National Policy Coordinator 20160426

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 experienced Policy Coordinator to assist in the development and implementation of policy and political work in line with the overall Union Vision and the work of Campaign Teams.


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 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 applicant will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in policy development, ideally within a social justice environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience coordinating political strategy to achieve organisational outcomes.
  • A track record of campaigning in a political, or Union environment.
  • The ability to work both independently, and as part of a team.
  • Good IT communications skills.
  • 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

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Closing Time

06:00 PM


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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