UNITED WORKERS’ UNION
The United Workers Union (UWU) is seeking an educator/campaigner to work in the Member Power Team in New South Wales. The UWU Member Power team currently provides education and campaign support to; UWU members, delegates, union safety representatives, organisers and union staff. Our training and campaign work is based on empowering members to collectively organise, and win in their workplace, industries and communities.
Candidates with experience in union or related organising and campaigning will be highly regarded as this is more than a classroom educator role.
ABOUT UNITED WORKERS’ UNION
United Workers’ Union is a powerful member-led union whose sole purpose is to build the collective power of members in workplaces, industry and communities to win change. Our principles are that change can only be won by growing union membership, developing leadership amongst our members, building active member participation in their union, collectively enforcing standards in our sectors, and leading collective action and campaigns in the workplace, industry, politically and in the community.
As a union with a proudly diverse membership, we are committed to equity and inclusion; and continuing to build a union that is truly representative of the workers we cover. We strive to ensure that every member’s voice can be heard and create opportunities for participation from members with diverse backgrounds in all activities/functions of the Union. We encourage applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
The United Workers Union is proudly affiliated with the Australian Labor Party.
ABOUT THE ROLE
In the educator/campaigner role, you will be required to develop and deliver formal and informal education to union leaders and assist/lead targeted campaigns which seek to organise the unorganized, build activists’ structures, empower leaders to step up and lead their union and identify strategic opportunities to win change through collective worker action. The main purpose of member power team is to smash the barriers standing in the way of genuine member leadership.
The role requires work inside and outside the classroom, including being responsible for a targeted organising project, developing and implementing practical and effective campaign-based training(s), assist/lead structured post training follow-up and tracking success and lessons.
The successful applicant will be expected to work in a team in a dynamic and often hectic environment and be able to think creatively about education and break traditional models of delivery by looking for opportunities outside the classroom to organise, empower and educate.
A passion and commitment to the objectives of the trade union movement and a belief that there is no barrier to participation that cannot be challenged and no worker that cannot be organised.
We would be interested in hearing from you if you are - an organiser, OHS organiser, lead organiser, educator or community campaigner who:
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
The applicant must demonstrate:
To perform this job, you will also be required to have or obtain and maintain:
Travel will be required as this is a national role.
An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, which will include:
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your resume, together with a cover letter addressing the selection criteria to Julie Korlevska, Deputy Director (People, Culture and Change) to email@example.com.
Completed applications must be received by 5pm (AEDT) Wednesday, 3 March 2021.
For further information about the role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.