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Health Services Union of WA


The HSUWA is a diverse, contemporary and growing union. Our members are a wide range of health professionals, administrative and technical staff who work in hospitals and health services, aged care, disability services, imaging, pathology, private practices and allied health. The union is growing union membership, continuing to develop member leadership, encouraging members to actively participate in the union, building and enforcing standards in HSUWA workplaces and campaigning politically.

Overview of position

HSUWA Organisers work to increase power to better the lives of union members, primarily through achieving improvements in wages and workplace conditions. Organisers inspire, empower and unify workers so that they can express their collective power in a positive and effective way. Organisers approach every worker under our coverage with the aim of enhancing HSUWA’s industrial strength, including by recruiting new members and by fostering genuine member solidarity.

Duties and responsibilities include to:

  • Build active and sustainable membership structures that contribute to achieving the union’s objectives
  • Recruit new members to the union
  • Create and work to organising plans ensuring membership growth; member leadership and action; and winning industry power
  • Assess and support the development of Union Reps and members
  • Assist and assess member issues, advocate and negotiate outcomes for members
  • Ensure that the union’s values are upheld and promoted


An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant, which will include:

  • Salary commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience
  • Additional 14.25% superannuation
  • Excellent conditions

HSUWA is seeking a principled and enthusiastic staff member for a permanent full-time Organiser position. Candidates experienced in union or related organising and campaigning will be highly regarded.

Selection criteria

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A passion and drive to improve workers’ lives;
  • A demonstrated commitment to social justice campaigns;
  • Excellent communication and conversation skills;
  • An ability to deal with competing demands, and handle stressful situations; and
  • An ability to plan and organise work and achieve outcomes.

Desirable criterion:

  • Demonstrated experience in collective bargaining campaigns.

To perform this job, you will also require:

  • A valid driver’s licence
  • An ability to work weekends and evenings as required
  • An ability to hold Right of Entry permits (state and federal)


If you have any questions about the position, please call Assistant Secretary Adrian Barrett on (08) 9328 5155.

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