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United Services Union - Organiser New England Branch NSW

The United Services Union is seeking to employ an Organiser for its New England Branch Region. Currently the office is located in Armidale (NSW) but the office may be relocated to Tamworth in future. The position requires that the successful applicant must reside within a maximum one hour’s drive of the office or be willing to relocate.


The position requires the ability to attend to the needs of the membership in all industry sectors covered by the Union, including Local Government and the Clerical and Administrative Sector.


You will be required to develop and implement organising plans, this includes developing, educating and supporting workplace delegates and activists, increasing levels of membership and activism, including the direct recruitment of new members and assisting the effective operation and projects of delegates’ committees, identify organising opportunities in the workplace and assist members and delegates in the handling of such issues. Assist members and delegates in the development and negotiation of enterprise/ workplace agreements. Contribute to campaign and operations of the USU. Able to work with members to develop and implement union policy objectives and be able to do some advocacy.


A vehicle is supplied as a tool of trade.

Salary range is from grade 3 level 1 $79,113 pa (plus superannuation) to grade 3 level 5 $90,368 pa (plus superannuation).

Interested candidates must provide introduction letter, resume and written response to each selection criteria (persons not completing selection criteria will not be considered).

Below is the position Description and Selection Criteria.

Position Title: ORGANISER
Location:  Currently Armidale but may be relocated to Tamworth in future
Occupant: Vacant
Division: New England
Reports to: Manager North
Hours:
35 HPW
Roster system:  9 day fortnight

ORGANISATIONAL AND PURPOSE CONTEXT
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.

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Essential
 demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve industrial conflict;
 extensive knowledge of awards and industrial relations legislation impacting on members;
 demonstrated commitment to the principles of trade unionism;
 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

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

3. Relevant Position Information
 this position is currently located at Armidale NSW but may be relocated to Tamworth in the future.
 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.


4. Work Health and Safety Responsibilities
Must take all reasonable measures to ensure the health, safety and welfare of fellow employees and member 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.

5. 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.

6. DUTIES
 Carry out the directions of the General Secretary
 Work within a trade union and industrial context to bring about change and improve and protect members working conditions;
 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, 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

7. Competencies
These competencies encompass all competencies associated with the USU salary system progressional rules. Competency Code Unit of Competency
Common Units
Communication
BSBFLM303A
Contribute to effective workplace relationships
OH&S
BSBCMN211A
Participate in workplace safety procedures
BSBCMN311A
Maintain workplace safety
BSBCMN109A
Follow environmental work practices
BSBCMN215A
Participate in environmental work practices
Training
BSBCMN312A
Support innovation and change
Work Practices
BSBCMN108A
Develop keyboard skills
BSBCMN202A
Organise and complete daily work activities
BSBCMN204A
Work effectively with others
BSBCMN205A
Use business technology
BSBCMN213A
Produce simple wordprocessed documents
BSBCMN318A
Write simple documents
BSBCMN402A
Develop work priorities
BSBCMN420A
Write complex documents
Advertising
BSBADV401A
Profile a target audience
Assessment and Workplace Training
BSZ404A
Train small groups - Non-accredited course
E-Business
BSBEBUS301A
Search and assess online business information
BSBEBUS302A
Use and maintain electronic mail system
BSBEBUS308A
Maintain online business records
BSBEBUS401A
Conduct online research
Frontline Management
Work Teams
BSBFLM304A
Participate in work teams
BSBFLM312A
Contribute to team effectiveness
BSBCMN404A
Develop teams and individuals
BSBFLM404A
Lead work teams
Workplace Planning & Management
BSBFLM305B
Support operational plan
BSBFLM405B
Implement operational plan
Competency Code Unit of Competency
BSBFLM402A
Show leadership in the workplace
Systems & Processes
BSBCMN412A
Promote innovation and change
Human Resources
BSBHR504A
Manage industrial relations policies and processes
Legal Service
Practice & Procedure
BSALPP301A
Apply knowledge of the legal system to complete tasks
FNAMERC03B
Serve legal process
BSALLG401A
Arrange documents and list exhibits for litigation support
BSBUN408A
Prepare cases for the union
Research & Development
BSBUN503A
Coordinate case preparation and research
Advocacy
CHCCD11A
Provide advocacy and representation (non tribunal based)
BSBUN409A
Appear before tribunals and represent members (conciliation)
BSBUN504A/1
Advocate and present cases for members (Before the IRC/AIRC)
MARKETING
BSBMKG401A
Profile the market
BSBMKG403A
Analyse market data
BSBMKG405A
Implement and monitor marketing activities
Specialist Administration
BSBADM502A
Manage meetings
Unionism
BSBUN401A
Develop and implement an organising plan
BSBUN402A
Empower members
BSBUN403A
Communicate with workers
BSBUN404A
Promote equality of opportunity and fair treatment for all members
BSBUN405A
Promote the values, principles and policies of the union
BSBUN406A
Undertake bargaining
BSBUN407A
Provide advice to union members and undertake negotiations
BSBUN501A
Develop, manage and review campaigns and projects
BSBUN502A
Represent the union in key forums
BSBUN505A
Develop, implement and manage union policy
BSBUN506A
Coordinate research and analysis


Applications to:  The Human Resources Officer hrofficer@usu.org.au no later than 4:00pm Friday, 16 November 2018.

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Closing Date

Friday, November 16, 2018

Closing Time

04:00 PM

Contact Name

Human Resources Officer

Contact Email

Contact Phone

9265 8211

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