Field Organiser 20160127

Position Title:  Field Organiser  

Employment Status:  Fixed Term to August 2016

Position Location:     Townsville, Far North Queensland

Salary Range: $69,630 - $90,737 (including Organiser Expense Allowance paid as salary) + 15.4% superannuation

                                        plus, Townsville Remote Locality Allowance - $2,759 per annum


Conditions of employment:

  • flexible work practices and access to accrued days off
  • a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
  • a strong commitment to training and development
  • salary sacrificing

Position reports to:    Regional Secretary & Lead Organiser

Positions reporting to this position are:      Nil


Overview of Position

The primary function of this role is to develop and implement effective campaigns and strategies to assist members to bring about positive change in their workplaces. 

There is a strong emphasis on recruiting members and developing members, delegates and workplace leaders. The field organiser needs to be able to demonstrate a high level of skill at recruiting new members in person, on the phone and in groups.

The position will report to the Team Leader and Lead Organiser and will be focused on meeting key union objectives of:

  • helping members achieve fairness at work, job security, and the best possible pay and decent conditions
  • being a union that most employees want to join
  • promoting our members’ issues in the public and political arena



(required skills, knowledge & ability)


  1. A commitment to union values and principles, helping others and making a contribution to society
  2. High level verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  3. Ability to lead and organise, build relationships,  motivate and develop individuals or groups
  4. Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  5. Ability to plan and organise work and achieve outcomes
  6. Ability to work semi-autonomously, demonstrate initiative, drive and resilience in a changing environment
  7. Well developed written communication skills


Highly Desirable

  1. Current drivers license
  2. Experience working in sales or membership recruitment, with a strong focus on meeting recruitment objectives
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to develop and implement successful sales/recruitment strategies

Please submit your application by COB Monday, 8 February 2016.

You must complete the on-line Employment Application Questionnaire and address the Selection Criteria to be considered for this position.


Please visit our website at https://cpsu.wufoo.com/forms/cpsu-employment-application/ to access the Employment Application Questionnaire.


The CPSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for position. Selection is merit based.  Part time employment opportunities may be considered where suitable.



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Closing Date

Monday, February 08, 2016

Closing Time

06:00 PM


3 15 Palmer St
South Townsville, QLD 4810

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Contact Name

Robert Alessi

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