NZNO | Union Organiser – 0.8 FTE | Nelson

Closing date: Thursday 15 April 2021

Union Organiser – Nelson (0.8 FTE)

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is the lead professional nursing organisation and union for nurses. NZNO represents more than 50,000 nurses, midwives, students, kaimahi hauora and health workers of which 3,600 are Māori members in Aotearoa/New Zealand. We represent the interests of nurses on professional and employment related matters. NZNO is a progressive organisation which works to improve the health status of all people of Aotearoa/New Zealand through participation in health and social policy development.

NZNO now seeks applications for the role of Organiser (0.8 FTE – 32 hours per week). Based in our Nelson office, this role 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 flexibility 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 driver’s licence.

This is an exciting opportunity for a positive, enthusiastic and politically aware person to join a dynamic, high performing team.

You will find a position description at

Applications addressed in confidence to Glenda Alexander, Manager Industrial Services close at 12 midday on Thursday 15 April 2021 and must include both a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae.

Please send your application to [email protected] (noting that receipt will not be acknowledged until 13 April 2021).

Contact person: Nina Pennycuick