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Industrial Bargaining Officer

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.

We are currently looking for a permanent full-time Industrial Officer to join our team. This position is located at the HSU office in CBD Sydney.

About the role:

The Industrial Officer/Bargaining Officer is based in our Industrial Division. The position holder will be a specialist in advocacy in conciliation and arbitration arenas; provide advice in industrial matters, case manage industrial disputes and conduct Enterprise Agreement bargaining.

Essential Experience and Qualifications:

  1. Expertise in advocacy in order to prepare, present and argue industrial issues, including in relevant tribunals and Fair Work Commission, and to support legal counsel as required.
  2. Capacity to provide timely and sound advice and feedback to sub-branches, organisers, and members on more complex industrial relations issues, union campaigns and policies.
  3. Specialised negotiation skills in bargaining.
  4. Good communication skills, including oral skills, to build effective relationships with sub-branches, organisers, delegates
  5. Accountability for individual outcomes, including timeliness; organisational, recording and report-writing skills; follow-up and report back skills.
  6. Ability to work as a member of a team - including flexibility to take on other duties and responsibilities as required; share information; mentor other staff; and commit to upgrading own work-related skills.
  7. Commitment to trade union principles.


Relevant legal studies or tertiary qualifications.


An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, which will 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.
  • Commitment to supporting professional development.
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives

Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Ayshe Lewis via email ayshe.lewis@hsu.asn.au, using the subject line: Industrial Bargaining Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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