Are you an excellent communicator and relationship-builder, with a passion for supporting working people?

If so – an exciting opportunity has opened at the Health Services Union National Office for a full-time Campaigns and Projects Officer.

Organisational Context

The Health Services Union (HSU) is one of Australia’s fastest growing unions, with over 85,000 members. Our members are at the forefront of nation-changing initiatives such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the forthcoming Aged Care Royal Commission and broader reforms to the public and mental health systems. The HSU is comprised of eight autonomous branches and the role of HSU National is to facilitate cross-branch coordination, which supports membership growth, and, by extension, the collective power of working people. Through this, we ensure that HSU members have a strong and powerful voice in the debates that shape their working lives and their communities.

The Role

We are seeking a highly motivated and driven individual who can build relationships with HSU branches and key external stakeholders (e.g. other unions, peak bodies, advocacy organisations and politicians) to deliver on strategic outcomes. Working as part of a small team and reporting to the HSU National Secretary, the Campaigns and Projects Officer will be responsible for developing, leading and coordinating cross-branch and national campaigns on issues of strategic importance to members—this includes member and stakeholder engagement alongside political lobbying. The role also includes responsibility for developing and coordinating the HSU’s Annual National Conference and other HSU National forums.

For more information about the role, please refer to the attached position description.


This is a full-time position (38-hours per week, Monday to Friday) and the successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the HSU National Enterprise Agreement 2018 – 2021 which includes:

  • Generous salary (including annual wage and increment increases).
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave.
  • 13 Rostered Days Off (RDOs) per year.

The position is based in our office in Carlton, Victoria.

The successful applicant will be required to occasionally travel intestate and perform out-of-hours work.

To Apply

To apply, please submit your CV, alongside a cover letter addressing the principle duties and outlining why you would be most suitable for the role.

Applications are addressed to Mr Lloyd Williams, HSU National Secretary.

Applications close Tuesday 18 December 2018 and must be submitted via email to . Please set the email subject to “Job Application – Campaigns and Projects Officer”

If you have previous relevant work samples (e.g. a written submission to an inquiry or consultation paper) we encourage you to submit these with your application.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and appointment is conditional upon a successful reference check and a probationary period.

If you have questions about the role, please contact: Ms Leigh Svendsen, Manager Compliance Industrial Policy via phone 0418 538 989.

Position Description – Campaigns and Projects Officer


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