Senior Associate - Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety

Last updated 3 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

The role

Based in our Brisbane office, reporting to Hedy Cray, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a legally qualified Senior Associate to join our Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety team on a full time basis to assist with increased levels of activity and growth. The Brisbane WRES team successfully represents a strong client base, acting in high profile and high quality matters across the public and private sectors.

Our Brisbane team advises on all aspects of workplace relations including industrial relations, employment, occupational health and safety, anti-discrimination and diversity. The matters you will be working on are varied and interesting from compliance and regulatory matters, strategic and industrial advice to litigation across most Courts and Tribunals.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Proven experience working on industrial relations, employment and/or workplace health and safety matters
  • A strong academic background and record of achievement
  • Demonstrated a capability to work autonomously as well as a team member.
  • A high degree of initiative, dedication and organisational ability with a strong client and commercial focus.
  • A minimum of 5 years PQE

The WRES team

With some of Australia's leading workplace lawyers and are the go-to team for large organisations with challenging workplace needs.

We work with our clients across the full spectrum of the employment relationship; from recruitment through to management, and termination. Our work spans all facets of employment law, industrial relations, discrimination, work health and safety, executive remuneration and diversity.

Our clients include many international and ASX 200 listed companies, leading universities, government and private sector organisation, such as Queensland Health, City of Gold Coast, Ipswich City Council, James Cook University, University of Sunshine Coast, University of Southern Queensland, Sun Metals Corporation, Mitsubishi Developments, Adani, Abbott Point Coal, Mackay Sugar, Origin Energy, Idemitsu, Brookfield, Perpetual, Woolworths, Toyota, ExxonMobil Group, Iluka Resources, Australian Taxation Office, the Australian Federal Police and Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC).

For further information, please visit our Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety showcase page on LinkedIn.

How to Apply?

We prefer to work directly with candidates, if you are interested in this role, please click the ‘Apply’ button or contact the consultant, details below, for more information. Clayton Utz is an inclusive employer that supports flexible work arrangements, please feel free to discuss your flexibility needs with the recruiter for this role.

Consultant Contact Details

Sam Byrne, (02) 9353 4647

Accessibility and Inclusion

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