Organiser – Community Services 20170726

Organiser – Community Services


  • Are you passionate about kicking ass for the working class?
  • Are you excited about organising workers to build and sustain their own power in their workplaces and community?
  • Do you have an interest or experience in organising workers in non-government child protection, youth and family services?


If you answered YES then you are the type of person we want to apply to be an Organiser at the Australian Services Union NSW & ACT (Services) Branch.


The ASU NSW & ACT (Services) Branch is a progressive, active and growing union. We are committed to organising members to grow their union and win campaigns that make a real difference for workers and contribute to a fairer society. An example of this was the landmark ASU Equal Pay campaign that won Equal Pay increases of between 23 and 45% for thousands of community and disability workers across Australia. 


We have an organising position available in our Community and Disability Services Division where you will be able to work with our dedicated and hard-working members in non-government community services and in particular, child youth and family services.


We are looking for someone who is able to work ideally full time, be based in our Redfern office, but also willing to travel across the state working with members and potential members on a regular basis.


Selection criteria:

  • some experience in working for a union or equivalent organising role in another campaigning organisation or as a union activist in non-government child protection, youth and family services;
  • ability to identify issues / disputes that have organising opportunities or the potential for collective action in the workplace to grow union members’ power;
  • understanding of how to build the principles of recruitment into all aspects of your work;
  • ability to identify potential workplace activists and delegates, and support them to grow a strong and democratic union in their workplace;
  • good verbal and written communication skills, including social media;
  • ability to think and act independently while also working well within a collegiate team environment;
  • readiness to participate in the union’s political and social justice agenda.


Your application must include a statement addressing the selection criteria as outlined above along with your current CV.


The position offers an attractive salary and generous working conditions.


Please address your application to Natalie Lang, Secretary, Australian Services Union, NSW & ACT (Services) Branch, PO Box 1865, Strawberry Hills 2012, or email your application to Louise Craig lcraig@asu.org.au with the subject line “Organiser – Community Services” by 5.00pm on Friday 11 August 2017.

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Closing Date

Friday, August 11, 2017

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Redfern, NSW 2016

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Louise Craig

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