Unite has vacancies for two Organisers in the Auckland region,

  • a permanent part-time position and
  • a permanent full time position

Both positions will be based in Auckland

The successful applicants will primarily be recruiting and organising workers in the Call Centre, Fast Food and Cinema sectors, although they may also be involved in other sectors that Unite represents from time to time.


We are looking for people with:
  • A strong commitment to working people and the union movement.
  • An ability to improve the quality of Unite members’ working lives.
  • The skills to develop and support members and delegates in dealing with issues impacting on their working lives.
  • The ability to directly recruit new union members and support delegate recruitment on worksites.
  • Negotiation skills are an advantage, however training will be provided.
  • Excellent communication, advocacy and leadership skills.
  • Good computer and social media skills.
  • An ability to work accurately and efficiently under pressure, both independently and as part of a team.
  • A current full driver’s licence.
  • Skills and experience with migrant workers would be an advantage.

There are a number of options available for work transport, including reimbursement for the use of a personal vehicle, financial assistance to purchase a suitable vehicle and provision of union vehicle.

Terms and conditions are offered in accordance with the Unite Staff Collective Employment Agreement. Unite is an accredited Living Wage employer.

Please apply in writing, including a CV and contact details for up to three referees. Applications and requests for more information can be sent to:

Gerard Hehir
Unite Union
Phone 021 02940345
Fax: 09 846 9509
PO Box 7175, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141

Applications close 5pm on Wednesday 4th January 2017.


Key Tasks


  1. Provide advice to and advocacy for, members on employment related matters, including personal grievance cases within the assigned area.

  2. Recruitment of new members within the assigned area.

  3. Local implementation of campaigns within the assigned area.

  4. Deal with membership inquiries/requests for assistance in respect of collective/individual agreements.

  5. Keep accurate records of interactions with members and other work related communications.

  6. Liaise with other Unite organisers.

  7. Such other duties as may be required by the secretary.

  8. Other tasks may be allocated, dependent upon allocation of responsibilities


Terms of Appointment

  1. The appointee will be responsible to the National Director of Organising

  2. The salary for this position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the salary scale in the collective agreement for Unite Union employees. Unite is an accredited Living Wage employer and remuneration for all positions ranges from the Living Wage up to the level of the average wage, depending on skills, experience and service length.

  3. Unite is an equal employment opportunities employer.

  4. Area of responsibility may include any sites within Auckland City boundaries.

  5. The appointee will be based in Auckland

  6. A full current drivers licence is required. 

Submitted by

Gerard Hehir

Written 22/12/2016