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Coordinator, National Research Centre – AMWU

Date Advertised 22/06/2020

The AMWU is seeking applicants for the role of Coordinator of our National
Research Centre, based in Granville, NSW. The position is a senior role within the organisation and the successful applicant is expected to operate at a high level as part of the Union's policy advice team.

In addition to the caseload and responsibilities of a National Research Officer as listed below, the Coordinator is required to have the skills and experience to:

1. provide National Executive with advice on emerging industrial issues and
proposals for incorporating industrial strategies into growth campaigns;
2. practice advanced team coordination skills;
3. manage a small team in a high-volume work environment;
4. effectively manage time and allocate resources;
5. build and maintain relationships with other Unions and with relevant
institutional and employer organisations;
6. communicate effectively within the organisation and build and maintain
effective relationships with our executive and other departments within the
union;
7. anticipate the needs of the executive and advise accordingly; and
8. possess a sound knowledge of the modern and pre-modern Award system.

National Research Officer responsibilities include:
• preparing cases and representing the AMWU before courts and tribunals
including the Fair Work Commission;
• providing industrial advice and information to officials, officers, organisers,
delegates, and members of the Union;
• research, monitor, and report on developments in industrial law;
• researching and reporting on issues affecting workers covered by the Union;
• preparing submissions for internal and external inquiries;
• conducting corporate and industry research, and supporting organising
initiatives as required; and
• miscellaneous projects as required to support the governance, administrative
and political work of the Union.

Selection Criteria
Highly developed research and advocacy abilities are required; legal or other
relevant qualifications are desirable. Preferred applicants will have at least 3 years’ experience in Industrial Relations or a related discipline using research and advocacy skills and have experience as a team leader / coordinator.

Demonstrated capacity to engage professionally and effectively with a broad range of people in a complex organisation and with a diverse range of external parties.

Applicants must be strongly committed to trade unionism and the interests of
workers in the manufacturing industry.

The AMWU values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals.

Applications, including a cover letter addressing selection criteria and experience in the skills and required duties – together with a resume and references - should be forwarded by close of business Friday, 10 July 2020 to:
Sushma Sharma
AMWU
Email: sushma.sharma@amwu.org.au