HACSU - Area Organiser: Organising and Campaigning

Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) is the Victorian No.2 Branch of the Health Services Union. HACSU is seeking a full time Area Organiser: Organising and Campaigning to work in the Union’s Melbourne office. HACSU is an industry based Union representing Mental Health Nurses, Health Professionals, Alcohol and other Drug, Workers, and Disability Support Workers, and other Direct Care and Support Staff in Victorian Mental health and Disability Services.

Position:              Area Organiser: Organising and Campaigning

Employer:           Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) 
Work Type/s:     Full Time 

Applications close: 28 February 2017

Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) is the Victorian No.2 Branch of the Health Services Union. HACSU is seeking a full time Area Organiser: Organising and Campaigning to work in the Union’s Melbourne office.

HACSU is an industry based Union representing Mental Health Nurses, Health Professionals, Alcohol and other Drug, Workers, and Disability Support Workers, and other Direct Care and Support Staff in Victorian Mental health and Disability Services

The priority of the Union is to grow the strength and the power of HACSU by advocating for and protecting the professional and industrial interests of all members. This position will provide leadership to delegates and members with a focus on organising and campaigning and recruitment.

Salary: HACSU provides an attractive salary and conditions, commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience.

Requirements:

HACSU is a campaigning union and we campaign with members for improved wages and conditions and for improvements in mental health, alcohol and drugs and disability policy.

This is a challenging role where you will have responsibility for workplaces in a specified geographic area including regional Victoria.

We are looking for a motivated person who can work co-operatively with other members of the HACSU team.

You will work closely with the lead organiser developing workplace and campaigning plans for your designated areas.

With the support and guidance of the leadership team you will assist in union wide campaigns.

You will be able to work autonomously and be responsible for organising and campaigning in your geographic area.

You will provide support to members and work closely with workplace delegates including the facilitation of delegate education and training in conjunction with HACSU Educator.

You must be able to advocate for workers rights and conditions accordingly advanced negotiation and communication skills are essential.

You must be an analytical thinker who can work to deadlines and manage issues to outcomes.

You will be expected to join workers to the Union to increase density in each sector.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, reflective of the Union environment promoting the values and principles of unionism.
  • Commitment to the underlying principles of the union movement, social justice, community development and equity.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and resolve issues arising from a demanding workload, high levels of expectation and competing priorities in the workplace.
  • Proven ability to positively contribute to change and innovation.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement workplace organising and campaigning plans.
  • Demonstrated communication, analytical, problem solving and dispute resolution skills.
  • Well-developed advocacy skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current industrial and professional issues in the Victorian Mental Health industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current industrial legislation and policies, including Fair Work Australia and of other legislation as they pertain to Industrial Relations.
  • Demonstrated decision-making and time management skills.
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking and interpersonal skills.

 

Please send your application to Paul Healey – Assistant State Secretary by COB on Tuesday 28 February 2017.   Email: Paulh@hacscu.asn.au

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AMWU - NATIONAL RESEARCH & PLANNING OFFICER

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union is active in the: shipbuilding; defence & aerospace; rail; and mining & engineering services industries. It has newly established Industry Committees, each with a Coordinator, to organise within them. The AMWU seeks one or two Research & Planning Officers to support its activities in at least these four industries. The position/s will be located in Melbourne.

NATIONAL RESEARCH & PLANNING OFFICER

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union is active in the: shipbuilding; defence & aerospace; rail; and mining & engineering services industries. It has newly established Industry Committees, each with a Coordinator, to organise within them.

The AMWU seeks one or two Research & Planning Officers to support its activities in at least these four industries. The position/s will be located in Melbourne.

Principal Responsibilities

The position/s will operate in support of the industry committees and their Coordinators. Duties will include:

  • conducting corporate, industry and related research;
  • providing input to the formulation of the union’s operational plans for different industries;
  • researching and reporting on issues affecting workers in those industries;
  • preparing submissions;
  • project management; and
  • representing the union in different forums, eg as part of delegations to Parliamentary inquiries.

At least one of the positions will be full-time and permanent. The terms of the other are negotiable – that position could be part-time or full-time, fixed term or permanent.

Selection Criteria

Skills in corporate research and organisational planning are essential, as is an ability to work autonomously subject to broad outline. Experience in one of the sectors covered by the union’s industry committees is desirable.

Applicants must be strongly committed to trade unionism and the interests of workers in the manufacturing industry.

Applications should be forwarded to Glenn Thompson by 24 February, 2017 by email to glenn.thompson@amwu.asn.au or post to Level 2, 251 Queensberry Street, Carlton South, 3053. Each should specify whether application is made for permanent, full-time work or otherwise.

The AMWU is an equal opportunity employer

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Unions NSW - Industrial Officer

Unions NSW is the peak council of trade unions in NSW and is seeking an experienced industrial officer to manage its work, health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation portfolios. The role is responsible for coordinating and resourcing all activities covering WHS and workers compensation activities relevant to Unions NSW and the NSW union movement.

Unions NSW is the peak council of trade unions in NSW and is seeking an experienced industrial officer to manage its work, health and safety (WHS) and workers’ compensation portfolios. The role is responsible for coordinating and resourcing all activities covering WHS and workers compensation activities relevant to Unions NSW and the NSW union movement.

 

For copies of the job description and essential criteria please contact Mary O’Donoghue, Personal Assistant to the Secretary either by phone: (02) 9881 5915 or email: modonoghue@unionsnsw.org.au

 

For inquiries contact Unions NSW, Assistant Secretary, Emma Maiden on (02) 9881 5906

 

Applications close 5:00pm on Friday, 24 February 2017.

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MEAA - National Industrial Officer, Actors’ Equity

Equity has a proud 75 year history of representing Australian performers, including actors, dancers, voiceover artists and stunt performers. We are looking for a person with legal/industrial expertise to fill a 6-12 month maternity leave vacancy in our Sydney office.

National Industrial Officer, Actors’ Equity

Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance

Equity has a proud 75 year history of representing Australian performers, including actors, dancers, voiceover artists and stunt performers. We are looking for a person with legal/industrial expertise to fill a 6-12 month maternity leave vacancy in our Sydney office.

