Industrial/ Bargaining Officer 20190118

HEATH SERVICES UNION - Industrial/Bargaining Officer


Health Services Union NSW

General Overview

The Health Services Union is a strong, growing union that aims to use its collective power to build a fair and just society through improving conditions for our members in the health and aged care industry.

Our union is focused on growth and draws its strength from the diversity of our membership.

We are currently looking for a permanent full time Industrial Officer to join our team.

Job Description

The Industrial Officer/Bargaining Officer is based in our Industrial Division and is a specialist in the area of federal bargaining. The work primarily involves bargaining on behalf of members in the Aged Care, Disability, Private Health sectors and for members in the ACT. The position holder will also be required to conduct advocacy in conciliation and arbitration arenas; provide advice in industrial matters and case manage industrial disputes.

Essential Experience and Qualifications

  1. Expertise in advocacy in order to prepare, present and argue industrial issues, including in relevant tribunals and Fair Work Australia, and to support legal counsel as required.
  1. Capacity to provide timely and sound advice and feedback to sub branches, organisers, and members on more complex industrial relations issues, union campaigns and policies.

3 Specialised negotiation skills in bargaining.

4 Good communication skills, including oral skills, to build effective relationships with sub branches, organisers, delegates

5 Accountability for individual outcomes, including timeliness; organisational, recording and report-writing skills; follow-up and report back skills.

  1. Ability to work as a member of a team - including flexibility to take on other duties and responsibilities as required; share information; mentor other staff; and commit to upgrading own work-related skills.

  2. Commitment to trade union principles


Relevant legal studies or tertiary qualifications.


Salary between $95,755 and $117,831 will be offered based on skills and experience.

Closing Date

31 January 2019

Closing Time

06:00 pm

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Health Services Union NSW/ACT/Qld. Position is based in Sydney

Closing Date

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Closing Time

06:00 PM


Level 2 109 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

Ben Chapman

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