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Organiser / Senior Organiser

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, 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. Your duties will include:

  • Recruiting members
  • Identifying leaders in the workplace and recruiting them as delegates
  • Building union structures in workplaces
  • Coaching members and leaders to provide them the skills to organise their colleagues
  • Organising collective action and industrial action including strikes
  • Advocating for members individually and collectively to management
  • Engaging in enterprise bargaining negotiations
  • Planning and running campaigns

For this role, you will need to have:

  • Attention to detail
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Creativity
  • Drive
  • Initiative
  • A commitment to fairness
  • Belief in collective solutions to social problems

Desirable experience and skills

  • Recruiting members or supporters for campaigns
  • Building leadership and structure in a union context
  • Experience and knowledge of the Fair Work Act
  • Experience in negotiations and bargaining
  • Experience leading strikes or engaging in industrial action

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. First time organisers and experienced organisers will be considered.


Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

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