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Manager, Employment Law


Sydney, NSW, AU

Department:  Risk Advisory

Unique opportunity for Industrial Relations professionals to join the Deloitte Workplace Integrity Team!


Start the new decade with a truly new and extraordinary career opportunity, leveraging your technical workplace relations expertise in a unique, market leading Industrial Relations consulting practice.

You’ll work for highly-regarded, renowned leaders in Industrial Relations with an absolute focus on innovation and data informed, pragmatic solutions to traditionally complex Industrial Relations puzzles. The full cycle – from Fair Work compliance and workplace relations due diligence right through to enterprise bargaining negotiations and long term Industrial Relations strategy.

As a passionate Industrial Relations practitioner, you’ll love the adventure of each new day as you work with an energetic, multiskilled and flexible team of analysts, lawyers and consultants to help your clients navigate the full spectrum of Industrial Relations challenges.


About the team 

In the Workplace Integrity team, we provide an objective lens on our clients’ approach to their employment framework, specifically tailoring Industrial Relations solutions that are fit for purpose. We take a pragmatic approach to the interpretation and application of Industrial Instruments, working in close partnership with our Risk Analytics and Deloitte PaySmart teams in the targeted analysis of employee data, particularly in relation to reviewing workplace relations compliance.


What will your typical day look like? 


As part of the Workplace Integrity Team, you will encourage our clients to “Be on the front foot.  Not on the front page”.


As a valued team member of the Workplace Integrity Team you will play a pivotal role influencing, coaching, advising and supporting our diverse range of clients across different industries on driving workforce compliance, improvements and productivity. As a national team, there are no geographical boundaries across Australia where Deloitte has an office and we welcome applications from all states.

Every day, you will work to mitigate business risks and provide a positive customer experience. You will consult and be responsible for providing expert guidance on leading workplace relations practices. You will demonstrate effective early intervention and holistic long-term workforce strategies that are aligned to needs of the business and its people, whilst ensuring compliance within the relevant legislative frameworks.

You will contribute to the design of innovative solutions in response to risk issues and identify organisational risks and opportunities for process and system changes to better manage future risk on a sustainable and collaborative basis.

Enough about us, let’s talk about you

You will be agile, approachable, and pragmatic in your interactions with our diverse stakeholders showing empathy, flexibility and resilience every day.  You are adept at translating complex, technical Industrial Relations into simple, understandable concepts that all stakeholders can relate to. With substantial hands on Industrial Relations experience you have intimate knowledge of the Fair Work Act regulatory system and an innate understanding of the relevant stakeholders   Above all, you are someone with the utmost integrity, who holds confidentiality and discretion at their core.


You are someone with: 

A passion for Industrial Relations compliance and strategy

A proven Industrial Relations background with an ability to think critically strategically and translate this into practical, operational outcomes

Knowledge of the Australian Fair Work regulatory system, the award modernisation process and an ability to contextualise and apply this framework to our clients’ circumstances

A passion for simplification and process improvement

Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

The ability to identify, analyse and resolve complex and multifaceted problems

Excellent stakeholder management skills

A collaborative and consultative approach

The ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines

You see obstacles as opportunity and are solution driven

Industrial Relations consulting or Industrial Relations law experience

You will have relevant qualifications such as Industrial Relations, Law, Commerce


Why Deloitte? 

At Deloitte, we create positively differentiated work experiences that enable our people to feel valued and achieve their full potential. We value difference and embrace people with diverse backgrounds and thinking styles. Knowing that people work best in a variety of ways, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements if the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated.

Next steps 

Join our diverse and growing team of talented and like-minded people to disrupt and shape Deloitte’s future workforce.  If you have questions about the role, you can contact Carolyn Foo from the Talent Acquisition Team on 02-9322 5210 for a confidential discussion.


By applying to this job, you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards.  We've designed these standards to provide our clients and candidates with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte experience globally.



By applying to this job, you will be assessed against the Deloitte Global Talent Standards. We’ve designed these standards to provide our clients with a consistent and exceptional Deloitte employee experience globally.

Deloitte is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. 

The preferred candidate will be subject to background screening by Deloitte or by their external third-party provider.