Research Assistant / Police Campaigner

Closing date: 2017-03-26 06:00:00David Shoebridge is a member of the NSW Legislative Council and Greens NSW spokesperson for Police and Emergency Services. We are looking for somebody to work one day a week on police policy including but not limited to mobile drug testing, police accountability, the use of Tasers and drug dogs. Maintaining and directing the Sniff Off campaign is a core part of the work.
Sniff Off is the Greens NSW campaign against the use of drug dogs at festivals, bars, and train stations. The campaign involves posting updates of drug dog locations to Facebook and Twitter, handing out flyers at festivals about the drug dog program and advice on how to deal with police, and drawing media attention to problems with the drug dog program.
The Research Assistant/Police Campaigner position is to be paid one day a week – with attendance at the office required at least 3.5 of the paid 7 hours.
Total remuneration package up to $14,287 - $16,377($71,438 per annum – $81,888 FTE) which is dependent on skills and experience, employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading, plus an all-incidence allowance $1,665 per annum ($8,328 FTE), which incorporates an assumed level of overtime and meal allowances
§  Advice and policy work on police accountability
§  Administer the Sniff Off Facebook and Twitter pages
§  Coordinate volunteers
§  Liaise with media, Greens members, police and other stakeholders
§  Design campaign materials
§  Plan events (eg. forums, handing out flyers, demonstrations)
Essential attributes:
§  Commitment to Greens’ principles of social justice, ecological sustainability, grassroots democracy and peace and nonviolence
§  Excellent written and oral communication skills
§  Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Facebook and Twitter
§  Experience participating in activism and/or community campaigns
Desirable attributes:
§  Knowledge and understanding of Australian political processes and the media
§  Proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop and/or video editing software
§  Experience working in electoral, union or other activist campaigns

How to apply for this job
Applications should be lodged directly with the Office of David Shoebridge at, using the subject line: Research Assistant / Police Campaigner 
Please attach a brief cover-letter, your up-to-date resume and a separate document specifically addressing both the Selection Criteria and the Desirable Skills listed above.
Your written application must stand on its merits. The completeness and relevance of your application will determine whether or not you are called for an interview.
Electronic attachments must be MS Office 2003 compatible or in pdf format.

CLOSING DATE: Sunday 26 March 2017