I'm looking for a full-time electorate officer to join my team, working out of my electorate office in Braddon. The job entails lots of community engagement and solving local problems. In a typical day, you might be helping someone at the front counter with a Centrelink issue, assisting with a 2000-letter mailout, or arranging a community forum at the local football club.
Fraser is not only the most populous electorate in Australia (with around 140,000 electors), but also one of the most engaged. One of the great things about Fraser is that people are keen to write in about issues big and small, from climate change to the local postbox. But it means that I need hardworking electorate staff to manage it all.
The electorate team consists of 4 full-timers, plus a bevy of part-timers, volunteers and interns. There's a good sense of camaraderie, and it's a great way to help the community.
If you're interested in grassroots politics, community organising and love Canberra, this job is likely to be a good fit. It won't involve policymaking or speechwriting, but a lot of writing, problem-solving, and digital engagement.
The current incumbent is Damien Hickman, who is off to do great things with the National Rural Health Alliance. If you have queries about the job, you can call him on 6247 4396.
The salary range is $48,017 to $64,532 (EO-A in the parliamentary jargon).
Applications close Sunday 28 September. If you're interested, please send a covering letter, a CV and a writing sample (100-800 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org.