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Industry Coordination Officer - Women in Construction - CFMEU ACT

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  • Support increased participation by women in the construction industry
  • Flexible working - modern offices in Dickson - close to CBD and food precinct
  • 12 month contract with the possibility of extension

The Organisation

The CFMEU ACT represents over 2,000 construction workers in the ACT. The Union works to improve the lives of its members by bargaining for higher pay and conditions and supports improvements in workplace health and safety. The Union also campaigns on social justice issues that are relevant to its members.


  • Full time position: 12 month contract with the possibility of extension
  • 36 hour week RDO arrangement
  • Salary range - $84k - $91k pa plus 12% Super and allowances of $17k pa.
  • Income protection insurance plus $115 per week ACIRT contribution

The Role

In this newly created role you will develop and deliver the Women in Construction Industry Co-ordination Project, working with the Union, construction workers, Territory Government, industry and stakeholders to deliver actions to support increased participation by women in the construction industry. The Project will support safe and inclusive workplaces in the construction industry, and increase women’s participation and retention in the industry.

Specifically you will:

  • Create and deliver gender equity training
  • Structured outbound communication with members and stakeholders
  • In collaboration deliver digital and traditional communications materials
  • Provide evidence-based analysis and advice to the Union and government
  • Oversee the day to day activities of project development and implementation
  • Carry out research, analysis, reports and briefs on program activities and milestones

Skills Required

You’re currently performing a like-minded role ideally in a feminist environment, within education, training, a Union, industry or NFP. You have a knowledge of the major policy issues for gender and employment, and the relationship between industry and professional concerns, equity and discrimination.

You have the capacity to develop networks and work collaboratively with a diverse range of external allies, and stakeholders and an understanding of campaigning and its importance to achieve objectives.

You have the following experience:

  • The ability to establish and manage projects within timeframes
  • Written and verbal skills including report and submission writing
  • A commitment to the construction industry, its workers and unionism
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a team, or independently as appropriate
  • Skills including the ability to meet deadlines and manage competing demands
  • Research skills including the ability to identify and analyse issues and propose solutions

If you are inspired to build a construction industry that is women powered we want to hear from you. Please contact Gemma Schade or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 or submit your resume together with a cover letter responding to the skills required above quoting job #825960.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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