Finance Sector Union

General Overview

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 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.

The FSU is an equal opportunity employer, while the role advertised is fulltime we would consider flexible working arrangements. 

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 driver’s 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.


As stipulated in the FSU Staff agreement 2013 the salary shall be set at tier 1 of the organiser pay scale, currently $61215 per annum with 1 RDO per month or $58229 per annum with an RDO per fortnight. The FSU also offers other excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%. 

For further information, contact Angela Budai on (02) 9320 0043 or angela.budai@fsunion.org.au

Applications to

Grant Forsyth

Human Resources Manager

Level 2, 341 Queen Street


VIC 3000

Email: grant.forsyth@fsunion.org.au

Closing date

5pm Friday, 15 May 2015


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Finance Sector Union

Closing Date

Friday, May 15, 2015

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Level 1 321 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

Angela Budai

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(02) 9320 0043

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