Key duties include:

  • Providing advice to members on contracts, industry agreements and workplace issues
  • Providing support in negotiations for industry wide and production specific agreements
  • Assisting members with individual grievances
  • Providing research support on policy matters in the creative arts industry

Ideally, you will have legal qualifications and/or a background in industrial relations. You will work on a diverse range of projects as part of an energetic team as well as being able to independently manage workload and exercise initiative.

We offer generous terms and conditions. Remuneration is set by our staff agreement and depends on qualifications and experience.

A commitment to trade union principles and performers’ rights is essential. 

Applications close on Friday 24 February 2017. Please forward your curriculum vitae and covering letter marked attention Allison Purdy to allison.purdy@meaa.org

 

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QNU - Member Organiser

A Member Organiser is required on a 12 month full-time temporary basis. As the Member Organiser you will be primarily focused on the facilitation of QNU member workplace activities in collaboration with the respective Organiser team/s. The core responsibilities of new member recruitment, retention and workplace delegate support are inherent in this role.

Member Organiser

  • 12 month temporary full-time contract
  • Proud not-for-profit organisation
  • Great West End location with competitive salary & benefits

About the QNU
The Queensland Nurses' Union (QNU) is the industrial and professional organisation for nurses and midwives working in public and private health and aged care in Queensland. The QNU seeks to promote and defend the industrial, professional, social, political and democratic interests of over 54,000 members. We have over 150 employees including organisers, professionals and administrative personnel, and manage a multi-million dollar operating budget.

About the Role
A Member Organiser is required on a 12 month full-time temporary basis. As the Member Organiser you will be primarily focused on the facilitation of QNU member workplace activities in collaboration with the respective Organiser team/s. The core responsibilities of new member recruitment, retention and workplace delegate support are inherent in this role. In this hands-on, proactive role your key accountabilities will see you:

  • Assisting in planning, implementing and reporting recruitment and growth campaigns and strategies;
  • Collaboratively assisting with the planning, preparing, implementing and reporting on workplace Organising, Blitz, Branch development and growth campaigns for both industrial and professional;
  • Assisting and actively participating in membership recruitment and workplace mapping;
  • Assisting in the collation of and providing information and assistance to members on Awards, Industrial Agreements, professional issues and other related workplace matters;
  • Assisting in the investigation or enquiry into claimed breaches of Awards or Industrial Agreements in collaboration with the relevant Organiser /Industrial Officer;
  • Assisting in the development of self and delegates through workplace representations, direct delegate support and establishment of Branches;
  • Supporting the direct representation and advocacy on individual members behalf in collaboration with Organiser/s and Servicing Organiser/s as required; and
  • In consultation with QNU Officials and as required, attend meetings with an employer and/or representative managers.

About You
An astute communicator who is able to build rapport with members quickly, you will have the capability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a small team. To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Membership of the QNU/ Australian Nursing Federation and registered with APHRA;
  • Experience within a range of nursing and/or midwifery roles;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary nursing or midwifery practice;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the health industry generally;
  • Demonstrated history of activism within the QNU or other nursing/midwifery union;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial relations gained specifically at relevant QNU training
  • Sound negotiation and public speaking skills;
  • Ability to write simple reports, submissions and other business correspondence;
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyse, evaluate, problem solve and articulate a logical and clear position on an issue;
  • Demonstrated commitment to trade unionism;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and take a collaborative approach to work;
  • Demonstrated ability to research, critically analyse, evaluate and reach sound conclusions and provide viable options;
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, establish priorities, use initiative and be proactive in raising and dealing with issues; and
  • An ability to travel away from home for up to five nights at a time and a current driver’s license is required

What we Offer
You will be joining a values driven union which advocates for nurses and midwives and for those in their care, offers challenging opportunities and a supportive team environment in addition to a variety of benefits, including:-

  • Attractive salary package including salary sacrifice options;
  • Work/life balance with flexible working arrangements including accrued days off;
  • Health and Wellness initiatives including vaccinations;
  • Access to a free, confidential counselling service through our EAP provider; and
  • Generous leave entitlements.

How to Apply
If you would like to request an information pack or have any questions in relation to this vacancy, please either send an email to hr@qnu.org.au, or refer to our QNU jobs page at the following link:
http://www.qnu.org.au/QNU/About_Us_Members/QNU_jobs_Members/QNU/About_Us/QNU_jobs.aspx?hkey=78aba232-98d2-4e51-a22f-10600cbe50fa

To apply, email your resume and cover letter clearly addressing how you meet the "About You" section outlined in the above advertisement to hr@qnu.org.au All applications should be addressed to Rebecca Stoodley, Human Resources Advisor.
For further information about the QNU, head to our website www.qnu.org.au

Applications close 4pm Friday, 24th February 2017.

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MEAA - Director – Industrial & Advocacy (DIA)

Primary Objective: The Director – Industrial & Advocacy will be responsible for MEAA’s industrial team and the delivery of MEAA’s industrial services nationally. The Industrial team provides industrial advice to members and MEAA staff (including the CEO, directors and organisers) while also representing MEAA and its members in relevant industrial tribunals and courts. The Director – Industrial & Advocacy will also be required to manage a team of industrial officers and will report to the MEAA CEO.

POSITION DESCRIPTION –Director – Industrial & Advocacy - MEAA

Position Title: Director – Industrial & Advocacy (DIA)

The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) is the industrial and professional organisation representing the people who work in Australia’s media and entertainment industries. Its membership includes journalists, artists, photographers, actors, stunt performers, dancers, symphony orchestra and theatre orchestra musicians, freelance musicians, and film, television and performing arts technicians.

Primary Objective: The Director – Industrial & Advocacy will be responsible for MEAA’s industrial team and the delivery of MEAA’s industrial services nationally. The Industrial team provides industrial advice to members and MEAA staff (including the CEO, directors and organisers) while also representing MEAA and its members in relevant industrial tribunals and courts. The Director – Industrial & Advocacy will also be required to manage a team of industrial officers and will report to the MEAA CEO.

