Electorate Officer - Grade 2 or 3 (Wendy Lovell)

The Department of Parliamentary Services provides support to all Members of Parliament for the recruitment and selection of their staff. On behalf of Wendy Lovell MP, Liberal Member for Northern Victoria, we are now recruiting for a full time Electorate Officer (Grade 2 or 3).
Job Details
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Department: Parliament of Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Shepparton - Goulburn
Reference: VG/10112023
Closing Date: 03-Dec-2023
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Electorate Officer Grade 2.docx (Word, 3.12MB)

Position Description - Electorate Officer Grade 3.pdf (PDF, 216KB)

Contact: Recruitment Team

Position Details

Electorate Officer (Grade 2 or 3) - based in Shepparton
Wendy Lovell MP, Member for Northern Victoria

About the Role
Electorate Officers play an important role in providing services to the Victorian community. Reporting to Wendy Lovell, your work will require a high degree of trust and integrity. Confidentiality is also a key requirement when interacting with constituents and visitors to the office or in the community.

Based in Wendy Lovell's electorate office in Shepparton, you will interact daily with constituents, community organisations and other stakeholders. Key responsibilities may include: 

  • Media and stakeholder engagement
  • Constituent services
  • General administration and office support
  • Parliamentary duties 

Under Section 30 of the Parliamentary Administration Act 2005 Electorate Officers must not perform any party specific activities.  Party specific activity means any activity for the dominant purpose of directing how a person should vote at an election, by promoting or opposing the election of any candidate at the election; or a registered political party; or an elected member. 

About you
Key attributes of responsiveness, effectiveness and accountability are precisely the values and behaviours the successful applicant will need to succeed. 

Key duties may include:

  • Managing and maintaining digital communications on various platforms.
  • Preparation of media releases, parliamentary speeches, and other written materials.
  • Developing and executing community campaigns and events.
  • Conducting research and analysis of complex topics as required by Wendy.
  • Managing constituent inquiries by providing clear and accurate advice on a range of topics and issues.
  • Demonstrating in-depth knowledge of traditional and social media landscape. 

For more information about the role, please see attached position descriptions. 

Salary and Job Type
Electorate Officer salaries are set out in the Electorate Officers (Victoria) Single Enterprise Agreement 2021.  

This is an ongoing, full-time role. A Grade 2 or 3 position may be offered. A six-month probationary period will apply. 

Grade 2: $81,832 per annum plus 11% employer superannuation. 
Grade 3: $93,562 per annum plus 11% employer superannuation.  

Pre-Employment Screening requirements 
All appointments are subject to receipt of a satisfactory National Name (Police) Check and Working with Children Check. Successful candidates who do not currently hold a Working with Children Check will be required to obtain a check within 3 months of commencement of employment. 
As part of the selection process, you may be asked to complete an online competency or skills assessment. 

How to apply 
Using the "Apply Now" button, please include your resume and a brief cover letter broadly outlining your experience and how it directly relates to the position. You are not required to provide a response to each individual key selection criteria. 

If you require assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process for this role, please contact Parliament's Recruitment Team via email recruitment@parliament.vic.gov.au or on (03) 03 8682 2842. 

While Members of Parliament are prohibited from determining that an Electorate Officer can or must perform work that is party specific, Members typically nominate Electorate Officer whose political beliefs are closely aligned with their own. Section 27 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 states that an employer may discriminate on the basis of political belief or activity in the offering of employment to an Electorate Officer.        

The Department of Parliamentary Services supports all Members of Parliament in the recruitment and selection process of Electorate Officers. You will receive communications throughout the process from the Department.


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