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Industrial Officer (11-month contract)

Organisation : National Tertiary Education Union - NTEU (Queensland Division) via Big Splash

Location : Brisbane

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Management

Sector : Education & Employment

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Level 7 - $107,134 to $118,283 (Additional 17% employer superannuation)

Application closing date : 25 Nov, 2019

About the role

  • Rewarding opportunity with a progressive organisation


The NTEU (Queensland Division) is seeking to employ a full-time Industrial Officer for a 11-month fixed-term period to replace a staff member who is going on extended leave. The position is based at the Queensland Division Office in Taringa and also works out of NTEU Branch offices on Queensland university campuses. Some travel may be required.



Negotiating collective agreements; advocacy before industrial tribunals and internal university tribunals; negotiating with higher education managements on individual and collective cases and disputes; providing members with industrial advice and training; and co-ordinating with organising campaigns.



Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent; experience in the trade union movement and commitment to trade union principles; demonstrated experience in advocacy before tribunals; demonstrated experience in negotiating agreements; campaign skills (including a demonstrated commitment to and understanding of the principles of organising); excellent communication skills; and a current drivers licence.



Knowledge of the higher education industry; and basic word processing skills.



Salary range is as per NTEU National Staff Agreement Level 7 ($107,134 – $118,283 pa), depending on applicant’s level of experience. Employer superannuation contributions of 17% are paid in addition to salary.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : National Tertiary Education Union - NTEU (Queensland Division) via Big Splash

The NTEU is a federally registered membership-led union with coverage of academic and general staff in higher education. The NTEU represents workers in all Queensland universities and their associated student organisations, research institutes and companies.

How to apply for this role

Applications addressing both the essential and desirable selection criteria of the position, plus the names and contact details of two referees, should be addressed to the Division Secretary, Michael McNally. Applications close COB on Monday, 25 November 2019.


The NTEU values diversity in the workplace. Therefore applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they are from an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander background.

Please quote in application: Industrial Officer (11-month contract) via Pro Bono Australia.

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