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.