Current Position:

The ALP National Secretariat is seeking expressions of interest for an exciting new role in our target seats unit.

Position Description: National Training Organiser  

The National Organiser (training) will form part of the team that develops Labor’s Target Seats strategy for the next federal election and works with Labor MPs and Senators to support continuous campaigning and training efforts.

The National Organiser (training) will work with key stakeholders, including ALP State Branches to develop and co-ordinate a national training program, and produce and update associated training material. This role will work to bring together all elements of campaigning; including field, data and digital amongst others.

Building strong relationships across the ALP is critical to this role – with a specific focus on working with ALP State Branches to build capacity and expertise across the country.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Assistant National Secretary, The National Training Organiser will take operational responsibility for;

  • Leading the development of a national training program working with ALP State Branches.
  • Developing and updating the national training manual and associated material to ensure the quality and consistency of training within the Labor Party.
  • Ensuring the training program and manual reflect the new emerging elements of field, data and digital campaigning.
  • Working with State Branches to increase training capacity, and the implement training sessions.
  • Ensure the ALP is utilising best practice training resources developed by the trade union movement, progressive campaign organisations and overseas political parties.

Other responsibilities

As part of the ALP National Secretariat, the National Training Organiser will be required to assist with other associated duties as part of their role with a greater focus on organising in the lead up to the next election

Essential Skills

  • Previous experience working in an organising or training role.
  • A strong understanding of organising and campaign strategies and techniques.
  • Previous experience working on State and Federal election campaigns.
  • A high level of interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate and work with a wide range of personalities.
  • Commitment to the values of the ALP and labour movement.
  • Capacity to exercise judgement. Discretion and initiative within a politically sensitive environment.
  • Capacity to work to tight deadlines.
  • Able to work without close direction and supervision.
  • Strong IT literacy.

About the role

This is a full-time appointment based in Canberra.

The position is part of the Target Seats Unit and reports to the Assistant National Secretary.

The position will be filled at Level 2 of the Projects/Operational classification ($102,937 – 151,381 + 12% superannuation) as set out in the ALP National Secretariat Terms and Conditions of Employment. Remuneration will be discussed with suitable applicants.

The ALP is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applications close 2 December 2022. To apply, please submit your CV and a one-page cover letter via email to