Industrial Officer

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 an experienced Industrial Officer to join our team.


The Industrial Officer conducts advocacy in conciliation and arbitration arenas; provides advice in industrial matters; case manages industrial disputes; and manages industrial campaigns and enterprise bargaining agreements for wages and conditions of members. 




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


2. 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. Excellent ability to initiate, research, devise and run sound industrial campaigns, enterprise bargaining negotiations and policy issues in the health care sector which reflect the priorities of members and good industrial practice  


4 Good communication skills, including oral skills, to build effective relationships with sub branches, organisers, delegates and others in the health care sector on both individual industrial workplace matters and broader policy or campaign matters


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


6. 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 - to improve the effectiveness of the union as a whole.


Relevant legal studies or tertiary qualifications. 

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Health Services Union

Closing Date

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Closing Time

06:00 PM


Pitt St
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

Ben Chapman

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