Project Officer - recruitment and activism

Have you ever thought about becoming more involved in Federation and building strength in our union? Now's your chance. Federation is looking to engage Project Officers for 2023.

What is a Project Officer?
Project Officers are teachers in their first five or so years of teaching. Applications will be considered from applicants with less than ten years' teaching experience. A Project Officer 's main focus is the recruitment of new members to Federation. In previous years, the day-to-day work of a Project Officer has included: school visits, talking to staff and recruiting members, liaising with Federation Officers and Organisers, and being involved in the promotion and delivery of Beginning Teacher conferences and courses. (The exact nature of the work in 2023 will depend on the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on the operation of schools and the Department.)

Working as a Project Officer is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with like-minded teachers. You will have a chance to experience the daily work of the union and develop skills that will stick with you throughout your career.

What is expected of a Project Officer?
To be considered for this role, it is expected that members will have the following attributes and skills:

  • commitment to public education
  • excellent communication skills
  • experience in Federation activities at the local level
  • an understanding of the experiences of new teachers and graduates and an ability to relate to them
  • ability to work as part of a team with other Officers, Association contacts and members
  • public speaking skills and the ability to chair a workshop session
  • a proven commitment to Federation and its policies and campaigns
  • a current driver's licence.

How to apply
Applications will close at 4pm on 28 October, 2022.

To receive an expression of interest form please phone Trade Union Training at (02) 9217 2460 or email

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