Key duties:

  1. Responsibility for providing high level technical industrial relations advice while also managing a team of industrial officers.
  2. Responsibility for the delivery of MEAA’s industrial services nationally, including in relation to individual member claims, collective disputes, awards and enterprise bargaining.
  3. Provide industrial and legal advice to members concerning workplace rights and issues including advising members on the operation of industrial instruments (enterprise agreements and awards), employment contracts and relevant legislation.
  4. Resolve member grievances, issues, claims and queries in accordance with MEAA protocols and policies.
  5. Assist with enterprise bargaining and provide industrial advice to organisers concerning the approval and lodgment of enterprise agreements (and obtaining relevant orders from the FWC).
  6. Regular reporting to the MEAA Board and CEO.
  7. Development of industrial plans, strategies, resources and education and training materials.
  8. Represent MEAA and members in industrial tribunals and courts, which will include the preparation of pleadings, evidence and submissions as well as advocacy.
  9. Preparation of industrial and legal information and articles for MEAA’s website and other publications on matters affecting MEAA members.
  10. Supporting organisers in their campaigns to recruit and retain members.
  11. Such other duties as may be allocated from time to time.

A wide range of tasks will be performed, including but not limited to:

  • Providing legal and industrial advice to members and MEAA staff (including the CEO, section / state directors and organisers) in relation to minimum entitlements and rates of pay, termination of employment, unfair dismissal, redundancy, work place discrimination, general protections, wages and underpayment claims, workplace health and safety, and other workplace rights and issues;
  • Reviewing contracts of employment and advising members on minimum entitlements and other workplace / contract / legal rights;
  • Interpretation of legislation and industrial instruments, including awards, collective agreements and common law contracts;
  • Preparation of, and responsibility for, running individual claims on behalf of members and in industrial tribunals and courts including unfair dismissal applications, general protections and discrimination claims, wages and underpayment / non-payment claims.

Qualifications: Legal qualifications and/or industrial relations qualifications are necessary.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. A commitment to trade union principles and the rights of employees working in the creative arts and media industries is essential;
  2. Legal and/or industrial relations qualifications;
  3. Extensive experience in appearing in the Fair Work Commission, courts and tribunals;
  4. Previous experience as a senior industrial or senior legal officer in a union or similar environment and/or previous experience as an industrial / employment lawyer;
  5. Previous experience in managing a team;
  6. Experienced in developing and implementing policies and procedures, including industrial resources and training / education materials;
  7. Extensive experience in running industrial / employment claims and matters in court and tribunals;
  8. Enterprise bargaining experience including drafting agreements, advising on compliance with relevant legislation and obtaining bargaining orders;
  9. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including superior drafting skills;
  10. Strong interpersonal skills;
  11. A good knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues and a thorough understanding of relevant state and federal industrial legislation;
  12. Computer and internet literacy.

Other Desirable Skills:

  1. An understanding of industrial issues confronting employees in the creative arts and media industries in Australia ;
  2. Legal qualifications including a current NSW practicing certificate;
  3. Negotiation, advocacy and dispute resolution skills;
  4. Ability to analyse and resolve individual member issues, as well as broader industry wide industrial issues generally;
  5. Ability to maintain good working relations with employer representatives;
  6. Commitment to working collegially.

The position is available on a permanent or fixed term basis with a package dependent on skills and experience, plus 10.5% employer contribution to superannuation. You will also be entitled to 5 weeks annual leave each year plus an additional 3 days leave between Christmas and New Year.

Applications close on 24th February, 2017. Please forward your resume with a covering letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to Jennifer O’Brien, jennifer.obrien@meaa.org

 

 

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MEAA - Organiser

MEAA is the largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia's creative professionals. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team.

Organiser

Employer: Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance

Work Type/s: Full Time

Classification/s: Advocacy and CampaignsUnions and Workers Rights

Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)

Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 13/02/2017

Applications close: 24th February 2017

MEAA is the largest and most established union and industry advocate for Australia's creative professionals. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team.

Key duties include:

Maintaining and building membership levels and union influence

Identifying areas of potential membership and developing appropriate strategies to recruit

Building and maintaining the unions' presence and influence within our workplaces

Assist with negotiations for enterprise agreements

Providing advocacy where appropriate, negotiation and representation in the workplace or at conciliation conference on matters of pay and conditions, conflict resolution and other matters as appropriate

Training and skills transfer to delegates and leaders.

Preferred Attributes

Recruitment, conversation and leader development skills

Advocacy, negotiation and dispute resolution skills

Strategy, planning and structured organising skills

Industrial relations experience, including working knowledge of agreements, awards and contract interpretation

Strong communication skills and ability to play a leadership role among members and leaders

Ability to work in a team environment

Commitment to trade union principles and workers' rights.

You will work in Melbourne predominantly on campaigns across the Entertainment Crew & Sports section as part of an energetic team as well as being able to independently manage workload and exercise initiative.

Remuneration is dependent on skills and experience.

Applications close: 24th February 2017 to: Allison.purdy@meaa.org

 

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Unions NSW - Campaigns Director

Unions NSW is the peak council of trade unions in NSW and is seeking an experienced Campaigns Director to develop, coordinate and lead strategic political, industrial and issued based campaigns to grow the power and size of the NSW union movement to benefit working people and their communities.

Unions NSW is the peak council of trade unions in NSW and is seeking an experienced Campaigns Director to develop, coordinate and lead strategic political, industrial and issued based campaigns to grow the power and size of the NSW union movement to benefit working people and their communities.

For copies of the job description and essential criteria please contact Mary O’Donoghue, Personal Assistant to the Secretary either by phone: (02) 9881 5915 or email: modonoghue@unionsnsw.org.au

For inquiries contact Unions NSW, Secretary, Mark Morey on (02) 9881 5915.

Applications close 5:00pm on Monday, 6 March 2017.

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The Australian Workers’ Union - Union Organisers, Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Mt Isa

The AWU Queensland Branch is currently seeking to employ new full-time Organisers to assist members in gaining and exercising power in their workplaces, industries and communities. There are four positions available – based in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Mount Isa.

Union Organisers – Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Mt Isa

Are you looking for a career with an organisation that is dedicated to improving the lives of working people?

The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) is the nation’s oldest blue-collar trade union representing over 90,000 working men, women and their families.

The AWU Queensland Branch is currently seeking to employ new full-time Organisers to assist members in gaining and exercising power in their workplaces, industries and communities.

There are four positions available – based in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville and Mount Isa.

The role will:

  • Identify strategic growth targets within your relevant industries and allocated workplaces;
  • Develop and implement workplace plans to grow union membership, strength and activism;
  • Co-ordinate and monitor the negotiation of enterprise agreements to ensure improved wages and conditions for members;
  • Work with delegates, activists, and other AWU officials and organisers to implement industry and union-wide campaigns;
  • Represent the AWU and members at the Fair Work Commission and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission.

