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Junior Organiser

Professionals Australia


Professionals Australia is a contemporary and innovative union, representing the industrial and professional interests of a range of professional employees across Australia. Our members include engineers, scientists, pharmacists, IT professionals, translators and interpreters, and shipbuilding.

We are committed to growing our membership and building power by working with our members in their workplaces, across industries and within their professions.

We strive to make a positive difference to our members’ working and professional lives and we are working hard to gain greater respect, recognition and rewards for our members and the important professional services they deliver.

Role description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated junior organiser to join our team in our South Australian office. 

You will be part of a small team that plans and implements campaigns to build the strength of the union and deliver good industrial outcomes.

You will understand the issues facing highly skilled and qualified workers and the capability to apply organising tools and methods with sensitivity and purpose in response to these issues. 

Under the supervision of your Director, you will work with members and workplace leaders across the diverse industries we represent including power, pharmacy, IT, and the state and federal public sectors. 

You will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with planned organising activities in existing and new workplaces
  • Building workplace representative and organising structures
  • The identification of collective opportunities, and employing organising techniques to move and progress the Association’s agenda with members, delegates and potential members
  • Assist with key enterprise bargaining and other industrial campaigns.
  • Motivating, coaching and developing the skills of members and workplace leaders to campaign, negotiate and act collectively on workplace issues.
  • Providing advocacy, negotiation and representation in the workplace on pay and conditions, conflict resolution and other matters as appropriate.
  • Preparing regular reports for the Director.
  • Working collaboratively with other organisers and staff across Professionals Australia on organising and industrial campaigns.
  • The ability to work with and influence employers, members, and potential members

Experience and qualifications

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to union values.
  • A demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as in a small team with often competing demands
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to project a positive, friendly and professional impression of our union on the phone, face to face, via email and in a group setting.
  • High degree of computer literacy skills (Word, Excel, CRM, web updates, SMS broadcasts etc.)
  • The successful applicant must have, or be eligible to obtain, a right of entry permit.
  • Current driver’s licence.

Salary and conditions

Negotiable based on experience.

Flexible working arrangements and attractive leave entitlements including 12 rostered days off per year and 4 days paid shutdown leave.

Access to a work vehicle.

Whilst the position is based in the Adelaide CBD, staff currently have access to working from     home options.

As the focus of this role is on the organisation of workplaces, you will be required to visit workplaces across metropolitan Adelaide in line with public health advice and safe work practices.

Further information

People from diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please contact Sarah Andrews, Director, SA Branch on 0411 124 351 discuss the role in  more detail.

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