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Executive Officer

The Greens NSW
  • The Greens NSW is looking for an Executive Officer
  • Permanent full-time position, salary package up to $91,640 pa

The Greens NSW (GNSW) is seeking an individual with a wide range of skills. The Executive Officer is a newly created position. It will be the most senior employed position in the NSW Greens. It is not a political position, or a party spokesperson position. It is an executive and managerial role.

The position will commence in April 2014.

Key Tasks

  1. To implement the policy and other determinations of the State Delegates Council (SDC), and other decisions making bodies.
  2. To advise the party on strategic and the implications financial matters.
  3. To implement the strategic direction of the Greens NSW, as expressed by the SDC and be responsible for the day to day operations of the Greens NSW.
  4. To be an observer to Committee of Management and other committees such as Finance Committee, Election Campaign Committees and any Quick Decision Making Group as required and, to ensure that the party's state decision making bodies are well supported and, when requested, advised.
  5. To manage an efficient, happy, effective, responsive and safe workforce and workplace for the Greens NSW, ensure appropriate Human Resources policies are in place; and to delegate day to day management of the Greens NSW Office.
  6. To assist the coordination of Party internal and external communications in order to positively promote the broad work of Greens NSW to the public of NSW and beyond.
  7. To establish and maintain risk assessment and management systems for the Greens NSW inclusive of all insurance policies.
  8. To ensure the party complies with relevant legislative and regulatory obligations.
  9. To liaise with Greens NSW MPs and their parliamentary offices and co-ordinate the work of the party with the work of the party's MPs.

Selection Criteria


  • A demonstrated commitment to the policies, principles and political objectives of The Greens.
  • A proven capacity to manage people in a community, political or other non-profit organization or a progressive for profit business or government position.
  • Ability to consultatively develop, establish, implement and monitor personnel policies and procedures for a small workforce, including ensuring compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Project management and/or strategic planning/implementation skills
  • A proven capacity to develop, understand and work within budgets.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people and organisations.
  • Proven community engagement and organisational skills.
  • Excellent written, verbal and on-line communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • A willingness to acquire new skills and knowledge.
  • Competency in information and communications technology including word processing, email and social media.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience.


  • Past performance in environmental and or planning campaigns at a grassroots level.
  • Relevant work or volunteer experience in a community or environment organisation, union or other equivalent body.
  • Knowledge of workplace safety laws in the workplace.
  • Understanding of budgets and financial reporting.
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations regarding the management of political parties.
  • A commitment to working co-operatively in a diverse workplace.

Relationship to others

The position reports to and is subject to the direction of the NSW Greens through the Committee of Management via the standard delegation to the convenor and secretary. The position will be performance reviewed a minimum of once per year.

The selection process

The Greens NSW is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


The position is to be based at The Greens NSW state office in Erskineville.


Conditions are in accordance with The Greens NSW Staff Collective Agreement 2012-2015. Total remuneration package up to $91,640.03 per annum. Salary ranging up to $83,309.12 pa (depending on skills and experience), plus 10% superannuation. Occasional travel as needed.

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