PositionOrganiser – Full time
UnionProfessionals Australia – NSW/ACT Branch
Overview  Professionals Australia (PA) is a contemporary and innovative union, representing the industrial and professional interests of a range of professional employees across Australia. Our members include engineers, scientists, pharmacists, managers, IT professionals, translators and interpreters, and architects.   We are membership focused and strive to make a meaningful difference to our members’ working and professional lives. We are working hard to gain greater respect, recognition and rewards for our members and the vital professional services they deliver.   PA is transforming its operations, expanding service offerings, developing alternate membership models, and using digital marketing to achieve membership growth and retention.    We are looking for a highly motivated Organiser to join our team in NSW/ACT Team to organise, advocate and campaign to improve our members’ employment conditions and entitlements.  
Role descriptionWe are looking for a highly motivated and skilled organiser to join our team in NSW with travel as required to the ACT and regional NSW.   In this role, you will work with members and workplace leaders to plan and implement a range of organising and industrial campaigns that build the strength of members and deliver exceptional employment and professional outcomes for them. You will need an understanding of the issues facing highly skilled and qualified workers and be able to apply organising methods and tools with purpose and sensitivity to these issues. You will work with members and workplace leaders across the diverse industries we represent including ACT Government, Federal Government, NSW utilities, transport, pharmacy and the state public sector. You will be responsible for:   Planning and delivering organising activities in existing and new workplacesIncreasing PA membership  Building workplace representative and organising structuresMotivating, coaching and developing the skills of members and workplace leaders to campaign, negotiate and act collectively on workplace issuesEngaging in enterprise bargaining negotiationsProviding advocacy, negotiation and representation in the workplace on pay and conditions, conflict resolution and other workplace mattersCommunicating with members and providing them with advice and information on industrial relations issuesPreparing regular reports for the Director. Working collaboratively with other organisers and staff across Professionals Australia on organising and industrial campaigns.
Experience and qualificationsWe are looking for a candidate who have:   Experience in working for a union or other campaigning organisations.Commitment to union values.Sound verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to successfully advocate for others.Strong analytical and written communication skills.Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with current and potential members and workplace leaders.Effective planning and organisational skills to balance competing demands.Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.High degree of computer literacy skills (Word, Excel, CRM, web updates, SMS broadcasts etc.)Knowledge of the Australian industrial relations system and ability to provide relevant information and advice to members on collective industrial issues (highly desirable).The successful applicant must have or be eligible to obtain a right of entry permit.A current driver’s license is essential.
Salary and conditionsThe entry level salary for the position is $83,000.  A higher rate of pay will be dependent upon experience. Flexible working arrangements and attractive leave entitlements including 12 rostered days off per year and 4 days paid Christmas shutdown leave. Whilst the position is based in our Sydney office, the role requires frequent regional travel in NSW and the ACT. All staff in the NSW team have access to remote working options where it is safe, effective and efficient for them to do so.
Applying  While previous experience will be looked upon favourably, early career professionals and people from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are       strongly encouraged to apply.   Applications must address the skills and experience criteria above. For more information, please contact Gordon Brock, NSW Director at gbrock@professionalsaustralia.org.au.  
Send applications tovpalmer@professionalsaustralia.org.au
Applications close24 May 2024