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Employee Relations Consultant


Join a high performing team of HR professionals to apply your employment law knowledge in a highly commercial environment. This opportunity will allow you to provide outstanding ER advisory and consulting services to the wider organisation across the full suite of Employee Relations matters.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join the Employee Relations team and be aligned with specific business groups. This role will give you a broad range of responsibility and the chance to advise on employment legislation and associate risks, HR practices across Macquarie, work on projects, as well as assisting and guiding business managers and coaching them as necessary.

As a trusted advisor to the business, and subject matter expert, you will advise management on matters relating to HR practices and employment risks, practical people management and employment related issues such as restructuring and performance management. In addition, it will be in your remit to interpret and implement HR policies, undertake an investigatory role relating to internal complaints and disciplinary issues, and partner with the Workplace Health & Safety team on employee health-related issues.

With an acute sense of the importance of confidentiality, sensitivity and diplomacy, you will hold tertiary qualifications in either Employment Law, Employee Relations or Human Resources as well as a stable and progressive career to date working in an advisory capacity to clients and stakeholders. A practical knowledge of Federal and State employment laws will be essential and while financial services experience is highly desirable, we also welcome applications from those holding experience from within legal, consulting, and professional services environments. Most importantly, you are tenacious, highly collaborative, confident in your ability to nurture and develop relationships and a natural problem solver.

If you feel this position offers you the right career path, then we would like to hear from you. We are seeking a covering letter and concise resume as one Word or PDF-formatted document. To include your covering letter, simply insert an additional page into the front or back of your resume.

About the Corporate Operations Group

The Corporate Operations Group brings together specialist support services in Digital Transformation & Data, Technology, Market Operations, Human Resources, Business Services, Business Improvement & Strategy, and the Macquarie Group Foundation.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths, and in combination with our inclusive environment, it enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 16,300+ employees and offices in 31 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, investment banking and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: COG-956360
Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-senior, Human Resources
Group: Corporate Operations Group
Division: Human Resources
Recruiter: Jodi Rutherford
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