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Campaigns for Change Community Leader - Melbourne / Sydney

Alliance for Gambling Reform
  • Job type: 12-month maternity leave contract, 3 days per week
  • Remuneration: $76,696 per annum (pro-rata), plus super. Salary sacrificing is also available.
  • Location: Melbourne or Sydney (with the flexibility to undertake periodic domestic travel)
  • Manager: Executive Director


The Alliance for Gambling Reform is building a powerful grassroots movement to stop the damage done to Australians by the aggressive $24 billion gambling industry.

As the Champions for Change Community Builder, you will join the Alliance’s growing team, working with our team of Campaigners, Council Advisors and Communications Director to advance the Alliance’s goals by recruiting and empowering lived experience advocates we refer to as ‘Champions for Change’ to contribute to our campaigns.

The Champions for Change are a group of people who’ve lived through the damage done by the gambling industry, they’ve gambled themselves or are impacted loved ones. They’re motivated to help others and advocate for reforms that will minimise further harm. You’ll work with existing highly skilled advocates across NSW, SA, and Vic.

You’ll also be responsible for recruiting and supporting advocates to participate in campaigns, build skills in effective advocacy over time and then share those skills with new advocates. This could include working with people to develop a public narrative and use it to influence decision-makers and the media, collecting first-person testimonies for policy submissions or briefing advocates before MP meetings, AGMs or speaking engagements.

You’ll also collaborate with, as well as supervise the Victorian Champions for Change Coordinator.

If you’re passionate about social justice, then tackling Australia’s pokie barons and sports betting moguls is an exciting opportunity where you can make a real difference. Like tobacco, Australia’s gambling industries sell ‘products’ that are addictive, harmful and hugely profitable. You’ll be working to turn the tables, just like Australia has for tobacco.

You’ll be working with our energetic, highly-skilled and passionate team of campaigners who love being nimble, trying new things and taking risks to win campaigns. Our team is in it for the long haul, and values work-life balance.

We’re at www.pokiesplayyou.org.au and www.facebook.com/pokiesplayyou.


In this role, you’ll be working with a community of people who’ve been hurt by Australia’s gambling industry, empowering them to support Alliance campaigns. The program is an innovative, impactful and essential part of the Alliance campaign for gambling reform.

If you’ve got experience in community organising, working with lived experience advocates, community development or public health promotion, and are passionate about social change, make an application.


  • Coordinating the Alliance’s Champions for Change program
  • Working with staff and advocates on opportunities to take actions that align with the Alliance’s strategic priorities
  • Recruiting program participants
  • Managing systems to ensure participants are supported by the Alliance and each other
  • Supervising the Victorian Champions for Change Coordinator
  • Matching advocates to opportunities led by the campaigns team including such as MP meetings, media opportunities and first-person testimony for policy submissions
  • Working with advocates to create compelling social media and online content that celebrates their work and de-stigmatises speaking out for others who are impacted
  • Work with other staff to deliver training and embed learning related to effective advocacy
  • The organisation of events and logistics as required by the program



  • Experience in one or more of the following: community organising, community development, advocacy, or public health promotion
  • Understand the vital role people affected by social justice issues can play in systemic advocacy when supported to advocate in ways that empower and support them
  • Organised, motivated and passionate about social change
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Initiative and problem solving


  • Lived experience of gambling harm, personally or in a family member
  • Experience working with people who have lived experience of a public health issue
  • Experience using Nationbuilder or another CRM, coordinating action groups online
  • Development or delivery of adult education
  • Experience as a Program / Workshop / Project Coordinator or similar role
  • Knowledge of gambling, its impacts, regulation and political context

The Alliance recognises people often bring diverse skills. If you have skills beyond this position that you think will make you more valuable to the Alliance, include that in your application.

A Position Description is attached below.

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