Vacancies

Kaihautū Māori

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The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing over 172 staff throughout New Zealand. We are a membership-based organisation with a Maori structure.  Te Rūnanga o Nga Toa Āwhina encompasses the Maori membership of the PSA. 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 Kaihautū Māori vacancy within the leadership team. This is a full time permanent position and can be based in one of New Zealand’s major cities.

This role is to provide industrial, political and cultural leadership across the PSA and advice to the union, through the secretariat participate as part of the leadership team, and take a leadership role in the integration of kaupapa Māori work programmes within the PSA’s general industrial and political agenda. Te Kaihautu Maori reports directly to the PSA’s national secretaries.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Ability to effectively engage with Maori across a range of cultural contexts
  • Ability to contribute to the professional and cultural growth of the union
  • Ability to access and acknowledge the skills and expertise of Maori across the union
  • Competent levels and understanding of the use of te reo Maori and tikanga Maori practices
  • Ability to lead the development and implementation of Tiriti o Waitangi practices across the union
  • 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

This role can be based in one of major cities in NZ Aotearoa.

The PSA Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is committed to honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi across our organisation and the work we do.

The PSA is also an EEO employer.

Kaihautū Māori job descripton 

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 on Thursday 5 November 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.

 

National Support Leaders

The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing over 170 staff throughout New Zealand. We are a membership-based organisation with a bicultural structure.  Te Rūnanga o Ngā 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 the political, industrial, economic and social environment.  The PSA takes a strategic approach to building unionism.

The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, has created two new support leadership positions within our organisation.  These are fulltime roles and locations are yet to be confirmed.

The core purpose of the National Support Leader role is to provide leadership, guidance and direction, mentoring, and collegial and professional support to support and organising teams. To provide leadership pertinent to each team, including prioritisation, work allocation and content and relevant aspects of organising/support for organising. These roles will have overall responsibility for the Membership Team, Organising Administrators, Education administrators, Education organisers, Network organisers, Growth team and Member support centre.

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:

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

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

Applications close 5pm Thursday 22 October 2020.

Completed applications, including a cover letter and updated CV can be emailed to trish.mckinnon@psa.org.nz or posted to Trish McKinnon, EA to Assistant Secretaries, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.

 

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 76,000 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 midday Friday 23 October 2020.

 

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 172 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 five-person assistant secretary leadership team. The assistant secretary is 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.

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 Thursday 1 October 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.

Applications close at noon on Thursday 29 October.

 

Legal Officer Vacancy

The PSA is the largest union in New Zealand and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 172 staff throughout New Zealand. 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 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 Legal Officer to join our legal team. This is a full-time permanent position ideally based in our Wellington office.

The Legal Officer will be expected to practice in all aspects of employment law, including  providing advice, presenting internal legal training sessions, attending mediation, and appearing in the Employment Relations Authority and the Employment Court when necessary.   An interest and competence in Equal Pay legislation would be an advantage. We are looking for a person who is politically astute and supportive of the union movement, experienced in the application of employment law, committed to improving the quality of members’ working lives and is able to travel throughout New Zealand.   The legal officer will have the ability to hold a current practising certificate.

We are looking for someone who can work well with other members of the legal team and with other PSA staff.

The PSA is committed to honouring the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi pursuant to the purpose and objects of the union. Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori will be considered an asset.

The PSA is also an EEO employer.

Please download the following documents if you would like to apply:

Legal Officer JD October 2020

PSA Application Form

For any queries you can contact Liz Byron, Executive Assistant to the National Secretaries on 04-816 5036 or email liz.byron@psa.org.nz.

Applications close 5.00pm on 27 October 2020.