Field Organiser 20160802

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/ACT branch, based in Sydney for a Field Organiser.


Our Organiser teams are responsible for recruiting and activating finance workers and identifying and developing workplace leaders to act collectively. A key responsibility for an Organiser is the effective development and implementation of campaign plans in their patch of the industry.


Selection Criteria:


Essential Experience and Qualifications


  1. Experience working for or being actively involved in a trade union or similar not for profit organisation. 

  2. Comprehensive understanding and application of the principles and techniques of organising or building power with a volunteer network.

  3. Ability to motivate and develop workplace representatives, leaders and activists OR demonstrated experience working with volunteers as a leader in a campaign setting .

  4. Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills.

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

  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 timelines and plan work systematically and effectively.

  8. A demonstrated commitment to and enthusiasm for trade unionism and/or social justice.

  9. A drivers licence.




  1. Knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues and practices.

  2. Demonstrated experience representing employees with workplace grievances'.

  3. An understanding of power relationships and techniques to build power working with volunteers.

  4. Capacity to occasionally work outside of business hours and travel in regional New South Wales and ACT.


Applications must address all the above selection criteria.

The FSU is an equal opportunity employer.


The salary shall be set at tier 1 of the FSU organiser pay scale, currently $64,628 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 Amelia Clancy on (02) 9320 0092   or amelia.clancy@fsunion.org.au

 Applications to

Amelia Clancy

Finance Sector Union

PO Box A2442

Sydney South NSW 1235 

Email: amelia.clancy@fsunion.org.au

Closing date

5pm Friday 12 August 2016



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Finance Sector Union of Australia

Closing Date

Friday, August 12, 2016

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Level 1
321 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

Amelia Clancy

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(02) 9320 0092

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