Assistant Industrial Officer 202806

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 Assistant Industrial Officer works in a team with other Industrial Officers and assists with all work involved with advocacy in conciliation and arbitration arenas; provides advice in industrial matters; assists Industrial Officers in industrial disputes and runs non complex Industrial matters.

The Assistant Industrial Officer will also be involved in bargaining and negotiations on behalf of members.

The position would suit someone with experience as an advocate or other less complex union service centre role or someone recently graduated from University with a relevant degree looking to gain experience.

Essential Experience and Qualifications

Experience 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.

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.  Ability to contribute to industrial campaigns, enterprise bargaining negotiations and policy issues in the health care sector which reflect the priorities of members and good industrial practice.  

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.

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

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.


 Relevant legal studies or tertiary qualifications.


Will be offered based on skills and experience.

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Health Services Union NSW ACT QLD

Closing Date

Friday, November 10, 2017

Closing Time

06:00 PM


Level 2 109 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

Ben Chapman

Contact Email

Contact Phone

02 92294999

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