United Services Union - Organiser Energy & Utilities & Private Sector

The United Services Union is seeking to employ a highly motivated and experienced Industrial Organiser within the Energy Utilities and Private Sector Division, the position is located in our Sydney office.

The position requires an individual that can “hit the ground running” to attend to the needs of the membership in all industry sectors covered by the Energy, Utilities and Private Sector division of the Union. Some intra state travel will be required.

This position is responsible for ensuring the ongoing viability of the Union through the provision of quality advice and service. The position is required to enhance membership participation through organising of members and potential members, and representing the interests of those members in the industrial arena.


 demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve industrial conflict
 extensive knowledge of awards and industrial relations legislation impacting on members
 demonstrated commitment to Trade Union principles, Labor objectives and social justice
 awareness of the political influences and the arena in which a Trade Union operates
 has completed Union Delegates Training course and/or tertiary qualifications in industrial relations or human resource  management
 ability to negotiate industrial workplace agreements
 excellent communication and interpersonal skills
 computer literate with intermediate skills in word, excel, and electronic mail systems
 RTA class C drivers licence
 Well-developed research skills and administration experience
 ability to organise, recruit and plan campaigns
 demonstrated understanding of and ability to deal with equal employment opportunity, discrimination and harassment issues
 demonstrated ability in preparation of correspondence and reports
 Ability to undertake frequent regional travel

 experienced in advocacy before Commissions and Tribunals
 previously held or having completed 3 months secondment to an Organisers position
 completed tertiary studies in advocacy

 Relevant Position Information
 this position is located at the Sydney office
 the position requires a flexible approach to working hours to respond to the needs of members
 the position operates on 35 hours per week and is subject to a nine (9) day fortnight roster period.

Work Health and Safety Responsibilities
Must take all reasonable measures to ensure the health, safety and welfare of fellow employees and members under their control and ensure that operations in their area comply with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and its associated legislation, and with the requirements of SafeWork NSW.

Equal Employment Opportunity Responsibilities
Must take all reasonable measures to ensure the prevention of harassment or discrimination of members and fellow employees and ensure compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity legislation.

 Work within a trade union and industrial context to bring about change and improve and protect members working conditions and fair working environment
 Facilitate collective bargaining to ensure that decisions are fair and equitable
 Persuade employees to join the Union and advise and encourage members to participate in the Union
 Organise the workplace to most effectively use the available resources to meet the Union objectives
 Manage campaigns and other major activities
 Advise members of their rights and entitlements based on a good knowledge of the relevant awards, agreements, legislation and personnel procedures
 Represent membership issues to management and negotiate issues with managers
 Advise and assist members with grievances, workers compensation, redundancy or disciplinary issues, hearings or appeals
 Ensure accurate membership records are maintained for relevant areas
 Design and implement a workplace visits program, within parameters set by the organisation
 Organise the distribution of Union material
 Write letters, prepare bulletins or other local material
 Address workplace or delegate meetings and play an active role in ensuring effective communications between the Union and its members
 Participate in developing and implementing team strategies and work plans and assist with the implementation of Union campaigns
 Provide Advocacy Services for Union members
 Lead negotiations so that the best outcome for members is reached
 Organise meetings so that information can be conveyed and decisions made
 Organise daily work activities in order to meet deadlines and prioritise tasks
 Follow policies and procedures relating to WH&S grievances, anti-discrimination and sexual harassment to ensure a positive and fair working environment
 Follow all reasonable directions from the General Secretary of the Union

Interested candidates must provide introduction letter, resume and written response to each selection criteria (persons not completing selection criteria will not be considered). To obtain a copy of position description (which contains the full selection criteria), please visit our website: www.usu.org.au or contact Peter Campise on 9265 8211.

Applicants will need to submit application to hrofficer@usu.org.au by 4pm Friday 26th April 2019.

No late applications will be accepted.

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Closing Date

Friday, April 26, 2019

Closing Time

04:00 PM

Contact Name

Peter Campise

Contact Email

Contact Phone

9265 8211

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