Industrial Officer - National Office 20160408

The ASU National Office has a vacancy for a full time Industrial Officer.  The position may involve occasional interstate travel.  Details of the position are as follows:


To operate as a member of the National Industrial Officers’ team ensuring that ASU Branches and their members are given appropriate advice, knowledge, skills and support.

To advance and protect their economic, social, political and industrial interest of the membership by providing advice, high profile representation, advocacy, industry coordination, training and strategies to ASU Branches, staff and members.

  • To facilitate the implementation of action plans and assignments endorsed by the National Industry Committee and/or the National Executive, in conjunction with the Assistant National Secretary.
  • Coordinate union responses by maintaining continuity across the industry and the development of strategies to protect and advance members interests.
  • Maintain, improve and negotiate Modern Awards and Enterprise Agreements.
  • Represent the ASU in high profile hearings, conferences and meetings, as required.
  • Regularly communicate with ASU Branches and members on industry and workplace development matters which affect their workplace or operations; and provide support services and advice to the Branches.
  • Prepare and represent the ASU’s interest in discussions and negotiations with employers in enterprise bargaining ensuring consistent and considered outcomes.
  • Provide industrial advice and representation.
  • Prepare and present submissions on behalf of the ASU to ensure compliance with Fair Work Australia requirements and procedures or other Tribunals as may be necessary.

Position/Skill Requirements:

  • Substantial level of skill in the provision of advice and industry coordination on industrial relations issues (including workplace change and enterprise bargaining) to ASU Branches and members.
  • High level of skill in the preparation and presentation of cases before Fair Work Australia.
  • Considerable knowledge of the industrial relations processes, current issues, practices and policies for the assigned area, including the Fair Work Act.
  • High level of skill in negotiation within Fair Work Australia environment.
  • Considerable knowledge of relevant employment legislation, relevant awards, enterprise agreements and local agreement for the assigned area.
  • High level of skill in:
    • Exercising initiative and independent judgement.
    • Analysing and resolving problems.
    • The operation of computer systems.

Projects and tasks will be allocated with given time frames and the successful applicant will be expected to manage their own and other resources in order that these time frames are met. 

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Australian Services Union

Closing Date

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Level 8
321 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

David Smith

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