Vacancies

Union Organiser - permanent

The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, is the largest union in New Zealand, Aotearoa and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 140 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 70,000 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 Christchurch 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 should be emailed to trish.mckinnon@psa.org.nz or posted to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140. 

Applications close 9am Monday 22 July 2019.

 

Union Organiser - fixed term

The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, is the largest union in New Zealand, Aotearoa and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 140 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 70,000 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 fixed term vacancy (of up to six months), for a full time organiser based in our Auckland 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 should be emailed to trish.mckinnon@psa.org.nz or posted to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.

Applications close 9am Thursday 25 July 2019.

 

 

2 x Policy and Research Secondments

We have two short-term seconded positions to work with PSA on Pay Equity and Gender Pay Principles.

PSA is seeking support from agencies to fund these secondments in order that we can respond effectively to the volume of work arising from the Government’s commitments to pay equity and to the implementation of the gender pay principles in the public service and state sectors.

Please feel free to forward to any other members in these sectors who you think may be interested and who may have the necessary experience, skills and knowledge.

Expression of interest: short term research and analysis secondments to support the PSA’s work on pay equity in the state sector and the implementation of the gender pay principles.

The work:

Expressions of interest are sought for two short-term secondment roles to support the union’s work in the area of pay equity in the state sector and the implementation of the gender pay principles in public service agencies.

The PSA is working with the SSC and public service agencies to advance pay equity in the state sector and to support the implementation of the gender pay principles in all public service agencies. The union is seeking expressions of interest from PSA members already working in the public service to work with us on these projects.

The successful secondees will work with our policy team and our organisers on two key projects:

• Research and analysis to improve our understanding of the size, ethnic and gender profile, and pay and conditions of work performed by female dominated occupations in the public service and in the funded sector, as well as the nature of the work they do. This research will help identify occupations that may be suffering from gender-based pay discrimination and the steps that need to be taken to rectify this.
• The development of guidance to support the implementation of the gender pay principles across the public service. This will entail working closely with PSA organisers and relevant agencies to ensure best practice in the interpretation and implementation of the principle in agencies.

Skills and knowledge required:

• Understanding of government funding processes
• Knowledge of pay equity and the gender pay principles and the application to areas of work within the PSA’s coverage.
• Proven experience in undertaking research and analysis of complex information and presenting this information to decision makers in a clear and logical way.
• Ability to form constructive working relationships with people across government and outside of government
• Ability to solicit pertinent information and digest, understand and present this information in a way that is helpful to decision makers.
• Ability to communicate clearly and logically the findings of the research.

The secondments are for three months, with start and finish dates and the location of the secondment (within Wellington) to be negotiated with the successful applicant’s employer.

This expression of interest is open to all PSA members working in the public service and the wider state sector. Applications must take the form of a covering letter explaining your interest in the work and outlining your relevant skills, experience and knowledge, to be accompanied by your CV.

Please feel free to forward this email to any other PSA member who you feel may be interested and has the relevant skills, knowledge and experience.

Applications close 5pm Monday 22 July 2019.

Please address your application letters to:

Liz Byron
EA to PSA National Secretaries
Public Service Association
PO Box 3817
Wellington 6140

For any queries regarding these secondments, please contact Liz Bryon on 027 213 7185 or liz.byron@psa.org.nz