Electorate Officer

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Electorate Officers are concerned with managing the electorate office of a politician. Gaining experience in the area during your studies will increase the likelihood of gaining employment in this role. As well as overseeing the electoral office, policies and staff, this position includes liaising with constituents of the electorate, volunteers, the community and the media, organising campaigns and community meetings, conducting research on issues important to constituents, reading, summarising and reporting on relevant material, representing the politician at meetings and arranging parliamentary functions and tours. Electorate Officers are also involved with helping people with problems in the community.

Electorate Officers will need to utilise the transferable skills they develop during their studies. These include written and verbal communication, organisational, networking, and analytical skills as well as having a sound grounding in issues affecting the electoral area.