Electorate Officer – Office of Jenny Leong MP – Newtown Electorate Office Job at Legislative Assembly – in Sydney NSW

Job Description

Jenny Leong MP, the Greens Member for Newtown, is recruiting for an Electorate Officer to join her and the Newtown team to contribute to their work representing and serving the community.

We are looking for a very organised person who is great working with people, has good political judgement and relevant skills to join our Newtown Electorate Office.

About Us

Our small, high intensity team is passionate, dedicated, and experienced. We are committed to building strong communities, serving the good people of the Newtown electorate as well as working collectively towards significant social and environmental change.

Sometimes we are helping people one-on-one to resolve a specific issue with public housing maintenance, at other times we are organising and participating in community actions with tens of thousands of people. We work across local matters, statewide portfolios and global issues – we are committed to collective action and community empowerment.

About the role

The Electorate Officer role is vital in supporting all of our work from an administrative and organising perspective – handling incoming phone calls, correspondence and email communications, coordinating diaries and events, assisting with database and digital communications, as well as keeping connected with community through local meetings, activities and social media. This role also provides administrative support to the Member and ensures the efficient operation of the electorate office.

While this role is one that requires specific skills and experience – as well as a passion for social, economic and environmental justice – you don’t need to be someone who has already worked in politics or has a political pedigree to apply. We are actively encouraging people of culturally diverse backgrounds and women who are interested in this position to put an application in, even if you don’t think you meet every single bit of the selection criteria. We are committed to addressing the lack of diversity in politics.

This position is full-time, initially for up to 6 months. Subject to satisfactory performance, the role may then convert to an ongoing employment contract with the support of the Member.

While this is a full time position, part-time job share arrangements will be considered.

This recruitment will also be used to establish an eligibility list for short-term relief and causal project work in our electorate office.

Total remuneration package includes salary ($73,182 pa – $83,237 pa), plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and leave loading. Salary includes an all incidence allowance of $6,884 per annum.

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Further information to assist you with applying for this position:

Position Description

Parliament of New South Wales website

NSW Parliament pre-employment requirements

How to apply

Applications must be lodged online through http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/

To apply for this position please attach to your application:
Your covering letter [maximum one page] which outlines your reasons for wanting to undertake the role and the issues you care about.

Your up-to-date resume [maximum two pages] which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

Your specific response [maximum two pages] to the below Selection Criteria.

Your resume and response to the following Selection Criteria will be the initial assessment method used to determine your suitability for this position compared to other applicants. The completeness and relevance of your application may determine whether or not you are called for an interview. (Please note that you should respond to the specific selection criteria below – not the generic selection criteria in the position description link.)

Selection Criteria (maximum two pages)

The following Selection Criteria form a specific part of the selection process. Applicants are required to address each of these essential criteria items specifically in their application.

Applicants are also invited to address any of the relevant desirable criteria that they meet.

Commitment to the principles of the Greens

Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills

Experience handling phone and email inquiries, and digital competency using standard office programs

Demonstrated capacity to exercise sound judgement and ability to handle working in a high pressure environment

Demonstrated superior organisational skills to work effectively under pressure and manage competing priorities and deadlines.

Knowledge of the local area

Design/layout skills, social media, website, database skills

Experience in casework, community service, or similar

Activist, community organising or event coordination

Technical assistance: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact ‘I work for NSW’ helpdesk 1800 562 679 (Monday – Friday).

Job Reference: 00008IQU

Closing date: Monday, 4 October 2021 – 11.59pm

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Company Location:  Sydney NSW

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