Part Time
General Manager/Researcher
Australian Institute of Employment Rights Inc.

The Australian Institute of Employment Rights (AIER) is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes workplace rights and the benefits of positive employment relationships. Our activities include research, advocacy and the stimulation of public debate on workplace issues and laws.

Established in 2005, we have influenced practices, ideas and policy through research papers, submissions to government and independent inquiries, the publication of education resources, public advocacy and debate. We have created and published an internationally recognised framework for workplace practices: the Australian Charter of Employment Rights and the Australian Standard of Employment Rights.

We are a small organisation, with 2 part-time staff, supported by an Executive Committee that includes employer and union representatives, as well as members of the legal and academic professions. We are a membership organisation: our members include individuals and organisations.

We are looking for a General Manager (GM)/Researcher to fill a contract position for 12 months. The position may be extended depending on our ability to continue to attract funding.

This role will involve advocacy, research and (solicitation of) funding. You will need be self motivated, have experience in research and report writing, and a solid background in workplace issues and workplace laws. A substantial proportion of our revenue is generated through research commissions; the GM is required to undertake this research, with support as required.

While our preference is for the GM to work from our office in Port Melbourne, we will consider applicants who would want to work outside of Melbourne.

This is a 12-month contract role, part time (approx. 2 days a week). We are taking a flexible approach to this appointment and are prepared to consider applicants with a range of experience; we are looking for the right person. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience.

Applications in writing and addressing the role description by 4pm Friday 18 July to:

Jane Ponton, Business Manager, AIER
61 3 9647 9100