AWU (NSW Branch) - Industrial Officer


The Australian Workers’ Union is the nation’s oldest and most influential trade union representing 80,000 working Australians. We are also Australia's most diverse union, representing workers across manufacturing, steel, aluminium, glass, oil & gas, aviation, agriculture, construction, state public services, local government, health, food, resources, aquaculture, events, and more.

Getting the best outcome for our members is at the heart of what we do.

About the Role

We are looking for two Industrial Officers to work in our NSW Branch in Granville NSW.

The Industrial Officer role includes the following work:

  • Advocacy before the Fair Work Commission, Industrial Relations Commission of NSW and Chief Industrial Courts
  • Providing advice and support to members around a range of industrial and legal matters including, disciplinary matters; dispute resolution; discrimination; harassment; bullying; redundancy; unfair dismissal; and adverse action
  • Drafting enterprise agreements and assisting with enterprise bargaining
  • Development of educational materials and delivery of training for members and Union Officials

Essential Requirements

To be successful in the role, you must possess the following essential attributes:

  • legal and/or industrial relations qualifications;
  • at least one years' experience as an industrial or legal officer in a union or similar organisation;
  • the ability to analyse, interpret and translate detailed - regulations, legislation, awards, enterprise agreements, common law contracts and other industrial instruments into ‘plain english’; and
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills.


  • $91,100 p.a. plus superannuation and other generous conditions.

Applicants should provide a copy of their curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing the essential requirements above.  Please send your completed application addressed to Daniel Walton via email at Jamila.Gherjestani@awunsw.com.au

Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 12 March 2018.

Please note only suitable applicants will be contacted for initial interview.

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AWU NSW Branch

Closing Date

Monday, March 12, 2018

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Level 2 16 - 20 Good Street
Granville, NSW 2142

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Contact Name

Jamila Gherjestani

Contact Email

Contact Phone

02 9897 3644

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