ID: 147732

Regional Team (WA)

Other Regular - more than 6 months Western Australia WA

About this opportunity


  • A resident of the state you are volunteering in
  • Knowledge or awareness of GovHack or a similar large scale Hackathon
  • Proven time management skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • Awareness / adept with basic technology (e.g familiar with Google suite, zoom)

The first phase of the role will involve recruiting the state team, getting yourself ready for the year and familiarising with GovHack processes (Feb-March). It is then expected you will have regular meetings with your regional team to manage all activities, along with attending meetings with the National team. You will be securing local sponsors and events

The busiest period (May – Sep) involves planning and delivering all state events and supporting local event teams and promoting GovHack.

Connections– Normally a month prior to the competition weekend, provides an introduction to the sponsors for the coming competition and the data sets available.  (This might be via a Zoom presentation or a live function) **Competition Weekend **– assist in the set up and delivery of events across the state from the Friday 20th Aug to Sunday 22th Aug State Awards- secure sponsorship and venue for an awards presentation approx. one month after the competition weekend.

Additional requirements

We are looking to recruit a team of 4-5 and require individuals in the following roles or to assist with a few of these areas:

Regional Lead – coordinate the team to deliver a successful GovHack competition in your region (WA, NT, QLD, TAS Only)
Deputy Regional Lead – support RD and work with the team to deliver GovHack (All States)
Regional Sponsorship – liaise with local sponsors and International Operations Team (IOT) Sponsorship Lead to ensure needs of sponsors are met locally. (All States)
Regional Marketing and Communications – responsible for local social media, passing ideas/contacts for articles to IOT Marketing, local promotion and engagement. (All States)
Regional Technical Support– Minimum of 2 tech support for the competition weekend – engage with IOT Tech Team in the lead up to the competition to understand the technology and systems for the competition and assist competitors over the weekend competition. (All States)
Regional Community Outreach– to reach out to local community groups and organisations and establish relationships for ongoing support and interaction. (All States)

Time Required

The time commitment required over the duration of the year will differ greatly depending on the phase of the project, however, it is anticipated that a minimum of 2 – 4 hours a week will be required.

Suitable for
  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
Type of work
  • Fundraising & Events
  • IT & Web Development
  • Marketing, Media & Communications

You will be supported and managed by your Regional Lead. Further support from the various IOT teams i.e. volunteer management, marketing and communications will be provided as required to team members. Regional Teams will also be able to access Operations Support for further assistance.