Finance Sector Union NSW Office – Field Officer


Field Organiser


Finance Sector Union

General Overview

The Finance Sector Union is the union for one of the largest and fastest growing industries in Australia. The FSU has played a key role in instigating industry change and real improvements for finance workers as well as the broader community.

Are you up for the challenge? We are looking for an experienced full-time campaign and growth organiser to join our highly motivated team.

This position offers the successful applicant an opportunity to adapt their skills to unique organising challenges while working to innovative campaign plans connected to relevant enterprises, local workplaces and the broader industry.

The FSU has a vibrant culture, providing staff with a challenging work environment whilst still allowing for a work/life balance.

Selection Criteria:

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice
  • Experience working or organising in progressive organisations or social justice causes
  • Ability to inspire people to take action through conversations
  • Ability to identify and develop leaders
  • Strong planning, time-management and strategic-thinking skills
  • Ability and willingness to do whatever it takes to fight and win
  • Driver’s licence preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing ongoing support and development to the successful applicant.


Salary range for the Organiser position can be provided on request. FSU offers excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%.

For further information, contact Marcia Byrnes on (02) 9320 0052 or


Applications to

Rebecca Reilly

Finance Sector Union

PO Box A2442,

Sydney South NSW 1235



Closing date

COB Wednesday 4 September 2019

United Services Union – Newcastle Branch – ADMINISTRATION OFFICER

An outstanding opportunity is available for a professional and energetic Administration Officer at the Union’s Newcastle office.

The USU has a vibrant and friendly culture, providing staff with a challenging work environment whilst still allowing for a work/life balance.

It’s a busy role, with a good degree of responsibility and the chance to receive training and mentoring to build your knowledge in this interesting role that adds value to, and improves people’s lives.

This role will see you typing and preparing routine correspondence and standard legal documents, looking after complex filing, managing multiple diaries and having lots of contact with members.

Salary is in accordance with the Union’s salary system, commencing at $55,563 to $69,012 plus 10% super per annum. USU employees work a thirty-five hour week and enjoy a nine-day fortnight.

To secure this role you’ll need to have a proactive and flexible approach to duties, be a well organised, meticulous and dedicated experienced person with high level admin skills. You will be well-presented, have exceptional communication skills and be able to work well autonomously and within a team.

Interested candidates must provide introduction letter, resume and written response to each selection criteria (persons not completing selection criteria will not be considered). To obtain a copy of position description, please visit our website: or contact Stephen Hughes on (02) 4962 1444.

Applications to: Manager North Stephen Hughes no later than 4:00pm Friday 23 August 2019.

Health Services Union NSW/ACT/QLD Branch – Business Analyst

About us:

The Health Services Union NSW/ACT/QLD is a growing 40,000-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 $21m, with an employee base of approximately 110 staff.

We pride ourselves on an ethical decision-making model that prioritises outcomes for working people and their communities rather than a strict bottom line approach.

While we maintain a get it done attitude, we believe in staff maintaining a healthy work life balance.

About the role:

We are currently seeking applications for an experienced full time Business Analyst.  This is a newly created role implemented into the staffing structure reporting to the Chief Financial Officer. This role will develop strong internal stakeholder relationships and provide analysis of organisational data to drive optimum outcomes in all areas of the union. It will support the development, implementation and management of sophisticated and scalable systems across the union including research, data analysis, and modelling.

The key responsibilities:

  • Undertake scenario modelling and critical analysis to assist the business to evaluate existing models and new opportunities, particularly in relation to membership system technology to assist with recruitment and retention and forward planning.
  • Assist with financial feasibilities and options analysis for proposed development projects and investment initiatives.
  • Support and develop cross-functional initiatives to streamline development processes and automate reporting, analysis and project controls.
  • Support the delivery of improvement projects.
  • Train HSU staff in the use of IT/CRM system applications.
  • Departmental training and workshops centred around capabilities of systems.
  • Assist with the development of solution elements as required.
  • Identify system enhancement that will aid in report production.
  • Identify, drive and support data quality improvement initiatives within a continuous quality improvement framework.

You will have:

  • Technical expertise in Membership Management/CRM systems.
  • Ability to write clear business requirements documentation.
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • An ability to analyse, streamline and document business processes.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills and the demonstrated ability to apply initiative.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and perform multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification (or equivalent).
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to perform project assignments with a high degree of accuracy, under minimal supervision.

