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Bargaining Officer

Organisation: Health Services Union NSW

General Overview
The Health Services Union is a strong, growing 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.
Our union is focused on growth and draws its strength from the diversity of our membership.
We are currently looking for a permanent full time Industrial Officer to join our team.

Job Description
The Bargaining Officer works in a team of Industrial Officers and is a specialist in the area of federal bargaining. The Bargaining Officer conducts bargaining on behalf of members primarily in the Aged Care, Disability, Private Health sectors and for members in the ACT and run any disputes around bargaining matters in the Fair Work Commission.

Essential Experience and Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Specialised negotiation skills in bargaining.
  • Good communication skills, including oral skills, to build effective relationships with sub branches, organisers, delegates
  • Accountability for individual outcomes, including timeliness; organisational, recording and report-writing skills; follow-up and report back skills.
  • 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.

Desirable
Relevant legal studies or tertiary qualifications.

Salary
Will be offered based on skills and experience.

Closing Date
10 November 2017

Closing Time
05:00 pm

For further information
Please email:  jobs@hsu.asn.au

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Industrial Officer

Organisation: Health Services Union NSW

General Overview
The Health Services Union is a strong, growing 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.
Our union is focused on growth and draws its strength from the diversity of our membership.
We are currently looking for a permanent full time Industrial Officer to join our team.

Job Description
The Industrial Officer conducts advocacy in conciliation and arbitration arenas; provides advice in industrial matters; case manages industrial disputes; and manages industrial campaigns and enterprise bargaining agreements for wages and conditions of members.

The position entails:

  • Co ordinating dispute settlement procedures on more complex issues at the local level in consultation with sub branches, organisers, or individual members as required.
  • Drafting, lodgement and conciliation of disputes before tribunals.
  • Prepare and present matters in tribunals. Prepare matters and assist senior staff or legal counsel in complex matters before tribunals or courts.
  • Provide sound advice and support on industrial matters. This will include matters allocated by the Manager Industrial Division, and those referred from organisers, sub branches, and from the Member Service Division.
  • Take individual responsibility for cases requiring on-going support, including handling matters in a timely way and keeping full records.
  • Mentor other industrial staff and member services division staff on industrial processes, advocacy and negotiation, dispute resolution techniques and project/portfolio areas.

Essential Experience and Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Excellent ability to initiate, research, devise and run sound industrial campaigns, enterprise bargaining negotiations and policy issues in the health care sector which reflect the priorities of members and good industrial practice.
  • Good communication skills, including oral skills, to build effective relationships with sub branches, organisers, delegates and others in the health care sector on both individual industrial workplace matters and broader policy or campaign matters.
  • Accountability for individual outcomes, including timeliness; organisational, recording and report-writing skills; follow-up and report back skills.
  • 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.

Desirable
Relevant legal studies or tertiary qualifications.

Salary
Will be offered based on skills and experience.

Closing Date
10 November 2017

Closing Time
05:00 pm

For further information
Please email: jobs@hsu.asn.au

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Assistant Industrial Officer

Organisation: Health Services Union NSW

General Overview
The Health Services Union is a strong, growing 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.
Our union is focused on growth and draws its strength from the diversity of our membership.
We are currently looking for a permanent full time Industrial Officer to join our team.

Job Description
The Assistant Industrial Officer works in a team with other Industrial Officers and assists with all work involved with advocacy in conciliation and arbitration arenas; provides advice in industrial matters; assists Industrial Officers in industrial disputes and runs non complex Industrial matters.
The Assistant Industrial Officer will also be involved in bargaining and negotiations on behalf of members.
The position would suit someone with experience as an advocate or other less complex union service centre role or someone recently graduated from University with a relevant degree looking to gain experience.

Essential Experience and Qualifications

  • Experience 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to contribute to industrial campaigns, enterprise bargaining negotiations and policy issues in the health care sector which reflect the priorities of members and good industrial practice.
  • Good communication skills, including oral skills, to build effective relationships with sub branches, organisers, delegates and others in the health care sector on both individual industrial workplace matters and broader policy or campaign matters.
  • Accountability for individual outcomes, including timeliness; organisational, recording and report-writing skills; follow-up and report back skills.
  • 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.

