Senior HR Advisor, Workplace Relations, Performance and Conduct

Job Details


Job Title: Senior HR Advisor, Workplace Relations, Performance and Conduct

Employment Type: Ongoing

Classification: Parliamentary Service Level 6

Closing Date: 11:30pm AEDT, 30 July 2024

Contact: Ben Tutty, 0475777109,


The Opportunity


The Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS) is recruiting for a Parliamentary Service Level 6 Senior HR Advisor, Workplace Relations, Performance and Conduct within Corporate Operations Branch. 


Corporate Operations Branch is responsible for meeting the people, governance, and legal needs of the Department of Parliamentary Services. The Workplace Relations, Performance and Conduct Team advises senior management and staff on employment issues and complex people matters. The team is responsible for negotiating, implementing, and interpreting the DPS Enterprise Agreement, developing policies, managing consultation with staff and unions, and providing expert advice to staff and managers on performance and conduct matters.


Who we are looking for


There are current and expected vacancies at the PSL6 level within the team. Our ideal candidates will have experience in one or more of the team's responsible HR areas: workplace relations, performance, or conduct. Tertiary qualification in human resource management or law is desirable but not required.


Job Specific Requirements

•  The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting (Protected/Restricted) security clearance.

At DPS, we acknowledge the value diversity brings. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that ensures all our people can contribute to our shared purpose. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, mature age people, people from diverse backgrounds and people with disability.


Duty Statement


Classification: Parliamentary Service Level 6 

Branch: Corporate Operations Branch 

Section: Legal and Conduct 

Immediate supervisor: Assistant Director, Workplace Relations, Performance and Conduct


Under limited/general direction undertake duties in accordance with the agreed standards for the Parliamentary Service Level 6 classification. The duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:



1.    Research and prepare advice for review by senior staff on a broad range of employment issues, complex workplace relations matters, relevant legislation, and agreements.

2.    Contribute to the design, development, and implementation of innovative strategies to improve departmental outcomes when managing complex sensitive people matters, staff engagement, and workplace consultation.

3.    Represent the department in dealings with unions and other stakeholders. Prepare materials to assist with representation at tribunals and external jurisdictions, to avoid disputes or achieve positive outcomes and resolutions.

4.    Assist and support the research, development, management, and implementation of enterprise agreements, HR Policies, and employment contracts, ensuring compliance with relevant laws, processes, and better practice.

5.    Support team initiatives and contribute to a positive team culture.

6.    Develop and maintain productive stakeholder relationships and assist senior staff to liaise and effectively negotiate with key stakeholders including senior management, staff, industrial organisations, and external agencies.

7.    Assist in the preparation of written material including executive briefs, corporate documentation, findings of fact, and formal communications relating to employee conduct and performance for review by senior staff in a fast-paced environment.

Employees of DPS are required to be able, and to be seen to be able, to provide professional advice and services to all Senators and Members without favour or prejudice.


How to apply


This role is being assessed by CV Application, Interview and Referee outcome, please note no pitch is required to be submitted. 


To complete your application please upload your CV twice into the document upload section, due to a system limitation the process requires two documents to be uploaded.  


Our purpose and values


We proudly provide innovative, unified, and client-focused services to the Australian Parliament and parliamentarians. We are a values driven department, placing our values at the heart of everything we do; from our service offerings and decision making to our interactions with stakeholders and each other.  


Our people are employed in a broad and unique range of professional, customer service and trade-based roles, all joined by a shared purpose: to make an enduring contribution to Australia’s parliamentary democracy. We have an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. While we come from all walks of life, we share a commitment to care for and protect our iconic workplace. 


Every year, almost one million people visit Australian Parliament House to experience the parliamentary process, the building’s architecture, nationally significant art collections, events, tours, and food and dining experiences – all made possible by our people, who are active participants in an environment where no two days are the same.


What we can offer


Join our community based on innovative, unified, and client-focused services, where your skills and development will be nurtured. You will also enjoy:  


•    access to flexible work arrangements 
•    ongoing opportunities to learn and develop new capabilities 
•    a competitive remuneration package
•    free secure underground parking
•    free gym membership and access to recreational facilities
•    on-site childcare, banking services, post office, value-for-money dining options and more.




Currently, the salary range for this position is $94,259 - $105,941 per annum.


Conditions of Employment


Employment opportunities at Department of Parliamentary Services are subject to a range of conditions prescribed in the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 which include:


•    Australian citizenship – to be eligible for employment with DPS, applicants must be an Australian Citizen. 


•    Security clearance and character clearance – the preferred applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the level specified, as well as complete and be deemed suitable through a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check. 


•    Health assessment – a pre-employment health assessment will be required where there are physical or medical requirements for the role.