Personal attributes:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and an effective team player.
  • Fosters team collaboration; embraces diversity and inclusion and actively seeks diverse perspectives.
  • Ability to engage and communicate with people at all levels.
  • Able to think with a hands-on attitude to getting things done.
  • Self-aware, understands their role in the team and takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Ability and willingness to improvise.


If interested, please forward your Resume and cover letter in Word format to

For further information please contact Emilija Gudovska on 1300 478 679 or by email

Applications close: Monday 19th August 2019.

National Tertiary Education Industry Union – NTEU NSW Branch – Branch Organiser


National Tertiary Education Union (NSW)

  • Level 5 – $81,819 to $88,461
  • Additional 17% employer superannuation
  • Rewarding career with a progressive organisation


The NTEU (NSW) is seeking to employ a full-time Organiser based at the University of New South Wales Branch in Kensington (0.6) and from the NSW Division Office in Surry Hills (0.4).

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic, progressive organisation seeking to build trade union power in the workplace through deep organising and delegate development.

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 ($81,819 – $88,461 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: & enter ref code: 4809998.  Applications close COB on Monday 19th August 2019.


For a copy of the Position Description please contact Joanne Riley at  Further inquiries should be addressed by email to the Secretary,


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.

Electrical Trades Union National Office – National Communications Co-Ordinator

Job title: National Communications Co-Ordinator Travel required: Inter & Intrastate
Location: Sydney Position Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Leave: 5 weeks annual leave

Monthly  Rostered Days Off

2 weeks personal leave

2 days compassionate leave per occasion

Reporting To: National Secretary Superannuation: 12.5% with increases yearly



The Electrical Trades Union of Australia (ETU) is one of Australia’s leading campaigning Trade Unions, representing around 64,000 Electrical workers throughout Australia.

We are seeking a highly skilled and dynamic communications specialist to join our National Office.

The national communications co-ordinator is responsible for the messaging, campaign communications, member communications, social media and media relations for the national office of the Electrical Trades Union.

Reporting to the National Secretary, you will have excellent writing skills and be able to take high- quality photos and videos and operate a range of digital elements on diverse platforms and on social media.

The role requires an adaptable, intelligent and determined individual who is comfortable working to tight and competing deadlines in an issues-rich environment.

You should be comfortable with, or able to become quickly conversant with, the fundamentals of news and press release writing, media management, long and short form copy, social media management, photography, video editing and digital campaigning.

This is a role in which relationships are crucial and you will be liaising with and handling multiple stakeholders with competing and overlapping priorities.

Based in our Sydney office, your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Providing high-level media, communication support and advice to the National Secretary and other Senior Officials as required;
  • Writing press releases, monitoring media and generating positive media coverage aligned with the strategic goals of the organisation;
  • Developing integrated online and offline communications in support of ETU campaigns and workplace organising;
  • Managing media contractors and other external providers;
  • Liaising with state ETU offices, other unions and peak bodies to co-ordinate communications and campaign activity;
  • Managing and updating all aspects of social media assets, web pages and digital member communications;
  • Planning, writing and producing monthly digital member communications;
  • Planning, writing and producing yearly print member communications;
  • Producing messaging for campaigns;
  • Managing inquiries from the media in response to media releases or issues;
  • Monitoring, analysing and providing reports on mainstream media, social media and campaigns;
  • Speech-writing;
  • Directing external designers and agencies;


  • Tertiary qualification in Media / Communications.
  • Three or more years’ experience in one of the following fields – corporate affairs, news media, digital production, political campaigning, not-for-profit organisations, public/media relations.
  • An understanding of and commitment to union values, principles and objectives of the ETU and the Australian union movement.
  • Highly developed verbal and written skill levels.
  • Experience monitoring, moderating and editing forums and social media platforms in real time, using the range of social media tools available.
  • Competency with Website development and maintenance skills.
  • Multimedia production skills and experience building e-newsletters.
  • Photography and Photoshop skills, or similar image editing software.
  • Capacity to exercise judgement, discretion and initiative in a high-profile and politicised working environment.
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team and rapidly develop and apply competence in previously unfamiliar areas and techniques.
  • The ability to proactively establish and maintain appropriate relationships with state ETU offices, other unions, peak bodies, political and media figures.
  • Willing and able to take direction as required and a strong work ethic.


What we’re offering 

  • Permanent full-time opportunity based in Rosebery, Sydney.
  • Competitive remuneration package with great working conditions.
  • Friendly and supportive team environment where your efforts are valued.
  • A unique opportunity to work for an organisation where your contributions will improve the lives of Electrical workers and their families.


