create a healthier future for tomorrow?

 At Medibank we’re encouraged to think big. We have a clear purpose to impact better health outcomes for our customers, patients and our community.

We celebrate diversity of thought because we want to make better decisions for our customers. As we work towards our goal of better health for better lives, we value the knowledge and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We are working hard to create an inclusive workplace and develop Indigenous careers.

The Opportunity

Our People and Culture team is seeking a Workplace Relations Advisor on an 8 month fixed term contract in a part time (15-20 hours a week) capacity. We’d love to have a chat with you to find an arrangement that works for both of us, and we’re comfortable with spreading these days across the week if that suits you best! We’re also flexible with location and are set up to ensure your success in this role no matter where you are in Australia.   

This role is responsible for the provision of expert Workplace Relations advice to all levels of the People & Culture team and wider organisation. As part of the Workplace Relations team you will work collaboratively across the full spectrum of workplace relations. You will have autonomy, access and opportunity to influence all levels of our diverse organisation, from clinicians to health insurance. 

This role supports the business to achieve their strategic objectives in a responsive, pragmatic and can-do way always adhering to our values, respecting the employee experience and ensuring that the Medibank group proactively maintains its compliance obligations and mitigates reputational risk.   

Where you can add value:

  • Provide strategic advice and subject matter expertise across a broad range of areas including; all aspects of industrial relations, EA negotiations, workplace investigations, representational work in tribunals, mergers and acquisitions, policy development and legislative interpretation.
  • Pro-actively support a broad range of stakeholders often through challenging and sensitive issues with the ability to build relationships in order to collaborate and influence.
  • Resolve complex workplace issues pragmatically using strong problem solving and analytical skills practicing patience and consistently looking to improve practices.

Your experience

  • You will be Degree qualified and have a background in either Employment Law, or as a Workplace Relations Practitioner.
  • Health-related experience would be advantageous, but is not a requirement.
  • With outstanding initiative, integrity, communication and stakeholder management skills, your ability to be flexible and pragmatic will see you thrive in a large corporate organisation.
  • We are looking for a mature minded, decisive individual who has a commitment to best practice and a proactive approach to achieving exceptional outcomes.
  • You will come equipped with the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently, translate IR information in a clearly understood manner, apply attention to detail and operate with confidence.

A career with us

With flexible working options, our people have choice in how and where they work. We’re also committed to supporting better accessibility for our customers and our people. If we call you to discuss this role, you’ll also get the opportunity to chat about any adjustments.

We offer a range of great benefits such as subsidised private health insurance, rewards and discounts, and health and wellbeing initiatives.


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