First listed on: 15 February 2020

Employment Relations Lawyer

  • Contract Vacancy for Approximately 14 Months
  • Ultimo, Sydney: Convenient CBD location (near Central Station)
  • Supportive Team Environment

Working at the ABC

The ABC is the nation's most trusted and independent source of Australian conversations, culture, and stories. With more than 4,000 employees from diverse backgrounds across more than 50 locations around Australia and overseas, we are proud to create, curate and deliver high-quality content that informs, educates and entertains Australian communities.

About the Role

As ER Counsel you will provide specialist Industrial Relations and Employee Relations advice and support to managers across the ABC.

Reporting to the Head of Employee Relations the role also includes:

  • Representing the ABC at industrial tribunals and courts 
  • Managing litigation, briefing external lawyers & barristers where necessary
  • Contract drafting and interpretation 

About You

You will have high level communication skills, enjoy negotiations and be a natural influencer.

Your experience includes:

  • Industrial relations & employment law including restructures & redundancies.
  • Complex grievance and dispute management
  • Enterprise bargaining and negotiating with employee representative organisations  

For further details on the role and requirements, please refer to the full position description:   ER COUNSEL POSITION DESCRIPTION.pdf

How to Apply

For further information on this position please contact Vanessa MacBean, Head, Employee Relations on (02) 8333 2855.  

We respectfully request that Recruitment Agencies do not submit applications for this position.

For more information on working at the ABC visit

 Applications Close: 11:55 pm, 25 Feb 2020

The ABC strives for equity and diversity in the workplace, and to promote a culture of opportunity. Through its services the ABC seeks to represent, connect and engage with all of the Australian community. In line with our focus on diversity, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disabilities. The ABC also aims to achieve a gender-balanced workforce.


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