To apply to join our strong, proud Union send us your CV and cover letter by Monday, 19th August 2019 to


Early applications encouraged. This position is available for immediate start.

Experienced Trade Union Campaign and Growth Organiser

If you want a career that provides great exposure to the best that trade union teams in the country, if you want the opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of Australia and if you want to positively influence the lives of our members, then this might be the job for you.

We are looking for an experienced campaign and growth organiser to join our growing team. Are you up for the challenge, do you have what it takes to become part of a highly motivated and dedicated team of organisers that are at the forefront of industrial organising?

The Western Mine Workers Alliance (WMWA) is a ground breaking initiative established in 2013, that is driven by the Australian Workers’ Union, and the Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime and Energy Union. The WMWA campaigns to improve the working lives of our members in targeted Western Australian Iron Ore operations.

You will participate in planning, implementing and reviewing targeted organising campaigns. Duties will include, engaging members and recruiting new members, assessing targets, setting up campaigns, developing organising committees, resolving workplace safety and industrial issues and visiting sites where members and potential members are employed.

You will be self-motivated with demonstrated trade union values and experience including a proven record of recruiting workers into the union, educating and developing workplace leaders, posses good communication skills and computer literacy.

This is a full-time position based in Tom Price Western Australia. Family accommodation is supplied along with work vehicle, mobile phone and laptop.
A generous salary package will be available, details will be discussed during the recruitment process.

Applicants are required to address the key selection criteria as outlined.

Cover letter and CV’s are to be addressed to Michael Weise CFMMEU Mining and Energy Union Organising and Training Coordinator and emailed to
Applications close:
 COB August 16th 2019.

Workers Health Centre – Chief Executive Officer

A career opportunity exists at Workers Health Centre for a CEO to work for a Not For Profit (NFP) charity.   Their mission is to provide quality worker focused injury management and workplace rehabilitation services which results in workers returning to a safe and durable employment. As an independent and worker focused NFP, they strive to be the leading provider of workplace rehabilitation, injury management, health, safety, welfare and education of workers and the community.

Reporting to the Board, this role is based in the Parramatta area with pleasant working environment and parking provided.  The role is accountable for ensuring the implementation and delivery of the strategic goals and priorities set by the Board.

The CEO also leads and oversees operations including provision of Rehabilitation Services, Financial Controls and Research to ensure Injured Workers receive high quality, timely and supportive rehabilitation services and advice.

A key component of this role is to ensure the statutory obligations of the regulators are met, including the State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA), Comcare, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) under the NSW Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act, the Commonwealth Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act and the Commonwealth ACNC Act.

In this role the CEO has overall accountability for ensuring direct reports provide high quality and timely services and advice to injured workers so that:

  • Affiliated Unions continue to actively support the charity as demonstrated by the level of referrals and their continued affiliation.
  • All services meet the strategic goals set by the Board
  • The charity meet all its statutory obligations
  • All services and support fits within the rules, mandate and direction
  • Research projects undertaken are operationally oriented and will deliver contemporary, high quality and practical outcomes, which can be used to improve outcomes for injured workers and the quality of their work life.
  • Build internal capability and improve operational performance.

Reports to:

Line accountability – Board of Directors

Attends the Board of Director’s Meetings and all Board Sub Committees as required

Reporting to this role:

  • Operations Manager
  • Office Manager
  • Administration Manager

Total staff and contracted consultants under overall control is around 20 FTE.


The following are the Key Areas of Accountability for this role expressed in measurable outcomes.  Also shown are the major means by which the outcomes can be achieved


Key outcomes

The CEO is accountable for overseeing, in consultation with direct reports, that work priorities and performance is delivered to a high standard and quality.  .

Major means and activities

These outcomes can be achieved by:

  • Providing direct reports with continuous updates of key goals, decisions, information and policy changes  and the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme
  • Overseeing the development of staff ensuring key capability gaps are identified
  • Setting the work priorities and allocations for direct reports
  • Setting performance goals for all direct reports and regularly managing their performance and providing performance feedback sessions at least annually
  • Agreeing on staff development plans and monitoring performance
  • Assisting with mentoring and coaching staff to improve internal capability
  • Ensuring internal and contracted Consultants maintain their accreditation with SIRA and Comcare
  • Resolving staffing issues as they arise.
  • Ensuring that Contractors performance is monitored by the Operations Manager and they maintain the standards set.


