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TSU - Organiser (Temporary)

Applications are currently being sought for a suitably qualified person to work with our Local Government team as an Organiser.

This is a 12-month temporary position located in South-East Queensland.

The Services Union is a diverse and progressive union improving the lives of workers in Local Government, Social & Community Services (SACS), Energy, Rail, Ports and Clerical & Administration.

People join The Services Union to be part of a powerful member-led union which is actively campaigning for change in our industries and communities. The Services Union is a local Queensland Branch of the Australian Services Union.

Overview of Position

To Organise and empower members at the workplace. To operate as a member of a team that promotes and encourages members to acquire and/or possess the appropriate advice, knowledge, skills, cohesion, commitment and resolve to advance and protect their economic, social, political and industrial interests. This position may require travel intra-state.


  • Grow and empower a member base
  • Identify, foster and increase the level of activism of membership

Reporting Relationships

• The position reports to the team leader and the Executive President.


  • Recruit new members to the union according to recruitment targets.
  • Support members to become activists within the union.
  • Encourage and facilitate union members to participate in union campaigns and activities.
  • Provide basic advice on industrial issues, union policies and services to members, after consultation with other union officers if necessary.
  • Communicate with members, delegates, activists and other union staff both verbally and in writing, about the objectives, actions and progress of campaigns and other union activities.
  • Collect and collate information for the purpose of mapping delegate and membership structures.
  • Update files and details on members, delegates and industrial issues when necessary.
  • Participate in and support broader union activities.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated skills and experience organising a membership base, or a demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such experience and skills.
  • Ability to operate as a member of a team.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral skills, including the ability to speak confidently to individuals, small groups and large audiences.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work autonomously as required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to unionism principles and values.
  • Possession of a current Queensland driver’s licence.
  • Eligibility to obtain Right of Entry permits.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range $80,425 to $103,343 per annum, 15% super and a fully maintained vehicle inclusive of private use (a small contribution would be required). Restructured working hours (RDO) available.

Formal qualifications

Tertiary qualifications are highly desirable

Applications in writing, addressing the full selection criteria should be addressed to:
Neil Henderson, Secretary, The Services Union and emailed to

Applications close 3 July 2022.