Key Selection Criteria

To be considered for this role, you must have the following:

  • Good knowledge of Union operations;
  • Relevant employment history in the Industrial Relations field or Union movement, including previous experience as a delegate or workplace activist;
  • Commitment to Union values and principles;
  • Good knowledge of the Australian Industrial Relations system;
  • Demonstrated experience in campaigning;
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills;
  • A current driver's licence;
  • Computer skills;
  • Capacity to obtain Right of Entry Permits (Fit and Proper)

A detailed Position Description is available on the AWU’s Website: www.qld.awu.net.au

Salary

A competitive remuneration package is available which includes a fully maintained vehicle.

How to apply for this job

Applications must include a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a current resume. Applications should be submitted by post or email to:

The Secretary

AWU – Queensland Branch

GPO Box 88, Brisbane QLD 4001

Email: secretary@awu.org.au, using the subject line: AWU Qld Organiser Role. Please also specify your preferred location.

For more information, please contact the AWU Queensland Branch on 1800 QLD AWU (753 298)

Applications close 5pm on Monday 6 March 2017.

 

 

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FSU - Advocate, Adelaide, SA

The Finance Sector Union is the union for one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in Australia. We organise workers across Australia’s bank, insurance, credit union and superannuation employers. We play a vital role of empowering our members to work together and campaign to secure dignity and respect at work. Our members fight for and deliver improved working entitlements in an evolving industry. We have an exciting opportunity in our South Australia/Northern Territory Branch, based in Adelaide for an Advocate.

Position
Advocate

Organisation
Finance Sector Union

General Overview
The Finance Sector Union is the union for one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in Australia. We organise workers across Australia’s bank, insurance, credit union and superannuation employers. We play a vital role of empowering our members to work together and campaign to secure dignity and respect at work. Our members fight for and deliver improved working entitlements in an evolving industry
We have an exciting opportunity in our South Australia/Northern Territory Branch, based in Adelaide for an Advocate.

Job Description
Working as part of the Advocacy team, our Advocates are responsible for providing members with high quality advice and support in disputes, including representing members to management and negotiating solutions to problems.

Selection Criteria:
Essential experience and qualifications
1. A tertiary qualification in Law, Employee Relations, Human Resources or extensive work experience in a trade union or similar not for profit organisation.
2. Demonstrated experience appearing before the Fairwork Commission and an understanding of issues facing the finance industry would be an advantage.
3. Represent members’ grievances directly with employers.
4. Provide accurate information and/or advice to members on industrial rights and entitlements.
5. Excellent presentation, interpersonal, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills.
6. Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning and the ability to problem solve and come up with creative solutions.
7. Strong time management and personal organisational skills, including the ability to perform work within specified timeframes.
8. The ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment

Desirable
9. Demonstrated experience representing employees with workplace grievances’
10. Knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues and practices

Applications must address all the above selection criteria.

Salary
As stipulated in the FSU Staff agreement 2015 the salary shall be set at tier 1 of the organiser pay scale, currently $64,628 per annum with 1 RDO per month. The FSU also offers other excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%.
The Finance Sector Union is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information, contact Jason Hall on (08) 8229 6543 or jason.hall@fsunion.org.au

Applications to:
Jason Hall
Local Executive Secretary
GPO Box 9893
Adelaide
SA 5001
Email: jason.hall@fsunion.org.au

Closing date: 5pm Friday, 3 March 2017

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QNU - Regional Organiser - Toowoomba

We are searching for a talented and passionate Regional Organiser for a 12 month full-time contract to be based at our Toowoomba office. Travel will be required around Toowoomba and rural areas around the Southern and Northern Downs. Reporting to Regional Organiser Team Leader you will primarily be responsible for the facilitation of QNU member workplace activity in the pursuit of industrial and professional advancement for nurses and midwives including the planning, implementing and reporting on campaigns and mapping. Inextricably linked to this is the core role of new member recruitment, retention and workplace delegate support.

Regional Organiser

  • 12 month temporary full-time contract
  • Proud not-for-profit organisation
  • Based in Toowoomba with competitive salary & benefits

About the QNU
The Queensland Nurses' Union (QNU) is the industrial and professional organisation for nurses and midwives working in public and private health and aged care in Queensland. The QNU seeks to promote and defend the industrial, professional, social, political and democratic interests of over 54,000 members. We have over 150 employees including organisers, professionals and administrative personnel, and manage a multi-million dollar operating budget.

About the Role
We are searching for a talented and passionate Regional Organiser for a 12 month full-time contract to be based at our Toowoomba office. Travel will be required around Toowoomba and rural areas around the Southern and Northern Downs. Reporting to Regional Organiser Team Leader you will primarily be responsible for the facilitation of QNU member workplace activity in the pursuit of industrial and professional advancement for nurses and midwives including the planning, implementing and reporting on campaigns and mapping. Inextricably linked to this is the core role of new member recruitment, retention and workplace delegate support. The Regional Organiser pursues these activities through direct workplace, member and delegate contact including the establishment of branches. In addition to this, as the Regional Organiser, you will represent members individually (as required) and collectively in workplace disputes.

About You
An astute communicator who is able to build rapport with members quickly, you will have the capability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a small team. To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Member of the QNU/ Australian Nursing Federation and registered with APHRA;
  • Significant experience within a range of nursing and/or midwifery roles;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary nursing and/or midwifery practice;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the health industry generally;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the industrial relations system generally;
  • Strong public speaking skills;
  • Sound negotiation skills;
  • Ability to write reports, submissions and other business correspondence;
  • Demonstrated history of activism within the QNU or other nursing/midwifery union and demonstrated commitment to trade unionism;
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyse, evaluate, problem solve and articulate a logical and clear position on an issue;
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed, establish priorities, use initiative and be proactive in raising and dealing with issues; and
  • An ability to travel away from home for up to five nights at a time and a current driver’s license is required

What we Offer
You will be joining a values driven union which advocates for nurses and midwives and for those in their care, offers challenging opportunities and a supportive team environment in addition to a variety of benefits, including:-

  • Attractive salary package including salary sacrifice options;
  • Work/life balance with flexible working arrangements including accrued days off;
  • Health and Wellness initiatives including vaccinations;
  • Access to a free, confidential counselling service through our EAP provider; and
  • Generous leave entitlements.

