Big Steps Strategy Coordinator

Overview of Position

The Big Steps Campaign is a high profile national United Voice campaign of early educators, who are calling on the Government to fund professional pay. The campaign draws in all Branches of the union and has a large amount of resources devoted to it.

Early childhood educators are some of the lowest paid professionals in the country - and it isn’t a coincidence that 97% of them are women and that their pay can be as low as $21 an hour. These wages do not reflect the value of their work or the value of the children for whom they care and educate.

The Big Steps strategy co-ordinator will provide high level strategic advice and direction across multidisciplinary areas which may include: campaigning, research, politics, stakeholder engagement and industrial.


The Big Steps Strategy Co-ordinator provides high level strategic advice and coordination for the Big steps campaign. Specifically:

Works with the National Strategy Group to conceive and implement an evolving campaign plan for Big Steps.  This includes integrating political, communications and legal strategies within the overall campaign plan, working with senior staff and Executive Officers.

Provides high level strategic advice on such matters as building opportunities for growth into our plan, utilising the best industrial and legal approaches, managing risks and opportunities, building momentum and ensuring member buy-in.

Co-ordinates reporting on campaign goals and objectives, including by providing critical analysis and feedback to the National Strategy Group.

Through the Assistant National Secretary and the National Strategy Group, report to and keep National Executive informed of campaign progress.

Being a point of contact and communication for Lead organisers and supporting their work as requested.

Develop strategic campaign plans and support branches in developing organising plans when requested.

Provide high level strategic advice on how to progress our political agenda and in consultation with the national strategy group and/or designated staff to develop and co-ordinate that political plan.

Liaise with our ERO team to ensure the campaign objectives are aligned with and can leverage our legal strategies.

Overseeing work in National Office to ensure that work is co-ordinated, effective and supports the campaign strategy.

Works to grow the union’s power in membership, density and leadership.

Incidental campaign coordination work as requested.

Selection Criteria

A commitment to the values and vision of United Voice is essential.

 The skills required for the position are:

  • A good knowledge of the Big Steps campaign and United Voice industries overall.
  • Strong strategic thinking skills.
  • A strong understanding of the political process and how to move issues forward.
  • Demonstrated excellence in planning and coordination.
  • Well developed capacity to manage projects.
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with senior union officials and stakeholders.

 Formal Qualifications


 Delegations of Authority

 This position is authorised to commit expenditure within the allocated budget level.


 When Applying please ensure you include

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Additional document addressing the selection criteria

Email to: Julie.sprake@unitedvoice.org.au

Closing date Friday 29th September 2017

Salary level 9 + motor vehicle allowance = $$114,987

This position is to be located in the United Voice National Office Sydney,  but we will consider hosting the role in one of our state offices for an exceptional candidate.

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Closing Date

Friday, September 29, 2017

Closing Time

06:00 PM


Sydney, NSW 2000

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Contact Name

Julie Sprake

Contact Email

Contact Phone

8204 3000

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