Member Services Team Consultant – MEAA

Date Advertised 19/09/2022

Member Services Team Consultant 

Do you have great communication skills and looking for an opportunity to work for just and fair work in the Media, Entertainment and Arts, Industries? MEAA is looking for a new employee for either a part time or full time permanent position.

The role of the Member Services Team Consultant is one which supports our members and potential members in joining and participating in the union agenda to build a strong and engaged membership. By providing advice and information, the team works with members to support the organising and representation work of the union which is aligned to goals of winning decent and quality jobs for those who work in the media and cultural arts. Members of the team are provided with opportunities for training and development which provide pathways to become Organisers or Industrial Officers in MEAA.

Essential Criteria:

  • Demonstrated commitment to MEAA and the broader trade union movement and its values and goals.
  • Highly developed oral and written skills in order to inform and guide members of their work rights and responsibilities.
  • A passion for the Arts and those who contribute to creative industries to provide decent working lives for those who work in them.
  • Highly developed organisational skills such as planning and goal setting and acceptance of accountability.
  • A committed team player who will contribute to group development and collaboration.
  • A proven capacity to work with others in the union both staff and member leaders.

Key duties include:

  • Recruiting and retaining members during conversations that are both outbound or inbound.
  • Provide timely and accurate information to members who may be permanent, contract, casual or freelance workers across the whole union coverage.
  • Giving industrial support to members including:
  • Providing initial advice to members on enterprise agreements and resolving workplace issues
  • Explaining provisions of agreements
  • Briefing and working with industrial officers

Preferred attributes and skills:

  • Strong communication
  • Capacity to develop and work to a plan.
  • Previous experience as a workplace leader or delegate.
  • Working knowledge and/or experience within the arts and entertainment industry.
  • Problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Advocacy and/ or dispute resolution skills.
  • Industrial relations experience, including working knowledge of agreements and awards.

The position will be based in Melbourne, Brisbane or Sydney with a package dependent on skills and experience, plus 10.5% employer contribution to superannuation. You will also be entitled to one RDO per month, 5 weeks’ annual leave each year plus an additional 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year. Hybrid office/work from home arrangements available.

Applications close on Wednesday 28 September 2022 at 5pm.

Please forward your curriculum vitae, the names of two referees and covering letter to  Your covering letter must address why you want to work for MEAA, an industrial union, and work in this capacity to support our members.

Salary range:   $63,300 to $71,500 p.a. Pro rata for part time.