Communications Officer 20170615

Unions NSW is looking for a Communications Officer – join our team!

Who we are 

Unions NSW is the peak council of trade unions in NSW representing over 600,000 members and 60 affiliated unions and trades and labor councils and is part of the broader trade union movement.  Unions NSW completed an organisational review in 2016 and is now seeking to develop a digital team to complement our strategic plan.

Who you are

  • You’re passionate about social justice and see collective action as the solution.
  • You’ve developed communication strategies and are able to manage communications and write content for key audiences in a range of forms including commercial media, newsletters, articles, blogs and social media. 
  • You’ve had experience managing projects and external communications providers and contractors.
  • You have a way with words, and can translate complex workplace announcements into galvanizing communication.
  • You’re impact driven – you get an adrenaline rush from getting stuff done and seeing results.
  • You’re patient, a team-player, and comfortable working across a range of campaigns at the same time. 

What you’ll do

The Communications Officer will be responsible for coordinating Unions NSW messaging and managing communications to provide quality and useful information for all affiliates.  The outcome sought will be better engagement with affiliates to implement positive change both within our organisation and the wider NSW union movement. 

The Communications Officer is expected to develop strong relationships with internal Unions NSW staff, especially the Digital Campaigner and to collaborate with relevant contractors on external communications and provide advice to affiliated unions.

Salary:   $77,162.10 - $86,807.89 plus superannuation based on skills and experience.

How to apply

1.     Request a copy of the job description and essential criteria from Mary O’Donoghue, by phone:

        (02) 9881 5915 or email: modonoghue@unionsnsw.org.au

2.     Address each of the essential and desirable criteria in writing.

3.     Send applications to Mary O’Donoghue via email: modonoghue@unionsnsw.org.au

4.     Applications close 5:00pm on Friday, 30 June 2017 

For inquiries contact Unions NSW, Secretary, Mark Morey on (02) 9881 5915.

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Unions NSW

Closing Date

Friday, June 30, 2017

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Level 3 Trades Hall 4 - 10 Goulburn Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

Mary O'Donoghue

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(02) 9881 5915

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