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Workplace Relations & Human Resources Advisor (Maternity Leave Replacement)

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Victoria's peak farmer representative group, the Victorian Farmers Federation, is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Workplace Relations & Human Resources Advisor to work as part of a small team to deliver human resources and workplace relations advice and services to managers, employees and members.

About the role

The Workplace Relations & Human Resources Advisor provides effective, accurate and timely human resources and workplace relations advice to managers and employees across the organisation, under the guidance of the Executive Manager Workplace Relations & Human Resources. This role has a human resources generalist focus, managing all aspects of human resources, including policy development, recruitment and selection, learning and development, coaching and mentoring, performance management and administration.

In addition, the role is responsible for providing human resources and workplace relations services to VFF members, including member seminars and workshops, telephone advice, newsletters and articles for publications.

Skills and experience

Ideally you will have tertiary qualifications in human resources, business or industrial relations, together with demonstrated experience in a human resources generalist role with similar responsibilities, specifically including experience in the following areas:

  • Developing human resources policies and procedures.
  • Recruitment.
  • Providing advice in relation to performance management.
  • Overseeing a performance review process.
  • Conducting internal investigations.

Other skills required include:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills, with the ability to liaise with management and to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of human resources and workplace relations legislation and environment.
  • Understanding of human resources policies and procedures.
  • Ability to provide general human resources and workplace relations advice to managers, staff and members.
  • Sound judgment and decision making skills.

The Full Time Equivalent (FTE) salary band is $60,000 - $80,000 plus superannuation, commensurate with experience. The successful applicant will be remunerated on a pro rata basis of 0.6 (FTE for 3 days per week).

This position is a temporary part-time maternity leave replacement position.

The selection criteria can be found in the position description: Click Here

To apply for this position visit the Seek website: Click Here

For more information contact Patricia Murdock on 9207 5511 or pmurdock@vff.org.au

Applications close 9am Monday 24 April 2017.

Coordinator – Education & Training

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Victoria's peak farmer representative group, the Victorian Farmers Federation, is seeking a creative and strategic thinking Coordinator – Education & Training to lead the development and implementation of new professional development programs for the agriculture sector.

About the role

The Coordinator – Education & Training is responsible for the coordination, implementation and evaluation of learning and development initiatives for VFF members and the broader farm community. This role will coordinate the design and development of industry specific training with chosen education providers and will also lead the implementation of training and skills development projects designed to increase the skills and knowledge of Victorian farmers.

The role will be responsible for driving training initiatives and revenue outcomes whilst building relationships with key stakeholders including government, training providers, farmers and suppliers. Whilst part of a very supportive team environment, the role will be chartering new territory and will operate with a large degree of autonomy.

Duties include:

  • Working with organisational stakeholders to identify training needs of members and develop an effective and innovative training strategy.
  • Coordinating the design and development of in-house and external training and development programs tailored to the agriculture sector.
  • Implementing and evaluating a range of in-house and external training and development programs.
  • Understanding the implications of competency units in line with Australian Qualifications Framework to meet skill and/or knowledge acquisition and career development requirements.
  • Providing advice and support to VFF members and their employees in relation to professional development.
  • Developing a process for and regularly undertaking training needs analysis for the Victorian farm sector.
Skills and experience

Ideally you will have relevant tertiary qualifications, together with experience in a training role with similar responsibilities. A Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and experience working with a RTO and with certification programs is desirable.

Other skills required include:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Knowledge of curriculum development for training packages.
  • An understanding of the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • Knowledge of online learning environments is desirable.
  • A high level of competency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
Further details

The salary range is $60,000 - $70,000 per annum plus superannuation, commensurate with knowledge and experience.

The key selection criteria can be found in the position description: Click Here

To apply for this position visit the Seek website: Click Here

For more information contact the VFF Workplace Relations Department on 1300 442 481 or wr@vff.org.au

Applications close 5pm Monday 2 May 2017.

Workplace Relations & Human Resources Administration Officer

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Victoria's peak farmer representative group, the Victorian Farmers Federation, is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Administration Officer to support the small Workplace Relations and Human Resources team to deliver services to managers, employees and members.

About the role

The Workplace Relations & Human Resources Administration Officer provides comprehensive and confidential administrative support to the Executive Manager – Workplace Relations & Human Resources, and to the Workplace Relations and Human Resources Department. In addition, the role provides administrative support to the VFF Industrial Association.

Duties include:

  • Providing general administrative support including arranging meetings, filing, responding to member correspondence, editing and formatting submissions, documents and articles for publication, preparing agendas and producing minutes.
  • Assisting with the administration of the VFF Workplace Relations Handbook.
  • Taking incoming member calls.
  • Providing basic advice on industrial issues such as wage rates, leave entitlements, WorkCover and superannuation.
  • Maintaining records, including human resources records and personnel files.
  • Assisting with the recruitment and onboarding of new staff.
  • Co-ordinating events such as conference activities and committee meetings.
Skills and experience

Ideally you will have completed a relevant course of studies in administration, and have demonstrated experience in an administrative support role, including experience providing administrative support to committees.

Other skills required include:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to prepare accurate and informative documentation to communicate effectively with employees, contractors, managers, members and the public.
  • A high level of competency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to work independently as well as being a supportive and contributing member of a team.
  • As this role involves the handling of confidential and sensitive information, the ability to maintain confidentiality and trust within the VFF is a requirement.
Further details

The salary band for this role is $46,000 – $55,000 plus superannuation, commensurate with experience.

The key selection criteria can be found in the position description: Click Here

To apply for this position visit the Seek website: Click Here

For more information contact Carly Kohler on 9207 5531 or ckohler@vff.org.au

Applications close 9am Monday 24 April 2017.