Senior Strategic Campaigner

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. In 2014 the TWU National Leadership endorsed an ambitious plan for growth.


We are seeking an experienced Union campaigner to take a key role in our road transport campaign, which aims to hold major clients responsible for their supply chains. 


Reporting to the Director of Road Transport Campaigns, the successful candidate will:

  • Support the Director of Road Transport in Campaign Planning and Implementation.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a strategy to improve wages and conditions and achieve membership growth for the Union.
  • Assist in the coordination of a programme including community campaigning and maximising member growth from Major Bargaining.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of campaign strategy and planning.
  • Undertake and oversee research, planning, communications, and event management for strategic campaign actions.
  • Liaise with staff in other departments of the Union to achieve success for the campaign.
  • Build and manage relationships with staff in TWU state branches.
  • Assist in the supervision, mentoring and skills development of team members.


The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • Experience in, and commitment to, organising workers or other stakeholders.
  • The ability to work both independently, and as part of a team.
  • A willingness to understand and implement Union growth strategies.
  • Strong communications skills, including demonstrated ability to write reports, draft policy, draft internal and external communications and campaign plans.
  • Good IT communications skills.
  • An interest in learning how to lead other team members.
  • A commitment to Labour values.
  • The role will be based in our national office in Sydney, with interstate travel.


Applications welcome from candidates with the required experience and a passion for human rights.


To apply, forward a Cover Letter CV to Dermot Ryan, Chief of Staff, Transport Workers’ Union of Australia by email: jobs@twu.com.au


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Dermot Ryan, Tel: 02 8114 6500.

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Transport Workers' Union of Australia

Closing Date

Friday, November 13, 2015

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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