Electorate Officer - Digital and Communications Officer - Grade 2 (Ryan Batchelor)

The Department of Parliamentary Services provides support to all Members of Parliament for the recruitment and selection of their staff. On behalf of Ryan Batchelor, Member for Southern Metropolitan, we are now recruiting for a full-time Electorate Officer – Digital and Communications Officer (Grade 2).
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Department: Parliament of Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/14052024
Closing Date: 02-Jun-2024
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Electorate Officer Grade 2.docx (Word, 3.12MB)

Contact: Recruitment Team

Position Details

Electorate Officer – Digital and Communications Officer (Grade 2)

Ryan Batchelor, Member for Southern Metropolitan

We are seeking a highly motivated, personable and organised individual to join Ryan's electorate team. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing engaging content for the Member's website and various digital platforms, along with creating and organising local campaigning opportunities.

About the Role

Electorate Officers play an important role in providing services to the Victorian community. Reporting to Ryan Batchelor, Member for Southern Metropolitan, 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 Ryan Batchelor's electorate office, you will interact daily with constituents, community organisations and other stakeholders. Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage social media and website strategy
  • Deliver quality content to support local campaigning opportunities
  • Constituent services
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Electorate communications support

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.

The role of an Electorate Officer requires you to demonstrate:

  • Excellent computer skills with experience in MS suite of software and online editing tools, including Adobe Suite (Photoshop and Premiere Pro) and Canva.
  • Creating content including graphics, photos and videos for the Member's website and social media platforms.
  • Manage e-newsletter and physical community newsletters.
  • Organising and developing local campaign opportunities.
  • Sound written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to undertake research and prepare written materials including reports, submissions, and correspondence.
  • Commitment and ability to provide the highest level of client service in a challenging environment, providing sound advice and maintaining the strictest confidence on all issues.     
  • Behaviours consistent with Electorate Officer values and Code of Conduct, including the ability to display high levels of responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, and respect in relationships with others and decision making.

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

Salary and Job Type

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

Grade 2: $81,832 per annum plus 11% employer superannuation (full-time Electorate Officers will receive a pro-rated salary).

This is an ongoing, full-time position. A six-month probationary period will apply.

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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