Join the PTD team

We are seeking a civics teacher to join the Victorian Electoral Commission as our new Education and Electoral Inclusion Officer. In-school experience as a classroom teacher is really important in the role. So, we are putting the call-out to our favourite teachers: you, and the other Passport to Democracy educators!

Check out the details below (or through the link above), and feel free to call the PTD team with any questions. Have a happy (and hopefully not-too-frantic) NAPLAN week!

Bright and fun materials ready for a teacher PD workshop
Bright and fun materials ready for a teacher PD workshop
Incursions with students is the most rewarding part!
Incursions with students (lovely 5/6es from Movelle Primary School) are the most rewarding part!


Education and Electoral Inclusion Officer Job in Melbourne

  • VPS G 4
  • $78,773 – $89,375 per annum plus superannuation
  • Ongoing, full time

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting inclusion and participation in Victoria’s democracy, particularly around enrolling and voting.

About the Role

A key member of the VEC’s Community Education team, the Education and Electoral Inclusion Officer is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative electoral education and active citizenship initiatives for school and community groups.

This role contributes to the strategic direction of the team and is responsible for implementing relevant elements of the VEC’s Community Education Strategy.  The special focus is on young people both in schools and outside of formal education, and project managing the VEC’s ‘Passport to Democracy’ Program (including continuous improvement, delivery and evaluation of the program).

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have proven education experience, exposure to curriculum development and ideally an understanding of the Civics and Citizenship curriculum. The ability to explain complex ideas in an engaging and creative way to diverse audiences while remaining impartial is highly desirable.

This role acts as a representative of the VEC in external environments and it is essential that our Education Officer possesses sound judgment regarding the neutrality of the VEC. Equally important is the ability to work independently in a range of community settings.

An understanding of, and sensitivity to, the complex needs of challenging client groups is key to the success of this role.

This position also requires the successful candidate to have a valid driver’s licence, as the role will involve travel throughout the State.

How to apply

Applicants must submit a current CV and complete the Application Form to be considered for the role. You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria questions (KSC) listed on the Application Form on the VPS Careers website – Individual responses to KSC listed on the Position Description are not required.

Applications should be lodged online via the VPS careers website – 

Applications close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 17 May 2017.

The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*.

* In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Please read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.

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