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Industrial 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. Our union is focused on growth and draws its strength from the diversity of our membership.

About the role:

We are currently seeking applications for an Industrial Officer based in Ambulance 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.

This is an excellent opportunity for an Industrial Officer to join the Ambulance Division, a busy portfolio where the successful applicant will support complex industrial issues that affect the lives of thousands of union members, their communities, and their patients. It is a 8-month fixed term maternity leave position. Standard office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. This position is based at the HSU office in CBD Sydney.

Essential Experience and Qualifications:

  1. Expertise in advocacy in order to prepare, present and argue industrial issues, including in relevant tribunals and Fair Work Australia, 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.


Remuneration up to $111,041.00 subject to experience, skills and attributes. At the time of applying, candidates are invited to indicate their current salary and salary expectations. 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.
  • Commitment to supporting professional development.
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives

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