Key outcomes

Build strong relationships and networks with affiliated unions, regulators, insurers, employers, Doctors and allied health professionals to build a positive image and maximise the number of referrals of injured workers.

Major means and activities

These outcomes can be achieved by:

  • Attending affiliated unions conferences and meetings to promote the services we provide.
  • Developing and maintain relationships with Union Secretaries and key decision makers within the regulators, insurers, employers, Doctors and allied health professionals
  • Building understanding and commitment to our strategic direction and goals


Key Outcomes

Assist Unions NSW and affiliated unions with research, information and advocacy to support campaigns to enhance legislation and processes for enhancements to, and protection of the rights of injured workers.

Major means and activities

  • Write or Commission reports to the parliamentary inquiries, requests by SIRA etc
  • Ensure the Injured Workers Support Network is viable and capable of providing case studies and injured workers prepared to provide evidence and appear at inquiries and in the media


This role has sole accountability for ensuring that we continually comply with the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act and the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission as well as other related legislation.

Major means and activities

These outcomes can be achieved by:

  • Ensures rules are contemporary and complaint with the various Acts
  • Oversee the annual submission of relevant returns under the legislation
  • Oversees the submission of all other returns to the Regulators


Key Outcomes

The CEO is accountable for overseeing the development and management of the budget for approval by the Board to ensure we work within the agreed budget parameters set by the Board.

Major means and activities

These outcomes can be achieved by:

  • Ensure that budget papers are completed on time for decision by the Board
  • Oversee regular budget analysis and any remedial action taken in a timely manner by direct reports
  • Review all business papers and business cases for any additional funding requirements for presentation to the to the Board
  • Prepare the annual application for the Health Department grant an ensure reporting complies with the requirements of the contract.


Key outcomes

Accountable for ensuring regular assessments of performance improvement opportunities are undertaken and implemented by direct reports to become more effective in delivering outcomes to injured workers.

Major means and activities

This outcome can be achieved by:

  • Ensuring post audit reviews are undertaken for all key projects or policy developments to identify improvement opportunities and education for staff
  • Monitoring the performance of direct reports and coaching them to focus on continually improving what and how they do their work
  • Ensure that where appropriate direct reports undertake workplace improvement sessions with their staff to identify trends and issues that may need to be resolved
  • Maintaining and undertaking professional development throughout the year

Key Challenge

  • Delivering the injury management and rehabilitation services which meet our goals
  • Delivering high quality services and advice to injured workers



Registration as a Workplace Rehabilitation Consultant under Comcare or SIRA and 10 years’ experience as a consultant.

Significant experience in the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Industry at a managerial level


Relevant tertiary qualification. or relevant work experience

A commitment to the aims and principles of the Trade Union Movement.

To discuss this role, please call Eileen Carter 0487 330 554 or send your resume in MsWord format (Not pdf please) via the Apply for this Job button.

Eileen Carter Recruitment
0487 330 554


NTEU SA Division Organiser(12 month contract)

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) represents over 27,000 academic and general staff in Universities and other tertiary education providers throughout Australia.  The Union’s SA Division, which represents members employed at the University of Adelaide, Flinders University and the University of South Australia, is seeking to employ a highly motivated staff member to join its team of industrial and organising staff.

This is a full-time position, and is offered as a 12 month, fixed-term contract to replace a staff member who is going on extended leave, and will be available from late-August.  You will be located at the SA Division office in Adelaide but will also have specified Branch allocated time which will involve travelling to a number of universities in SA.

The successful candidate will be assigned a mix of duties, including, as part of a team, taking responsibility for the completion of assigned organising, campaign, and administrative tasks or projects.

The successful applicant will have a commitment to unionism, and experience in recruitment, routine office tasks, writing and campaign skills.  Knowledge of the tertiary education industry and experience in the support of activist networks would be an advantage.

The position will be filled at either NTEU Level 5 ($81,819 – $88,461) or NTEU Level 6 ($92,373 – $101,265) depending on skills and experience, plus 17% employer superannuation contributions.  Terms and conditions for this position are covered by a national collective agreement which has terms comparable with NTEU members in the industry.

  • Level 5 – $81,819 to $88,461 / Level 6- $92,373 to $101,265
  • Additional 17% employer superannuation
  • Rewarding career with a progressive organisation

For a copy of the Position Description please contact Joanne Riley at

Applications addressing the position description plus the names and contact details of two referees, should be addressed to the Division Secretary, Ron Slee.  To apply for this job go to: and enter ref code: 4790204.  Applications close COB Monday 5 August 2019.

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.