Vacancies

National Secretary

The PSA – The Public Service Association/Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi – is New Zealand's largest union, representing over 80,000 workers in central and local government, health and community services. We are a progressive union, advocating to improve the working lives of members and the public services they provide.  

The PSA operates a co-leadership model of two National Secretaries, reporting to and maintaining close working relationships with the Executive Board.   

We have a vacancy for one National Secretary. 

The National Secretaries work closely together to provide strategic leadership to the union, building a bi-cultural working environment at the PSA. Together they are responsible for the political, industrial and operational management of the organisation, including managing the financial and human resources of the union; leading, motivating and inspiring ownership, commitment and enthusiasm for the union's vision and direction.

This is a key role that demands a unique blend of skills and experience. The successful candidate will have:

  • ability to operate in a co-leadership environment
  • a proven ability to provide strategic advice and leadership
  • excellent political and industrial skills, including being able to advocate and negotiate effectively in a wide variety of contexts
  • experience in leading, managing and motivating staff
  • strong financial management skills
  • outstanding relationship management skills with an ability to build partnerships and collaborations with key stakeholders
  • a sound understanding of the union and political environment in which the PSA operates and knowledge of the organisation and operation of government and the union movement
  • experience leading and motivating a membership based organisation

For further information, or to request an application pack, please contact Elizabeth Byron on 04 816 5036 or liz.byron@psa.org.nz. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Wednesday 9 February 2022.