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Location : Brisbane

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Union

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $81,101 - $104,749 per annum

Application closing date : 8 Aug, 2022

About the organisation


The CPSU (PSU Group) is one of Australia’s most active and innovative trade unions. CPSU members work in the Australian Public Service, the ACT and NT governments, and a number of community and private sector areas.

Our Purpose

CPSU members work together to secure better working lives for all. We work collectively to ensure workers are safe at work, have fair rights, pay and conditions, and a voice at work. We act with integrity and stand in solidarity where workers are attacked. We know strong union workplaces deliver better public services. As part of the broad labour movement, all that we do supports progressive social change and environmental justice.

Our focus

To do this, we work together to:

  1. Build power and be a bigger, stronger union that is led from the workplace
  • Engage with non-members, particularly workers who don’t have a relationship with us
  • Engage existing members, build commitment and activism
  • Support and empower delegates and workplace leaders.


  1. Achieve results for members and workers in our industries
  • Campaign with delegates and members to address issues affecting our workplaces
  • Work with delegates and members to advocate for and address issues affecting our industries
  • Work with delegates and members to advocate for and address policy and political issues affecting our lives and future.

As an employer we offer family friendly conditions and leave entitlements, 15.4% superannuation, and access to health and wellbeing initiatives. Our friendly staff are passionate about the work they do and committed to union values, helping others, and making a positive contribution to society. Working with the CPSU means you will work side by side with other union members to make our workplaces and communities fairer.

About the role



Position Title:                      Field Organiser

Position Location:              Brisbane, QLD

Employment Status:        Ongoing (subject to probation) / Full Time

Classification and Salary range:    Organiser Level 1 – 2, $81,101 – $104,749 per annum (includes Organiser Expense Allowance paid as salary) + 15.4% superannuation.

Position reports to:     Lead Organiser and CSIRO Section Secretary.  (Noting there are also supervisory responsibilities to the QLD Regional Secretary).

Positions reporting to this position are:     Nil.


  • Flexible work practices and access to accrued days off.
  • Best practice leave provisions including paid primary carer leave (26 weeks) and supporting partner leave (six weeks); and paid family violence leave (20 days pro rata per annum, non-cumulative).
  • Employer super contributions on paid or unpaid parental leave for a period equal to a maximum of 52 weeks.
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Program.
  • A strong commitment to training and development.
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives.
  • Salary sacrificing.





The primary function of this role is to develop and implement effective campaigns and strategies to assist members to bring about positive change in their workplaces. 

There is a strong emphasis on recruiting members and developing members, delegates and workplace leaders.

The position is focused on meeting key union objectives of:

  • Helping members achieve fairness at work, job security, and the best possible pay and decent conditions
  • Being a union that most employees want to join
  • Promoting our members’ issues in the public and political arena.

Is this you?

  • A passion for social justice and community campaigning or experience with progressive organisations or social justice causes.
  • An ability and confidence to inspire, engage, develop and lead people to take action through positive conversations.
  • An understanding that your work will always focus on recruitment and retention and growing our Union.
  • A strong eagerness to work with people from diverse backgrounds to make a difference.

The CPSU will provide support and development to the successful applicant.





  1. A commitment to union values and principles, helping others and making a contribution to society.
  2. High level verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Ability to lead and organise, build relationships, motivate and develop individuals or groups.
  4. Demonstrated analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  5. Ability to plan and organise work and achieve outcomes.
  6. Ability to work semi-autonomously, demonstrate initiative, drive and resilience in a changing environment.
  7. Well-developed written communication skills.
  8. Current Drivers License.


Highly Desirable

  1. Experience working in sales or membership recruitment, with a strong focus on meeting recruitment objectives.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to develop and implement successful sales/recruitment strategies.


Please submit your application by COB Monday, 8 August 2022


The CPSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for position. Selection is merit based.  Part time employment opportunities may be considered where suitable.

How to apply

Position Description : QLD CSIRO Field Org PD - Jul22

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Union Field Organiser via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy
Sector: #Union


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