How to Apply
If you would like to request an information pack or have any questions in relation to this vacancy, please either send an email to hr@qnu.org.au, or refer to our QNU jobs page at the following link:

http://www.qnu.org.au/QNU/About_Us_Members/QNU_jobs_Members/QNU/About_Us/QNU_jobs.aspx?hkey=78aba232-98d2-4e51-a22f-10600cbe50fa

To apply, email your resume and cover letter clearly addressing how you meet the "About You" section outlined in the above advertisement to hr@qnu.org.au All applications should be addressed to Rebecca Stoodley, Human Resources Advisor.

For further information about the QNU, head to our website www.qnu.org.au
Applications close COB Tuesday 28th February 2017

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USU - MANAGER ENERGY & UTILITIES AND PRIVATE SECTOR

Applications are sought for the position of Manager Energy, Utilities and Private Sector (EUP). The role requires somebody able to lead, direct and co-ordinate multiple teams into one cohesive effective operation.

MANAGER ENERGY & UTILITIES AND PRIVATE SECTOR
UNITED SERVICES UNION

  • The position is located in our city office in Sydney
  • Salary Range $101,537 to $120,785
  • Senior leadership role

Applications are sought for the position of Manager Energy, Utilities and Private Sector (EUP).
The role requires somebody able to lead, direct and co-ordinate multiple teams into one cohesive effective operation.
You will work under the direction of the General Secretary.

Applicants must possess the following skills:
Essential

  • A high level of business acumen and superior communication skills with the ability to develop relationships at all levels of industry
  • Extensive experience in a Senior Leadership Role preferably in the Union
  • Extensive knowledge of awards and Fair Work Commission including the Fair Work Act 2009; and, the NSW Industrial Relations Commission
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of Trade Unionism
  • Proven success utilising technology and processes to create a competitive advantage; including social media skills
  • Experience managing multiple teams
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively within a close-knit senior management team
  • A strong desire to develop a genuine partnership with stakeholders exceeding expectations
  • RTA class C drivers licence
  • An understanding of the Union’s structure, rules and influences, including internal and external forces
  • An appreciation of the political and social context in which the Union operates
  • Ability to respond quickly to changing priorities and develop strategies
  • Excellent Communications skills
  • Excellent time management skills

Desirable
Tertiary / Post Graduate studies in Management
Workplace Assessors Certificate

You will be Offered

  • Senior Executive Role with attractive and competitive Remuneration Package commensurate with experience
  • Excellent working conditions
  • A supportive and Collaborative Senior Management team

Position Description can be obtained from USU website or by contacting Leonie on 9265 8203. Enquiries about the role may be directed to Monica on 9265 8203. Applications should be addressed to hrofficer@usu.org.au by Thursday 9 March 2017.
Applicants must submit answers to the Selection Criteria and a brief Resume

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AMWU - COORDINATOR - NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE (NRC)

The AMWU is seeking applicants for the role of Coordinator of our National Research Centre, based in Sydney. The position is a senior role within the organisation and the successful applicant is expected to operate at a high level as part of the Union's policy advice team.

COORDINATOR - NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTRE (NRC)

The AMWU is seeking applicants for the role of Coordinator of our National Research Centre, based in Sydney. The position is a senior role within the organisation and the successful applicant is expected to operate at a high level as part of the Union's policy advice team.

In addition to the caseload and responsibilities of a National Research Officer as listed below, the Coordinator is required to have the skills and experience to:

  1. provide National Executive with advice on emerging industrial issues and proposals for incorporating industrial strategies into growth campaigns;
  2. practice advanced team coordination skills;
  3. manage a small team in a high volume work environment;
  4. effectively manage time and allocate resources;
  5. build and maintain relationships with other Unions and with relevant institutional and employer organisations;
  6. communicate effectively within the organisation and build and maintain effective relationships with executive and other departments within the union;
  7. anticipate the needs of the executive and advise accordingly; and
  8. possess a sound knowledge of the modern and pre-modern Award system

National Research Officer responsibilities include:

  • preparing cases and representing the AMWU before courts and tribunals including the Fair Work Commission;
  • providing industrial advice and information to officials, officers, organisers, delegates, and members of the Union;
  • researching, monitoring, and reporting industrial law developments;
  • researching and reporting on issues affecting workers covered by the Union;
  • preparing submissions for internal and external inquiries; and
  • conducting corporate and industry research, and supporting organising initiatives as required.

Selection Criteria

Highly developed research and advocacy abilities are required; legal or other relevant qualifications are desirable. Preferred applicants will have at least 3 years experience in Industrial Relations or related discipline using research and advocacy skills and have experience as a team leader / coordinator.

Applicants must be strongly committed to trade unionism and the interests of workers in the manufacturing industry.

The AMWU values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals.

Applications, including a cover letter addressing selection criteria and experience in the skills and required duties – together with a resume and references - should be forwarded by close of business Friday 3 March 2017 to:

Sushma Sharma

AMWU

Email:     sushma.sharma@amwu.asn.au

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AMWU - NATIONAL RESEARCH OFFICER

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has a full-time permanent vacancy for a National Research Officer to provide industrial, legal, and policy advice. The position is located at the Union’s National Office in Granville, NSW.

NATIONAL RESEARCH OFFICER

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has a full-time permanent vacancy for a National Research Officer to provide industrial, legal, and policy advice. The position is located at the Union’s National Office in Granville, NSW.

Responsibilities include:

  • preparing cases and representing the AMWU before courts and tribunals including the Fair Work Commission;
  • providing advice and information to officials, officers, organisers, delegates, and members of the Union;
  • researching, monitoring, and reporting industrial and employment law developments;
  • researching and reporting on issues affecting workers covered by the Union;
  • preparing submissions for internal and external inquiries; and
  • conducting corporate and industry research, and supporting organising initiatives as required.

Selection Criteria

Highly developed research and advocacy abilities are required; legal or other relevant qualifications are desirable. Preferred applicants will have at least 3 years experience in Industrial Relations or related discipline using research and advocacy skills.

Applicants must be strongly committed to trade unionism and the interests of workers in the manufacturing industry.

The AMWU values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals.

Applications including a cover letter addressing the selection criteria, resume and references should be forwarded by close of business Friday, 3 March 2017 to:

Sushma Sharma

AMWU

Email:sushma.sharma@amwu.asn.au

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CPSU - Member Service Centre (MSC) Organiser- NSW

The primary function of this role is to provide information, support, advice and representation to members on issues that affect their working lives. The MSC Telephone Organiser operates in a very dynamic, complex and constantly changing environment requiring flexibility and openness to new ideas and approaches.

