Organiser - Finance Sector Union

We have an exciting opportunity in our Queensland Branch, based in Brisbane for a Field Organiser.

The Finance Sector Union is the union for one of the biggest and fastest growing industries in Australia. We organise workers across Australia’s bank, insurance, credit union and superannuation employers. We play a vital role of empowering our members to work together and campaign to secure dignity and respect at work. Our members fight for and deliver improved working entitlements in an evolving industry.

We have an exciting opportunity in our Queensland Branch, based in Brisbane for a Field Organiser.

Our Field Organiser teams are responsible for recruiting and activating finance workers and identifying and developing workplace leaders to act collectively. A key responsibility for a Field Organiser is the effective development and implementation of campaign plans in their patch of the industry.

The Finance Sector Union is an equal opportunity employer.

Selection Criteria:

Essential Experience and Qualifications
1. Experience working for or being actively involved in a trade union or similar not for profit organisation.
2. Comprehensive understanding and application of the principles and techniques of organising or building power with a volunteer network.
3. Ability to motivate and develop workplace representatives, leaders and activists OR demonstrated experience working with volunteers as a leader in a campaign setting.
4. Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
5. The ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment.
6. Demonstrated strategic thinking and planning and the ability to problem solve and come up with creative solutions.
7. Strong time management and personal organisational skills, including the ability to perform work within specified timelines and plan work systematically and effectively.
8. A demonstrated commitment to and enthusiasm for trade unionism and/or social justice.
9. A driver’s licence.
10. Knowledge of contemporary industrial relations issues and practices.
11. Demonstrated experience representing employees with workplace grievances’.
12. An understanding of power relationships and techniques to build power working with volunteers.
13. Capacity to occasionally work outside of business hours and travel in regional Queensland.

Applications must address all the above selection criteria.

The salary shall be set at tier 1 of the organiser pay scale, currently $62745 per annum with 1 RDO per month or $59685 per annum with an RDO per fortnight. The FSU also offers other excellent working conditions including employer superannuation contributions of 15%.

For further information, contact Melissa O’Toole on (07) 3845 6904 or

Applications to
Grant Forsyth
Human Resources Manager
Level 2, 341 Queen Street
VIC 3000

Closing date
5pm Friday, 14 August 2015

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