We are hiring!
20th June 2023

Union Organiser –Manufacturing Division

Applications close: COB 12 July 2023   

Employer           CFMEU Manufacturing Division

Work Type/s:    Full Time

Classifications:  Unions & Workers Rights

Sector/s:            Not For Profit (NFP)

Location:            Sydney

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? Apply for this role.

Our union is looking to hire an 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 one to twice a month (there is some flexibility about when that travel happens).

This role would suit an organiser who can work independently to a plan to grow membership numbers, leadership, and activity.

 About Our Union

The Manufacturing Division is an autonomous section of the CFMEU. The members we represent organise to make their voices heard on the issues that matter most to them – secure jobs, safe work, fair pay. The district this role works in is diverse, representative, and growing. Although our organisers work across all of our coverage areas, this role will have an initial focus on companies at the end of the timber supply chain including frames and truss makers, pallets, and laminate.


Selection Criteria:


  • A commitment to the principles of trade unionism, social justice, and equality.
  • Experience implementing organising frameworks to recruit, retain and mobilise members.
  • Skills in identifying, developing, and coaching workplace leaders.
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and proficiency using computers.
  • A current full driver’s licence
  • Eligibility to obtain a Right of Entry permit.
  • Eligibility to work in Australia.



  • Experience as a workplace delegate or activist.
  • 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 12 July 2023.

We value a team with a broad range of skills. If you are thinking about applying for the role but are concerned you don’t meet all the criteria.