Development Officer (QLD) – HSU

Date Advertised 01/07/2020

About us:

The Health Services Union NSW/ACT/QLD is a growing 43,000-member strong union that aims to use its collective power to build a fair and just society through improving conditions for our members in the health and aged care industry. The organisation’s annual turnover is approximately $24m, with an employee base of approximately 120 staff.

The Health Services Union offers a collaborative environment which focuses on teamwork, empowerment, innovation, integrity and accountability.

About the role

The HSU NSW/ ACT / QLD is seeking an experienced Organiser and Administrator to proactively develop our membership in Aboriginal Health Services in QLD. The HSU membership in Queensland is in Aboriginal Health Services and has long needed a capable person on the ground to be a resource not just as an Organiser but as a capable Union administrator. The goal of the position is to grow the Union across the length and breadth of Queensland in this largely unrepresented sector, develop an activist structure which will lead to local representation for the Union’s membership and ultimately lead to an expansion of staff and resources.

This role is suitable for a senior organiser who is looking to build skills in union management or a manager/lead organiser who is lg seeking a unique challenge. The role will work solo in Queensland until such time as the Union’s membership has grown to the point of allowing a further expansion in staff. The position will be required to travel on a rotating basis through all relevant areas of Queensland with 1-2 days every 8 weeks in the Union’s head office in Sydney. The role will receive mentoring and support from existing HSU management staff and will report directly to the Secretary through the Union’s Chief of Staff.

All required travel will be paid. Salary is 106,982 plus a vehicle, 11% Superannuation and other generous entitlements.

The position is a 12-month fixed term contract with the possibility of extension if the growth objectives of the role are met. Relocation costs can be met for the right candidate.

Remuneration will be subject to experience, skills and attributes. At the time of applying, candidates are invited to indicate their current salary and salary expectations.

In the first instance general enquiries should be directed to Ben Chapman on 0448 235 484 or via hr@hsu.asn.au If interested, please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@hsu.asn.au

Applications close: COB Monday 13 July 2020.  

Candidates must be an Australian Citizen / Permanent Resident or have unlimited working rights within Australia to be considered for this position.

Please note that due to the excepted volume of responses; only short-listed candidates will be contacted in relation to their application.

Experienced Growth & Campaigning Organiser- CFMEU (QLD)

Date Advertised 22/06/2020


Do you have what it takes to become part of a highly motivated and dedicated team of Union organisers that are at the forefront of industrial organising.  This is a Mackay based fulltime position, working within the Queensland Mining areas and associated communities. 

The CFMEU, Mining and Energy Division’s Members work in underground and open cut coal and metals mines, the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, the petrochemical industry, coal ports and iron ore mining and transportation.

Responsibilities and Duties:

You will participate in planning, implementing, and review of targeted organising campaigns. 

Duties will include, probing targets, setting up campaigns, developing organising committees, systematic contact of workers and members, developing workplace actions and developing effective workplace relationships.

You must be self-motivated, have a genuine desire to work with others and help workers within our industries.  You will report to the National Organising Director and will work in closely with District, liaising with responsible officials about work undertaken

Key Selection Criteria – Experience & Qualifications

You will need to be enthusiastic, energetic and have a flair for creativity enabling you to do a challenging job in a difficult environment.

You will have demonstrated a working commitment to trade unionism either through being a delegate or organiser within a union.  The role requires excellent listening skills combined with concise verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

You will have the ability to lead, motivate, develop and mobilise workers, members, workplace activists and delegates and will have experience in being able to effectively analyse problems and develop strategies to deal with them. 

Good written communication and computer skills are required, including social media.

A current Australian driver’s license is essential.

We are looking for someone who will be flexible to undertake additional functions as required and be able to work in other locations.


Salary package ranges from $100,000 to $115,000 plus generous benefits, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Additional Information:

To be considered for the role applicants are required to address the key selection criteria as outlined and by submitting a cover letter with your resume.

Send Cover Letter and Resume to:

Michael Weise, National Organising and Training Director


Applications close:

5pm July 17th  2020

For further information Contact:

Michael Weise

National Organising and Training Director