Vacancies

The PSA is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 140 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 63,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services.

Policy Advisor – One Year Fixed Term

The focus of the PSA is to advance the rights and conditions of members through building collectivity in the workplace. The PSA takes a strategic approach to building unionism. 

The PSA has a vacancy for a policy advisor to join our policy team. This is a full-time fixed term temporary position for one year based in our Wellington office.  Flexible working arrangements will be considered. Secondments from across the public sector would be welcomed.

The policy team operates at a senior level within the PSA and the primary role of the position isthe development of PSA policy and strategy, and responding to the policy needs of the union. Team members represent the PSA in a wide range of external forums. They provide policy papers and advice to the executive board and national secretaries. They advise and support the organising staff and keep the PSA aware of any potential issues that may arise in the future. 

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is committed to honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi across our organisation and the work we do. Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori will therefore be an advantage.

We are looking for someone who can work well with other members of the policy team and with other PSA staff.

The PSA is also an EEO employer.

Download the job description and application form below and return to liz.byron@psa.org.nz.

Application for employment (.doc)

Policy advisor job description

For any queries you can contact Liz Byron, Executive Assistant to the National Secretaries on 04-816 5036 or liz.byron@psa.org.nz

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 1 December 2017.

Union Organiser

The PSA is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 140 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 64,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services.  

The focus of the PSA is to advance the rights and conditions of members through a strategic partnership approach. Organisers work with members and delegates and engage strategically to build union organisation to achieve the best results for PSA members.

The PSA has a permanent, full time organiser vacancy in the Auckland office.

We are looking for people with:

  • A commitment to the work of trade unions.
  • An ability to improve the quality of PSA members’ working lives.
  • The capability to build durable working relationships with members, employers, government and industry representatives.
  • The skills to develop and support members and delegates in dealing with issues impacting on their working lives.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy and leadership skills.
  • An ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure, both independently and as part of a team.

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is committed to honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi across our organisation and the work we do. Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori will therefore be an advantage.

The PSA is also an EEO employer.

Please download the following documents if you would like to apply:

https://www.psa.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Application-for-Employment-form.doc

https://www.psa.org.nz/assets/vacancies/organiser-role.pdf;

https://www.psa.org.nz/assets/vacancies/Competencies.pdf

Completed applications should be emailed to trish.mckinnon@psa.org.nz or posted to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.

Applications close midday Monday 27 November 2017.