Regional Organising Support 20160217

Position Title: Regional Organising Support

Employment Status: Ongoing, Part Time, 2½ days (17.5 hours) per week

Location: Townsville, Far North Queensland

Position reports to: Regional Secretary

Positions reporting to this position are: Nil

Salary Range:Organising Support Level 2, $47,890 - $60,662 + 15.4% superannuation.  Plus, Townsville Remote Locality Allowance $2,759 per annum


Overview of Position

The primary function of the role is to provide organising support/administration functions to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the regional office. 

Two areas of work are defined under this function.  One is the provision of regional office /general organising support.  The other is more specific in meeting the growth strategy of the union.

Working to support local organising teams the position will be responsible for data collection, maintenance and utilisation to meet the 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


Selection Criteria - required skills, knowledge and ability


  • Demonstrated experience performing tasks consistent with that of an administration officer including but not limited to local management of office stationary supplies; incoming and outgoing mail; regional assets management; maintenance of supplies; reception duties, and general office procedure coordination
  • Demonstrated experience with written communications support including report preparation and collation; letter writing; photocopying, typing and records management
  • Demonstrated experience managing events such as meetings and training courses involving set up of rooms or conference calls, liaising with relevant staff and delegates, setting up catering and preparation of A/V equipment and presentations
  • Demonstrated experience providing a level of office wide administrative support
  • A proactive and flexible approach to all tasks to meet the changing demands of the role
  • Intermediate to advanced PC skills, particularly with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Experience generating and analysing various statistical reports
  • Experience working with a membership based relational database package
  • Application of initiative and strong attention to detail


Key competencies and skill sets

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Research skills utilising the Internet
  • Data entry skills consistent with the accuracy required by the database’s guidelines
  • Ability to manage time effectively and multi task
  • Ability to demonstrate intuition and judgement, particularly when dealing with sensitive material
  • Ability to contribute to a team oriented environment
  • The ability and willingness to take ownership of tasks



  • Previous experience in a membership based community-managed organisation
  • Commitment to social justice and union values


Please submit your application by COB Monday 29 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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CPSU - PSU Group, Townsville

Closing Date

Monday, February 29, 2016

Closing Time

06:00 PM


Level 3
Palmer Street
South Townsville, QLD 4810

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Contact Name

Robert Alessi

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