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February 25, 2019

An exciting opportunity exists to join the team supporting the Independent Member for Shepparton District in the Victorian Parliament as a legislation and policy officer.

The role is ideal for a research and policy enthusiast who values a challenging position with diverse responsibilities and duties including data-gathering, writing and policy development.

It would suit a recent graduate or someone with 1-2 years similar experience with an interest in law, current affairs and government.

The role:

  • Provide high quality research, policy briefs and analysis of upcoming government legislation
  • Monitor and analyse government statistics and reports
  • Liaise with the Member and staff regarding policy direction
  • Engage with key stakeholders on issues relevant to the Shepparton District
  • Develop position papers and submissions
  • Assist with the preparation of parliamentary speeches for the Member on specific government Bills

The successful candidate will have:

  • A university Bachelor Degree (preferably in Law or Arts with relevant areas of study), or demonstrated equivalent work experience/prior learning
  • Strong research and analytical skills and a willingness to learn
  • Effective communication, with a particular skill in articulating complex information in accessible written form
  • Ability to produce quality material with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and adjust quickly to changing priorities
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a small team, while maintaining high professional standards
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Initiative and accountability to ensure high quality results
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • A demonstrated understanding of Victoria’s system of government and interest in politics as well as a familiarity with issues relevant to the Shepparton District would be an advantage

Please note this is a full-time ongoing role, based primarily in Shepparton, with salary based on experience and employment subject to a six-month probation period.

To apply for this position, please submit a 1-2 page cover letter addressing the required skills and salary expectation, together with your CV to suzanna.sheed@parliament.vic.gov.au.

Applications for this role close at 5pm on 8 March, 2019.



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