Lead - Industrial Relations

Date Published:  10 Nov 2023
Employment Type:  Employee

We are CBH

We bring our values to life every day by being Collaborative, Respectful, Reliable, Sustainable. Our values are more than just words they guide how we work with each other, farmers, suppliers, partners, and the communities we operate in. These values and behaviours represent the CBH team at our best and are what we need to collectively demonstrate to achieve our Path to 2033 strategic objectives.


CBH has a strong and proud history of serving and returning value to WA growers since 1933

We are a proud Western Australian co-operative and as Australia's largest co-operative we are a leader in the Australian grain industry. We have grown from humble roots into one of the world's largest and most efficient grain supply chains, delivering millions of tonnes of quality Western Australian grain into the hands of customers around the world each year.

Our storage and handling system currently receives and exports around 90 per cent of the Western Australian grain harvest and is regarded as one of the best in the world.

Our core purpose is to sustainably create and return value to current and future West Australian grain growers.


Empowering our people

CBH is more than just a place of work, it's a community of people who are passionate and committed to our core purpose.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing a safe and rewarding working environment for our people, with a strong culture of developing and enhancing our employees' capabilities.

We invite you to use your skills and expertise to make your mark to help CBH sustainably create and return value for grain growers in Western Australia.

Reporting to the Manager - Employee Relations, and working with the Specialist - Industrial Relations, this role leads CBH Groups' industrial relations activities.


Key deliverables include: 

  • Coach stakeholders to increase capability across CBH with respect to industrial and employee relations matters.

  • Provide advice and guidance on industrial relations matters to the Employee Relations team and the wider People and Culture division.

  • Undertake and be responsible for end to end bargaining process for replacement / new enterprise agreements.  

  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation (including the Fair Work Act 2009, the National Employment Standards and CBH Group’s enterprise agreements). 

  • Manage and co-ordinate CBH Group’s Employee Representative Committee (ERC) / Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) meetings. 

  • Manage (through to resolution) disputes and grievances. 

  • Support the business to ensure proactive change management and compliance with CBH Group’s consultation obligations under the relevant enterprise agreements. 

  • Conduct investigations and disciplinary meetings, including conducting peer reviews of investigation reports, and disciplinary documentation. 


This role is based in the Perth CBD, however regional WA travel will be required at times.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources/Industrial Relations or a related discipline.

  • At least six years’ proven practical experience working in a complex industrial environment.

  • Highly developed communication and writing skills, particularly in respect of negotiation and public speaking, the drafting of industrial instruments, employee communications and reports/business cases.

  • Well-developed problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of employment law legislation, including the Fair Work Act 2009 and the National Employment Standards, and experience in the completion of BOOT assessments.

  • High level of attention to detail and commitment to delivbering outcomes.


If this opportunity sounds exciting and you meet the requirements, we encourage you to submit your application.

Applications close 15 December 2023. For further information please contact Vickie Loveridge on (08) 9237 9753.

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