INDUSTRIAL ADVOCATE – FLEXIBLE LOCATION

Finance Sector Union of Australia (FSU) Job Vacancy

The Finance Sector Union is people across the finance sector coming together to improve our lives. From bank tellers, to technology professionals in superannuation funds, we are a diverse union fighting to make a better finance sector, and a better society.

Our industrial capability is a critical element of how we campaign and organise.  We know that the law alone is not enough, we need to organise.  Our Industrial team is focused on building power with members through organising around industrial issues.

The Advocate is a key role in our Industrial team.  The Advocate is oriented towards organising and building power for members.

Who You Are

  • Someone who gets organising, someone who knows what it means to work with members to build power and views each member issue as an opportunity to organise;
  • You know your way around industrial laws and are happy taking it up to the bosses;
  • You are passionate about social justice and union values and will work hard to make a difference to members’ lives;
  • A member of our industrial rights team who can work individually and as part of a team to build a fighting culture where all of our work organises our members.

Our Work

  • The core of our work is end to-end management of member industrial matters, from taking the initial call from a member through to conclusion of the issue (which could be in the Fair Work Commission);
  • You will work with members providing accurate, practical advice on workplace issues, represent them with their employer and appear at the Fair Work Commission;
  • You need to be a great communicator, able to explain complex things simply, able to talk (and write!) to anyone;
  • You’ll be a resilient problem solver – our work is unpredictable, there can be big barriers, but you will need to use all of our available tools to work for great outcomes for members and never give up;
  • You will have organising at the core of everything we do – every member interaction, every case, is a chance to build power for our members. You will be a core part of building an organising culture within the Industrial division.

Does this sound like the fight for you?

Salary Range and Location

We would encourage people with salary expectation around $72,000 to apply.

The FSU has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. We welcome applications from people in any location (even outside these cities).

The FSU is open to flexible working arrangements, full-time, part-time and outside of normal business hours where requested. We are also open to work from home options.

Application Process

If you’re interested in this role, please feel free to reach out for a discussion.  Send an email to fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au and we will be in touch.

If you’re ready to submit your application now, please send through:

  • A copy of your resume; and
  • A statement of no more than 400 words covering:
    • Why you’re interested in this role;
    • What makes you the best candidate.

If you have any questions, please send an email to fsuinfo@fsunion.org.au.

Applications to 

Nicole McPherson
Email: Nicole.mcpherson@fsunion.org.au

Applications close 5pm on Monday, 11 April 2022.

Authorised by Julia Angrisano, National Secretary