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Member Rights Lead - QLD

United Workers Union

We are seeking applications to fill a Lead position within our QLD Member Rights Team.


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 both politically and in the community.

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. We encourage applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.


  • Lead a team of Member Rights Officers to resolve individual and collective issues effectively
  • Supervise, manage and allocate workload within the team
  • Mentor and motivate staff to positively influence team culture and promote a positive, professional work environment
  • Ensure the work of the team assists to retain union members, encourage new members to join, and increase member participation in their union
  • Maintain and develop the industrial knowledge and standards within the team
  • Other duties associated with ensuring a high standard is maintained to provide assistance to Union members
  • Ensure that the Union’s values of equity, diversity and inclusion are upheld and promoted.


The Lead Member Rights Team demonstrates:

  • Experience in leading a team
  • Ability in using legislation, awards and agreements to enforce members’ rights and entitlements
  • A solid knowledge and understanding of the Australian industrial relations environment
  • A strong commitment to the union movement
  • Willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’ and actively perform operational duties
  • Strong time management, organisational and prioritising skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills


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

  • Salary commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience
  • 16% superannuation
  • 6 weeks annual leave with 25% leave loading

For further information about the role, please email hr@unitedworkers.org.au, using the subject line: Member Rights Lead - SA enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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