Union Organiser - Tauranga (full time)

Job Description

Use your experience to advocate for Nurses, Midwives, Students and Health Workers!

* Competitive remuneration
* Work-Life balance - live the beautiful Tauranga lifestyle!

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is the lead professional nursing organisation and union for nurses. NZNO represents more than 50,000 nurses, midwives, students, kaimahi hauora and health workers of which 3,600 are Maori members in Aotearoa/New Zealand. We represent the interests of nurses on professional and employment related matters. NZNO is a progressive organisation which works to improve the health status of all people of Aotearoa/New Zealand through participation in health and social policy development.

NZNO now seeks applications for the role of Organiser for 40 hours per week (full time). Based in our Tauranga office, this role is responsible for providing employment advocacy and industrial support to NZNO members.

The successful candidate will:

* have a sound understanding of industrial and employment matters, good negotiation and interpersonal skills and a commitment to and affinity with the trade union movement or community activism.
* be informed on the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi for NZNO and the health of New Zealanders.
* have well developed communication skills (written and verbal) and have the ability to build rapport and problem solve.
* understand the importance of building membership, organising NZNO members and developing delegates.
* ideally have first-hand knowledge of the health sector and/or previous trade union organising experience.
* have flexibility around the hours of work as some travel will be required.
* have good IT skills.
* work well as part of a team.
* hold a full, clean drivers licence.

This is an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and politically aware person to join a dynamic, high performing team.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 21 March 2019 and must include both a cover letter and an up-to-date curriculum vitae.

Job type:

Full Time