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Lead Organiser

United Workers Union

We are seeking applications to fill a Lead Organiser position. The position has responsibility for leading the Victorian Ambulance organising program and team within the National Ambulance Section of the Public Sector portfolio.

About United Workers’ Union

United Workers’ Union is a powerful member-led union whose sole purpose is to serve the collective interests of members in workplaces and communities by winning significant and long lasting gains.

The Union is driving change by growing union membership, developing leadership amongst our members, encouraging active member participation in the union, building and enforcing standards in our sectors, and campaigning in the community and politics.

As a union with a proudly diverse membership, we are committed to equity and inclusion; and continuing to build a union that is truly representative of the workers we cover. We strive to ensure that every member’s voice can be heard and create opportunities for participation from members with diverse backgrounds in all activities/functions of the Union.

About the AEAV

The AEAV section of United Workers Union has a strong history organising and representing Ambulance Employees in Victoria. The Section is currently in a phase of rebuilding, re-defining and re-branding to continue this strong legacy.

This role reports to the AEAV Secretary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Turn strategic organising/campaign plans into operational plans to build a sustainable organisation and contribute to achieving the objects of the Union
  • Lead a team of Organisers to implement organising/campaign plans ensuring membership growth; member leadership and participation; and winning industry power
  • Contribute to sector-wide communications including digital
  • Facilitate sector-wide consultative committees and employer negotiations
  • Support Member Leader structures
  • Lead and facilitate state-wide industry committee
  • Contribute to bargaining strategy
  • Provide required reporting on all matters related to the implementation and operation of organising/campaign plans
  • Assess and support the development of Organisers; delegates and members
  • Drive forward the union values of equity, diversity and inclusion

Key Selection Criteria

The Lead Organiser demonstrates:

  • A passion and drive to improve workers’ lives and achieve the goals of the Union
  • Experience in union organising and campaigning
  • Experience in organising strategy development, planning and reporting
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Leadership development, including motivating and educating others
  • Excellent communication, messaging and rapport building skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills

To perform this job you will also be required to have or obtain and maintain:

  • A valid driver’s licence; and
  • Right of Entry Permits


An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, which will include:

  • Salary commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience
  • A motor vehicle or motor vehicle allowance
  • 16% superannuation
  • 6 weeks annual leave plus 25% leave loading

How to apply

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