Vacancies

Assistant Secretary

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing over 171 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 76,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services. The focus of the PSA is to advance the interests of members through improvements in the political, industrial, economic and social environment.   The PSA takes a strategic approach to building unionism.

We have a vacancy within our six-person assistant secretary leadership team. The assistant secretaries are responsible for the PSA’s industrial functions in each of our sectors. This leadership role manages and leads organising and other teams, as well as fulfilling other responsibilities such as network liaison, ‘portfolio’ work, and HR duties. The assistant secretary reports to the PSA’s national secretaries and will work as part of a leadership team which includes the Kaihautū Māori (new position).

We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • A high level of experience in union organisation and employment relations
    • Ability to work constructively with employers and other external agencies 
    • Ability to initiate strategies to advance the PSA’s goals and objectives
    • Sound industrial judgement and a good understanding of PSA organising practice

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.

This role can be based in one of the New Zealand’s major cities.

The PSA will not apply a 90 day trial period to new appointments.

Please download the following documents if you wish to apply:

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

www.psa.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Application-for-Employment-form-.pdf

For any queries you can contact Liz Byron, Executive Assistant to the National Secretaries on 04-816 5036.  Applications close 5.00pm on Friday 5 February 2021.  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.

 

Union Organiser

The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, is the largest union in New Zealand, Aotearoa and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 171 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 77,000 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 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 include a cover letter and CV and are to be emailed to trish.mckinnon@psa.org.nz or posted to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.

Applications close: Tuesday 26 January 2021.