Desirable
Relevant legal studies or tertiary qualifications.

Salary
Will be offered based on skills and experience.

Closing Date
10 November 2017

Closing Time
05:00 pm

For further information
Please email: jobs@hsu.asn.au

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Position Title:
Orientation and Procurement Officer

Work Unit:
Organising Unit

Responsible to:
Campaign and Public Division

Hours of work:
38 hours

Salary:
In accordance with – Organiser salary range of the Health Services Union NSW Employee Agreement

KPIs:
As set out in work plan

FUNCTION
The Orientation and Procurement Officer is a specialised function generally operating predominantly within the Public Health system, however also including other divisions where orientations and recruitment events are possible.

The Orientation and Procurement Officer:
Coordinates the unions orientation calendar, attends orientations and presents on the benefits of Union membership, focusing on the services available to Union members.

Liaises and builds relationships with key stakeholders across the workplaces we cover to establish and enforce our continuing presence at orientations and other sites where orientations take place.

Manages the attendance and co-ordination of HSU representatives at orientations across the state.

Under the direction of HSU Managers and Finance policy is responsible for the procurement and purchasing of HSU merchandise, uniforms, campaign and marketing materials

The skills required of the Orientation/ Procurement Officer fit those required of an organiser. The Orientation and Procurement Officer is expected to demonstrate a very high level of recruitment and public relation skills.

CORE SKILLS & SELECTION CRITERIA ESSENTIAL

  • Holds a current drivers licence
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities, reflective of the Union movement and HSU NSW values
  • Proven ability to capitalise on and contribute to change and innovation
  • A strong demonstrated commitment to excellence and quality in union services
  • Experience in developing innovative union service and organising delivery models
  • Demonstrated decision making and effective time management skills
  • Commitment to the underlying principles of social justice, community development & equity
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking, networking and interpersonal skills

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Communications & Teamwork
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of effective team relations within the HSU NSW
    which includes liaison with the Industrial and Membership Teams
  • Participation and contribution on the development of HSU NSW strategic planning, campaigns, campaign material, Industrial Relations policies and processes
  • Identify contingencies associated with Union campaigns and member/workplace matters
  • Manage skills transfer to members within the workplace and utilise the branch/delegate structures to deliver outcomes
  • Convene, manage and participate in workplace & branch/delegate meetings and visits
  • Identify, assess and capitalise on change and innovation in the members workplace
  • Deliver presentations at orientations and an ability to recruit new members through orientation, trade displays and HSU events.
  • Build relationships and networking contacts with key stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Provide regular reports on current issues and activities to the Divisional Manager/s

Functions

  • Maintain, organise & strengthen existing membership and branch/delegate structures
  • Identify potential new members and organise new branch/delegate structures in area of coverage
  • Provide timely and quality assistance to the membership
  • Achieve and maintain effective workplace relations in membership workplaces and within the HSU NSW offices
  • Responsible for uniform and merchandise procurement for the organisation in accordance with Union policy

Information Management

  • Effectively and appropriately utilise the HSU NSW information systems, including internet and email to enhance service to members and the organisation
  • Access and utilise members records appropriately
  • Produce reports and documents for the Union as requested
  • Ensure the security and privacy of members details and information

Self-Management & Workplace Environment

  • Manage work priorities and professional development
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of changes to Awards and Legislation
  • Ensure a safe work environment
  • Inform the Secretary if circumstances change which prevent the Organiser functions being carried out. e.g. Loss of driver’s licence

Performance Appraisal

The incumbent’s performance shall be evaluated by the Secretary and Divisional Manager/s after 6 months service and at the conclusion of 12 months service.  Thereafter every 12 months with an interim discussion at 6 months to assist and assess goals set during the year.

Commencing:

Location: Sydney CBD

Closing Date:  Monday 25 September 2017

Closing Time: 06:00 PM

Contact Name: Linda Zutitis

Contact Email: jobs@hsu.asn.au