United Voice Victoria - Senior Industrial Officer

United Voice Victoria is a strong 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. United Voice will shortly merge with the National Union of Workers to create the United Workers Union – one of the largest and most powerful Unions in Australia.


  • The Senior Industrial Officer’s main focus is to grow union power by resolving collective disputes onsite with members and union leaders, assist members who have individual issues, and when necessary use industrial tools to enforce members’ rights and entitlements. This is a fulltime position based in Melbourne. 

We Offer

  • We are a leading Australian union committed to innovation, growth and cutting edge campaigns.
  • Use your skills to support our members to stand up and win respect.
  • Advance your career in an organisation with a commitment to changing workers’ lives.

You Are

  • Passionate and driven to improve workers’ lives and help build the union movement
  • Dynamic and multi-skilled with a capacity to work independently
  • Have high level communication skills and a solid knowledge and understanding of the Australian Industrial Relations environment

Key Tasks

  • Build union power through the resolution of collective issues in our key industries and workplaces
  • Providing advice to Union members and resolving individual issues
  • Visit work sites and work with union leaders and members to resolve issues
  • Active participation and contribution to team meetings
  • Maintain a high standard of record keeping and reporting
  • Meet targets set in conjunction with the Branch Secretary and Industrial Director
  • Maintain a high standard of correspondence, submissions, procedures and advocacy with employers, courts and tribunals


Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience in one of the following: union, community, social justice, student or other activist, campaigns, volunteer work or a relevant social sciences, industrial relations, law or related degree
  • Demonstrated ability in managing expectations around dispute resolution
  • Demonstrated ability in using legislation, awards and agreements to enforce member’s rights and entitlements
  • Has experience with advocacy
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to track, analyse and report


United Voice provides competitive pay and working conditions - a salary range of $80,281 to $94,076 commensurate with experience, plus a motor vehicle allowance of $14,766 for use of your own vehicle. The position also attracts 12% superannuation, 6 weeks annual leave, and 25% leave loading.

Application instructions

Please send your application to Ben Redford, Branch Secretary, via the online form at www. unitedvoice.org.au with all the requested information.


Completed applications must be received by COB Friday, 19 July 2019.



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Closing Date

Friday, July 19, 2019

Closing Time

05:00 PM

Contact Name

Ghariza Sujak

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(03) 9235 7740

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