Organiser vacancy at Unite Union Auckland

Unite has a vacancy for an Organiser in the Auckland region for a fixed term.

The successful applicant will initially be organising workers in the Fast Food and Cinema sectors, although they may also be involved in other sectors that Unite represents from time to time and may be re-assigned as required. The position is based at our Morningside office in Auckland, but will have responsibility for some sites in Hamilton, requiring regular travel there.

This is a fixed term position until 20 February 2022. Preference is for a full-time position, but applicants wanting a part-time position would be considered.
We are looking for people with:

• A strong commitment to working people and the union movement.
• An ability to improve the quality of Unite members’ working lives.
• The skills to develop and support members and delegates in dealing with issues impacting on their working lives.
• The ability to directly recruit new members and support delegate recruitment.
• Negotiation skills are an advantage, however training will be provided.
• Excellent communication, advocacy and leadership skills.
• Good computer and social media skills.
• An ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure, both independently
and as part of a team.
• A current full driver’s licence (or significant progress towards a full licence).

Skills and experience with young and/or migrant workers would be an advantage.

There are a number of options available for work transport, including reimbursement for the use of a personal vehicle, financial assistance to purchase a suitable vehicle and provision of union vehicle. Terms and conditions are offered in accordance with the Unite Staff Collective Employment Agreement. Unite is an accredited Living Wage employer.

Please apply in writing, including a CV and contact details for up to three referees.

Applications and requests for more information can be sent to:
John Crocker
Unite Union
Phone 029 695 1135
Fax: 09 846 9509
PO Box 7175, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141

Applications close 5pm Friday 15th January 2021. Interviews will be held the week following with a preferred start date during the last week of January 2021.

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