We are hiring!
13th February 2024

Experienced Union Organiser –Manufacturing Division

Applications close: COB 5 March 2024 

Employer            CFMEU Manufacturing Division

Work Type/s:    Full Time

Classifications: Unions & Workers Rights

Sector/s:              Not For Profit (NFP)

Location:             Sydney

Are you an experienced organiser who wants to take your skills to the next level? Do you want to grow the union movement? Do you enjoy developing delegates’ leadership skills? Do you like getting members involved and active to protect and win new rights at work? If you answered yes, then you should apply for this role.

Our union is looking to hire an experienced organiser who can recruit, represent and mobilise members to win on the issues that matter most to them. This role is based out of our Sydney Office however will also have regional responsibilities requiring travel approximately once a month (there is flexibility about when that travel happens). This role would suit an organiser who can work independently to an agreed plan to grow membership numbers, leadership, and activity.

 About Our Union

The Manufacturing Division is an autonomous section of the CFMEU. The district this role works in is diverse, representative, and growing. Our organisers work across all of our coverage areas which includes window, door and carpeting manufacturing, furnishing, bedding, textiles, clothing, and timber.

Selection Criteria:


  • A commitment to the principles of trade unionism, social justice, and equality.
  • Experience implementing organising frameworks to recruit, retain and mobilise members.
  • Experience undertaking enterprise agreement processes with limited day-to-day involvement from a senior official.
  • Experience problem-solving to resolve individual and collective disputes.
  • Skills in identifying, developing, and coaching workplace leaders.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency using computers.
  • A current full driver’s licence
  • Eligibility to obtain a Right of Entry permit.
  • Eligibility to work in Australia.


  • Experience developing and implementing organising plans.
  • Ability to speak a community language.

The successful applicant will be offered an attractive remuneration package, including the necessary tools of the trade.

How to apply for this job:

Applications should include a cover letter and resume that address the selection criteria and be submitted by email to [email protected] no later than 5 pm on 5 March 2024         

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Alison Rudman on 1800 060 556. We try to ensure that we have a team with the right mix of skills. In order to maintain that mix, this role does require an applicant with experience undertaking all elements of bargaining and managing disputes. However, if you are a member and would like to develop the skills necessary to become an organiser, please speak to your organiser so that we can support you to do that.