Campaign Head 2041

The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) is one of Australia’s leading campaigning trade unions. Our union fights to grow power give transport workers a powerful voice in support of social and economic justice.


We are seeking an experienced union campaigner to lead one of our sector campaign teams.  This position will manage and coordinate one of our transport campaigns, working closely with the communications, education and research teams within the national office and organising teams across the TWU State Branches.  This position will report along with the other Campaign Head to the Chief of Campaigns.



The role’s main focus is to grow union power across the road transport supply chain through the coordination, planning and implementation of national campaigns around the country.


Campaign Work:

  • Lead the planning and implementation of the sector campaign.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of a strategy to improve wages and conditions for all drivers across the supply chain and achieve strong membership growth for the union.
  • Coordinate the strategic development of the political, internal, external, community, employer, client and industry components of the campaign.
  • Coordinate and manage various campaign actions, events, protests and activities.
  • Monitor external political, scientific, communications and technical development related to the campaign; provide briefings and draft campaign communications as required.
  • Deliver and support the training and development to officials, organisers and delegates.
  • Provide, as necessary, written and verbal reports, plans and proposals to National Committee and Management (NCOM), National Secretary, Assistant National Secretary and/or Chief of Campaigns


Stakeholder work:

  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of an active network with potential and established allied groups and families.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships across National Office and all Branches of the union.
  • Represent the TWU at meetings, conferences and events as required.


Team Work:

  • Supervise, mentor and ensure skills development of team members.
  • Liaise with staff in other departments of the union to achieve success for the campaign.
  • Work with Chief of Campaigns to develop and mentor Campaigns Team.
  • Other tasks as Directed by the National Secretary, Assistant National Secretary or Chief of Staff.


The successful applicant will ideally have:


  • Experience in coordinating or leading teams or projects.
  • A proven track record as a union organiser. Experience with supply chain campaigning, training or development a plus.
  • Experience in strategic planning.
  • A willingness to understand and implement union growth strategies.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including demonstrated ability to write and deliver reports and draft internal and external communications.
  • Good IT communications skills, including experience with Excel and digital communications.
  • A commitment to Labour values.
  • The role will be based in our national office in Sydney, with interstate travel.
  • Applications welcome from candidates with the required experience and a passion for human rights.


To apply, forward a Cover Letter CV to Emily McMillan, Chief of Campaigns, Transport Workers’ Union of Australia by email: jobs@twu.com.au


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Emily McMillan, Tel: 02 8114 6500.

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Transport Workers’ Union of Australia

Closing Date

Friday, January 19, 2018

Closing Time

05:00 PM


L2 388-390 Sussex St
Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

TWU Australia

Contact Email

Contact Phone

02 8114 6500

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