National Campaign Organisers x2 – TWU

Date Advertised 17/01/2023

Employer: Transport Workers Union of Australia National Office
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Communications & Marketing, Unions & Workers Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney
Job posted on:  Tuesday 17 January 2023
Applications close:  Friday 10 February 2023

Our Campaigns Team is looking to grow and recruit into a number of exciting roles. We have an ambitious, strategic agenda and we are looking for experienced, skilled, and dynamic staff who have worked in either union organising and campaigning.

The Transport Workers’ Union of Australia (TWU) is one of Australia’s leading campaigning trade unions, holding some of the biggest companies in the world to account over their treatment of workers, such as Amazon, Aldi and Qantas.

The TWU has led the charge in highlighting and tackling exploitation in the gig economy, pressuring companies, and the government to address chronic underpayments and deadly pressures on food delivery riders and rideshare drivers. During the COVID shutdown of aviation, the TWU cemented its role as a powerful voice for aviation workers, serving as an integral player during the sale of Virgin Australia, and challenging Qantas over safety breaches, wage theft and the illegal outsourcing of 2,000 ground crew and cabin cleaners. Since it was founded, the TWU has represented the interests of truck drivers and logistics workers, exposing the financial pressures by major retailers, manufacturers, and oil companies on road transport – Australia’s deadliest industry.

Are you interested in fighting multinational corporations, organising the workers who carry our country and ensuring safer roads and skies for everyone in Australia? We run comprehensive campaigns to give transport workers a powerful voice in the workplace, in Parliament, and in the community.

Roles

The Campaigns team is made up of experienced organisers, campaigners, educators and researchers who work together to create and implement national campaigns across the union. We are looking to add a number of experienced organisers to the team, so if you think

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL:

  • Support the development, coordination and execution of the national campaign plans.
  • Assist in the implementation of organising and growth strategies, plans and projects across branches and nationally.
  • Support the training and development of delegates and members across the campaign.
  • Support, develop and mentor organisers and other campaign officials.
  • Undertake and assist with research, planning, communications, and event management for campaign activity.
  • Liaise with staff in other departments of the union to achieve success for the campaign.
  • Build and manage relationships with staff in TWU state branches.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL IDEALLY HAVE:

  • A proven track record as a union organiser or campaigner. Experience with supply chain campaigning, training or development a plus.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • A willingness to understand and implement union growth strategies.
  • Strong communications skills, including demonstrated ability to write reports and draft internal and external communications.
  • Good IT communications skills, including experience with Excel and digital communications.
  • An interest in learning how to lead other team members.
  • A commitment to labour values.
  • The role will be based in our national office in Sydney, with interstate travel.
  • Applications welcome from candidates with the required experience and a passion for human rights.

To apply, forward a Cover Letter CV to Emily McMillan, Chief of Campaigns, Transport Workers’ Union of Australia by email: jobs@twu.com.au

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Emily McMillan, Tel: 02 8114 6500.

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