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Organisers x2


Employer: Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Unions & Workers Rights, Advocacy & Campaigns
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 15 August, 2019.
Applications close: 30 August, 2019. (Expired)

  • Permanent full-time positions x2
  • Proud not-for-profit organisation
  • Based in Brisbane with competitive salary & benefits

About the QNMU

The Queensland Nurses and Midwives' Union (QNMU) is the industrial and professional organisation for nurses and midwives working in public and private health and aged care in Queensland. The QNMU seeks to promote and defend the industrial, professional, social, political and democratic interests of over 60,000 members. We have over 160 employees including organisers, professionals and administrative personnel, and manage a multi-million-dollar operating budget.

About the Role

We are currently seeking experienced and passionate Organisers to join our Organising and Professional Services team to be based in our Brisbane office on a permanent full-time basis. Extensive travel will be required around Brisbane and the surrounding areas. In this role, you will report to the Organiser Team Leader, and be primarily responsible for the facilitation of QNMU member workplace activity in the pursuit of industrial and professional advancement for nurses and midwives using the principles of transformational activism.

Inextricably linked to this is the core role of new member recruitment, retention and workplace delegate support and you will pursue these activities through direct workplace, member and delegate contact as well as representing members individually (as required) and collectively in workplace disputes.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will possess: 

  • Registration with AHPRA and current membership with the QNMU;
  • Significant experience within a range of nursing and / or midwifery roles;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary nursing practice and the health industry generally;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the industrial relations system generally;
  • Strong public speaking and sound negotiation skills;
  • Ability to write reports, submissions and other business correspondence;
  • Demonstrated commitment to QNMU’s values, purpose and trade unionism in general and a demonstrated history of activism within the QNMU or other nursing / midwifery union;
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyse, evaluate, problem solve and articulate a logical and clear position on an issue;
  • 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 and 15% superannuation;
  • 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;
  • A commitment to professional development; and
  • Generous leave entitlements

For further information about the QNMU, head to our website www.qnmu.org.au.

A full Position Description is attached below.

How to apply for this job

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