Organiser, Member Organising Team

Maternity Leave Backfill Secondment

$99,645 per annum + super + 12 RDOs + additional annual leave


The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) is a trade union that represents the industrial, professional and legal interest of Nurses and Midwives in NSW. We seek 2 Organisers to join our Member Organising Team at the Waterloo office on maternity leave backfill secondment.


In this role you will:


  • Build union power through systematic organising.
  • Recruit members utilising recruitment strategies and face-to-face conversations.
  • Identify and develop activists.
  • Develop and implement formal organising plans to form new workplace branches and retain existing branches.
  • Participate in workplace campaigns.
  • Contribute to the NSWNMA’s goals to achieve collective outcomes.


To be considered for this role you require:


Essential criteria


  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated capacity to listen, including using active listening techniques.
  • A recognised nursing or midwifery qualification.
  • Two years financial NSWNMA membership.
  • Commitment to acquiring and developing the skills of organising.
  • Commitment to contribute and work within a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a computer and smart phone or similar device.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point)
  • Demonstrated time management skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the union movement and the nursing profession.
  • A willingness to occasionally travel intrastate.
  • A current and full NSW driver’s licence.


Desirable criteria


  • Experience in working in a range of workplaces.
  • Experience of working for a union.
  • Experience in community organising
  • Active participation in local groups/network.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • An ability to use a second language.


How to apply for this position:

Click here to apply for this position online. Your application must briefly address the essential and desirable criteria described above.

NSWNMA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we invite you to be part of an Association that fosters a diverse workplace.

Applications close Friday, 31 October 2014.


View more job listings »


New South Wales Nurses and Midwives' Association

Closing Date

Friday, October 31, 2014

Closing Time

12:00 PM


50 O'Dea Ave
Waterloo, NSW 2017

Google map and directions

Contact Name

Sylvia Papalexion

Contact Email

Contact Phone

02 8595 2123

Share this job listing