We're Hiring

Published: 21 Jul 2020

Organiser CFMEU Manufacturing Division, Victorian District

Applications close: 5pm on Monday 27 July 2020.

The Manufacturing Division is a division of the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union. Our industries include forestry, wood-processing, timber & building products, construction activity such as glazing and floor-laying, and manufacturing activity such as furniture-making, glass production, pulp & paper, soft furnishings, textiles, clothing and footwear.

Employer CFMEU Manufacturing Division
Work Type/s: Full Time

Classifications: Advocacy & Campaigns, Unions & Workers Rights, Recruitment Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)

Location: Melbourne, Victoria


As our Organiser, you will:

  • have a passion for the union movement;

  • recruit new members into the union from our targeted industries;

  • identify, develop, educate and support workplace delegates and activists;

  • assist members and delegates in resolving workplace issues and negotiating enterprise

    agreements, together with representing members in relevant tribunals;

  • develop and implement worker campaigns at a workplace, sector and industry level;

  • prepare correspondence, reports, campaign and other material as required;

  • be able to work irregular hours as required to organise and service workers in our industries.

    Does this sound like you? Applicants will be assessed against the following Selection Criteria:


  • A commitment to the principles of trade union movement and an understanding of

    contemporary industrial relations;

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and equality;

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, together with the ability to communicate with

    people from diverse backgrounds;

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team;

  • A current full Driver’s Licence.


  • Have at least 5 years organising experience preferable in a manufacturing union;

  • Demonstrated skills in recruiting, organising and negotiating;

  • Experience as an Organiser in activist campaigns in a union or community context;

  • Experience as a workplace delegate or activist would be an advantage;

  • Experience working with migrant and non-English speaking background communities;

  • Capacity to speak a community language will be highly regarded.

    Interested? Other information you should know

    Applicants must be residents who are eligible to work in Australia and must have eligibility to obtain a Right of Entry Permit.

    The position will be based in Melbourne.

    An attractive remuneration package, commensurate with relevant experience and competence, will be offered to the successful applicant.

    How to apply for this job:
    Applications should address the Selection Criteria and be submitted by email to Maria Kaplanis,
    [email protected] no later than 5pm on Monday 27 July 2020.




Authorised by Michael O'Connor, National Secretary,165 Bouverie Street Carlton 3053