Advocate (Fixed Term Contract) 202908

The Finance Sector Union is the union for one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in Australia. We organise workers across Australia’s bank, insurance, credit union and superannuation employers. We play a vital role of empowering our members to work together and campaign to secure dignity and respect at work. Our members fight for and deliver improved working entitlements in an evolving industry.

We have an exciting opportunity in our Victoria/Tasmania office, based in Melbourne for an Advocate (fixed term contract) until 9 October 2018.

Job Description

Working as part of the Advocacy team, our Advocates are responsible for providing members with high quality advice and support in disputes, including representing members to management and negotiating solutions to problems.

Selection Criteria:

Essential experience and qualifications

  1. Extensive work experience in a trade union or similar not for profit organisation.

  2. Demonstrated experience appearing before the Fairwork Commission and an understanding of issues facing the finance industry would be an advantage.

  3. Represent members’ grievances directly with employers.

  4. Provide accurate information and/or advice to members on industrial rights and entitlements.

  5. Excellent presentation, interpersonal, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills.

  6. Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning and the ability to problem solve and come up with creative solutions.

  7. Strong time management and personal organisational skills, including the ability to perform work within specified timeframes.

  8. The ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment. 


  1. Demonstrated experience representing employees with workplace grievances’.

  2. Knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues and practices.

Applications must address all the above selection criteria. 


As stipulated in the FSU Staff Collective Agreement 2016 the salary shall be set at tier 1 of the Advocate pay scale, currently $66,244 per annum with 1 RDO per month. The FSU also offers other excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%.

The Finance Sector Union is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information, contact Suzette Phillips on (03) 9261 5410 or suzette.phillips@fsunion.org.au

Applications to

Suzette Phillips

Finance Sector Union

GPO Box 9893


Vic 3001

Email: suzette.phillips@fsunion.org.au

Closing date: 5.00pm Friday, 29 December 2017

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Finance Sector Union of Australia

Closing Date

Friday, December 29, 2017

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Level 3 341 Queen St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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Contact Name

Suzette Phillips

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(03) 9261 5410

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