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Vacancy Notification: Field Organiser - Tasmania

General Overview

The Finance Sector Union is the union for one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in Australia. Our Union is the voice of workers at the pointy end of capitalism. We organise across Australia’s biggest banks as well as insurance, credit union and superannuation employers. Over the past year the FSU has played a key role in bringing about a Royal Commission into our industry and winning back $22 million in unpaid superannuation for workers. We continue to champion for real change and improvements for finance industry employees as well as the broader community. 

This year we plan to step up our important campaign work. Our industry is rapidly changing and risks seeing workers left behind with the impacts of technological disruption being felt across the board. We are seeking a capable and driven Organiser to play a key role in helping deliver an industry plan that focuses on people before profits.

Reporting to the Victoria/Tasmania Local Executive Secretary, the Organiser will be based in Tasmania and will be responsible for building worker power in a team environment through recruiting workers to the Union and developing sustainable activist structures. The successful applicant will be required to work to innovative campaign plans connected to relevant enterprises, local workplaces and the broader industry.

Selection Criteria:

Values criteria

  • An extreme passion for social justice and fighting the machine
  • An understanding that your work will always be focused and centred around building power for workers
  • Independent, resilient, and takes initiative go-getter who is always a team player
  • Energy and enthusiasm that you can lead with and follow
  • Someone with leadership qualities who can instil leadership in others and hand over the reigns
  • Eagerness to work with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds


Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice
  • Experience working or organising in other progressive organisations or social justice causes
  • Ability to inspire people to take action through conversations
  • Ability to identify and develop leaders
  • Strong planning, time-management and strategic-thinking skills
  • Ability and willingness to do whatever it takes to fight and win (some long hours, evening work and weekend work may be required)
  • Drivers’ licence – as travel throughout Tasmania will be required

We are an equal opportunity employer.

The FSU is committed to providing ongoing support and development to the successful applicant.


Full-time salary as stipulated in the FSU Staff agreement 2016 shall be set at tier 1 of the Organiser pay scale, currently $64,588 per annum with a 9 day fortnight. The FSU also offers other excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%.

The role is a full-time position however we would consider part-time for the right applicant.

For further information, contact David Scanlon on (03) 9261 5346 or david.scanlon@fsunion.org.au

Applications to
David Scanlon
Local Executive Secretary – Victoria/Tasmania
Finance Sector Union of Australia
GPO Box 2829
Melbourne Vic 3001

Email: david.scanlon@fsunion.org.au
Closing date: Friday, 11 January 2019

Authorised By: Julia Angrisano, National Secretary

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