Vacancies

Union Organiser - Wellington

The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, is the largest union in New Zealand, Aotearoa and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 150 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 75,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services.  As the largest union in New Zealand Aotearoa, we can provide opportunities for organisers to take up leadership roles in our sectors and across the organisation. 

Our core values include advocating members’ interests with a strong effective voice, standing together, supporting and empowering members, individually and collectively.  We embrace diversity and challenge inequality and our actions are characterised by professionalism, integrity and respect. We are a progressive and constructive union, constantly seeking solutions that improve members’ working lives.

The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, has a permanent, full time organiser vacancy based in our Wellington office. 

We are looking for people with:

  • A commitment to the work of trade unions.
  • An ability to improve the quality of PSA, Te Pukenga Here Tikanga Mahi, 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, including a cover letter and CV should be emailed to trish.mckinnon@psa.org.nz or posted to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.

Applications close Monday 30 March 2020.

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Policy Advisor

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing over 150 staff throughout New Zealand. We are a membership-based organisation with a bicultural structure.  Te Rūnanga o Nga Toa Āwhina is the Māori arm of the PSA membership. We have more than 75,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services. The focus of the PSA is to advance the interests 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 senior-level, full-time permanent position in our Wellington office.  Flexible working arrangements will be considered. 

 The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is committed to honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi across our organisation and the work we do. We are seeking to strengthen Māori capability within our policy function.  Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori will therefore be an advantage and recognised through salary.

The primary role of the position isthe development of PSA policy and strategy, and responding to the policy needs of the union.   It offers the opportunity to engage in a wide range of subject areas related to the work of public and community services. 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 union staff and the membership structure and keep the PSA aware of any potential issues that may arise in the future. 

As an employer the PSA acknowledges the inseparable relationship between Māori staff and their iwi/hapū/whānau, and the importance of mana whenua, mana tangata and mana reo.  This includes the provision of leave for the purpose of whānau/hapū hui, wānanga or cultural obligations; and support for Te Whānau Atawhai, the collective of Māori staff at the PSA. We are also working to build our organisation’s cultural capabilities through steps such as including karakia and waiata in our meetings, and offering te reo classes and waiata practice to staff.

We are looking for someone who can work well with other members of the policy team and with other PSA staff.    The PSA welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

 Please download the following documents if you wish to apply:

www.psa.org.nz/vacancies/job description

www.psa.org.nz/application form   

 For any queries you can contact Liz Byron, Executive Assistant to the National Secretaries on 04-816 5036.  Applications close 5.00pm on  Tuesday 31 March 2020.  Completed applications can be emailed to liz.byron@psa.org.nz or posted to Liz Byron, EA to National Secretaries, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.