Lead Organiser 20160301

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 Branch based in Melbourne, for a Lead Organiser.

Job Description

The Lead Organiser will be responsible for leading, developing and coaching a team of organisers. The successful applicant will be required to lead and co-ordinate their team to effectively organise specific workplaces, determining industrial priorities and influencing the union's enterprise bargaining and industry campaigns.

Selection Criteria:

Essential Experience and Qualifications

  1. At least 3 years' experience working for or being actively involved in a trade union of similar not for profit organisation.

  2. Experience leading a team in the application of the principles and techniques of organising or building power with a volunteer network.

  3. Demonstrated ability to motivate, mentor and develop others.

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

  5. Demonstrated strategic and analytical thinking.

  6. Demonstrated ability to implement organising plans and the ability to problem solve and come up with creative solutions.

  7. Excellent time management and personal organisational skills.

  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. Ability to develop communications/messages to a wide audience.

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

  4. Capacity to occasionally work outside of business hours.

Applications must address all the above selection criteria.


A salary from $79,583 is offered depending on experience and qualifications. The FSU also offers other excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%.

For further information, contact Darren Martin on (03) 9261 5446 or darren.martin@fsunion.org.au.

Applications to:

Darren Martin

Local Executive Secretary

Finance Sector Union

Victorian/Tasmanian Branch

GPO Box 9893

Melbourne Vic 3001

Or by email to: darren.martin@fsunion.org.au.

Closing Date:

5pm Friday, 11 March 2016


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Finance Sector Union

Closing Date

Friday, March 11, 2016

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Level 3
341 Queen Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000

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Contact Name

Darren Martin

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(03) 9261 5446

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