Industrial Officer 20180608

United Voice, NSW Branch is looking for a full-time Industrial Officer to join our team.

Who we are

United Voice is a powerful member-led union of workers organising to win better jobs, stronger communities, a fairer society and a sustainable future.

Our purpose is to unlock the collective power of the workers in our coverage, so that they are valued, respected and agents of socially progressive change in their work, lives and communities.

The NSW Branch has broad private sector coverage, representing workers in a range of industries including early childhood education and care, cleaning, home care, hospitality and gaming, security and manufacturing.

Our members are at the forefront of the fight for a fairer society and are standing together to create jobs they can count on.

About the Role

The Industrial Officer is responsible for representing the union and members in industrial tribunals and other associated jurisdictions; providing advice to members and organisers on industrial and legal matters, negotiation and representation with employers on collective and individual matters and contributing to the Branch’s strategic and campaign decision making.

Key responsibilities of the role will include, but are not limited to:

  • Representing members in matters before the Fair Work Commission, and the Courts, including preparation of claims and applications, composing evidence and drafting submissions.
  • Providing advice and support to members and organisers around a range of industrial and legal matters, including unfair dismissal, adverse action, dispute resolution, disciplinary members, award and agreement interpretation etc.
  • Enterprise bargaining, including drafting agreements.
  • Assisting with strategic advice around workplace relations issues.
  • Contributing to policy research and debates.
  • Development of educational materials and delivery of training for delegates and Union officials.
  • Participating in union-organised community protest action and other like activities consistent with the objectives of the union.

To be successful for this position, applicants will need to meet the following selection criteria:

  • A demonstrated commitment to union values and social justice;
  • Proven experience in industrial law – legal qualifications not required, but will be viewed favourably;
  • Experience in advocacy and negotiation;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to manage a caseload;
  • Computer literacy and proficient in Microsoft Office;
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and can respond to conflicting deadlines;
  • Able to hold and maintain a valid Right of Entry permit under Federal and State legislation.

As a union with a proudly diverse membership and a strong tradition of women in leadership, women and people from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Salary is dependent on experience and skills, and includes 12% superannuation and other generous conditions of employment.

How to apply for this job

Applicants are required to submit a:

  • Curriculum Vitae outlining experience and qualifications; and
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria outlined above.

Please send completed applications to Julie Korlevska, Branch Assistant Secretary via email to julie.korlevska@unitedvoice.org.au.

Applications close 4pm, Friday, 15 June 2018.

For enquiries, please contact: Julie on 02 8204 7204.

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United Voice NSW

Closing Date

Friday, June 15, 2018

Closing Time

04:00 PM


Level 1 / 187
Thomas Street
Haymarket, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

Julie Korlevska

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