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Job Description – FSU Organiser (Applications must be received by 5pm on 14th July 2022)


FSU Organiser

Reports to:

Head of Industrial Relations and Campaigns


Dublin City Centre (but covering all FSU jurisdictions)

Salary scale:€38,718  to €50,212
Job purpose:The Organiser’s core responsibility is to promote the strengthening of FSU and growth of FSU’s membership. The Organiser will implement the overall organising and industrial strategy of FSU as well as the Organising Implementation Plan. The Organiser will also respond and follow up on any viable organising opportunities that may arise – outside the strategy – identified by the Head of Industrial Relations and Campaigns.
Key responsibilities:
  • Implement the Union’s organising strategy to strengthen FSU
  • Specifically deliver on the organising implementation plan
  • Implement target-specific strategies, developed in conjunction with the Head of IR/C, which will include:

           - identifying and developing activists;

           - meeting/contacting members and non-members;

           - utilising digital organising tools; and

           - increase engagement with workers.

  • Building the skills and capabilities of our staff and elected roles
  • Implementing workplace campaigns

           - maintaining regular contact with members; and
           - making presentations to members and non-members about the benefits of union membership.

  • Develop and implement new organising projects agreed with the Head of IR and Campaigns where opportunities arise
  • React to IR changes that present organising opportunities and working in conjunction with Officers and SIRO’s
  • Work as part of an overall industrial relations and campaigning team to strengthen the union and build density in core employments
  • Arrange and facilitate meetings of workplace activists to discuss tactics, develop relationships across employments and pursue target-specific strategies with the workplace organisers;
  • Attend inductions and make presentations to new bank staff explaining the benefits of FSU membership, the role of the Union and the difference they can make by joining;
  • Co-ordinate the ongoing mapping exercises to be conducted by General Council members, Area Co-ordinators and FSU Points of Contact and ensure the membership system is accurately updated
  • Implement follow-up actions (worksite visits, phone calls and emails) on targets highlighted by the mapped returned;
  • Deal with recruitment-related queries received by the Union;
  • Monitor recruitment activity by members and contact key recruiters to identify and develop best practice
  • Undertake such other tasks as may be required from time to time by the General Secretary or Head of IR & Campaigns.
  • Develop our greenfield organising projects in games, tech and animations as instructed by the Head of IR/C.
Key skills and experience:

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to present to groups of people
  • The ability to work well with a team
  • The ability to work independently and be self-motivating
  • An understanding of the Irish Trade Union landscape

Critical competencies for this role:

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in organising
  • Experience of recruiting non-members into a union
  • Reporting on activity and outcomes
Additional competencies required:

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Flexibility and Adaptability
  • Building and Maintaining Relationships
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Good work ethic and hands on approac

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to jobs@fsunion.org 


Job Description – Lead Organiser (Applications must be received by 5pm on 14th July 2022)


Lead Organiser 

Reports to:

Head of Industrial Relations and Campaigns 

Job purpose:

The Lead Organiser's core responsibility is to contribute to the implementation and ongoing development of the Union's organising strategy and plan in conjunction with the Head of IR/C. She/He will manage the implementation of this plan and a day-to-day basis and assign tasks throughout our organising staff, seconded staff and activists to grow and strengthen the union. The LO will report on a weekly basis, and as required/requested, to the Head of IR/C. 


€52,455 to €62,606

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the Organising Unit under the overall direction of the Head of Industrial Relations and Campaigns. 
  • Implement and develop the Organising Plan.
  • Support and assist all roles and functions in the union engaged in organising activity. 
  • Encourage all union staff to be involved in organising. 
  • Develop recruitment techniques and tactics - based on best practice - for inclusion in FSU training.
  • Deliver training in organising to all levels of the union as required.
  • Arrange and/or deliver Monthly organising training for members.
  • Achieve access to induction courses for new staff in employments and ensure that the presentations to be given at induction courses are kept up to date.
  • Seek to achieve and maintain overarching 'access' agreements in all employments to facilitate workplace visits and on-site meetings of staff.
  • Develop ‘digital access’ agreements with employers to provide for remote recruitment by activists. 
  • Develop digital skills and tactics for organising. 
  • Seek to achieve release for ‘member organisers’ to support infill growth. 
  • Work in conjunction with Officials/Officers in each employment to assess recruitment opportunities and develop campaigning actions to complement the collective bargaining agenda
  • Engage with and provide guidance and advice to workers in non-unionised employments with a view to develop the potential for organising in that employment.
  • Support our greenfield organising committees in Games, Tech and Animation to grow and ultimately unionise these sectors.
  • Develop and implement our digital organising activity including surveys, petitions, Linked In presence, FB groups, non-member sign up mtgs in conjunction with relevant colleagues in FSU.
  • Implement specific organising campaigns for the top targets identified in mapping exercises and, where necessary, arrange for an Officers and SC members to participate. 
  • Review the effectiveness of all actions and campaigns in the context of the Union's overall Organising Plan and make recommendations to the Head of IR/C and General Secretary for improvements.
  • Develop organising leads through the advice centre.
  • Support the Advice Centres outreach plans.
  • Manage and improve the unions new members process. 
  • Assist in increasing the capabilities of all FSU staff and seconded officers in organising. 
  • Undertake such other tasks as may be required from time to time by the Head of IR/C and/or General Secretary.

Key skills and experience:

The successful candidate should be able to:

  • Identify strategic targets and develop organising plans
  • Implement and develop plans
  • Manage competing priorities 
  • Be highly competent in all areas of organising, including: 

           - at least 3 years organising experience

           - proficient in digital organising

           - innovate and integrate new and traditional organising methodologies into work

           - have proven successes 

  • Plan and report

           - analyse data/information and uses it to inform planning and reporting 

           - translate strategic objectives into operational plans 

  • Leadership: 

           - manage and value diversity in teams 

           - supervise, motivate and support staff and activists to achieve results 

           - manage performance 

  • Development: 

           - assess and develop organisers and key activists skills

           - embeds development opportunities in day to day work 

  • Communication:

           - Clearly communicate both orally and in writing

Critical competencies for this role:

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication 

Additional competencies required:

 The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:
  • Flexibility
  • Relationship building
  • Problem Solving
  • Decision Making
  • Work ethic

If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV with a covering letter to jobs@fsunion.org