The Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (FBEU) is seeking applicants for the role of Industrial Officer.
The FBEU represents professional firefighters in NSW. We are a high-density union with a proud, militant history and culture and a highly democratic structure. FBEU Members work in diverse jobs and face a variety of industrial challenges.
We are led by a State Committee of Management and we employ a small team to support members and the work of the union.
Our members are covered by three NSW State Awards. FBEU Industrial Officers provide advice, support and representation to members both individually and collectively. Industrial Officers also support our elected leaders and other staff to protect and improve the working lives of firefighters in NSW.
Advocating on behalf of the FBEU in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission and other tribunals/bodies
Preparing industrial documents, including dispute notifications, affidavits and submissions
Preparing communications to members regarding various industrial issues
Carrying out industrial research
Interpreting and applying relevant Awards, policies and legislation
Handling membership enquiries
Assisting and advising members on workplace and industrial issues/disputes
Attending consultative meetings and negotiating outcomes to disputes or workplace issues/changes on behalf of the membership
Providing advice and assistance to union delegates to advance and resolve disputes
Effectively and appropriately using workplace information systems (including filing, internet, email and electronic calendar) and accurately maintaining membership records
Selection Criteria – Essential
relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent;
experience in the trade union movement and commitment to trade union principles;
demonstrated experience in advocacy before tribunals;
campaign skills (including a demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the principles of organising);
excellent communication skills;
Selection Criteria – Desirable
Legal or Industrial Relations qualifications.
Experience in the NSW Industrial Relations System.
Pay and conditions:
Pay is commensurate with qualifications, skills and experience. There are generous terms and conditions including fortnightly RDOs. Part-time will also be considered. Our office is based in Surry Hills.
For general enquires about the FBEU please contact Helen Sourlas on (02) 9218 3444.
Applications should be addressed to Shane Kennedy, State Secretary and e-mailed to email@example.com. It should include a CV and a document addressing the selection criteria and be no longer than four pages.
Closes: COB 18 June 2021