National Sector Leader

The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, is the largest union in New Zealand, Aotearoa and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 200 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 90,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services.  As the largest union in New Zealand Aotearoa, we can provide opportunities for 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 National Sector Leader vacancy to be based out of any of our central or regional offices.

We are looking for someone with union leadership skills, and comprehensive experience as a union organiser or equivalent is critical.

The core purpose of the National Sector Leader role is:

  • To provide leadership, guidance and direction on all aspects of organising, including bargaining and prioritisation. This includes providing mentoring, collegial and professional support to organising teams and organisers.
  • To provide industrial leadership, to assist sector-based organising teams to work with delegate and bargaining teams to achieve organising objectives and to work with sector committees to develop organising strategies consistent with the union’s strategic plan.

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 salary range for this position is $110,271 to $120,804.  New employees enter the range on a starting rate based upon previous relevant experience and commensurate with internal relativities. Progression to the top of the scale is by regular and automatic service steps.

The PSA is also an EEO employer.

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

  • Complete an application for employment form here
  • View the job description here

Completed applications including a cover letter and CV to be emailed to

Applications close 9am Thursday 7 December 2023.