Union Digital Organiser - Collieries' Staff & Officials Association

Union Digital Organiser

Are you a creative campaigner or union organiser with strong technical skills? Are you passionate about leveraging the power of technology in campaigns?

This critical role is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience in digital campaigns. The successful candidate will be an organised and creative digital campaigner, or organiser with strong digital skills, who can help the Collieries’ Staff & Officials Association deliver our ambitious digital strategy.

About us

The Collieries' Staff and Officials Association (C.S.O.A.) is a Division of Professionals Australia (formerly APESMA) and represents Staff employed in the coal mining industry.  We aim to make a positive difference to our members’ working lives. We work in a targeted, planned way to deliver results for our members.

This position will be based in our Sydney office, and travel to the coalfields will be required.

The Job:

  • To support and co-develop digital campaign strategy for the C.S.O.A.’S campaigns, and recruit new members and activists to the Association.
  • To work with members and reps to build strength, and deliver good collective outcomes to members.

Key Responsibilities

  • Co-develop and implement digital campaign strategies;
  • Create digital content that supports our campaigns.

Digital platform management

  • Work to establish digital networks of existing and potential members;
  • Identify leads for membership recruitment and activism;
  • Support organising campaigns.

Technical Skills, Experience & Knowledge 


Digital Communications

  • A track record in, and passion for, digital communications and storytelling to mobilise people for action and to build supporter relationships for future mobilisation and membership recruitment;
  • Proven experience of writing and editing content for websites, mobile, email and social media;
  • Skills in creating digital content (including basic video content), making sound judgements and publishing without supervision;
  • Experience of using social media, and various monitoring tools, to improve engagement.


  • Previous experience working in campaigns either in a union, community or political setting is essential.


  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills with demonstrable ability to lead, influence and motivate others;
  • Flexible, and able to respond quickly to opportunities;
  • Good communicator, able to communicate clearly and concisely with members and supporters at all levels of seniority.


  • A demonstrated commitment to union values;
  • Driver’s Licence. 


  • Ability to translate audience and marketing intelligence data into practical action (e.g. member recruitment);
  • Basic understanding of WordPress, HTML, and CSS.

An attractive (salary) package will be negotiated with the preferred applicant.

Applications marked "confidential" should be addressed to:

Catherine Bolger
Director Collieries’ Staff and Officials Association
e-mail scarswell@professionalsaustralia.org.au

Applications close:  Close of Business Friday 24 November 2017 at 5pm.


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Collieries' Staff and Officials Association

Closing Date

Friday, November 24, 2017

Closing Time

05:00 PM


Contact Name

Sue Carswell

Contact Email

Contact Phone

02 9269 0688

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