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Social Media and Community Engagement Officer - Launceston

Senator Peter Whish-Wilson


Senator Whish-Wilson is seeking a Social Media and Community Engagement Officer to join his small, highly collaborative team. Senator Whish-Wilson maintains portfolio responsibility for Healthy Oceans, Waste & Recycling and Agriculture for the Australian Greens.

The Social Media and Community Engagement Officer will lead the lead the creation and delivery of the communications elements of the Senator’s portfolio and electorate work. This role will contribute to the team’s constituent work via correspondence and face-to-face contact and will also assist with the development and delivery of local, state and national campaigns. The successful applicant will be passionate about working on the most pressing political issues of our time to further the work of the Greens movement.

Reporting to the Media and Communications Adviser, the position will be part of the Launceston Electorate Office team.

This position will involve irregular hours and occasion interstate travel.


The position is offered under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 and conditions are outlined in the Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2020 - 2023. The salary is supplemented by an Electorate Staff Allowance (ESA) in recognition of the irregular hours and other special features of this position. In addition to the salary, employer-sponsored superannuation of 15.4% is offered.

The position is offered at an Electorate Officer A classification ($58,846.00 - $73,098.00 per annum) with an additional Electorate Staff Allowance of $12,907.00 per annum for a total per annum salary range of $70,753.00 - $86,005.00.

A probationary period of 3 months, with the option of extending by a maximum of two months, will apply.
All employees are expected to sign confidentiality and code of conduct agreements.

This is an ongoing position, but please note that all positions in the Senator’s office are open to restructure following an election.

The Greens are an equal opportunity employer. We know that strength comes with diversity, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as well as people of colour, people with a disability, and those of any religion or gender identity to apply. Even if you feel you do not possess all the required skills or experience for the role you’re interested in, we’d encourage you to apply and provide us with information on your other relevant or aligned skills.


  1. Lead the creation and delivery of the communications elements of the Senator’s portfolio and electorate strategies.
  2. Develop messaging including toplines and copywriting for campaign emails, petitions and social media.
  3. Manage the senator’s social media assets in a manner that ensures a consistent identity and brand.
  4. Responsible for online promotion of events.
  5. Update the website with media releases, op-eds, etc.
  6. Assist the Media and Communications Adviser and the Chief of Staff with event management.
  7. Work with the other staff to facilitate issued-based contact with voters.
  8. Ensure the office’s communications and campaigns are best practice.
  9. Create and design (or brief a designer to create) campaign collateral.
  10. Drive community and constituent engagement, including building and maintaining relationships with community groups and First Nations communities across Tasmania.
  11. Assist with media monitoring and liaison.
  12. Liaise with the Tasmanian and Australian Greens regarding communications.
  13. Liaise with the Australian Greens national office and the offices of other federal Greens MPs offices in relation to elections.
  14. Provide advice and input for policy development within the office.
  15. Assist with functions of the senator’s Electorate Office, including constituent correspondence and liaison.
  16. Represent the office as the primary contact for the Tasmanian Greens regarding meetings, events and voter contact.
  17. Other duties as required.


  1. Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  2. Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a wide cross section of individuals and organisations.
  3. Excellent organisational skills, including demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work to tight deadlines in a dynamic environment.
  4. Demonstrated experience in social media management, including development of content.
  5. Experience in campaigning, including creation of and distribution of materials, event management and community organising.
  6. Capacity to comprehend complex issues, think strategically and adapt to changing circumstances, and demonstrated sound political judgement.
  7. Ability to work as part of a team, under time constraints and strict deadlines, with a minimum of supervision.
  8. Excellent computer skills in word processing, database packages and internet and email programs.
  9. Sound knowledge and understanding of Australian Greens’ policies and major issues.
  10. An ability to work irregular hours and to travel within Tasmania and interstate as required.
  11. Driver license is desirable.


Please click Apply Now to submit your application.

If you have questions regarding the role, please call our Electorate Office on 03 6331 0033.

A position description is attached.

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