Deputy Manager of Industrial Division

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About us

The Health Services Union NSW/ACT/QLD is a growing 45,000-member strong 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. The organisation’s annual turnover is approximately $24m, with an employee base of approximately 120 staff.

The HSU offers a collaborative environment which focuses on teamwork, empowerment, innovation, integrity, and accountability. We pride ourselves on an ethical decision-making model that prioritises outcomes for working people and their communities rather than a strict bottom-line approach.

About the role

We are currently seeking applications for an experienced full time Deputy Manager. This is a full-time position. Standard office hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. This position is based at the HSU office in CBD Sydney. The position entails:

  • Assist the Manager Industrial Services in the day-to-day execution of their duties including the supervision of 27 staff working in our Industrial Division and Member Services Division.
  • Negotiation at the highest level on behalf of the union, including in forums across the NSW public sector and Government
  • Prioritisation and review of work for approximately 15 staff in the industrial services team
  • Preparation of advice on a variety of legal and industrial issues
  • Appearance in high level disputes and arbitrations in the State and Federal Industrial jurisdictions as well as other tribunals.
  • Contribution to the industrial and political strategic direction of the union 
Required skills and experience
  • Demonstrated experience prioritising work of an industrial and political nature.
  • Demonstrated experience liaising with key stakeholders on industrial issues and in campaigns.
  • Sound understanding of Federal and State industrial laws and processes.
  • Capacity to manage and mentor highly skilled industrial staff as well as train new and junior staff.
  • Sound understanding of the political priorities of the union and an ability to engage in a nuanced approach to achieve these goals.
  • High level skills in advocacy and negotiation
  • High level verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to write reports and briefing papers at a very high standard.

Desirable

Sound understanding of Health and public sector political and administrative frameworks and the nuance required to negotiate these systems.

How to apply

Your application should highlight your skills, abilities and experience and how they meet the requirements of the role.

If interested, please forward your resume and cover letter to hr@hsu.asn.au

Applications close COB 14 May 2021

For further information about the role please contact: Industrial Division Manager, Ayshe Lewis via email ayshe.lewis@hsu.asn.au.

Please note: Short listing will commence immediately. We reserve the right to close the position without notice. Relevant screening checks will be conducted as part of the recruitment process. These may include National Criminal Records and National Police Background Checks.

ONLY APPLICANTS WITH THE RIGHT TO WORK IN AUSTRALIA WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE

PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING UNSOLICITED APPLICATIONS FROM AGENCIES.