- Job Classification: Casual, Level 3, Paypoint 1*
- Salary: $37.21 per hour + superannuation (if applicable)
- Hours of duty per fortnight: Varied – 450 hours total over term of contract
(Please note there are peaks/troughs in activity)
- Date of commencement: September 2019 or as soon as possible
- Expected term of appointment: 10 months
About the Project
The Parliament of Youth on Sustainability project comprises three key elements:
- A one-day Parliament-style event for ACT students from kindergarten to year 12 – scheduled for June 2020,
- Teacher professional development sessions and associated teacher resources related to the Parliament – teacher sessions scheduled for November 2019 and February 2010, and
- Post-Parliament follow-up involving representative students and members of the ACT Legislative Assembly.
The goal of the Parliament is to engage and empower young people to imagine and help create a more sustainable future for Canberra and the region. We hope to create real connections for young people into environmental policy, action and decision making processes.
A new feature of the Parliament is at least one project will be selected to be implemented at a school or in the community.
Excellent organisational, relationship building and communication skills are required. Interest or experience in sustainability, community development and empowerment of young people is highly desirable.
- Working in close collaboration with the project committee and SEE-Change staff, deliver the Parliament of Youth on Sustainability project, ie the one-day Parliament, pre-Parliament teacher information sessions, follow-up meeting of students with ACT Legislative Assembly Committee and associated project materials.
- Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including teachers, students, ACT Government agencies and community volunteers, to deliver the project and create connections.
- Recruit, train and support volunteers to assist in running the Parliament, in line with SEE‑Change volunteer policy.
- Update the Parliament website and social media (Facebook and Instagram).
- Keep financial records in line with the Parliament budget.
- Undertake an evaluation of the Parliament and prepare a final report for stakeholders (ie SEE-Change Board, sponsors).
- Seek funding for the 20/21 Parliament.
- Ability to work with a high level of autonomy.
- Highly developed organisational skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work with and support a wide range of volunteers.
- Ability to develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders.
- Good skills in IT software programs/applications such as Word, Dropbox and others; and the ability (or ability to learn) how to update a web site and social media platforms (Facebook and twitter).
- Interest and/or experience in sustainability, community development and empowerment of young people.
- Current driver’s licence and Working with Vulnerable People card.
SEE-Change offers flexible work conditions. You can choose to work in the office in Downer, at home or a combination of both.
* The terms and conditions are those as set out in the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 [MA000100] (the Award).
Find out more about the project by visiting: http://www.see-change.org.au/parliamentofyouth/