Organisational Context
The Health Services Union (HSU) is one of Australia’s fastest growing unions, with over 93,000 members. Our members are at the forefront of nation-changing initiatives such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the Aged Care Royal Commission and broader reforms to the public and mental health systems. The HSU is comprised of eight autonomous branches and the role of HSU National is to facilitate cross-branch coordination, which supports membership growth, and, by extension, the collective power of HSU members. Through this, we ensure that HSU members have a strong and powerful voice in the debates that shape their working lives and their communities.

The Role
We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and driven individual who can lead the union’s industrial advocacy work in the Fair Work Commission and other forums. The position is required to develop and implement the industrial aspects of our strategic campaigns and build relationships with HSU branches and key external stakeholders (e.g., other unions, peak bodies, advocacy organisations, employers and politicians) to deliver on industrial outcomes for our members.

Working as part of a small team and reporting to the HSU National Secretary, the National Industrial Officer will support our national campaigns, including special cases to vary Modern Awards in the health and social care sectors, prepare cases and inquiry submissions and appear before industrial tribunals, courts and parliamentary inquiries. The position also provides strategic industrial support and advice to HSU leadership and branches. For more information about the role, please refer to the attached position description.

This is a full-time, 12-month time-limited contract position, replacing an existing employee on parental leave. The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the HSU National Employee Agreement 2018 – 2021 which includes:

• Generous salary (between $99,071 and $112,127 depending on skills and experience).
• 5 weeks’ annual leave.
• 4 weekly rostered day off.
• 12% superannuation

The position is based in our office in Carlton, Victoria.

The successful applicant will be required to travel interstate and perform out-of-hours work.

To Apply
To apply, please read the linked job description and submit your CV, alongside a cover letter addressing the principal duties and outlining why you would be most suitable for the role (your cover letter should be no more than 2-pages).

Applications are to be addressed to Mr Lloyd Williams, HSU National Secretary

Applications close Tuesday 26 January 2021 and must be submitted via email to . Please set the email subject to “Job Application – HSU National Industrial Officer”

If you have previous relevant work samples (e.g., a written submission to the FWC or an inquiry or consultation paper) we encourage you to submit these with your application.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, and appointment is conditional upon a successful reference check and a probationary period.

If you have questions about the role, please contact Ms Rachel Liebhaber, National Industrial Officer, at, or on 0429 217 234.

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