HR/IR jobs

Area Organiser

Location: Melbourne
Salary: Generous salary and superannuation package.
Company: HACSU
Telephone: 03 93404100
Facsimile: 03 96508122
Apps close: Friday 16th August 2019

Are you an excellent communicator and relationship-builder, with a passion for supporting working people? If so – an exciting opportunity has opened at the Health and Community Services Union (HACSU) for a full-time Area Organiser.

Organisational Context
HACSU is one of Victoria’s fastest growing unions. Our members are at the forefront of nation-changing initiatives such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and reforms to the public mental health system. HACSU is the Victorian No2 Branch of the Health Services Union.

The Role
We are seeking a highly motivated and driven individual who can work with HACSU leadership and build relationships with HACSU members and delegates.

Reporting to the Lead of Organising, the successful applicant will be responsible for members and delegates in a geographical area and providing them with advice, representation, and organising the workforce which will include getting members active in campaigns that HACSU are facilitating, including campaigns around Enterprise Agreements.

The successful candidate must have good leadership skills and must be able to motivate members and delegates as being able to provide them with ongoing development and support.

The Person
We are seeking candidates who have a strong understanding of and commitment to the union movement and can confidentially represent members with employers and before Tribunals such as the Fair Work Commission
They must also have strong leadership skills as well as high level IT skills.
The successful candidate will be innovative, creative and highly motivated.

For more information about the role, please send a request for the position description to

This is a full-time position (38-hours per week, Monday to Friday) and the successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the HACSU Enterprise Agreement 2017 – 2020 which includes:

• Generous salary and superannuation package.
• 5 weeks’ annual leave.
• 13 Rostered Days Off (RDOs) per year.

The position is based in our office in Carlton, Victoria.

The successful applicant will be required to perform some out-of-hours work and undertake regional and interstate travel.

To Apply
To apply, please submit your CV, alongside a cover letter addressing the principle duties and outlining why you would be most suitable for the role.

Applications are addressed to Mr Paul Healey, HACSU Assistant State Secretary

Applications close Friday 16th of August and must be submitted via email to Please set the email subject to “Job Application – Area Organiser”

If you have previous relevant work samples, we encourage you to submit these with your application.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed, and appointment is conditional upon a successful reference check and a probationary period of 6 months.

If you have questions about the role, please contact Mr Paul Healey on 0401 487 235