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Project Organiser - Partners & Events - Women Onsite

Victorian Trades Hall Council

The Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) is looking for people who want to make a difference.

We are seeking to employ a Project Organiser – Partners and Events in the Women Onsite project on a short-term contract (until 30 June 2022) to work as part of our Jobs team.

The Project Organiser – Partners and Events will be working on the Women Onsite project to support more women take up and complete apprenticeships and traineeships in historically male-dominated industries such as manufacturing and construction.

This role will focus on event development and management with our partners i.e., Try a Trade Days, with some direct participant support.


The Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) is the peak body for unions in Victoria. It provides industrial support for affiliated unions and runs campaigns and delivers projects to promote the interests of Victorian workers.

Our mission at Women Onsite is to support committed women of all ages and from all walks of life into apprenticeships or traineeships in historically male-dominated trades. As the central contact point between unions, employers, policy and industry, we are uniquely positioned to drive positive change for Victorian Tradeswomen. We are committed to supporting women and employers to create real, measurable progress.


  • Identifying and recruiting women to participate in project
  • Work with training providers and employers to develop and run Try a Trade and Introduction to Industry Days
  • Attend government and union meetings, and prepare reports as needed
  • Provide support to participants to increase their job readiness (e.g. assist participants to improve their soft skills; hold mock interviews with participants, write resumes and cover letters and write and submit job applications)
  • Conduct interviews with project participants and write case notes
  • Liaise with potential employers taking on participants in their workforce
  • Provide administrative support to the Project Coordinator as needed
  • Other duties to support the work at the Victorian Trades Hall Council as required


This position requires some experience relating to each focus i.e., event management, understanding of the VET system and any relevant education achievements. A willingness to hit the ground running is important and our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience working as part of a small team
  • Ability to work to a tight timeframe
  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Some knowledge of vocational education in Victoria
  • Ability to set priorities when faced with competing demands
  • Current valid driver’s licence; and
  • A commitment to social justice and trade union principles


Trades Hall has an attractive collective agreement including a monthly RDO (in recognition of occasional additional hours) and 12% superannuation. The position will be at level 5 ($80,974.19) in our classification structure, depending on experience.

The position will be based out of Trades Hall in Carlton unless government health directions require working from home.

The position reports to the Secretary and Assistant Secretary through the Jobs Team Lead Organiser.


We are union. We stand united as part of a great movement of workers. Our diversity is our strength. Our solidarity is our power. We respect and take care of each other. Prejudice and discrimination - including misogyny, racism, homophobia and all other hatreds - have no place in our movement. We rise together. Today and every day we commit ourselves to achieving justice, fairness, equality and dignity for all workers. Solidarity forever.

We strongly encourage women, people from CALD backgrounds, First Nations People, people with disability, and LGBTIQA+ people to apply.

Statement of reasonable adjustments is available on request for people with a disability.

If you have any queries about this position, please contact Kris at [email protected], using the subject line: WOS Project Organiser - Partners & Events enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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