No. We welcome applications from all applicants with suitable operations and people management experience.
What support and training will I receive as part of my employment?
Election managers will undertake training (online and face-to-face) offered by the NSW Electoral Commission. We will provide you with standard operating procedures, manuals outlining processes and procedures, an election diary to assist in the completion of tasks and a dedicated support centre for daily assistance.
What does the NSW Electoral Commission mean by political neutrality?
The NSW Electoral Commission is committed to maintaining public confidence in the integrity of the electoral system. We expect that employees refrain from membership of any political party and from engaging in political activities that could reflect adversely on the strict political neutrality of the NSW Electoral Commission. Applicants who are or could be seen to be politically active should disclose such information as part of their application. You must declare any real or perceived political affiliation you may have, eg voluntary work, attendance at rallies or relatives or associates who are declared candidates, etc.
What hours will I work?
The hours will vary throughout the election. The Election Manager’s office is open to the public from 8am – 6pm. There will be longer hours during early voting and on election day. We advise that you use the office support staff to balance the hours of work.
What will I be paid?
Election managers are paid a fixed fee of between $35,000 – $40,000 for the entire engagement. This includes superannuation, work during and outside office hours, and any weekend work.
Salary sacrifice is available, and superannuation can be paid to the fund of your choice.
Do I get overtime?
Election managers are paid a fixed fee for the election period including online and face-to-face training. There is also a component of the fixed fee for the pre-election activities. Election managers are not paid overtime.
How can I complete the online training?
The online training is web-based so you can complete your training on a computer, tablet or smart phone.
Do I get paid for my travel?
You will be reimbursed for mileage where it is necessary to travel to voting centres and other possible approved locations, but you will not be paid for travel to and from the Election Manager’s office and your home. If you are asked to undertake a property inspection during the pre-election period you will be reimbursed for mileage. Travel and accommodation are your responsibility if you choose to work out of your local area.
Do I need a car to work at the election?
Yes. You may be required to visit a voting centre to provide support or deliver additional election materials, so it is important that you have a car to work at elections. You will also work some late hours so your safe travel home is important.
Will I need to lift or move heavy items during my employment?
Election staff will be required to undertake some manual handling during the course of their employment. You are encouraged to practice safe manual handling techniques and use tools such as trolleys or the assistance of others when moving heavy items.
What if I am not successful in my application for Election Manager?
There are many opportunities to work at NSW elections in other roles and at different elections. You can submit an expression of interest for the roles of senior office assistant, office assistant or election officials employed for election day. You can register your interest here.
If I am successful but don’t get an offer this time, what happens next?
If you are successful but don’t get an offer then you are placed in the talent pool and may be offered a position for other elections. These may include local government elections, local and state by-elections or commercial elections.
If I am placed in a talent pool, how long is the talent pool valid for?
The NSW Electoral Commission will retain the talent pool for up to five years.
What other opportunities are available to work at elections in NSW?
As well as State elections, the NSW Electoral Commission conducts other elections such as local government elections, by-elections (for state and local government) and commercial elections for clubs, industrial and statutory boards. If you are successful in the application for election manager then your details will be retained for five years during which the NSW Electoral Commission may contact you to work.
What if I want to work outside my district as I have relatives/friends in another district?
If you are willing and able to relocate to another location for the election period, you can nominate the district you would be happy to work in. We will review the request if there is a vacancy. Travel and accommodation are at your own expense.
If you have any further questions in relation to the application and working conditions contact us on 1300 278 047 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org