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Employment at Parliament

Find out about employment opportunities and conditions at the Parliament of Western Australia and what it is like to work here.

Vacancy Details - Parliament of Western Australia

Position Title:Clerk Assistant (2 vacant positions)
Level and Salary:Level 8 – $136,296 to $147,609
(anticipated increase to $140,385 to $152,037 following General Agreement registration expected by 30 June 2023)
Department:Legislative Council
Section:Executive
Employment Type:Permanent, Full Time
Primary Responsibilities and Additional Information:The Department of the Legislative Council is seeking to fill two senior management roles to oversee its core services and to drive innovation and excellence in the delivery of parliamentary support.

The Department facilitates and supports the work of the 36 Members of the Legislative Council; the upper house of the State Parliament of Western Australia.
It is an exciting time to join the Legislative Council’s collaborative and committed Executive Management Team. The Department has a clear strategy to continuously improve its core business, to pursue greater engagement with the community, and to continue to be an employer of choice.

About the roles

Clerk Assistants are a critical part of the Executive Management Team of the Department. Each Clerk Assistant provides proactive leadership and strategic direction to a functional area of the Department, and is responsible for managing, training and motivating a team of up to 25 staff.

The Clerk Assistant (Committees) manages the Legislative Council Committee Office, a multidisciplinary team providing research, procedural and administrative support to committees composed of Members of Parliament.

The Clerk Assistant (House) manages the day-to-day operations of the Legislative Council Chamber and manages a dedicated team of procedural and administrative experts. This position is primarily responsible for coordinating the accurate and timely production and maintenance of the important records of the Legislative Council.

Each of the Clerk Assistants also serve as a Table Officer in the Chamber of the Legislative Council, providing on the spot procedural advice and support directly to Members of Parliament in a high pressure, fast-paced, political environment.
The two job description forms contain more information about each role. The job description forms and an application for employment form can be downloaded below.

About Parliament

Parliament is a unique and rewarding work environment. Work outside of normal hours will be required, including evenings when Parliament is sitting. In return, you will have daily exposure to the exciting and varied environment that is Parliament and given a degree of autonomy and independence unparalleled in a senior role.

The Parliament of Western Australia values diversity and champions Equal Opportunity Employment. We’re committed to attracting and retaining a workforce that reflects us all, and to making Parliament an inclusive and supportive workplace, free of discrimination.

We encourage all suitable people of any age, gender, family status or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply, including First Nations people, people from the LGBTQIA+ community, and people with any form of disability.

The Legislative Council fosters a culture of inclusion, appreciating unique perspectives and opportunities that a diverse workforce generates. We offer a purpose-driven, collaborative and flexible work environment, with generous employment conditions and a range of benefits such as access to a cafeteria, free parking and gymnasium.
Details:How to apply

If you are interested in applying for these roles, please send us:

A completed application for employment form
A response (in no more than four pages) outlining your suitability to perform the duties of the positions, as set out in the job description forms
An up-to-date CV (no more than four pages) that clearly outlines your skills and experience as relevant to this position

All applications will be considered for both roles. There is no need for separate applications for each position.

Applications must be emailed to hr@parliament.wa.gov.au by 4.00pm Friday, 9 June 2023. It is intended that interviews will take place in the week commencing 19 June 2023.

Please note that you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen with a special category visa, to apply for these roles.

If you have any access needs that may require adjustment to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, including alternate methods of communication, or to request a document in an alternative format please contact Human Resources on (08) 9222 7877.
Contact for Further Information:For further job-related information please contact Sam Hastings (Clerk of the Legislative Council and Clerk of the Parliaments) on (08) 9222 7214.
Closing Date and Time:Friday 9 June 2023, 4.00pm
(Applications received after the Closing Date will NOT be accepted)
Application Form and Job Description FormApplication for Employment.docxApplication for Employment.docxClerk Assistant (Committees) May 2023.pdfClerk Assistant (Committees) May 2023.pdfClerk Assistant (House) May 2023.pdfClerk Assistant (House) May 2023.pdf