Executive Officer & Political Campaigner 2041

The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) is one of Australia’s leading campaigning Trade Unions. The TWU exists to give transport workers a powerful voice in support of social and economic justice.

We are seeking an enthusiastic campaigner to work across the campaign, communications and other teams of our Union to help forward campaign aims using the political and policy framework.


Reporting to the Chief of Staff, your tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Coordinating TWU policy submissions to government, unions and other organisations.
  • Working with campaign teams of the Union to ensure said policy positions are integrated into Union campaigns.
  • Assessing policy proposals and government proposals and advise on how to turn policy issues into campaigning opportunities.
  • Assist the National Secretary of the Union with regard to speech and conference presentation preparation; and meetings (including follow up) with policy makers and elected representatives.
  • Assist the Chief of Staff to manage the political work of the Union.
  • Work with other staff and teams of the Union in a positive and collegiate manner to achieve membership growth.


The successful application will have:

  • Demonstrated passion for campaigning in a political environment.
  • Experience in policy development, ideally within a social justice environment.
  • Understanding and experience coordinating political strategy to achieve organisation outcomes.
  • The ability to work both independently, and as part of a team, in a collegiate manner.
  • A commitment to Labour values

The role will be based in our national office in Sydney, with some interstate travel.


Applications (Cover Letter and Resume/CV) to: Dermot Ryan, Chief of Staff, email: jobs@twu.com.au

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Transport Workers' Union of Australia

Closing Date

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Closing Time

06:00 PM


Level 2
388-390 Sussex St
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

Dermot Ryan

Contact Email

Contact Phone

02 8114 6500

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