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Vacancy Notification: Field Organiser - Queensland

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 payments for low paid workers. We continue to champion for real change and improvements for finance industry workers as well as the broader community.  

We have an exciting opportunity in our Queensland branch, based in Brisbane for an Organiser.

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 Local Executive Secretary, the Organiser 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 adapt their skills to unique organising challenges while working 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
  • Capacity to occasionally work outside of business hours and travel in regional Queensland (some long hours, evening work and weekend work may be required)
  • Drivers’ licence preferred


We are an equal opportunity employer. 

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

A salary shall be set at tier 1 of the FSU Organiser pay scale, currently $67,900 per annum with 1 RDO per month. FSU offers excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%.

For further information, contact Melissa Brown on (07) 3845 6904 or melissa.brown@fsunion.org.au

Applications to
Melissa Brown
Finance Sector Union
PO Box 3054,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

Email: melissa.brown@fsunion.org.au
Closing date: 5.00pm, 28 September 2018

Authorised By: Julia Angrisano, National Secretary

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