HR/IR jobs

Industrial Officer

Location: Melbourne
Salary: Negotiable
Company: Health Workers Union
Telephone: (03) 9341 3300
Facsimile: (03) 9341 3334
Apps close: Thursday 6th January 2022

The Health Workers Union is seeking to recruit a full-time Industrial Officer to be part of our Industrial Department.

The Health Workers Union represents Victorian health workers such as hospital ward clerks, kitchen, cleaning and domestic services staff, personal care workers, disability workers, pathology collectors, aged care workers, laboratory assistants, research staff and technicians from various disciplines. The position is based in our South Melbourne office (with possible remote working from home during COVID19 pandemic as per Victorian Government directives), but may be required to travel on occasion throughout Victoria.

Job description:

You will work in a team (reporting to the Industrial Department Manager) and undertake the following duties:

• Provide accurate industrial advice within the HWU to Officials, Organisers and
call centre staff.
• Resolve workplace issues through negotiation, mediation/conciliation and arbitration.
• Appear in the Fair Work Commission in relation to individual and collective disputes.
• Enterprise bargaining
• Draft correspondence, applications, witness statements and submissions.
• Research (including case law)
• Keep comprehensive records and maintain files.
• Maintain up-to-date data bases.

Qualifications and experience required:

• Tertiary qualifications in Industrial Relations, Law or a cognate discipline
or equivalent experience).
• Excellent knowledge of industrial relations, including the award system and the
Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).
• Experience in enterprise bargaining.
• Ability to interpret legislation and industrial instruments.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Experience in advocacy and litigation before the Fair Work Commission,
tribunals or courts on behalf of members.
• Ability to work to deadlines and a capacity to plan and prioritise workload
• Computer literacy and IT skills.
• Ability to obtain and hold a valid Right of entry permit in order to perform any
necessary Industrial or Organising functions.

The successful applicant will have a strong commitment to the union movement and a capacity to handle a varied and demanding workload.

Salary is negotiable, depending on skills and experience.

The position will be probationary for a period of 6 months. Performance will be reviewed every 3 months.

Applications, including a current CV and application letter addressing the requirements of the role, should be forwarded by close of business Thursday, 6 January 2022.

Please email your application to HWU State Secretary, Diana Asmar at