Part-time Communications Assistant (12-month Fixed Term Position)

Are you passionate about making a difference? Do you want to help improve the lives of workers in Australia? Yes?! Then we are looking for you!

Unions NSW is looking for a part-time communications assistant (21 hours a week) to help us with social media, writing proposals, composing emails, proofreading and helping with other office operations.

Essential criteria

  1. Commitment to the principles of the trade union movement. 
  2. This position would suit a student studying writing, communications or journalism.
  3. Demonstrated ability to write well with a strong competency in English and strong knowledge of grammar.
  4. Be able to write content for various audiences and tailor tone and style of writing
  5. Experience on multiple social media platforms including:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
    • Snapchat
  6. Ability to execute projects with minimal supervision.
  7. Demonstrated understanding of the online landscape.
  8. Experience managing social media accounts.
  9. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  10. Ability to take constructive criticism and make suggestions on content
  11. Willingness to learn new programs or technology.
  12. Have a positive can-do attitude, willing to lend a hand with office projects when needed.

Desirable criteria

  1. Competency in a second language such as Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese or Spanish.
  2. Experience using online and digital campaign tools such as CMS and email marketing platforms
  3. Extra points if you have a background in political, non-profit or union campaigns and advocacy.

Pay and Conditions

  • The hourly rate will be $25 an hour
  • Hours of Work: 21 hours per week
  • Personal Leave: 10 days per annum (accumulative) pro rata
  • Annual Leave: 5 week's annual leave with 17.5% leave loading pro rata
  • Long Service Leave: 2 months after 10 years’ service pro rata
  • Superannuation: 9.5% employer contributions 11.5% for female staff.

How to apply

Unions NSW encourages applications from people who will enhance our diversity of people, cultural experiences and perspectives.

  1. To apply for this role, please submit a CV (of no more than 3 pages) and a separate Cover Letter addressing the Essential Criteria.
  2. Submit your writing samples, preferably a link that highlights your best work and social media samples. Attachments will also be accepted. Submit a variety of writing samples so we can see the depth and breadth for your work.
  3. Send copies of your CV, writing samples and Cover Letter to Ms. Angela Byrne via email: abyrne@unionsnsw.org.au
  4. Applications close 5:00pm on Friday, 25 May 2018. 
  5. For inquiries contact Unions NSW, Communications Director, Angela Byrne on (02) 9881 5924.

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Unions NSW

Closing Date

Friday, May 25, 2018

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Contact Name

Angela Byrne

Contact Email

Contact Phone

02 9881 5924

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