Position Title: Member Service Centre (MSC) Organiser
Position Location Sydney, NSW
Employment Status: Permanent positions
Classification & Salary: MSC Organiser 1.1, $69,815 + 15.4% superannuation

Conditions of employment:
• flexible work practices and access to accrued days off
• best practice leave provisions including paid primary carer leave (26 weeks) and
supporting partner leave (six weeks); and paid family violence leave (20 days (pro
rata) per annum (non-cumulative)
• employer super contributions on paid or unpaid parental leave for a period equal to a
maximum of 52 weeks
• a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
• a strong commitment to training and development
• health and well being initiatives
• salary sacrificing

Position reports to: Director of MSC & Team Leader
Positions reporting to this position are: Nil

Community and Public Sector Union - CPSU (PSU Group)
The CPSU (PSU Group) is one of Australia’s most active and innovative trade unions, with
over 55,000 members nationally. CPSU members work in the Australian Public Service, the
ACT and NT governments, and a number of community and private sector areas. The CPSU
supports a strong, independent public sector and the essential services it provides to the
community. We believe every worker deserves dignity and respect, a safe workplace, decent
pay and conditions, rights at work and a balanced working life.
As an employer we offer family friendly conditions and leave entitlements, 15.4%
superannuation, and access to health and wellbeing initiatives. Our friendly staff are
passionate about the work they do and committed to union values, helping others, and
making a positive contribution to society. Working with the CPSU means you will work side
by side with other union members to make our workplaces and communities fairer.

Overview of Position
The primary function of this role is to provide information, support, advice and representation
to members on issues that affect their working lives. The MSC Telephone Organiser
operates in a very dynamic, complex and constantly changing environment requiring
flexibility and openness to new ideas and approaches.
The MSC Telephone Organiser is an entry-level position with potential career development
to a workplace organising role. A comprehensive training program is provided.

The position will report to the Director of the MSC and the Team Leader and will be focused
on meeting key union objectives of:
• helping members achieve fairness at work, job security, and the best possible
pay and decent conditions
• being a union that most employees want to join
• promoting our members’ issues in the public and political arena

SELECTION CRITERIA
(required skills, knowledge & ability)
Essential
A commitment to union values and principles, helping others and making
a contribution to society
Committed to high service standards
Demonstrated high-level communication skills
Confident and enjoys dealing with people over the phone
Capable of dealing with peak inbound phone call demands
Ability to work as part of a team and independently
Good record-keeping skills
Demonstrated ability to use a PC and related commercial software packages,
particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
Experience working with a membership based relational database package
Desirable
Experience as a union activist or delegate
Involvement in union, community, student, environment or other campaigns/collective
activities
Previous experience processing payments and membership records over the phone
Outbound calling experience, survey data collection
Answering industrial inquiries and advising delegates and members
Managing individual industrial cases such as Workers Compensation

Please submit your application by COB Monday, 27 February 2017.

HOW TO APPLY
You must complete the on-line Employment Application Questionnaire and address
the Selection Criteria to be considered for this position.
Please visit our website at https://cpsu.wufoo.com/forms/cpsu-employment-application/ to
access the Employment Application Questionnaire.
The CPSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages women, Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islanders, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for position.
Selection is merit based. Part time employment opportunities may be considered where suitable.
    
    
Robert Alessi, HR Support - email: rob.alessi@cpsu.org.au  Ph: (03) 86206345






        


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CPSU - Field Organiser- ACT

The primary function of this role is to develop and implement effective campaigns and strategies to assist members to bring about positive change in their workplaces. There is a strong emphasis on recruiting members and developing members, delegates and workplace leaders.

Position Title: Field Organiser
Position Location: Canberra, ACT
Employment Status: Fixed Term positions (3 to 6 months)
Classification and Salary range: Organiser Level 1 - 2, $71,371 - $93,005 pa
(includes Organiser Expense Allowance paid as
salary) + 15.4% superannuation

Conditions of employment:
• flexible work practices and access to accrued days off
• best practice leave provisions including paid primary carer leave (26 weeks) and
supporting partner leave (six weeks); and paid family violence leave (20 days (pro
rata) per annum (non-cumulative)
• employer super contributions on paid or unpaid parental leave for a period equal to a
maximum of 52 weeks
• a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
• a strong commitment to training and development
• health and well being initiatives
• salary sacrificing

Position reports to: Team Leader and Lead Organiser
Positions reporting to this position are: Nil

Community and Public Sector Union - CPSU (PSU Group)
The CPSU (PSU Group) is one of Australia’s most active and innovative trade unions, with
over 55,000 members nationally. CPSU members work in the Australian Public Service, the
ACT and NT governments, and a number of community and private sector areas. The CPSU
supports a strong, independent public sector and the essential services it provides to the
community. We believe every worker deserves dignity and respect, a safe workplace, decent
pay and conditions, rights at work and a balanced working life.
As an employer we offer family friendly conditions and leave entitlements, 15.4%
superannuation, and access to health and wellbeing initiatives. Our friendly staff are
passionate about the work they do and committed to union values, helping others, and
making a positive contribution to society. Working with the CPSU means you will work side
by side with other union members to make our workplaces and communities fairer.

Overview of Position
The primary function of this role is to develop and implement effective campaigns and
strategies to assist members to bring about positive change in their workplaces.
There is a strong emphasis on recruiting members and developing members, delegates and
workplace leaders.
The position is focused on meeting key union objectives of:
• helping members achieve fairness at work, job security, and the best possible
pay and decent conditions
• being a union that most employees want to join
• promoting our members’ issues in the public and political arena

SELECTION CRITERIA
(required skills, knowledge & ability)
Essential
1. A commitment to union values and principles, helping others and making a
contribution to society
2. High level verbal communication and interpersonal skills
3. Ability to lead and organise, build relationships, motivate and develop individuals or
groups
4. Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem solving skills
5. Ability to plan and organise work and achieve outcomes
6. Ability to work semi-autonomously, demonstrate initiative, drive and resilience in a
changing environment
7. Well developed written communication skills
8. Current Drivers License
Highly Desirable
1. Experience working in sales or membership recruitment, with a strong focus on
meeting recruitment objectives
2. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to develop and implement successful
sales/recruitment strategies

Please submit your application by COB Monday, 27 February 2017.

