JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive Director (part time)
Australian Institute of Employment Rights Inc.

Do you think the workplace relations system is broken?
Want to play a role in changing the rules?

The AIER is looking for an Executive Director to lead its work, including our project to envisage a new workplace relations architecture.

The Australian Institute of Employment Rights 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 projects and 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 and members of the legal profession. We are a membership organisation: our members include individuals and organisations.

We are looking for an Executive Director to lead the organisation and its projects. The role will involve advocacy and research, growing our member and supporter base, and finding new funding sources. You will need be self motivated, have experience in research and report writing, and a solid background in workplace issues and workplace laws. The ED also seeks and undertakes research commissions.

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

This is a permanent part-time position (21 hours 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 within the range of $80 000 to $86 700 per annum pro rata and will be commensurate with experience.

A copy of the position description can be downloaded here. More information about the AIER and our work can be found on our website –

Apply by sending in your CV and a cover letter addressing the key skills in the position description by 4pm Wednesday 28 February 2018 to:
Jane Ponton, Business Manager, AIER
61 3 9647 9100