About the role
This is a chance to join a team that fights to make business practices and laws that affect consumers fairer.
CHOICE is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to make markets fair, safe and just. This means working on issues as diverse as fairness in the banking sector, unsafe products, how the insurance sector is responding to climate change and consumer rights when travel is cancelled.
You’ll collaborate and support the campaigns team at CHOICE across all aspects of our work: online campaigning, policy, government relations and campaign strategy.
- Writing copy and helping to set up digital campaigns that inspire people to get involved.
- Supporting the team to contact and influence decision makers like politicians and business leaders.
- Helping with research and ideas in our policy work.
- Jumping in to assist on a wide range of other tasks to make our campaigns effective.
CHOICE has a track record of hiring and supporting first-time campaigners who are now senior members of the CHOICE campaigns team. We want to give you the support to grow and learn at work and become a future leader in the consumer advocacy movement. While you’ll have a day-to-day manager focused on how best to support you, you’ll work alongside and learn from the whole team.
Salary: $60-65k + super and leave loading
You care about making a difference and want to start a career in the not-for-profit sector as a campaigner for change.
This is an entry-level opportunity with a chance to learn on the job, so you don’t need prior campaigns experience or formal qualifications – just a willingness to give things a go and passion to make things better.
You might be looking for the first step in your career, or a chance to try something new and to change career direction. So if you :
- can communicate well, especially in writing.
- are passionate about fairness and consumer issues.
- love to learn and seek out feedback to improve.
- want to work in a collaborative way with a diverse team.
- are organised and have good time management skills.
- want to bring your creativity and energy to your job.
We would like to hear from you.
About the organisation
CHOICE is the national consumer rights organisation that helps people in two ways: by providing advice and by advocating for change. We were founded over 60 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation primarily funded by our members.
CHOICE is an ethical workplace that lives our organisational values of Truth, Help and Impact. We believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace creates a positive working environment for all employees that helps us better represent Australian consumers. We value diversity in our teams and work hard to ensure our people feel they belong at CHOICE. We embrace flexible working aligned to individual needs, and support our teams to work collaboratively wherever they are located.
CHOICE uses a range of techniques to assess whether you’re the right person for the job, and we’re more than happy to meet your needs should you require adjustments regarding access or support. We encourage you to let us know during the application process so we can work with you on this, and your personal information will be kept confidential.
We’re currently working from home with plans to work a mix from home and office in future. CHOICE is located in the Inner West of Sydney (Marrickville) close to the Tempe and Marrickville train stations, multiple bus routes and with free parking on-site.
How to apply
Please include your resume (no more than two pages) and cover letter telling us why you would be a good fit for this role (no more than two pages). As part of the cover letter please answer three questions:
- What is one consumer problem that you care about that you think CHOICE should campaign on? Why? (it may be a current issue CHOICE works on or something new).
- Tell us about a time you overcame a challenge in your life to achieve an outcome you are particularly proud of (this can be an example from your personal life, work or studies).
- Tell us about a group or team environment you felt energised and empowered by. What did the team achieve and what do you feel was your most telling contribution? (this can be an example from your personal life, work or studies).
If you’re successful in getting to interview stage, we’ll be in touch with a short task.
Closing date: Please apply as soon as possible with a final deadline of 5pm 30 September 2021.
Please quote in application: Assistant Campaigner via Pro Bono Australia.