Research Assistant / Police Campaigner - Office of David Shoebridge MLC

Closing Date

Tuesday, June,22 2021 - 05:00 pm

David 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, in conjunction with NSW Young Greens, 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 a total remuneration package up to $19,430 per annum (dependent on skills and experience) plus the employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


  • Administer the Sniff Off Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Advice and policy work on police accountability
  • Communication and liaison with the Young Greens 
  • Design campaign materials including share squares and memes for Facebook 
  • Plan events (eg. forums, handing out flyers, demonstrations)


  • Commitment to Greens’ principles of social justice, ecological sustainability, grassroots democracy, and peace and nonviolence
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok 
  • Experience participating in activism and/or community campaigns


  • Knowledge and understanding of Australian political processes and the media
  • Proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop, and video editing software
  • Experience working in campaigns including grassroots activist campaigns.


Salary (pro-rata, p.a.):  Up to $19,430 + super and leave loading

Primary Location: Parliament of NSW and online

Hours: One day per week

Status: Part-time contract

Position begins: As soon as possible

Employed by: Parliament of NSW


Please submit your brief CV (maximum 2 pages) and response to the essential and desirable attributes (maximum 2 pages) through Ethical Jobs or by email to

A brief cover letter can be provided if you wish - but this is not essential. If you meet some but not all of the criteria but are keen to do the job we encourage you to apply!

Interviews will be on Friday 25 June.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on 9230 3030.