HOW TO APPLY
You must complete the on-line Employment Application Questionnaire and address
the Selection Criteria to be considered for this position.

Please visit our website at https://cpsu.wufoo.com/forms/cpsu-employment-application/ to
access the Employment Application Questionnaire.

The CPSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and
people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for position. Selection is merit based. Part time
employment opportunities may be considered where suitable.
    
Robert Alessi, HR Support - email: rob.alessi@cpsu.org.au  Ph: (03) 86206345

        



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CPSU - Field Organiser - QLD

The primary function of this role is to develop and implement effective campaigns and strategies to assist members to bring about positive change in their workplaces. There is a strong emphasis on recruiting members and developing members, delegates and workplace leaders.

Position Title: Field Organiser
Position Location: Brisbane, QLD
Employment Status: Fixed Term position (12 months)
Classification and Salary range: Organiser Level 1 - 2, $71,371 - $93,005 pa
(includes Organiser Expense Allowance paid as
salary) + 15.4% superannuation

Conditions of employment:
• flexible work practices and access to accrued days off
• best practice leave provisions including paid primary carer leave (26 weeks) and
supporting partner leave (six weeks); and paid family violence leave (20 days (pro
rata) per annum (non-cumulative)
• employer super contributions on paid or unpaid parental leave for a period equal to a
maximum of 52 weeks
• a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
• a strong commitment to training and development
• health and well being initiatives
• salary sacrificing
Position reports to: Team Leader and Lead Organiser
Positions reporting to this position are: Nil

Community and Public Sector Union - CPSU (PSU Group)
The CPSU (PSU Group) is one of Australia’s most active and innovative trade unions, with
over 55,000 members nationally. CPSU members work in the Australian Public Service, the
ACT and NT governments, and a number of community and private sector areas. The CPSU
supports a strong, independent public sector and the essential services it provides to the
community. We believe every worker deserves dignity and respect, a safe workplace, decent
pay and conditions, rights at work and a balanced working life.
As an employer we offer family friendly conditions and leave entitlements, 15.4%
superannuation, and access to health and wellbeing initiatives. Our friendly staff are
passionate about the work they do and committed to union values, helping others, and
making a positive contribution to society. Working with the CPSU means you will work side
by side with other union members to make our workplaces and communities fairer.

Overview of Position
The primary function of this role is to develop and implement effective campaigns and
strategies to assist members to bring about positive change in their workplaces.
There is a strong emphasis on recruiting members and developing members, delegates and
workplace leaders.
The position is focused on meeting key union objectives of:
• helping members achieve fairness at work, job security, and the best possible
pay and decent conditions
• being a union that most employees want to join
• promoting our members’ issues in the public and political arena

SELECTION CRITERIA
(required skills, knowledge & ability)

Essential
1. A commitment to union values and principles, helping others and making a
contribution to society
2. High level verbal communication and interpersonal skills
3. Ability to lead and organise, build relationships, motivate and develop individuals or
groups
4. Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem solving skills
5. Ability to plan and organise work and achieve outcomes
6. Ability to work semi-autonomously, demonstrate initiative, drive and resilience in a
changing environment
7. Well developed written communication skills
8. Current Drivers License

Highly Desirable
1. Experience working in sales or membership recruitment, with a strong focus on
meeting recruitment objectives
2. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to develop and implement successful
sales/recruitment strategies

Please submit your application by COB Monday, 27 February 2017.

HOW TO APPLY
You must complete the on-line Employment Application Questionnaire and address
the Selection Criteria to be considered for this position.

Please visit our website at https://cpsu.wufoo.com/forms/cpsu-employment-application/ to
access the Employment Application Questionnaire.

The CPSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and
people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for position. Selection is merit based. Part time
employment opportunities may be considered where suitable.
    
Robert Alessi, HR Support - email: rob.alessi@cpsu.org.au  Ph: (03) 86206345

        

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CPSU - Field Organiser - VIC

The primary function of this role is to develop and implement effective campaigns and strategies to assist members to bring about positive change in their workplaces. There is a strong emphasis on recruiting members and developing members, delegates and workplace leaders.

Position Title: Field Organiser
Position Location: Melbourne, Vic
Employment Status: Fixed Term position (6 months)
Classification and Salary range: Organiser Level 1 - 2, $71,371 - $93,005 pa
(includes Organiser Expense Allowance paid as
salary) + 15.4% superannuation

Conditions of employment:
• flexible work practices and access to accrued days off
• best practice leave provisions including paid primary carer leave (26 weeks) and
supporting partner leave (six weeks); and paid family violence leave (20 days (pro
rata) per annum (non-cumulative)
• employer super contributions on paid or unpaid parental leave for a period equal to a
maximum of 52 weeks
• a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
• a strong commitment to training and development
• health and well being initiatives
• salary sacrificing
Position reports to: Team Leader and Lead Organiser
Positions reporting to this position are: Nil

Community and Public Sector Union - CPSU (PSU Group)
The CPSU (PSU Group) is one of Australia’s most active and innovative trade unions, with
over 55,000 members nationally. CPSU members work in the Australian Public Service, the
ACT and NT governments, and a number of community and private sector areas. The CPSU
supports a strong, independent public sector and the essential services it provides to the
community. We believe every worker deserves dignity and respect, a safe workplace, decent
pay and conditions, rights at work and a balanced working life.
As an employer we offer family friendly conditions and leave entitlements, 15.4%
superannuation, and access to health and wellbeing initiatives. Our friendly staff are
passionate about the work they do and committed to union values, helping others, and
making a positive contribution to society. Working with the CPSU means you will work side
by side with other union members to make our workplaces and communities fairer.

Overview of Position
The primary function of this role is to develop and implement effective campaigns and
strategies to assist members to bring about positive change in their workplaces.
There is a strong emphasis on recruiting members and developing members, delegates and
workplace leaders.

