Industrial Relations Specialist


Churches of Christ in Queensland, Human Resources – Industrial Relations, Kenmore Head Office

12 months fixed-term, full-time opportunity

Imagine changing lives without leaving your desk.


About the role

This maternity leave cover role will primarily be responsible for the end to end process of re-negotiating the organisations enterprise agreements. Other responsibilities will include providing complex industrial and employment relations advice and support to all business areas. You will represent, advocate and liaise on behalf of CofCQ with key stakeholders, professional bodies, committees and industry peers on industrial relations matters, including representing the organisation in dispute resolution. As a trusted advisor you will at all times be expected to operate in a complex industrial environment in a growing sector.

Some days will be different and exciting and others may just be routine, and you will be happy and challenged by both. We are proud of our team and our culture and this is a fantastic opportunity to join us.

About you

This role will require you to hit the ground running, so will be suitable if you have experience across the key areas of employment legislation and enterprise agreements, ideally with experience in social services organisations. Strong negotiation and advocacy skills before relevant industrial tribunals and unions are a must and will help you with providing complex advice and support to the business on specific industrial relations matters. You are tenacious, highly collaborative, and confident in your ability to nurture and develop relationships.

We do work hard but we also like to have a laugh, so your relaxed and happy temperament will be a match for our culture. Team work skills with the capacity to deliver results, support business plans, and meet objectives, are essential. You also thrive working autonomously and possess the proven ability to think on your feet and proactively find solutions to issues as and when they arise.

Importantly, you will be someone who closely aligns with our organisational values of: Unconditional Love, Continual Innovation, Mutual Trust and Wise Stewardship.

Who we are

We offer over 200 services in more than 100 communities, positively impacting around 45,000 lives each year. Our care services range from children, youth and family services, early intervention and protection, affordable housing, and seniors and support living, making us one of Australia's largest, most diverse not-for-profit organisations.

We take great pride in what we do. Consequently, we look for people of the highest ethics and professional standing. Our fields of expertise range from marketing and communications, information technology and quality assurance to management and government relations. Clearly, a career with us can be as challenging and diverse as the services we provide.

Imagine working for us

Our values encourage us to be accepting of differences and embrace all. Our size and variety offer you real choice and opportunities to grow your career. You'll also find we offer a family friendly work culture.

Remuneration packages come complete with salary-packaging benefits that can increase your take-home pay along with a generous five weeks of annual leave and the ability to purchase more (for eligible employees). To ensure your career can grow, we are constantly exploring innovative training and development programs. Most importantly, you will help us to positively impact the lives of thousands of vulnerable Australians. Just imagine that.

To apply

Please apply below and include a cover letter and resume. For further information or confidential discussion, please call Rebecca Scott on 07 3327 1694.

We actively encourage and invite applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.


Applications will be assessed as they are received.