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Are you interested in supporting parliamentary inquiries? Are you looking for a short term opportunity or secondment, where you can strengthen your research, writing and project management skills? 

Register your interest in working with the NSW Legislative Council Committee Office by submitting an application to our Temporary Employment Register for Senior Council Officers at the Grade 7/8 level.

We are seeking external applications from appropriately skilled, experienced and enthusiastic individuals who are interested in temporary opportunities to work in the Legislative Council Committee Office supporting parliamentary inquiries. Due to increased demand for our services, the Committee Office may have opportunities coming up at the grade 7/8 level, potentially for up to 12 months. Part time and full time arrangements will be considered, and flexible working options are available.

Senior Council Officers at the grade 7/8 level provide research and high level procedural and administrative support to facilitate the orderly and efficient operations of committees. While the work can vary from day to day, generally it involves managing inquiry submissions, organising hearings and contributing to the preparation of committee reports, with the guidance of a senior officer. The position description attached has more information about the role.

If you are enthusiastic and have a passion for the democratic process, and consider you have relevant skills and experience to offer, please provide a letter that is 1-2 pages outlining your suitability to perform the duties of the position.

Please note that this temporary employment register can only be used to fill temporary vacancies of up to 12 months. There is no guarantee that by submitting your application any interview or offer will be made. Applications will be retained for as long as the register remains open.

Further information to assist you with applying for this position:


Reference No.00008E3P
Applications CloseAugust 29, 2021
Job Board
Job CategoryPolicy & Research
Job FieldPolicy and Research
Employment BasisFull Time, Contract
Salary Range$90,001 +
LocationSydney CBD

Other Information

Maximum total remuneration package $119,567 pa including salary ($97,443 pa - $107,864 pa), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

How to Apply

To register your interest please submit:

  • Your up-to-date resume [maximum two pages] which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this position
  •  A 1-2 page letter outlining your suitability to perform the duties of the position, as set out in the position description.

Applications must be lodged online through

Please note that we are an inclusive organisation where employment opportunities are open to all. Our Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Plan is the department's commitment to create a workplace that is fair and inclusive, and that better reflects the diversity of the broader community we serve.

Technical assistance: Should you encounter any technical problems, please contact ‘I work for NSW’ helpdesk 1800 562 679 (Monday - Friday).

CLOSING DATE:  Sunday, 29 August 2021 [11.59pm]

Legislative Council

The Legislative Council is the Upper House of the NSW Parliament. It is a House of Review, and acts as a check and balance on the Executive Government. The Department of the Legislative Council supports the activities of the Upper House, including its sittings and committee inquiries. The two principal areas of the Department are the Procedure Office and the Committee Office.

ContactTina Higgins, Director
Phone number (02) 9230 2739
Email address