Minister Bourke is Hiring

My friend Chris Bourke has four new ministries, and is hiring three new staff to assist him. Details below.

(And while I'm on the topic of jobs, I've been contacted recently by two constituents - a French-trained industrial designer, and an Irish-trained accountant - who are looking for work in the ACT. Email me - andrew.leigh.mp#aph.gov.au - if you'd like their CVs.)
OFFICE OF CHRIS BOURKE MLA
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
MINISTER FOR ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER AFFAIRS
MINISTER FOR INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
MINISTER FOR CORRECTIONS



Office Manager

The Office Manager position includes duties such as, but not limited to:

  • Managing the Minister’s diary and appointments;

  • Answering the office phone;

  • Managing post and electronic correspondence; and

  • Some event organisation.


The successful applicant will thrive in a busy environment and show initiative and commitment to the job. Previous experience in an administration position is preferred.  A total salary package of up to $68,000 is available depending on experience.

Adviser

Applicants for this position will need to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication;

  • High level research and policy analysis;

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;

  • Ability to work as part of a small, busy team; and

  • Ability to liaise effectively at all levels.


The position is full-time and may involve extended hours and weekend work, particularly during sitting weeks and other periods. Experience in a political environment is desirable, but not essential.

A total salary package of up to $68,000 is available depending on experience.

Senior Communications Adviser

Applicants should have extensive experience in public relations or journalism. Experience in a political environment is desirable, but not essential.

Applicants for this position will need to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent  written and oral communication;

  • Experience in media management;

  • Ability to work as part of a small, busy team;

  • Excellent office IT skills; and

  • Experience in speechwriting and use of social media.


This position is full-time and will require some weekend and after hours work. A total salary package of up to $102,500 is available for the right person.

An appreciation of how the Legislative Assembly functions, and an understanding of and commitment to the principles and policies of the Australian Labor Party would be an advantage in all positions.

An enterprise agreement is currently being negotiated.

Applications setting out relevant experience and addressing the list of desired skills for each position should be received by COB Friday 16 December 2011. A CV and contact details for referees should be included. Applications should be sent to the Minister’s Chief of Staff, Margaret Watt, at Margaret.watt@act.gov.au Phone inquiries may be made to 6205 0541.

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