Industrial Officer x 2 – NTEU

Date Advertised 17/11/2023


National Tertiary Education Union (NSW)

  • Level 7 – $118,251 – $130,556
  • Additional 17% employer superannuation
  • Rewarding career with a progressive organisation

The National Tertiary Education Union (NSW) is seeking to employ two (2) suitably qualified and experienced Industrial Officers for our NSW Division located in Surry Hills. Both positions are full-time ongoing with one available immediately and one available 4 February 2024. The Industrial Officer position, whilst based in Sydney, does require some travel.

The NTEU is a federally registered union with coverage of staff employed in relation to higher education. The NTEU (NSW) is responsible for workers in all NSW universities and their associated student organisations, research institutes and companies.

The NTEU (NSW) is committed to promoting diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace and encourages all qualified applicants to apply for the position of Industrial Officer. We believe in fostering a workplace that values diversity in all its forms. Our staff have entitlements that reflect our values, including paid study leave and study assistance, 36 weeks paid parental leave, flexible work arrangements inclusive of working from home, and five weeks recreation leave.

As an Industrial Officer, your duties will include:

  • Managing a case load, which involves representing, advising, and advocating for members on workplace issues and disputes with managers.
  • Providing advocacy and preparing applications, submissions, and evidence for matters before the Fair Work Commission, industrial tribunals, and Courts.
  • Offering high-level technical support and leading major Enterprise Bargaining negotiations.
  • Providing advice on workplace and industry-wide industrial matters.

The position will complement an established and supportive industrial team in the New South Wales Division Office.

To perform this role you will be required to have or obtain, and maintain a valid driver’s licence; and right of Entry Permits.

Salary range is as per NTEU National Staff Agreement Level 7 ($118,251 – $130,556 per annum, plus 17% superannuation).

Please email Claire Proctor at, using the subject line: Union Organiser enquiry via XXXXX, for a copy of the relevant Position Description and Key Selection Criteria.

Applications MUST address the key selection criteria for the position, include the names and contact details of two referees, and be addressed to the NSW Division Secretary, Vince Caughley.

NTEU (NSW) welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds, genders, and experiences. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse workforce. Applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they are from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background.