Lead 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 an experienced Lead Organiser.  

Reporting to the Local Executive Secretary, 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 or 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.


The salary shall be set at tier 1 of the FSU Lead Organiser pay scale, currently $86,069 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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Lead Organiser

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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