Unison offers staff a range of benefits including:

  • Above award wages
  • Access to $15,900 of tax-free salary packaging arrangements, which can add significant value to earnings to eligible staff
  • Monthly RDO for eligible full-time staff
  • 5 weeks annual leave
  • Leave loading payment
  • Additional paid parental leave on top of government entitlements
  • Learning and Development opportunities to ensure that not only do you have adequate skills to perform your current role, but that you also have the opportunity to enhance your work performance to meet your personal career direction
  • Employee Assistance Program - we offer external free, professional, confidential counselling assistance to our staff who may need help with particular problems affecting their wellbeing - personally and in the workplace.


To assist us in the selection process and to ensure that your application is as strong as possible, please read the attached information for applicants to ensure your application meets all requirements.  Unison offers positions to people on the basis of merit. This means staff qualifications, experience, skills and abilities are matched to the position requirements.

Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTI community and those living with a disability to apply.

Our current employment opportunities can be found below:

Manager – Risk and Compliance


About the role:

Exciting opportunity to manage the full suite of risk, compliance and governance systems, monitor performance and bring a focus on innovation an continuous improvement.

Would you like to work for a leading housing services provider? If you are looking for a career-enhancing role with a friendly and professional work environment where your contribution is valued then we would love to hear from you!

This role is focused on ensuring that Unison meets all its compliance and reporting requirements, and operates in a way that is quality focused and risk aware. Reporting to the Director, Corporate Services, you will lead a team of two and engage with a wide range of stakeholders.

About you:

We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated person with a demonstrated commitment to social justice and to the empowerment of disadvantaged members of the community.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in compliance, risk and policy management in a regulated sector, and a passion for working with data.

You will bring strong analytical and critical thinking skills and an ability to engage with and influence stakeholders. Superior communication skills, organisation skills and attention to detail are also a must.

On offer:

  • Competitive industry salary
  • Remuneration package of over $100,000 including base salary, not for profit salary packaging and equivalent of 5 weeks annual leave, 17.5% leave loading and super
  • Free CBD onsite parking 
  • Flexible, supportive and family friendly work environment


Please send your application addressing the key selection criteria to:

  • Closing date: Thursday 22 November 2018
  • Contact: Celine Savage, Director Corporate Services
  • Contact phone: 03 9349 0264



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Head of People and Culture

About the role

Reporting to the CEO, you will work closely with the Executive team to drive people related strategies and operational HR advice. This role will be pivotal in guiding Unison in the next stages of employee development.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and expertise in HR strategy and workforce development
  • Supporting key stakeholders to provide guidance and advice on people issues, including performance management and managing employee relations
  • Provide generalist/operational HR support to Line Managers
  • Provide leadership on WHS and ensuring compliance and best practices
  • Develop an organisational framework which incorporates a blended approach to learning and career succession
  • Lead in the Enterprise Bargaining process
  • Support the development and implementation of the management of change strategies


 About you

  • 5+ Years in a Generalist Leadership HR role
  • Tertiary qualification in HR
  • Proven experience in workplace relations, including the ability to interpret awards, agreements and contracts, complemented by a thorough understanding of current employment legislation
  • Consultative style with well-developed interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Clear and collaborative communicator with the ability to influence
  • Exposure and experience with people strategies, alignment, design and delivery
  • Extremely high attention to detail


On Offer

  • Permanent Full-time position
  • Salary package approximately $145,000 (including super, motor vehicle, salary packaging and leave loading)
  • 5 weeks annual leave with 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Free CBD onsite parking
  • Salary packaging of up to $15,900 tax free
  • Supportive working arrangements
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program for independent and confidential counselling
  • Free membership to the Unison Social Club for all current staff


For a full Position Description and instructions on how to apply, please visit the careers page of our website.


Please send your application addressing the key selection criteria to:


Unison is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply, including but not limited to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people in the LGBTI community and people living with a disability.


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