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Business Advisor (People and Culture)

Job No: CEN2289
Location: Central Coast NSW

Internal applicants only

Primary work location: Gosford or Wyong

  • Exciting opportunity to work in a diverse and dynamic HR role
  • Work and live on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW
  • Permanent full time position + 9 day fortnight
  • Salary range between $75.1k to $90.1k + superannuation

Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.

The Business Advisor is responsible for assisting the Senior Business Partner and Business Partner in delivering strategic and operational People and Culture (P&C) services to meet business and client needs across our varied and diverse workforce.

The role involves providing employees and managers with specialist HR assistance including timely, customised and effective advice, information and support in relation to a range of P&C activities to implement people solutions, as well as assisting in recruitment processes, developing and reviewing position descriptions and providing support in workforce change management and workforce planning.

Key activities of this role include: 

  • Provide specialist advice on employee matters, industrial relations, awards and conditions of employment and other P&C related matters;
  • Undertake disciplinary and grievance investigations and provide performance management coaching and advice;
  • Undertake analytical research;
  • Build co-operative working relationships with key stakeholders in the business.

Essential Criteria:

  • Degree qualifications in Human Resources Management, Business Management or relevant field OR demonstrated contemporary experience in a similar role, combined with ongoing professional development.
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role in a large organisation
  • Proven experience in the resolution of grievances and performance management related matters
  • Experience in negotiation, managing conflict and facilitating resolution
  • Proven experience in the interpretation and application of Award, industrial and employment legislation
  • Demonstrated experience in researching and analysing information to deliver business focussed outcomes
  • Demonstrated proficiency in providing technical expertise, coaching and advice to relevant staff to allow them to effectively undertake their responsibilities and duties
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong, credible relationships and influence, persuade or negotiate outcomes that add value to the organisation
  • Proven ability to assess and interpret information to formulate recommendations and provide specialist advice to enable the organisation to achieve quality outcomes.

Enquiries:  Megan Mullen, Senior Business Partner on ph: 0438 655 924

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight Monday 24 February 2020


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