NSWNMA - Organiser/ Bargaining Campaign Officer

NSWNMA - Organiser/Bargaining Campaign Officer
1 permanent position and 1 temporary 12 month position Full time and part time considered
Organiser/Bargaining Campaign Officer Level 1

The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation New South Wales Branch (ANMF NSW Branch) is a strong, influential union of members respected as a contemporary leader in society for its innovation and achievements.

The NSWNMA / ANMF NSW Branch conducts itself with integrity and courage, demonstrating creative and innovative approaches. The NSWNMA / ANMF NSW Branch will be an authoritative advocate on behalf of the nursing and midwifery professions, as well as for the community in advancing a world-class, well-funded, integrated health system, based on a clear and considered vision for the future.

The NSWNMA / ANMF NSW Branch will demonstrate ethical and respectful behaviour in its interactions with other organisations and society, whilst ensuring its own workplace is cohesive, fair and dynamic, embracing shared union beliefs.

The New South Wales Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) in association with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation New South Wales Branch (ANMF NSW Branch) seeks an experienced Organiser/Bargaining Campaign Officer to join our Strategic Industrial and Bargaining team dedicated to achieving collective agreements for nurses and midwives, and implementing the union’s bargaining strategy. Applicants preferring part time hours will be considered with a minimum of 3 days per week.

In this role you will:

  • Build union power through systematic
  • Identify and develop workplace leaders and activists, often within the tight timeframe of bargaining campaigns.
  • Apply recruitment frameworks to increase member growth.
  • Develop and implement formal organising plans through conducting collective bargaining and/or other organising campaigns in strategic target companies, according to the portfolio of work you are
  • Contribute to the NSWNMA’s goals to achieve collective outcomes for


Position:  Organiser/Bargaining Campaign Officer

Team:  Strategic Industrial and Bargaining Team (SIBT)

Reports to: Manager, SIBT

Key relationships:  Manager SIBT, Organisers, Bargaining Campaign Officers, Industrial Officers and Team Administration - SIBT Team, Members of other teams, Branch Officials/Delegates

Hours of work:  Full Time in accordance with the New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA) and Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation New South Wales Branch (ANMF NSW) Employment Enterprise Agreement

Salary range:  Organiser, Level 1/ Bargaining Campaign Officer, Level 1

Position Overview: 

As part of the strategic and industrial team:

  • Organise
  • Maintain and build workplace representative structures
  • Identify, support and develop activists and branch officials
  • Contribute to the NSWNMA’s goals to achieve collective outcomes in wages and conditions for members in your allocated area(s) of

Key Responsibilities:

  • Organise strategically to achieve collective union agreements and outcomes that protect and improve members’ conditions
  • Increase membership density in allocated areas
  • Provide general Organising research, advice and representation
  • Maintain and build workplace Branch/activist structures in allocated areas
  • Identify and provide development and support to branch officials and activists during campaign and bargaining periods in allocated

Selection Criteria:


  • demonstrated commitment to the trade union movement
  • commitment to strive for the advancement of nurses and midwives, and the nursing and midwifery profession
  • recognised qualifications in the field of Nursing / Midwifery (Organiser Position)
  • demonstrated organising experience either with NSWNMA or another union
  • demonstrated ability to identify and build campaigns around widely, deeply felt issues, setting achievable goals and managing expectations of membership
  • demonstrated ability and commitment to operate in a disciplined manner according to NSWNMA policies and directions in all campaign activities
  • committed to achieve both industrial outcomes and the organising goals of the bargaining process
  • some knowledge of contemporary industrial relations legislation and practices, as they relate to organising in a bargaining environment
  • developed negotiation and representation skills
  • demonstrated experience in campaign/project development, implementation and evaluation ability, including skills such as co-ordination, highly-developed consultation skills
  • ability to adapt skills and strategies used in the state IR system and/or pre- Workchoices federal legislative environment to an increasingly deregulated, uncertain and hostile climate
  • high level of initiative and ability to self-manage
  • demonstrated capacity to be an open learner
  • demonstrated ability to manage a range of issues simultaneously, prioritise work
  • ability to operate and deliver outcomes in a political environment
  • excellent oral communication skills and good written communication skills
  • flexibility to adapt to high pressure situations and meet tight deadlines under pressure
  • ability to provide high level leadership and direction to branch officials/activists/members on collective bargaining issues and related organising/campaign activities
  • demonstrated ability to participate effectively as a member of a team
  • word processing and typing capacity to a level of reasonable self-sufficiency and working knowledge of Word, email programs
  • demonstrated ability at a high level to relate to members/delegates/potential members, and ability to maintain working relationships with employers and management
  • current NSW driver’s licence (class 1A)


  • Some experience in the negotiation of collective agreements or other broad collective matters at a high level with senior management representatives is an additional benefit but not essential
  • Some study in the field of industrial relations is useful but not essential

How to apply for this position:

 Click here to apply for this position online. Your application must briefly address each point of the selection criteria found in the Organiser Level 1/Bargaining Campaign Officer Level 1 position description.

NSWNMA / ANMF NSW Branch is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we invite you to be part of an organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

Applications close Sunday 5th May 2019.

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Closing Date

Sunday, May 05, 2019

Closing Time

12:00 PM

Contact Name

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Contact Phone

(02) 8595 1234

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