National Sector Leader – NZPSA

Job Description
The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, is the largest union in New Zealand, Aotearoa and is an innovative and dynamic organisation employing 150 staff throughout New Zealand. We have over 75,000 members working in central and local government, health and community services. As the largest union in New Zealand Aotearoa, we can provide opportunities for leadership roles in our sectors and across the organisation.

Our core values include advocating members’ interests with a strong effective voice, standing together, supporting and empowering members, individually and collectively. We embrace diversity and challenge inequality and our actions are characterised by professionalism, integrity and respect. We are a progressive and constructive union, constantly seeking solutions that improve members’ working lives.
The PSA, Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi, has created 10 new leadership positions within our organisation. These roles are fulltime and could be based out of any of our central or regional offices.
We are looking for people with union leadership skills, and comprehensive experience as a union organiser or equivalent is critical.

The core purpose of the National Sector Leader role is:
To provide leadership, guidance and direction on all aspects of organising, including bargaining and prioritisation. This includes providing mentoring, collegial and professional support to organising teams and organisers.
To provide industrial leadership, to assist sector-based organising teams to work with delegate and bargaining teams to achieve organising objectives and to work with sector committees to develop organising strategies consistent with the union’s strategic plan.
Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi is committed to honouring Te Tiriti O Waitangi across our organisation and the work we do. Knowledge of te reo and tikanga Māori will therefore be an advantage.
The PSA is also an EEO employer.

How to Apply
If you would like to apply, please provide a cover letter, an updated CV along with a PSA application for employment form located on our website:
Completed applications to be emailed to or posted to Trish McKinnon, PSA, PO Box 3817, Wellington 6140.