The right political career investment

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Thinking of a career in politics or public life? Then have I got the opportunity for you. The most economically-qualified person to ever hold elected office in Australia is looking for staff (advertisement and details over the fold). This has got to be the horse to back for a long-term investment in political leadership and you have a great chance to get in early. I’m sure, for the right candidate, the pay is well below market opportunity but think of the signal you’ll be sending by accepting that pay.

Also, mentioning that you read the ad on this blog will surely not go astray.

Andrew Leigh

Potential Member for Fraser

ELECTORATE OFFICERS

Applications are invited for several electorate officer positions, based in Canberra. This advertisement anticipates the formal declaration of the election result, which is expected to occur within the next week.

The duties of the positions include: community engagement, liaising with government departments, preparing and coordinating correspondence, media liaison, organising functions and meetings.

Applicants should possess the following skills and experience:

  • A passion for community engagement
  • Hard working and enthusiastic about addressing local issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Well developed office IT skills
  • Strong organisational ability
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • An understanding of Australia’s system of government and parliamentary processes

A commencing salary between $42,662 and $66,868 will be paid (plus allowances). A probationary period of 3 months will apply. Both part-time and full-time applications are encouraged.

Applications including a cover letter and a CV with the names of three referees should be forwarded to andrew.leigh@australianlabor.com.au.

Applications close on Friday 3 September 2010.

5 Responses to "The right political career investment"
  1. There may be some downside to this job – putting up with Andrew’s mood in the office after any ordinary day relating to many of the  economic troglodytes in his party.  Throw in the independents’ views on economic matters and the sulphurous atmosphere is likely to be an OHS issue

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