We're hiring! Senior Electorate Officer to Jenny Leong MP, Member for Newtown

Jenny Leong MP, the Greens Member for Newtown, is recruiting for a Senior Electorate Officer to join her and the Newtown team.

We are looking for a highly organised person with coordination and community outreach skills to take responsibility for our local electorate work and electorate office management. If you have experience managing projects or events, have a knack for keeping things on track, a good eye for detail and an interest in community engagement or outreach – and want to use these skills to be part of a team that is passionate about representing our local constituency and changing the world – then we hope to hear from you.


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.

The Newtown Electorate Office has three full-time ongoing positions, one Electorate Officer and two Senior Electorate Officers.

Sometimes we help 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, state-wide portfolios, and global issues - we are committed to collective action, community empowerment and contributing to the diversity of people who are engaged and connected to politics.


About the role

As a Senior Electorate Officer in the Newtown Electorate Office, you will ensure the smooth running of the electorate office and coordinate local electorate engagement, campaigns, and communications. The person in this role will make sure we meet deadlines, keep on track with our goals and priorities, and handle Jenny Leong MP’s diary.

Importantly, you will share our commitment to the principles of the Greens and our passion for changing the world.

Knowledge of the Newtown electorate and/or in one or more of the following portfolio areas: climate change, LGBTIQ+ rights, anti-racism, multiculturalism, industrial relations, or human rights would also be an advantage.

We are actively encouraging people of culturally diverse backgrounds as well as members of the LGBTIQ+ community 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 a full-time role. The NSW Parliament requires all positions to be initially recruited for 6 months. The position is then converted to ongoing permanent employment, subject to satisfactory performance.

The maximum total remuneration package is $110,718 pa including salary ($78,736 – $90,253 pa), an all-incidence allowance ($9,179 pa) employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Further information to assist you with applying for this position:


How to apply

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

To apply for this position please attach to your application:

  1. Your covering letter [maximum one page] which outlines your reasons for wanting to undertake the role.
  2. Your up-to-date resume [maximum two pages] which clearly details your skills, including work, volunteer and community experience as relevant to this role.
  3. 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.


  1. Demonstrated commitment to the core principles of the Greens as well as an interest in and understanding of NSW politics and parliament.
  2. At least three years’ experience in a coordination, project management, organising role, or similar.
  3. Experience working on community campaigns, community organising or similar outreach roles.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to draft emails, web content and produce print materials.
  5. Highly developed interpersonal skills and experience supervising the work of staff and volunteers.
  6. Superior organisational skills as well as experience planning and delivering on projects to deadline in a high-pressure environment.
  7. A high level of digital competency, including an ability to use office software, social media, databases, websites, and digital communication tools.


  • Understanding of the Newtown electorate and/or experience in one or more of our portfolio areas (listed above).
  • Knowledge of state government issues - including public housing, transport, education, health, or planning.
  • Design/layout, social media, photography and/or database skills.


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

Job Reference: 0000

Contact: (02) 9517 2800 or [email protected] 

Closing date: Monday 20 June 2022

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