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Parliament of Youth - Project Officer

  • Part-time
  • 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.


  1. 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.
  2. Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including teachers, students, ACT Government agencies and community volunteers, to deliver the project and create connections.
  3. Recruit, train and support volunteers to assist in running the Parliament, in line with SEE‑Change volunteer policy.
  4. Update the Parliament website and social media (Facebook and Instagram).
  5. Keep financial records in line with the Parliament budget.
  6. Undertake an evaluation of the Parliament and prepare a final report for stakeholders (ie SEE-Change Board, sponsors).
  7. Seek funding for the 20/21 Parliament.

Selection Criteria

  1. Ability to work with a high level of autonomy.
  2. Highly developed organisational skills.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Ability to work with and support a wide range of volunteers.
  5. Ability to develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders.
  6. 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).
  7. Interest and/or experience in sustainability, community development and empowerment of young people.
  8. Current driver’s licence and Working with Vulnerable People card.

Working arrangements:

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/

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