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Women’s Officer – Federal

Organisation : Australian Education Union (AEU)

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Corporate Social Responsibility, Customer Service, Education & Training, Policy & Research

Sector : Education & Employment, Employment Services, Humanitarian, Union, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

  • A leading Union voice in campaigning for quality public education
  • Advance gender, diversity and discrimination issues in Education
  • Four year term and an attractive salary package

The Organisation

The Australian Education Union (AEU) is the federal union for teachers, principals, support staff and all educators working in public education. The AEU is proud to represent workers who have one of the most important jobs in the country. With around 195,000 members nationally, the AEU provides industrial and professional support and advocates for quality public education.

Benefits & Culture

  • 15.5% superannuation · 5 weeks annual leave
  • Additional 2 weeks leave for Christmas closure
  • Excellent package incl 17.5% leave loading
  • Southbank location  – Free parking

The Role

Working in the Federal AEU office you will develop strategies to implement policies, objectives and campaigns to increase the participation and engagement of women and girls in all education sectors and within the AEU itself. You will contribute to policy development, including addressing gender, diversity and other forms of discrimination in the education industry.

Reporting to the Federal Secretary and engaging with women’s officers in the AEU Branches and Associated bodies, you will also undertake analysis, research and prepare responses and submissions tackling gender, equity and diversity issues. You will also increase the recruitment and engagement of women members.

Skills Required

You are currently performing a similar role in education, a Union or a like-minded sector. You have a knowledge of the major policy issues for gender and employment and the relationship between industrial and professional concerns, equity and discrimination.

You have the capacity to develop networks and work collaboratively with a diverse range of external allies, and stakeholders and an understanding of campaigning and its importance to achieve objectives.
Generic knowledge and experience

  • Written and verbal skills including report and submission writing
  • The ability to work collaboratively in a team, or independently as appropriate
  • Research skills including the ability to identify and analyse issues and propose solutions
  • Skills including the ability to meet deadlines and manage competing demands
  • Knowledge of and commitment to public education and unionism

If you are inspired to build a strong women powered movement for quality public education we want to hear from you. Please contact Richard Green or Gemma Schade on  03 8080 8977 or submit your resume together with a cover letter responding to the skills required above quoting #779185.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Education Union (AEU)

How to apply


Please quote in application: Women’s Officer – Federal via Pro Bono Australia.


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