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Lead Organiser - WA

United Workers Union

United Workers Union are seeking applications to fill a Permanent Lead Organiser position in WA.

The position will be leading the WA team within the Aged Care portfolio.


United Workers’ Union is a powerful member-led union whose sole purpose is to serve the collective interests of members in workplaces and communities by winning significant and long-lasting gains. The Union is driving change by growing union membership, developing leadership amongst our members, encouraging active member participation in the union, building and enforcing standards in our sectors, and campaigning both politically and in the community.

As a union with a proudly diverse membership, we are committed to equity and inclusion; and continuing to build a union that is truly representative of the workers we cover. We encourage applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, LGBTIQ people and women.


The WA Lead will lead a dedicated team of organisers in WA working to build union membership and power in the WA Aged Care Sector.

This role reports to the Aged Care Director.


  • Turn strategic organising/campaign plans into operational plans to build a sustainable organisation and contribute to achieving the objects of the Union
  • Lead a team of Organisers to implement organising/campaign plans ensuring membership growth; member leadership and participation; and winning industry power
  • Contribute to sector-wide communications including digital
  • Facilitate sector-wide consultative committees and employer negotiations
  • Support Member Leader structures
  • Lead and facilitate state-wide industry committee
  • Contribute to bargaining strategy
  • Provide required reporting on all matters related to the implementation and operation of organising/campaign plans
  • Assess and support the development of Organisers; delegates and members
  • Drive forward the union values of equity, diversity and inclusion


The Lead Organiser demonstrates:

  • A passion and drive to improve workers’ lives and achieve the goals of the Union
  • Experience in union organising and campaigning
  • Experience in organising strategy development, planning and reporting
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Leadership development, including motivating and educating others
  • Excellent communication, messaging and rapport building skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills

To perform this job you will also be required to have or obtain and maintain:

  • A valid driver’s licence; and
  • Right of Entry Permits
  • Immunisation against COVID-19 or have a medical exemption


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

  • Salary commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience;
  • 16% superannuation
  • 6 weeks annual leave with an additional 25% leave loading

For further information about the role, please email hr@unitedworkers.org.au using the subject line: Lead Organiser - WA enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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