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Organiser - South-East Queensland

The Services Union
  • Work Type/s: Up to 12 Months Temporary
  • Location: South-East Queensland
  • Classification: Organiser
  • Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range $78,464 to $100,823 per annum, 11% super and a fully maintained vehicle inclusive of private use (a small contribution would be required). Restructured working hours (RDO) available
  • Formal qualifications: Tertiary qualifications are highly desirable

About The Services Union 

We are a diverse and progressive union improving the lives of workers in Local Government, Social & Community Services (SACS), Energy, Rail, Ports and Clerical & Administration.

People join The Services Union to be part of a powerful member-led union which is actively campaigning for change in our industries and communities. The Services Union is a local Queensland Branch of the Australian Services Union. 

Overview of Position:

To Organise and empower members at the workplace. To operate as a member of a team that promotes and encourages members to acquire and/or possess the appropriate advice, knowledge, skills, cohesion, commitment and resolve to advance and protect their economic, social, political and industrial interests. This position may require travel intra-state.

Purpose:

  • Grow and empower a member base.
  • Identify, foster and increase the level of activism of membership.

Reporting Relationships

  • The position reports to the team leader and the Executive President.

Duties

  • Recruit new members to the union according to recruitment targets.
  • Support members to become activists within the union.
  • Encourage and facilitate union members to participate in union campaigns and activities.
  • Provide basic advice on industrial issues, union policies and services to members, after consultation with other union officers if necessary.
  • Communicate with members, delegates, activists and other union staff both verbally and in writing, about the objectives, actions and progress of campaigns and other union activities.
  • Collect and collate information for the purpose of mapping delegate and membership structures.
  • Update files and details on members, delegates and industrial issues when necessary.
  • Participate in and support broader union activities.

Selection Criteria:

  • Demonstrated skills and experience organising a membership base, or a demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such experience and skills.
  • Ability to operate as a member of a team.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral skills, including the ability to speak confidently to individuals, small groups and large audiences.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work autonomously as required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to unionism principles and values.
  • Possession of a current Queensland driver’s license.
  • Eligibility to obtain Right of Entry permits.

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