Industrial Officer, Member Industrial Services Team 20160321

Temporary Full Time

Industrial Officer Level 1 - 5


The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is a trade union that represents the industrial, professional and legal interest of nurses and midwives in NSW.


Applications are invited for the temporary full time position of Industrial Officer MIST. This temporary role is to provide relief for various extended absences of substantive position holders in MIST, and will conclude in December 2017. 


In this role you will:

Progress Industrial Relations matters as allocated by the Manager MIST including the provision of expert support, advice and representation to members and NSWNMA officers in the following broad areas:


  • application of industrial instruments

  • industrial advocacy in tribunals

  • industrial research, advice and negotiation

  • general industrial research and advice to contribute to the achievement of the Association’s strategic goals


To be considered for this role you require:


Essential criteria:

  • demonstrated commitment to the trade union movement

  • commitment to strive for the advancement of nurses and the nursing profession

  • thorough working knowledge of contemporary industrial relations legislation and practices

  • specific knowledge and preferably experience in the negotiation of collective agreements

  • specific knowledge and experience in the negotiation and tribunal advocacy of individual member and award/agreement compliance matters

  • understanding of industrial tribunal protocols

  • developed negotiation, advocacy and representation skills

  • experience in program/project development, implementation and evaluation ability including skills such as co-ordination, highly-developed consultation skills

  • high level of initiative and ability to self-manage

  • ability to manage a range of complex issues/matters simultaneously, prioritise work

  • ability to exercise accurate and high level judgment about industrial issues, including those with union-wide sensitivity or implications, commensurate with level of experience in the role

  • ability to operate and deliver outcomes in a political environment

  • excellent written and oral communication skills

  • high level of industrial research and analytical skills

  • flexibility to adapt to high pressure situations and meet tight deadlines under pressure

  • ability to provide professional leadership and direction to Organisers on industrial issues

  • ability to participate effectively as a member of a team

  • word processing and typing capacity to a level of reasonable self-sufficiency and working knowledge of Word, email and Excel (where required) programs, internet searching

  • ability to relate effectively with members/delegates/potential members, and employers/employer representatives

  • current driver’s licence (class 1A)


Relevant tertiary education:

  • A degree including industrial relations, or alternatively arts, law or other broad social sciences discipline is relevant.  An alternative is an extensive number of years experience working directly in the specialist IR field, most likely augmented by diploma or continuing education-level studies in IR.



  • experience in related fields such as work as an Organiser, industrial research officer or employment/IR lawyer is an additional benefit but not a requirement


How to apply for this position:

Applications close COB Monday 4 April 2016.


In your Expression of Interest please address briefly each point of the selection criteria found in section 2 of the Industrial Officer MIST Position Description.


To submit your application online please follow the link;



NSWNMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fosters a diverse workplace.

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New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association

Closing Date

Monday, April 04, 2016

Closing Time

06:00 PM


50 O'Dea Ave
Waterloo, NSW 2017

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Contact Name

Sylvia Papalexion

Contact Phone

02 8595 1234

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