United Voice - Lead Union Organiser


United Voice Victoria is a powerful member-led union driving change by growing union membership, developing leadership amongst our members, encouraging active member participation in the union, building and enforcing standards in our sectors, and campaigning in the community and politics.


Lead Union Organisers work as part of a team of organisers assigned to a particular group of workers to build union membership and leadership.  As a Lead in the team, you will be responsible for ensuring that the organising objectives and tasks are carried out by the team as a whole. You will track the team’s activities and report to the Organising Director on a routine basis to review and assess progress. 

We offer

  • An exciting role in one of Australia's largest and most dynamic unions that is pioneering new ways to organise workers
  • Helping some of Australia’s most undervalued workers stand up and win respect
  • Working alongside some of Australia’s best organisers in a union that pioneered organising in Australia
  • Great location near the Queen Victoria markets
  • Six weeks annual leave and 12% superannuation

 You are

  • Excellent in communicating and influencing
  • Able to build rapport with a range of different people
  • Computer literate and have the ability to learn the organisation’s technology tools
  • Confident and interested in talking to people

Key Tasks

  • Setting the pace in the team
  • Developing worker contact methods for organising workplaces and industries
  • Messaging and debriefing Organisers
  • Implementing targets for union strength in workplaces
  • Setting work plans with Organisers
  • Delivering accurate worker information to the Organising Director
  • Running activist and delegate committee meetings
  • Working effectively with others in the Union


  • Demonstrated success at growing union membership and leadership
  • Excellent organising skills and ideas
  • Passion for the union movement
  • Ability to strategize and find solutions to challenges
  • Effective interaction with colleagues
  • Ability to work non-standard hours
  • Drivers licence
  • Community organising experience is a plus


Starting salary of $78,476 per annum, plus motor vehicle allowance of $14,491 per annum for the use of your own vehicle.  Benefits include generous superannuation, income protection and 6 weeks annual leave.


 Please send your application to Andrew Jones, Organising Director, United Voice, via the online form - https://airtable.com/shrWap9hG5Sf8tv5R - with all the requested information, including your resume and cover letter.

CLOSING DATE :  Completed applications must be received by 12 noon, Friday, 30th November 2018.  

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Closing Date

Friday, November 30, 2018

Closing Time

12:00 PM

Contact Name

Andrew Jones, Organising Director

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(03) 9235 7740

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