National Industrial Officer - Workplace Rights (Fixed Term Contract)

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. Our members fight for and deliver improved working conditions in an evolving industry.

We have an exciting opportunity for a National Industrial Officer in our Workplace Rights team based in Sydney or Melbourne until the end of October 2016, to cover for a vacancy created by Parental Leave.   

This role is responsible for providing high level technical industrial relation advice and support to the industrial division and union nationally, including advice in relation to disputes, campaigns, and enterprise bargaining and award modernisation reviews.

Selection Criteria:

Essential Experience and Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated commitment to and enthusiasm for trade unionism and/or social justice.

  2. Tertiary qualification in Law, Industrial Relations or related field.

  3. Demonstrated experience representing employees with workplace grievances’, including successfully representation before tribunals eg Fair Work Commission.

  4. Proven experience negotiating enterprise agreements with national employers under the Fair Work Act.

  5. Knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues and practices.

  6. Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and influencing skills.

  7. Excellent written communication skills.

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

  9. Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment.


  1. Experience working for a trade union or similar not for profit organisation.

  2. Experience dealing with national employers.

  3. Experience drafting and submitting submissions to government bodies.

Applications must address all the above selection criteria. 


Salary shall be paid at Grade 11.3 of the FSU Staff Collective Agreement, currently $83,562.00 per annum with 1 RDO per month. The FSU also offers other excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%.

The FSU is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information, contact Amelia Clancy on (02) 9320 0092 or amelia.clancy@fsunion.org.au

Applications to

Geoff Derrick

Finance Sector Union

PO Box A2442

Sydney South

NSW 1235

Email: geoff.derrick@fsunion.org.au

Closing date

5pm Friday, 9 October 2015


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Finance Sector Union

Closing Date

Friday, October 09, 2015

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Level 2
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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