National Industrial Officer - Sydney / Melbourne
The Australian Services Union (ASU) is seeking a full time National Industrial Officer to work in the Union's National Office. The role may be located at the ASU National Offices in Sydney or Melbourne.
The ASU is a large and growing trade union, with a diverse membership in airlines, social and community services, private sector clerical and administrative, local government, energy, transport, and a range of other industry sectors.
As a member of our high-performing National Industrial Team you will work collaboratively with other National Office staff to deliver coordination, advice, advocacy, training and strategic thinking to the ASU branches. You will work with our branch leaders, staff and members on bargaining campaigns, industrial disputes, award matters and other campaigns.
The job will regularly involve interstate travel.
- To facilitate the implementation of action plans and assignments endorsed by the National Industry Committee and/or the National Executive, in conjunction with the Assistant National Secretary.
- Coordinate union responses by maintaining continuity across the industry and the development of strategies to protect and advance members interests.
- Maintain, improve and negotiate Modern Awards and Enterprise Agreements.
- Represent the ASU in high profile hearings, conferences and meetings, as required.
- Regularly communicate with ASU Branches and members on industry and workplace development matters which affect their workplace or operations; and provide support services and advice to the Branches.
- Prepare and represent the ASU’s interest in discussions and negotiations with employers in enterprise bargaining ensuring consistent and considered outcomes.
- Provide industrial advice and representation.
- Prepare and present submissions on behalf of the ASU to ensure compliance with Fair Work Commission requirements and procedures or other Tribunals as may be necessary.
Key Selection Criteria:
- Legal or IR qualifications
- A comprehensive knowledge of the current Fair Work Act 2009.
- A commitment to the union movement and improving the lives of working Australians.
- Considerable experience in union, community, social justice, student or other activist campaigns preferred.
- Experience in modern union organising, education theory and techniques.
- Broad knowledge of the Australian industrial area.
- Ability to work in accordance with planned strategies.
- Translates strategic directions into day to day operations.
- Formulate and communicate union policy options and recommendations.
- Ability to successfully negotiate with potential members to join their Union.
- Considerable experience in negotiation, dispute resolution and grievance handling.
- High level negotiation skills.
- High level advocacy skills.
Any questions can be directed to Michael Robson on 0428 447 114
Applications close 5:00PM AEST, 10th August 2022