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The Australian Education Union represents and advocates for teachers, principals and education support staff working in public education in schools, early childhood, TAFE and adult education.

If you have a passion for public education, social justice and the union movement, then consider a career with the AEU.

There are currently five vacancies.

Project Officer – TAFE Recruitment 

The AEU has a fixed term position available for two project officers in its Melbourne office to recruit TAFE members in Terms 1 and 2, 2018. 

The project officers will work within the Recruitment Training and Campaigning unit to recruit TAFE members to the AEU.  

The project officers will identify targets for recruitment, develop recruitment strategies and recruit new AEU members. Intensive and high quality training will be provided.

You will return to your role at the end of this experience with:

  • new and improved skills
  • a greater understanding of how the union operates, and
  • a renewed enthusiasm for your active role in the AEU and an ability to translate what you have learned to your work in your workplace.

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Remuneration: The full time annual salary for this position is $106,299.

Enquiries: A position description is available here. Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager on 03 9417 2822. 

Expressions of interest:  An expression of interest form is available here. Send the completed form with a 1 – 2 page statement addressing the selection criteria to Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager, AEU Victorian Branch, by email to [email protected] by 5.00pm, Wednesday 29 November 2017.

Please note: Successful applicants will need to get leave approved by their employer.

All expressions of interest must be on the form and include a short statement addressing the following selection criteria.

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated active commitment to unionism and the AEU within the TAFE sector.
  • Skills and experience in recruiting potential members.
  • An understanding of the importance of union growth and a passion and enthusiasm for recruiting potential members to the union.
  • High level verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to show initiative and demonstrate high level organisational skills including being able to work to deadlines, prioritise work, and manage multiple matters concurrently.
  • An understanding of and commitment to public education.
  • Current Victorian drivers licence. 

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Project Officer – Early Childhood Recruitment  

The AEU has a fixed term position available for an Early Childhood project officer in its Melbourne office in 2018.  This position is flexible and can be worked either full time for 6 months over Terms 1 and 2, or at .5 for Terms 1 to 4. 

The project officer will work within the Recruitment Training and Campaigning unit to recruit Early Childhood members to the AEU.  

The project officer will identify targets for recruitment, develop recruitment strategies and recruit new AEU members.  Intensive and high quality training will be provided.

You will return to your role at the end of this experience with:

  • new and improved skills
  • a greater understanding of how the union operates, and
  • a renewed enthusiasm for your active role in the AEU and an ability to translate what you have learned to your work in your workplace.

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Remuneration: The full time annual salary for this position is $106,299.

Enquiries: A position description is available here. Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Martel Menz, Deputy Vice President Early Childhood on 03 9417 2822.

Expressions of interest:  An expression of interest form is available here. Send the completed form with a 1 – 2 page statement addressing the selection criteria to Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager, AEU Victorian Branch, by email [email protected] by 5.00pm, Wednesday 29 November 2017.

Please note: Successful applicants will need to get leave approved by their employer.

All expressions of interest must be on the form and include a short statement addressing the following selection criteria.

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated active commitment to unionism and the AEU within the Early Childhood sector.
  • Skills and experience in recruiting potential members.
  • An understanding of the importance of union growth and a passion and enthusiasm for recruiting potential members to the union.
  • High level verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to show initiative and demonstrate high level organisational skills including being able to work to deadlines, prioritise work, and manage multiple matters concurrently.
  • An understanding of and commitment to public education.

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Organiser - Bendigo 

The union has a full time permanent vacancy for an organiser to work in the Recruitment Training and Campaigning unit (RTC) in the Bendigo office. 

The role of the RTC is to build AEU workplace strength by increasing membership levels and developing activism and involvement in the union. The organisers work as part of a team to recruit new members, find and develop activists, build union structures, and encourage involvement in union campaigns.

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Remuneration: The full time annual salary for this position is $106,299.

Enquiries: A position description is available here. Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Eleisha Mullane, RTC Manager 03 9417 2822.

Applications: Send to Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager, AEU Victorian Branch, by email to [email protected] by 5.00pm, Monday 4 December 2017.

All applications must address the following selection criteria.

Selection criteria

Essential

  • An understanding of organising theory, strategy and practice and application of the principles and techniques of organising.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct successful organising campaigns that build membership and sustainable union structures.
  • Ability to develop, implement and analyse organising plans.
  • Ability to provide advice, mentor, coach and develop AEU representatives and activists.
  • High level verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including:

o    the ability to communicate with a diverse audience
o    the ability to communicate complex matters clearly, objectively, and calmly 
o    the ability to organise and recruit over the phone and in person
o    the ability to write clear, accurate and concise documents.

  • Ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships with key stakeholders including working as part of a team.
  • Ability to show initiative and demonstrate high level organisational skills including being able to work to deadlines, prioritise work, and manage multiple matters concurrently.
  • Demonstrated active commitment to unionism.
  • An understanding of and commitment to public education.
  • Current Victorian drivers licence.

Highly desirable

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Ability to provide advice, mentor, coach, and develop other staff in undertaking RTC work.
  • Understanding of gender and employment issues as they apply to a union in which the majority of the members are women.

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Industrial Officer 

The union has a full time permanent vacancy for an industrial officer in our Melbourne Office. 

The industrial officer will work with other industrial officers, leadership and staff to advance and protect members’ interests in industrial tribunals and similar settings.

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Remuneration: The full time annual salary for this position is $106,299 plus superannuation, depending on experience and skills. 

Enquiries: A position description is available here. Questions about this vacancy can be directed to Michael McIver, on 03 9417 2822. 

Applications: Send to Jenny Evans, HR and Organisational Development Manager, AEU Victorian Branch, by email to [email protected] by 5.00pm, Thursday 30 November 2017.

All applications must address the following selection criteria.

Selection criteria

Essential

  • Demonstrated commitment to unionism.
  • An understanding of and commitment to public education.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in advocacy and case preparation in industrial and similar tribunals.
  • Capacity to contribute to strategic industrial policy development in the education industry.
  • Knowledge of the Fair Work Act 2009 and other industrial and employment law, the operations of the Fair Work Commission, and the industrial jurisdiction of the Federal Court.
  • Experience in enterprise bargaining ,particularly in the public sector.
  • Understanding of gender and employment issues as they apply to a union in which the majority of members are women.
  • High level computer skills and knowledge including use of Word and Excel.

Highly desirable

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in handling and resolving members’ workers compensation cases.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position.

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