Lead Organiser 20170324

Lead Organiser

Perth, Western Australia


Are you looking for a career with an organisation that is dedicated to improving the lives of working people?


Do you want to play a meaningful role in an innovative, community-oriented union who is committed to helping workers gain power on the job?


Are you looking for a dynamic team environment where you have opportunities to grow and develop your leadership skills?

Then we’d love to hear from you.

We are the Western Australian branch of United Voice, one of Australia’s oldest and largest unions, with a proud history of more than 100 years of making life better for working Australians everywhere. We represent workers in a wide range of industries including, Health, Aged Care, Cleaning, Security, Hospitality, Education & Early Childhood Education and Care. The branch is at the forefront of developing and implementing new and innovative organising campaigns

Our organisers play a vital role in empowering our members to work together securing their rights at work, and constantly improving working conditions and entitlements.

We are looking for a dedicated, talented and innovative Team Lead. As a Team Lead, you will be responsible for strategic planning of campaigns, ensuring that the organising objectives and tasks are carried out by the team as a whole, tracking the team’s activities and report to the Assistant Branch Secretary to review and assess progress.

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading, managing and mentoring a team of organisers; developing organising skills, creating clearly defined team roles, structures, and processes to hold the team accountable to the plan and briefing and debriefing the team on plan implementation;
  • Translating strategic industry plans into operational plans, in consultation with key delegates and members, with recruitment and leadership development goals;
  • Developing delegates so they are able to identify, recruit and engage member leaders and activists who therefore have ownership of the plan;
  • Coordinating the various functions (e.g. communications, research, legal) of an industry plan or campaign;
  • Working closely and collaboratively with the internal organising team;


Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated success at growing union membership and leadership;

  • Participate and demonstrate strong commitment to union values and social justice;

  • Have a deep understanding  of a trade union;
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, develop and direct teams with innovative campaigns;

  • Extensive experience in designing and implementing complex organising campaigns;
  • Have experience working as a lead organiser, senior organiser or co-ordinating campaigns;

  • Ability to strategize and find solutions to challenges

  • Have excellent organisation and communication skills;

  • Be respectful of workers and union staff in all their diversity;

  • Have a valid Driver’s Licence;

  • Be able to work flexible arrangements;


An attractive package is offered to the successful applicants, which includes:

  • An attractive salary;
  • 6 weeks annual leave;
  • 25% leave loading;
  • 12% superannuation;
  • Union Mobile phone.

To apply for this role, please send a letter of application addressing the Selection Criteria along with your resume to Alessandra Augimeri, People Services Officer via email – alessandra.augimeri@unitedvoice.org.au


The closing date for applications is 5.00pm, 3 April 2017.

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United Voice - WA Branch

Closing Date

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Closing Time

06:00 PM


54 Cheriton St
Perth, WA 6000

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Contact Name

Alessandra Augimeri

Contact Email

Contact Phone

08 9388 5400

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