Industrial Officer Fixed Term

Industrial Officer Fixed Term

About United Voice United Voice is a diverse and progressive union improving the lives of workers in cleaning, security, hospitality, hotels, early childhood education and care, and manufacturing. 

People join United Voice to be part of a powerful member-led union campaigning for change in our industries. United Voice Tasmania is one of 8 local branches that make up the national union.

Employer United Voice (Tasmania Branch)                                                             Location Hobart, Tasmania

To Apply Phone (03) 6220 3222 or email to to request an application pack. Completed applications will be received on an ongoing basis until the right candidate is found.

Start Date Immediate - August 2019 (Negotiable)

Selection Criteria

  • Passion for the union movement and commitment to social justice
  • High level leadership and communication skills, and proven capacity and experience leading, managing and developing others
  • Resilience and effective approach to problem solving
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in either union organising / industrial officer / legal practice
  • Demonstrated familiarity with the Fair Work Act
  • Demonstrated capacity to create strategic and operational plans in accordance with our Branch Plan
  • Demonstrated capacity to represent workers’ legal/industrial interests in workplaces and relevant tribunals
  • Ability to work non-standard hours and to travel
  • Drivers licence
  • Capacity to obtain Right of Entry permit

Job description

This INDUSTRIAL OFFICER position is fixed term to cover parental leave absence from August 2019 – March 2020. Part-time or full-time is negotiable. There is potential for the right candidate to secure further work at the end of this contract. Detailed information is in the application pack. The Industrial Officer will report to and work in collaboration with the Branch Secretary and be responsible for

  • The oversight, carriage, and management of the Union’s industrial casework, up to and including appearing in the relevant tribunals and courts to represent the union and our members interests
  • Providing industrial and legal advice to our officials and members
  • Participating in, and modelling, and supporting and developing Organisers and Officials to
    • deal with member enquiries about their workplace rights
    • represent members’ industrial interests in workplace disputes and disciplinaries
    • join workers to the union
    • build activism and leadership amongst union members
  • Participating in the strategic Branch planning and decision making through the Leadership Group
  • Enterprise bargaining and providing industrial guidance
  • Building, managing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships
  • Ensuring effective translation of strategic plans into operational plans
  • Conducting campaign actions, including protests and rallies


Annual salary range $82K - 91K depending on skills and experience PLUS Car, or Motor Vehicle Allowance. Other benefits include generous superannuation, income protection and 6 weeks annual leave per annum.