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Industrial Officer / Senior Industrial Officer

Professionals Australia

General Overview

Professionals Australia is a trade union and professional association which represents the interests of members in professions as diverse as engineering, science, pharmacy, language services, architecture, management and many others. We also work across a broad spectrum of industries including; roads, rail, water, defence, local government, manufacturing, power and more.

We are a fast growing union, and are committed to building member power to win better outcomes in the workplace, in our industries, and in the community. We believe growth comes from leadership, and that includes trusting staff with high levels of autonomy and a commitment to providing staff with training and opportunities to grow.

Job Description

Professionals Australia is seeking applications for a full-time, ongoing position located in the Professionals Australia Brisbane office in South Brisbane, although travel through Queensland may be required from time to time. As part of a team the successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Provide industrial advice to members, branches and divisions on industrial matters and disputes.
  • Negotiate workplace grievances/issues and industrial disputes with management.
  • Provide high-level technical support for industrial campaigns
  • Lead Enterprise Bargaining negotiations.
  • Prepare and/or advocate cases before Fair Work Australia and other tribunals.

The successful applicant will have a high level of autonomy in matters that are their responsibility, under supervision of a Lead Organiser. Our team has a positive culture and a focus on innovation and growth, and we want a candidate who will fit in well with that culture.

Essential Experience and Qualifications

  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for to trade union values and social justice
  • Belief in collective solutions to social problems
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize work
  • Ability to work with leaders, reps and members to develop their skills and confidence
  • Computer literacy and keyboard skills
  • Current driver’s license
  • Experience advocating in a tribunal

Desired Experience and Qualifications

  • Previous experience working as an industrial officer or organiser
  • Understanding of organising frameworks
  • Good knowledge of the Federal or Queensland Industrial Relations system, collective bargaining and individual industrial instruments
  • Experience recruiting new members, activists and leaders


A competitive salary will be offered dependent on your level of skill and experience.

How to apply

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