Regional Organising Support

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
  • Experience generating and analysing various statistical reports
  • Experience working with a membership based relational database package
  • A proactive and flexible approach to all tasks to meet the changing demands of the role
  • Application of initiative and strong attention to detail

Key competencies and skill sets

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Intermediate to advanced PC skills, particularly with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • 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 Thursday, 18 June 2015.

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 http://www.cpsu.org.au/about-cpsu/employment to access the Employment Application Questionnaire.

Robert Alessi, HR Support 
10/440 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Email: rob.alessi@cpsu.org.au
Phone:(03) 8620 6345


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Community & Public Sector Union (PSU Group)

Closing Date

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Closing Time

05:00 PM


1 40 Brisbane Ave
Barton, ACT 2600

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