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Vacancy Notification National Industrial Officer (Parental Leave – 12 Month Contract)

General Overview
The Finance Sector Union is the union for one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in Australia. We organise workers across Australia’s bank, insurance, credit union and superannuation employers. Our members fight for and deliver improved working conditions in an evolving industry.

We have an exciting opportunity in our National Office based in Melbourne for a National Industrial Officer (12 month parental leave contract).

The NIO is part of a small team responsible for development and implementation of the union’s plans. Those plans focus on growing the union into a strong and effective voice for workers in the industry. The NIO will be responsible for high level technical industrial relations advice as well as taking a hands on approach to disputes, campaigns and enterprise bargaining. This position will involve working closely with FSU officers, staff, representatives and members on campaigns to achieve positive change for workers.

Selection Criteria:

Essential Experience and Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated commitment to and enthusiasm for trade unionism and/or social justice.
  2. Tertiary qualification in Law, Industrial Relations or related field.
  3. Demonstrated experience representing employees with workplace grievances’, including successfully representation before tribunals eg Fair Work Commission.
  4. The ability to develop, coordinate and implement industrial campaigns and bargaining within specified employers.
  5. The ability to identify matters around which industrial campaigns can be successfully waged.
  6. The skill to undertake enterprise and other bargaining negotiations.
  7. Writing letters, emails, member bulletins as well as agreements, deeds and other industrial instruments.
  8. Writing of submissions and campaign materials as required.
  9. Proven experience negotiating enterprise agreements with national employers under the Fair Work Act.
  10. Knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues and practices.
  11. Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  12. Excellent written communication skills.
  13. Strong time management and personal organisational skills, including the ability to perform work within specified timelines.
  14. Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment.


  1. Experience working for a trade union or similar not for profit organisation.
  2. Experience dealing with national employers.
  3. Experience drafting and submitting submissions to government bodies.

Applications must address all the above selection criteria.

Salary for the National Industrial Officer position will be based on Grade 11 $81,766 and will depend on experience. FSU also offers excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%.

The FSU is an equal opportunity employer.

For further information, contact Julia Angrisano on (02) 9320 0063 or Julia.angrisano@fsunion.org.au

Applications to
Julia Angrisano
Finance Sector Union
GPO Box 9893
Melbourne VIC 3001

Email: Julia.angrisano@fsunion.org.au

Closing date: 5.00pm Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Authorised By: Julia Angrisano, National Secretary

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