Industrial Officer - Victoria

Industrial Officer - Victoria


The Industrial Officer’s main focus is to grow union power by resolving collective disputes onsite with members and union leaders, assist members who have individual issues, and when necessary use industrial tools to enforce members’ rights and entitlements


About United Voice

United Voice Victoria is a powerful member-led union 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 in the community and politics.

We offer

  • An exciting role in one of Australia's largest and most dynamic unions that is pioneering new ways to organise workers
  • Helping some of Australia’s most undervalued workers stand up and win respect;
  • Working alongside some of Australia’s best organisers in a union that pioneered organising in Australia
  • Great location near the Queen Victoria markets
  • Six week’s annual leave and 12% superannuation


You are

  • Passionate and driven to improve workers’ lives and help build the union movement
  • Dynamic and multi-skilled with a capacity to work independently
  • Have high level communication skills and a solid knowledge and understanding of the Australian Industrial Relations environment


Key Tasks

  • Build union power through the resolution of collective issues in our key industries and work places
  • Providing advice to Union members and resolving individual issues
  • Visit work sites and work with union leaders and members to resolve issues
  • Active participation and contribution to team meetings
  • Maintain a high standard of record keeping and reporting
  • Meet targets set in conjunction with the Team Lead and Director
  • Maintain a high standard of correspondence, submissions, procedures and advocacy with employers, courts and tribunals



Assistant Secretary


Key Selection Criteria

  • Experience in one of the following: union, community, social justice, student or other activist, campaigns, volunteer work or a relevant social sciences, industrial relations, law or related degree
  • Demonstrated ability in managing expectations around dispute resolution
  • Demonstrated ability in using legislation, awards and agreements to enforce member’s rights and entitlements
  • Has experience with advocacy
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to track, analyse and report



United Voice provides competitive pay and working conditions; a salary range of $78.9k to $103.9k inclusive of motor vehicle allowance. The position also attracts 12% superannuation, 6 weeks annual leave, 25% leave loading, and salary continuance insurance.


To Apply

Addressing the core requirements in this job advertisement, outline why you would like to work with United Voice in this position and how your skills and qualifications make you the ideal candidate.

Please also include your CV and a covering letter and send your full application to, addressed to Ben Redford, Assistant Secretary, with the Subject heading “Industrial Officer”.


Closing Date

Completed applications must be received by 20 April 2018.

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