Careers at CSPD


Thank you for your interest in applying for a position with Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD). We welcome passionate individuals to share our commitment to serving children and young people in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

At any given time, we may have a variety of primary, secondary and specialist teaching roles available across our 80 schools as well as non-teaching positions in schools and our central office that support the delivery of innovative learning and teaching to around 43,500 students.

Our aim is to ensure our schools are the first choice for families, students and staff.

Check out our current opportunities below.

Employment Relations Specialist

Apply now Job no: 506687
Work type: temporary full-time
Location: Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese
Categories: Human resources

About the Role 

We are currently seeking an experienced Employment Relations Specialist to join our Employment Relations team on a temporary full-time basis, from July to October 2024. This is an exciting and varied role where you will work closely with our schools and catholic schools office employees to provide professional employment relations and industrial relations (ER/IR) advice  across all employee lifecycle activities. You will also  have exposure to Enterprise Agreement making activities. 

This role will report directly to the Employment Relations Manager, and provides an outstanding opportunity to work in a busy and friendly team environment, delivering high standards and timely outcomes for our organisation. This is an exciting time to join our team as we are undergoing a period of transformation across our People and Culture (P&C) operating model, so this role will play a key role in shaping our future ways of working.  

We are working on a hybrid model with the flexibility of working 50% split between our Parramatta office and working from home.


The variety of your role will include:

  • Partnering with and supporting stakeholders by providing professional ER/IR advice on a range of matters, including  discrimination, harassment, bullying, accessing leave, complaint management, policy interpretation and legislative entitlements

  • Addressing enquiries from, and working collaboratively with unions and employee representatives on Industrial Relations matters to minimise industrial disputes

  • Reviewing, developing and assisting in the implementation of existing and new P&C policies, practices and programs to meet organisational needs

  • Assisting with the Enterprise Agreement making process, including the preparation of related documentation and resources

  • Assisting the Employment Relations Manager in monitoring the Industrial Relations framework and supporting the change management process

  • Collaborating and working in partnership with internal P&C teams on the development and implementation of P&C projects and initiatives


What you will bring 

To be successful in the role, you will demonstrate alignment to our purpose and values, together with:

  • Degree qualified in HR or similar would be preferred

  • Proven experience in a similar role, working within a complex organisation, exceptional customer service and stakeholder management skills

  • Strong planning, organising and multitasking skills

  • Proven experience working with various HRIS platforms, preferably Success Factors

  • Ideally some experience in Google Docs, Gmail, ServiceNow and SharePoint systems

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • An understanding of the Catholic Education System is preferred but not essential

The Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration 

  • 25% off school fees for your children enrolled in our schools

  • Salary Packaging

  • Hybrid/Flexible working environment (50% office, 50% remote)

  • Wellbeing Programs

  • Supportive Culture

About Us

At Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese (CSPD) we are committed to responding to the needs of our students in a world that is changing rapidly. With over 5000 passionate employees located across 83 primary and secondary schools, we have the intent and the resources to transform the learning and unlock the full potential of each of our 40,000 plus students. 


Interested? Apply today! 

This position involves working with children. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory employment screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Police Check, retention of a valid Working with Children Check. For more information, please visit The Office of the Children’s Guardian here.

CSPD promotes the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. 



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