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 New South Wales/Australian Capitol Territory Branch, based in Sydney for an Advocate.

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.

The Finance Sector Union is an equal opportunity employer. 

Selection Criteria:

Essential experience and qualifications

  1. A tertiary qualification in Law, Employee Relations, Human Resources or 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 agreement 2015 the salary shall be set at tier 1 of the organiser pay scale, currently $62745 per annum with 1 RDO per month. The FSU also offers other excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%.

For further information, contact Jeanette Frost on (02) 9320 0050 or jeanette.frost@fsunion.org.au  

Applications to

Julia Angrisano

Local Executive Secretary

PO Box A2442  

Sydney South

NSW 1235

Email: julia.angrisano@fsunion.org.au

Closing date

5pm Friday, 23 October 2015


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Finance Sector Union

Closing Date

Friday, October 23, 2015

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Level 1
321 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

Jeanette Frost

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(02) 9320 0050

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