The position is focused on meeting key union objectives of:
• helping members achieve fairness at work, job security, and the best possible
pay and decent conditions
• being a union that most employees want to join
• promoting our members’ issues in the public and political arena

SELECTION CRITERIA
(required skills, knowledge & ability)

Essential
1. A commitment to union values and principles, helping others and making a
contribution to society
2. High level verbal communication and interpersonal skills
3. Ability to lead and organise, build relationships, motivate and develop individuals or
groups
4. Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem solving skills
5. Ability to plan and organise work and achieve outcomes
6. Ability to work semi-autonomously, demonstrate initiative, drive and resilience in a
changing environment
7. Well developed written communication skills
8. Current Drivers License

Highly Desirable
1. Experience working in sales or membership recruitment, with a strong focus on
meeting recruitment objectives
2. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to develop and implement successful
sales/recruitment strategies

Please submit your application by COB Monday, 27 February 2017.

HOW TO APPLY
You must complete the on-line Employment Application Questionnaire and address
the Selection Criteria to be considered for this position.

Please visit our website at https://cpsu.wufoo.com/forms/cpsu-employment-application/ to
access the Employment Application Questionnaire.

The CPSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and
people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for position. Selection is merit based. Part time
employment opportunities may be considered where suitable.
    

Robert Alessi, HR Support - email: rob.alessi@cpsu.org.au  Ph: (03) 86206345
        



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IFS - Credit Officer – Industry Funds Credit Control (multiple roles available)

This role works within the IFCC team, surrounded by experienced and supportive colleagues. You will be investigating late payments and making contact with employers to ensure our members receive their entitled payments. This job is all about helping people get back their lost super. It is rewarding and particularly satisfying knowing that you are making a real difference to the retirement savings and future of everyday Australians.

Credit Officer – Industry Funds Credit Control

(multiple roles available)

About us 

Industry Fund Services is a leading provider of specialist financial products, services and advice to Industry Super.  We are proud to be a trusted partner of Industry Super Funds that are run only to benefit members.  The quality, innovative and affordable financial solutions we offer our client super funds include: 

• Financial advice
• Retirement income products
• Investment solutions
• Finding lost superannuation
• Collection of unpaid superannuation
• Litigation and Insolvency Services

Industry Funds Credit Control (IFCC), a division of IFS, is the leading collector of unpaid superannuation entitlements for the Industry super sector.  Our dedicated team is responsible for collecting unpaid super entitlements and returning them to everyday Australians.

The Role

This role works within the IFCC team, surrounded by experienced and supportive colleagues.  You will be investigating late payments and making contact with employers to ensure our members receive their entitled payments.  This job is all about helping people get back their lost super. It is rewarding and particularly satisfying knowing that you are making a real difference to the retirement savings and future of everyday Australians.

About you
You have strong customer service focus and are an effective communicator.  Behind your friendly & positive attitude is an enthusiastic and driven individual who is ready to step into their own career.  You are willing to take on a challenging role that will bring excellent rewards in a supportive environment. 

In addition, you:

  • like to work autonomously and take ownership of the work assigned to you. 
  • are quick to learn, hard working with excellent attention to detail;
  • are self-motivated, a good communicator and negotiator with awesome time management skills;
  • prefer to work in a supportive team environment
  • must be an Australian Citizen or has Permanent Residency
  • will be prepared to undertake a Police Check

Are you ready?

If this sounds like you and you are ready to take the next step we would like to hear from you. Simply put together a resume and cover letter telling us why you would be a great candidate for this role and email it to IFSRecruitment@ifs.net.au

 

Applications close 6 March 2017.

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QNU - Legal Secretary

We are seeking an experienced Legal Secretary to join our in-house legal team in a permanent part-time position working a five day fortnight, with one week working 3 days and the other week working two days with every Friday being essential. Flexibility is available on the other working days however coverage during school holidays will be required. Reporting to the Director, Member & Specialist Services you will be an integral part of the team and work with another Legal Secretary providing a high level of secretarial and administrative support to a team of three lawyers.

Legal Secretary

  • Friendly team in a member-based organisation
  • Beautiful West End location with competitive salary & benefits
  • Part-time position – 5 days per fortnight

Summary: Excellent opportunity to join an established in house legal team and contribute to a not-for-profit organisation with some flexibility on working days.
Classification: Legal
Sub-classification: Legal Secretaries

About the QNU
The Queensland Nurses' Union (QNU) is the industrial and professional organisation for nurses and midwives working in public and private health and aged care in Queensland. The QNU seeks to promote and defend the industrial, professional, social, political and democratic interests of over 54,000 members. We have over 150 employees including organisers, professionals and administrative personnel, and manage a multi-million dollar operating budget.

About the Role
We are seeking an experienced Legal Secretary to join our in-house legal team in a permanent part-time position working a five day fortnight, with one week working 3 days and the other week working two days with every Friday being essential. Flexibility is available on the other working days however coverage during school holidays will be required.
Reporting to the Director, Member & Specialist Services you will be an integral part of the team and work with another Legal Secretary providing a high level of secretarial and administrative support to a team of three lawyers.

Your Key responsibilities will include:

  • Word processing and dictation;
  • Preparation of correspondence and submissions;
  • Compilation of various reports and statistics;
  • Opening and closing of files; and
  • Liaison with members over the phone and via email.

About You
Working as part of a busy and fast-paced team, you will possess a professional demeanour with a strong work ethic and the demonstrated ability to work independently. You will consistently display tact and diplomacy and have the demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality at all times.

To be successful in this role you will possess:

  • Prior experience in a Legal Secretarial position, essential;
  • Prior experience using Practice Evolve or similar practice management software an
    advantage;
  • Exceptional attention to detail an absolute must;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • A collaborative and team-focused approach to your work;
  • Intermediate skills in the Microsoft Office Suite; and
  • High levels of organisational, time management and problem solving skills.

What we Offer
You will be joining a values driven union which advocates for nurses and midwives and for those in their care, offers challenging opportunities and a supportive team environment in addition to a variety of benefits, including:-

  • Competitive remuneration including salary sacrificing options;
  • Work/life balance with flexible working arrangements including accrued days off;
  • Health and Wellness initiatives including vaccinations;
  • Access to a free, confidential counselling service through our EAP provider; and
  • Generous leave entitlements.

How to Apply
To apply, email your resume and cover letter clearly addressing how you meet the "About You" section outlined in the above advertisement to hr@qnu.org.au All applications should be addressed to Rebecca Stoodley, Human Resources Advisor.
For further information about the QNU, head to our website www.qnu.org.au or if you have any questions about this position contact Rebecca Stoodley, Human Resources Advisor via email at hr@qnu.org.au or via phone on 3099 3251.

Applications close midday, Monday 6th March 2017

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