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Campaigns and Research Officer

Employer: Unions Tasmania
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Policy & Research, Unions & Workers Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Hobart

Job posted on: 20 December, 2016.
Applications close: 31 January, 2017. (Expired)

  • Position Location: Hobart
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Classification: Level 7, Unions Tasmania Staff Agreement $76,301K + 16.5% superannuation
  • Reports to: Secretary

Position Description

Unions Tasmania is the peak body for trade unions in Tasmania. It is also the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). With 25 affiliated unions across the state, Unions Tasmania represents approximately 50,000 union members.

Working for Unions Tasmania means you will be working along side union members from across industries who are passionate about improving the lives of working Tasmanians and their families. We want to make our workplaces, our communities and our society fairer by lifting the living standards of all Tasmanians.

Overview of Position

The Campaigns and Research Officer will contribute to the planning and implementation of the campaign activities of Unions Tasmania.

A key focus of the role is to develop the campaign capacity of Unions Tasmania particularly through the use of research, data analysis and targeted communications.

It is an integrated role that combines research and campaigning to develop strategies that seek to shift the political, social and economic dynamic to improve the lives of working Tasmanians.

The Campaigns and Research Officer will seek to build collective worker power to win outcomes on the issues that matter to them. They will do this by ensuring we continue to focus on growing union membership.

Selection Criteria


  • Demonstrated commitment to trade unionism and social justice.
  • Campaign management experience, from design and implementation to participation in on the
    ground activities.
  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate across mediums including digital and online and the ability to converse with workers across a range of industries.
  • Ability to lead and motivate union members, workplace leaders and other volunteers.
  • Demonstrated research skills particularly in a union or social justice context.
  • High level analytical skills with an ability to analyse complex situations and devise solutions.
  • A current Driver’s License


  • Experience working for a trade union or peak body as an organiser or campaigner.
  • Experience in applying a range of organising and campaigning techniques to build collective
    worker power, achieve outcomes and build membership growth.
  • The ability to turn things around quickly and respond to frequently changing circumstances.
  • A willingness to work long and sometimes changing hours including nights and weekends.
  • Public speaking skills.
How to apply for this job

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