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Position Vacant: IEU Organiser - Parramatta (full time)


The IEU is seeking applications from enthusiastic and dynamic education professionals or industrial staff to join our team of Organisers in the IEU’s Parramatta office. The role is permanent and ongoing.


The position is suitable for teachers or other education professionals with a history of union involvement but could also attract someone with broad experience in the sector or other areas of industrial relations. Your commencement date would be negotiable but should be as early as possible in Term 1 2023.



Organisers’ duties include attending at workplaces to meet with members and non-members, implementing IEU campaigns, representing and supporting members in relation to disputes and problems, and answering member queries.


Familiarity with issues affecting teachers at all stages of their career and the current educational agenda is highly desirable.  


Organisers generally work from 9am-5pm but attendance at meetings before school and after school outside these hours will be required from time to time. There is considerable flexibility in the working hours and the IEU would be prepared to consider a request to work for four days per week. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required.  Overnight travel may also be necessary on an a very occasional basis. 


A current driver’s licence is essential.



The successful applicant will be appointed by the IEU Executive and will be accountable to the Secretary in the first instance.  


Salary will be in accordance with the IEU Officers’ salary scale that has links to Sydney Catholic Schools promotion salary rates. Starting salary is usually one incremental step on the Officers’ scale above the salary the applicant would earn in 2023.


Organisers receive time in lieu of one day per month, additional annual leave, closedown leave over the Christmas period and other conditions in line with or above industry standards. 


A fully maintained car will be provided for the performance of duties and some limited personal use is permitted.  A c


IEU Organisers retain their membership of the union and participate in the IEU Council.



Applications must be made in writing, setting out your qualifications, work experience, and other relevant material, including union involvement.


Please address to:

The Secretary
via email:


All applications must be received by 3.00pm on Friday 20 January 2023.


Please note that the IEU office is closed between Thursday 22 December and 10 January 2023. For more information and a role description, please feel free to contact Veronica Yewdall on 8202 8900 or