Enabling change in our Society, Environment and Economy (SEE)


Project Officer – Parliament of Youth on Sustainability 2020 (approximately 500 hours over 2019/20) – This position will be advertised shortly.

Funding is confirmed for this non-ongoing position for 2019/2020. The successful candidate will have flexible work arrangements (including working from home as well as working in the SEE-Change office in Downer).

Executive Officer (17 hours per week) – THIS POSITION HAS CLOSED

We are a grass-roots organisation that aims to create and support fair and sustainable living in the ACT. In particular, we aim to reduce the population’s ecological footprint by responding positively to climate change, reducing consumption and promoting active travel.

We are seeking a part-time Executive Officer in a job share role, due to changed circumstances for the current EO. Initially for 12 months, the position has the possibility to be extended.

A high level of organisational skills and experience in building relationships in the government and/or community sector is required, together with an ability to lead and inspire others.

The EO will work closely with SEE-Change staff, board and members, the ACT government and local environment groups, and volunteers on a range of tasks, including:

  • developing community-based change through transformation projects;
  • building alliances with local organisations and business;
  • organisation of project work and office administration (including financial);
  • promotion of SEE-Change through newsletters, social media and public presentations; and
  • fundraising.

Our priorities for 2019 are outlined in the Draft Strategic Plan Matrix.

This role is for 17 hours per week at an hourly rate of $41.80 hour plus superannuation. The role will initially be for 12 months with the possibility of extension to mid-2022. Remuneration is in accordance with the Social and Community Services Award.

An agreed flexible working arrangement would allow you to work from home at times. Weekend and after-hours work may also be required on occasions.

Contact: Edwina Robinson, Executive Officer

Phone: (02) 6162 2320 (office) or 0408 386 381 (mobile)

Email: office@see-change.org.au

Applications should be emailed by 5pm Thursday 7 March 2019 to office@see-change.org.au and include:

  1. a one page cover letter
  2. a two-page outline addressing the selection criteria (see below) and demonstrating your relevant experience
  3. your resume.


  1. Demonstrated experience in building relationships with government and community organisations and people from a range of backgrounds.
  2. Demonstrated interest and experience in any of these areas: environment/sustainable development, community development, climate change.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of autonomy, to manage community development projects and to prioritise a range of tasks within tight timeframes.
  4. Demonstrated experience of working with small teams, managing and supporting staff and volunteers, together with excellent communication skills, including oral and written communication and experience in public presentations.
  5. Demonstrated experience in office administration (financial and budgeting) and using a range of software.
  6. Tertiary qualifications or equivalent professional experience in these areas (noted under Selection Criteria 2) will be well regarded.




SEE-Change is seeking a part-time project officer to manage the Parliament of Youth on Sustainability Project. The position is for 12 months.
Expressions of interest close 5pm Friday 25 August 2017 and should address the Selection Criteria.


SEE-Change is seeking a part-time project officer to manage its annual Parliament of Youth on Sustainability project, run for ACT school students of all ages. Excellent organisational, relationship building and communication skills required. Interest or experience in sustainability, community development and empowerment of young people highly desirable.

Find out more about the project by visiting: http://www.see-change.org.au/parliamentofyouth/

Contact: Edwina Robinson, Executive Officer, SEE-Change
P: 02 6162 2320  M: 0408 386 381  E: office@see-change.org.au

Applications should include the following:

  1. Expressions of Interest (maximum 2 x A4 pages) briefly addressing the selection criteria set out below.
  2. Names and contact details of two referees
  3. Resume

Applications are due by close of business Friday 25 August 2017 and should be emailed to office@see‑change.org.au.


The Parliament of Youth on Sustainability project comprises three key elements:

  • a one-day Parliament-style event for ACT students from kindergarten to year 12 – scheduled to be held in May 2018,
  • teacher professional development sessions and associated teacher resources related to the Parliament – teacher sessions scheduled for October 2017 and February 2018, and
  • post-Parliament follow-up involving representative students and members of the ACT Legislative Assembly.

The goal of the Parliament is to engage and empower young people to imagine and help create a more sustainable future for Canberra and the world. We hope to create real connections for young people into environmental policy, action and decision making processes.



1.Working in close collaboration with the project committee and SEE-Change staff, deliver the Parliament of Youth on Sustainability project, ie the one-day Parliament, pre-Parliament teacher information sessions, follow-up meeting of students with ACT Legislative Assembly Committee and associated project materials.

2. Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including teachers, students, ACT Government agencies and community volunteers, to deliver the project and create connections.

3. Recruit, train and support volunteers to assist in running the Parliament, in line with SEE‑Change volunteer policy.

4. Update the Parliament website and social media (Facebook and Twitter).

5. Keep financial records in line with the Parliament budget.

6. Undertake an evaluation of the Parliament and prepare a final report for stakeholders (ie SEE-Change Board, sponsors).

Selection Criteria

  1. Ability to work with a high level of autonomy.
  2. Highly developed organisational skills.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  4. Ability to work with and support a wide range of volunteers.
  5. Ability to develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders.
  6. Good skills in IT software programs/applications such as Word, Dropbox and others; and the ability (or ability to learn) how to update a web site and social media platforms (Facebook and twitter).
  7. Interest and/or experience in sustainability, community development and empowerment of young people.
  8. Current driver’s licence and Working with Vulnerable People card.


Job Title: Project Officer
Job Classification: Casual, Level 3, Paypoint 1*
Salary: $33.24 per hour + superannuation (if applicable)
Hours of duty per fortnight: Varied – 450 hours total over term of contract
(Please note there are peaks/troughs in activity)
Date of commencement: September 2017 or as soon as possible
Expected term of appointment: 12 months
Working arrangements: The Project Officer may choose to work from the SEE‑Change Office (Downer Community Centre, Frencham Place, Downer) or from home.

* The terms and conditions are those as set out in the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 [MA000100] (the Award).


We also have a range of  volunteer opportunities.


With thanks to our


  • ACT Government Environment and Planning
  • The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AISACT)
  • Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn)
  • Education and Training Directorate
  • ACT Government