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Growth and Development Organiser

Health Services Union

About us:

The Health Services Union NSW/ACT/QLD is a growing 45,000-member strong union that aims to use its collective power to build a fair and just society through improving conditions for our members in the health and aged care industry. The organisation’s annual turnover is approximately $24m, with an employee base of approximately 120 staff.

About the role:

The HSU is seeking an organised, efficient and energetic professional for the role of Growth and Development Organiser. This position has responsibility for building and maintaining membership levels and union influence.

Key responsibilities:

  • Engage with workers at public hospitals, public imaging, public pathology and public practices across NSW.
  • Develop and implement workplace organising and campaign plans consistent with Public Health Operational Plan.
  • Identify, plan and implement public health campaigns to grow union membership and build member power/influence.
  • Develop, maintain, organise and strengthen existing membership levels.
  • Organise personal work priorities to maximize member and delegate contact and utilize as a skills development and education opportunity.
  • Provide timely and quality organising and campaigning advice and support to the membership, including the production of newsletters and fact sheets.
  • Maintain accurate membership records including contact notes on the database.
  • Effectively and appropriately use of workplace information systems, including filing, internet, email and electronic calendar.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of campaign priorities consistent with Public Health Plan.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of effective team relations within the Union.
  • Participate in professional support and development ensuring currency of knowledge and skills relevant to the role.
  • Work in collaboration with Public Health organising teams to recruit around growth opportunities.
  • Organise and facilitate on-line campaigns harnessing modern social media organising tools.
  • Help facilitate online and direct member communications and engagement.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • High level organising skills including the holding conversations, campaigns, development activity development.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement organising plans and the ability to problem solve and come up with creative solutions.
  • Ability to manage and resolve issues arising from a demanding workload, high levels of expectation and competing priorities in the workplace.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current industrial legislation and policies, including Fair Work Australia and of other legislation as they pertain to Industrial Relations.
  • Commitment to the underlying principles of the union movement, social justice, community development and equity.
  • Proven ability to positively contribute to change and innovation.
  • Proven ability to develop and implement workplace organising and campaigning plans.
  • Demonstrated decision-making and time management skills.
  • High level written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, drive and resilience in an ever-changing environment.
  • Computer literacy and keyboard skills.
  • Driver’s licence

Applicants who have a good sales track record in recruitment, strong negotiation skills, experience as a Marketing or Business Development Consultant would be strongly considered.


An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant. Other benefits include:

  • A flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace, including generous employer superannuation contributions and leave entitlements such as Accrued Days Off and Family and Community Leave.
  • A motor vehicle
  • Commitment to supporting professional development.
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives

Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Lynne Russell, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer via email lynne.russell@hsu.asn.au, using the subject line: Growth and Development Organiser enquiry via EthicalJobs or mobile 0400 492 565.

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