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Part-Time Organiser - 0.75 FTE - Nelson/Marlborough

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO), NZ’s largest health sector union and the professional body for nurses, is seeking applications for the role of part-time union organiser. This position is a 0.75 FTE (30 hours per week).  

Based in our Nelson office, this position is responsible for providing employment advocacy and industrial support to NZNO members.
The successful candidate will:

  • Have a sound understanding of industrial and employment matters, good negotiation and interpersonal skills and a commitment to and affinity with the trade union movement or community activism
  • Be informed on the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi for NZNO and the health of New Zealanders
  • Have well developed communication skills (written and verbal) and have the ability to build rapport and problem solve
  • Understand the importance of  building membership, organising NZNO members and developing delegates
  • Ideally have first-hand knowledge of the health sector and/or previous trade union organising experience
  • Have the ability to be flexible around the hours of work as some travel will be required
  • Have good IT skills
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Hold a full, clean drivers licence. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and politically aware person to join a dynamic and high performance team.
A full position description is available from Jenny McCullum with whom applications (please include your CV and a covering letter) close at 5pm on Thursday 21 July 2016.

NZ Nurses Organisation
P O Box 1084

Telephone (03) 474 6490