Branch Organiser – NTEU

date advertised 23/03/2020


National Tertiary Education Union (NSW)

  • Level 5 – $83,623 to $90,411
  • Additional 17% employer superannuation
  • Rewarding career with a progressive organisation

The NTEU (NSW) is seeking to employ a part-time (0.5) Organiser, on an ongoing basis, at its University of New England Branch office in Armidale.

The NTEU is a federally registered union with coverage of academic and general staff in higher education. The NTEU (NSW) is responsible for workers in all NSW universities and their associated student organisations, research institutes and companies.


General administration support for the Branch and its Committees, Branch organising, recruitment and campaign activities, maintenance and servicing of Branch delegates’ and other activists’ networks, promoting the professional interests of and communication with members, and providing them with advice and assistance.


Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent; experience in the trade union movement and a commitment to union principles, advocacy, organising, campaigning skills, word processing, ability to set priorities when faced with competing demands, and database management skills.


Knowledge of the higher education industry; demonstrated negotiating skills, electronic communication skills, and experience in production of print media.


Salary range is as per NTEU National Staff Agreement Level 5 ($83,623 – $90,411 per annum, plus 17% superannuation).

Applications addressing both the essential and desirable requirements of the position, including the names and contact details of two referees, should be addressed to the Division Secretary, Michael Thomson.  To apply for this job go to: https://nteu.recruitmenthub.com.au/vacancies & enter ref code: 5068754.  Applications close COB on Monday, 30th March 2020.

The NTEU values diversity in the workplace. Therefore applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they are from an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background.

Legal / Industrial Officer – Professionals Australia

date advertised 03/03/2020

Legal / Industrial Officer (Sydney)

Professionals Australia

Professionals Australia is a union representing managerial and professional employees, including engineers, scientists and pharmacists.  We strive to achieve change for our members in their workplace, their industry and to advance their profession.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our NSW team.  You will be an integral part of a small, dedicated team of energetic and driven professionals at our offices in the heart of the Sydney CBD.  The Legal / Industrial Officer plays a critical role in providing legal and industrial services to members as well as supporting the Association’s broader industry and workplace campaigning initiatives.

About the job

Key responsibilities & functions

  • Provision of workplace advice & support for members including advocacy before industrial tribunals, including the NSW IRC and Fair Work Commission
  • Assist in determining and implementing industrial strategy and providing support for workplace and industry campaigns.
  • Assist with key enterprise bargaining and other industrial campaigns.
  • Help to develop submissions on legal/industrial issues.
  • Maintain relationships with relevant employer bodies and other unions.

About you

To be successful in the role, you must possess the following essential attributes:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and a strong understanding of current federal and NSW industrial legislation and case law
  • Strong capacity to influence others.
  • Ability to relate to a broad range of professional membership.
  • Knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication, interpersonal and time management skills  
  • A commitment to Trade Union principles.

Conditions of Employment

An attractive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant based on skills and experience.

The union is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply for this job

Applicants should apply by providing a CV and a cover letter that specifically addresses the key selection criteria to Director, Gordon Brock gbrock@professionalsaustralia.org.au. If you have any questions about this position, please call Gordon on 0413 746 431

Applications close 5pm Friday 27 March 2020.