Industrial/Legal Officer for Professionals Australia

Date Advertised 7/06/2022

Professionals Australia

Professionals Australia (PA) is a contemporary and innovative union, representing the industrial and professional interests of professional employees across Australia.  Our members include engineers, scientists, pharmacists, managers, IT professionals, translators and interpreters, and architects.

We strive to make a positive difference to members’ working and professional lives and we are working hard to gain greater respect, recognition and reward for our members and the vital professional services they deliver.

We are looking for a Industrial/Legal Officer to play a critical role in the ACT PA team in providing advice on workplace entitlements to organisers and members, taking part in industrial bargaining campaigns and representing our members in industrial tribunals across a range of industries. Reporting directly to the ACT Director, this role will work closely with our other industrial, legal, and organising staff to achieve great outcomes for our members.


About you

We are looking for someone with the following essential attributes:

  • Experience in providing workplace advice and support to members and/or clients.
  • Experience in the negotiation of workplace pay and conditions and/or resolving workplace issues and disputes, including advocacy experience.
  • Experience in presenting claims and or case in Industrial tribunals
  • Knowledge and experience in applying industrial (federal/NSW), anti-discrimination and WHS legislation to industrial issues.
  • A demonstrated commitment and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Extensive knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues, particularly issues facing professionals at work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Demonstrated commitment to union values.
  • A ROE permit or ability to obtain one.
  • A current driver’s licence.


Conditions of Employment

Salary is negotiable based on skills and experience.

Flexible working arrangements, attractive leave entitlements and access to a work vehicle.

The location of the position is in our Canberra-based ACT office however, staff have access to working from home options where it is safe, effective, and efficient for them to do so.

How to apply for this job

People from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are strongly encouraged to apply.  Applicants should apply by providing a CV and a cover letter that specifically addresses the key selection criteria to Director, Kathleen Studdert via email to

For more information, please contact Kathleen Studdert, ACT Director on 04118 57 118.

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 28 June 2022