Unions NSW is the peak council of trade unions in NSW representing over 600,000 members and 60 affiliated unions and trades and labour councils and is part of the broader trade union movement.
The Campaigns Officer position is an activist role and will work under the direction of the Secretary and with the Senior Campaigns Officer to coordinate innovative campaigns to deliver the outcomes contained in the Unions NSW Strategic Plan to grow the NSW union movement.
Other relationships include:
- working with other members of the Campaigns and Communication Teams;
- liaison with internal members of other teams including Industrial and Events and Community Engagement Teams; and
- working with affiliated union campaigners within designated campaigns and projects.
Under the direction of the Secretary and the Senior Campaigns Officer to work as part of Unions NSW to develop and implement our campaigning goals. By undertaking the following activities:
- Develop a winning campaign culture at Unions NSW and across the NSW union movement.
- Assist in positioning Unions NSW as the voice for working people in NSW through innovative strategic campaigning.
- Assist in ensuring all campaigns contribute to developing the campaigning, industrial and skill capacity within affiliated unions and the NSW union movement.
- Ensure campaigns target workers with low levels of union membership including young workers, workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, contractors and workers engaged in the “new economy”.
- Assist with executing multi union campaigns and growth action plans contained in the Unions NSW Strategic Plan and as directed by the Secretary.
- Work with the Campaigns and Communication teams to develop engaging content and messaging across organisational platforms and communications mediums which support designated campaigns.
- Assist social media content creation where required.
- Assist with planning and executing various Unions NSW campaign activities which support campaigns including rallies, phonebanks, community events, fundraisers, door knocks and streets stalls.
- Assist with planning, coordinating and executing the Union Summer Program as part of introducing young activists to the NSW union movement.
- Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, NGOs and the wider union movement.
- Help manage campaigns and project budgets as directed by the CFO and Secretary.
- Provide transparent and effective reporting of campaign strategy, approach, plans and progress to Secretary.
- Travel as required to work with affiliates and partner organisations in NSW.
- Assist with other activities as directed by the Secretary.
- 3-5 years demonstrated experience developing and implementing growth, issues, industrial and/or political campaigns in unions, advocacy or NGOs.
- Demonstrated experience and capability to assist in the development of strategic and creative communications to further campaign goals and engage with target audiences.
- Demonstrated commitment to the principles of the trade union movement.
- Demonstrated experience in the integration of activist mapping and ladders of engagement for taking members on a journey through a campaign.
- Excellent communication, messaging and rapport building skills to hold effective one-on-one conversations to create and grow activists.
- An ability to generate media content and organise workers through social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision to manage a high-volume workload, multitask, prioritise workloads and to meet deadlines in a busy environment.
- Technologically proficient;
- Willingness to undertake relevant training.
- Demonstrated skills in:
- exercising initiative and independent judgement;
- work effectively as a member of a team;
- analysing and resolving problems and conflict; and
- using digital engagement platforms (incl CRMs), including the ability to use data in campaigns.
To perform the Campaigns Officer position, you will also be required to have or obtain and maintain:
- A valid driver’s license.
This position description is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for performing this job. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. The performance of other duties within the employee’s competence and skills will be required from time to time in order to meet the Union’s needs.
Conditions and Entitlements
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, which includes:
- Personal Leave: 10 days per annum (accumulative).
- Annual Leave: 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading.
- Long Service Leave: 2 months after 10 years’ service.
- Superannuation: 9.5% employer contributions 11.5% for female staff.
- Parental Leave: 52 weeks leave including 22 weeks paid parental leave or 3 weeks paid parental leave non-primary carer.
Salary will be commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience of the successful candidate.
Hours of work
- 35 hours per week which includes some out of hours work and reasonable overtime. Will include some weekend work during peak campaigning periods.
How to apply
Unions NSW encourages applications from people who will enhance our diversity of people, cultural experiences, and perspectives.
- To apply for this role, please submit a CV (of no more than 3 pages) and a separate Cover Letter addressing the Essential Criteria.
- Send copies of your CV and Cover Letter to Ms. Amy Patrk via email: HR@unionsnsw.org.au
- Applications close 5:00pm on Tuesday 6 April 2021
- For inquiries, please contact Unions NSW on (02) 9881 5999.