Recruitment Officer ACT (6 month temporary role) 20170411

• Convenient, Canberra location
• 9 day fortnight 
• from $74,212 to $83,457 plus superannuation (pro rata)

About the Organisation
The United Services Union (USU) is a NSW/ACT based Union representing members in NSW and the ACT across local government, energy, airline and clerical & administrative positions industry sectors. The USU is an organisation that believes in social justice and offers a number of services to our members including negotiating awards, negotiating collective agreements, protecting your rates of pay, protecting your conditions of employment, protecting you against unfair dismissal, conciliating and arbitrating disputes and  protecting your health and safety at work.
About the Opportunity
This position is responsible for the planning, development, coordinating and implementation of recruitment and marketing strategies ensuring the ongoing viability of the Union.   The position will be responsible for site mapping, marketing information to promote a favourable view of the Union’s, products and services to strengthen and grow the Union. The Position will assist organisers and managers enhance membership participation through the marketing and recruitment of potential members, you will also be responsible for the following:
• Work within a trade union and industrial context to bring about change and improve and protect members working conditions;
• Persuade employees to join the Union and advise and encourage members to participate in the Union;
• Assist with campaigns and other major activities;
• Ensure accurate membership and mapping records are maintained for relevant areas;
• Design and implement a workplace visits program, within parameters set by the organisation;
• Organise the distribution of Union material;
• Write letters, bulletins or other marketing material;
• Address workplace or delegate meetings and play an active role in ensuring effective communications between the Union and its members;
• Participate in developing and implementing team strategies and work plans and assist with the implementation of Union campaigns; 
• Advise organisers and management on campaign and advertising strategies to reach target markets, creating membership awareness
• Plan and organise publicity campaigns and material to create favourable publicity
About the Candidate
The Union is looking for someone who is enthusiastic, has a passion for social justice and Union focussed with the ability to sell the Union. You will have the ability to grow membership in the ACT Private Sector Division along with excellent presentation skills and the ability to address small groups, you must be resilient and not afraid of knockbacks.  The successful candidate must be available to start immediately and hit the ground running.

What's in it for you
• The team is growing and the Union is growing.
• A motor vehicle as a tool of trade, which allows for private use

• You will be provided with a fully subsidised mobile phone and computer/tablet for work and private use (per policy)

• Working conditions include:

*   9 day fortnight 
*   3 days concessional leave 
*   1 picnic day 

*   health and fitness allowance , etc

Interested candidates must submit an introduction letter, resume and written response to each selection criteria, per Position Description (persons not completing selection criteria will not be considered).  To obtain a copy of Position Description, please visit our website: www.usu.org.au or contact the USU on 9265 8203.


Applications to: Human Resources Officer hrofficer@usu.org.au no later than 4:00pm Friday 21 April  2017. (Previous applicants need not apply).

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United Services Union

Closing Date

Friday, April 21, 2017

Closing Time

04:00 PM


Level 7 321 Pitt Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

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(02) 9265 8211

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