The NTEU is seeking applications for two new staff members in its policy and research team, based in the national office in Melbourne.

Both the positions are full time and require some interstate travel.

Duties include the provision of policy information, analysis and advice to all levels of the Union, advising on the development and implementation of Union policy and strategies, liaison with relevant bureaucracies, unions and other organisations, and conducting research and preparing written submissions and papers relevant to the membership. Particular abilities sought by the Union include:

  • Knowledge of public sector and/or higher education finance, with high-level
    skills in the analysis and interpretation of financial and labour market
  • Knowledge of issues facing women or indigenous people in the labour
  • Experience in advocacy and campaigns on public policy and social justice
  • The successful candidates will have a commitment to trade unionism, experience and expertise in the research, development and implementation of public policy, as well excellent oral and written and communication skills. Knowledge of or involvement in the tertiary education sector would be an advantage.

    The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) represents some 26,000 academic and general staff in universities and other tertiary education providers across Australia. NTEU is an equal opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

    Salary and superannuation in the range of NTEU Level 6 ($59,073 – $64,761) or NTEU Level 7 ($67,296 – $74,013) depending on skills and experience.

    Position descriptions are available upon request or can be accessed on the web at

    Applications close August 23 2002.

    For further information contact NTEU National Office on (03) 9254 1910. Applications, including the names of three referees should be addressed to Grahame McCulloch, General Secretary, NTEU, PO Box 1323, South Melbourne Victoria 3205. Alternatively, fax (03) 92541915 or e-mail