LGNSW Positions Vacant

Senior Consultant - Local Government Management Solutions

  • Autonomous roll
  • Sydney CBD location
  • Great opportunity to work and explore NSW

The organisation

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the peak organisation that represents the interests of NSW general and special purpose councils. LGNSW aims to strengthen and protect an effective, democratic system of local government across NSW by supporting and advocating on behalf of member councils and delivering a range of relevant, quality services.

LGNSW Management Solutions has been dedicated in providing human resource and recruitment services to local government since 1992. As a unit of LGNSW we are owned by the industry and support our members through applying expertise, resources and knowledge tailored to the specific needs and issues faced by them.

The position

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced HR professional to join the team as a Senior Consultant on a fixed term two (2) year contract. Reporting to the Manager, Management Solutions, you will be a team player with relevant tertiary qualifications and a minimum five years experience as a generalist HR professional including executive level recruitment, performance management systems and procedures and organisational development.

The person

You will possess strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to demonstrate your ability to influence and persuade at a senior level with an uncompromising commitment to providing excellence in customer service. It is essential that you can multi-task and deliver projects on time and to budget.

Flexibility and willingness to travel within NSW at short notice with a valid NSW C class driver’s licence (Regular short stay Regional and Rural work is a requirement of the role).

The essential requirements

  1. Broad HR Generalist and/or OD experience including executive recruitment at senior staff level.
  2. Knowledge of and/or experience in performance management systems and procedures.
  3. Proven experience in the writing of reports, making presentations and project management.
  4. Sound understanding of the political environment as it relates to local government.
  5. Demonstrated marketing and strategic planning skills.
  6. Demonstrated skills in setting budgets, financial management and reporting.
  7. Ability to be influential and persuasive at a senior level with a demonstrated commitment to providing excellence in customer service.
  8. An ability to network and negotiate across all levels of local government and build relationships with a broad range of councils.
  9. Ability to multi-task and deliver projects on time and to budget.
  10. Flexibility and willingness to travel within NSW at short notice with a valid NSW C class driver’s licence (regular short stay Regional and Rural work is a requirement of the role).
  11. Relevant tertiary qualifications in HR and a minimum of 5 years experience.
  12. Advanced level of competency with computer applications and technology (Microsoft) with strong analytical skills.

Further information

For more information and a confidential discussion about the role, call Mark Anderson during business hours on 0418 864 866.

How to apply

Please review the position description and information pack before submitting an application.

Your application should include a covering letter that clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to the position accountabilities and requirements, an up-to-date resume and response to the selection critera. Email applications to jobs@lgnsw.org.au.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 29 October 2018

Industrial Officer

  • Peak industry association
  • High profile role in a busy work environment
  • Attractive remuneration package

The organisation

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the peak body for councils and related organisations in our State. LGNSW advocates on behalf of members and their communities on policy to decision makers at state and federal levels.  We provide a comprehensive range of services including industrial relations representation, management services and training.

The position

LGNSW is seeking to employ a suitably qualified and experienced industrial relations professional on a permanent basis.

As a member of the Industrial Relations Unit, your responsibilities will include:

  • Representing LGNSW and its members before State and Federal courts and tribunals;
  • Providing advice on a broad range of industrial relations, employment and human resources related issues, including but not limited to: performance management, recruitment, termination of employment, anti-discrimination, WHS, privacy and workplace reform;
  • Interpreting, negotiating, drafting and providing advice on awards, enterprise agreements, contracts of employment, employment-related policies and legislation;
  • Drafting reports, submissions and legal documents;Represent LGNSW on external committees and working parties.

The person

To be successful in this role you will be a team player with experience appearing before State and/or Federal industrial relations tribunals, have excellent communication and advocacy skills and a well-developed understanding of State and Federal industrial relations systems, human resources management, employment legislation and workplace reform.

You will also possess tertiary qualifications in industrial relations, human resources management, law or an associated discipline.

LGNSW offers excellent conditions of employment, which may include working a 19 day month. The position also comes with an attractive salary that is dependent upon experience. Applicants must be willing to travel regularly.

How to apply

Please review the position description before submitting an application. Enquiries should be directed to Adam Dansie (Senior Manager Industrial Relations) on 9242 4142 during business hours, and applications submitted to jobs@lgnsw.org.au.

Your application should include a cover letter (maximum two pages) that clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this position's accountabilities and essential requirements, and an up-to-date resume (maximum four pages).

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 15 November 2018

Manager Governance and Strategy

  • Sydney CBD location
  • Established and respected organisation
  • Two-year fixed term contract
  • Salary package including superannuation $139,000 to $153,500
The organisation

Local Government NSW is the peak organisation that represents the interests of local government councils in NSW. We are a member organisation registered federally under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act and the NSW Industrial Relations Act.

The position

We are seeking a governance professional who is future focused and collaborative to lead the ongoing development of effective governance structures and processes within LGNSW.  Working closely with the Chief Executive (CE), this position will constructively lead and coordinate corporate and business planning activities, and risk and governance functions across LGNSW. The role frequently provides strategic advice to the President, CE, Directors and broader leadership team.  This role will develop and maintain productive relationships internally and externally.

The person

You will have demonstrated experience in governance, risk, audit, compliance, corporate planning and business continuity functions.  You will have proven experience in providing expert advice to implement governance framework, policy and action plans across the organisation and to lead corporate governance and business performance reporting.  Your strengths will be your ability to liaise with stakeholders and analyse issues from different perspectives together with the capacity to deal with complex issues requiring a high level of discretion, judgement and decisiveness.  You will be positive, results-driven and understand the role of a member organisation. 

The essential requirements

  • Tertiary qualification and proven experience in leading corporate planning and risk and governance functions within a multidisciplinary leadership team.
  • Proven experience in expressing views in a constructive and diplomatic way, seeing things from others’ point of view and applying negotiation and persuasion skills to manage stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to seek all relevant information for problem solving, liaise with stakeholders and analyse issues from different perspectives and energetic in pursuing results.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous experience in relationship and team building and stakeholder management with the ability to monitor satisfaction and constructively deal with issues. 
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with boards, risk and audit committees and/or other related corporate governance groups.
  • An understanding of local government, and the role of member organisations.
  • Ability to travel and work offsite from time to time.
How to apply
 
Please review the position description prior to submitting an application. Enquiries should be directed to Susan Budd on 9242 4005 or jobs@lgnsw.org.au.
Your application should include a covering letter (maximum two pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this position accountabilities and requirements, and an up-to-date resume (maximum four pages).
 

Applications close Monday 29 October 2018

Please see senior council vacancies for opportunities within NSW councils.