Vacancies

Union Organisers

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 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 two permanent, full time organiser vacancies. One based in Dunedin and the other in Wellington. 

 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 17 December 2018.

 

Communications Advisor – Digital and Publications

 The PSA is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 150 staff throughout the country. We have more than 70,000 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 building collectivity in the workplace.  The PSA takes a strategic approach to building unionism.

The PSA has a vacancy for a  Communications Advisor – Digital and Publications to join our 4-person communications team. This is a full-time, permanent position based in our Wellington office.

The primary role of the Communications area is to take a responsive approach to providing strategic and tactical communications and related materials for to inform and educate members and build the union’s reputation with the wider community based across a range of campaigns, projects and events related to activity such as industrial bargaining.

This is a stimulating and busy position that requires someone who is highly motivated, has a high level of political awareness, an understanding of the role of unions in a democratic society and the skills to make an important contribution to the PSA’s organising work. We are looking for someone who can work well with other members of the communication team and with other PSA staff.

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 wish to apply:

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

https://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  Friday 25 January 2019.  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.