ID: 159304

Community is Everything Regional Lead Activist

Human Rights Regular - more than 6 months West Perth WA, Fortitude Valley QLD, Darwin NT, Canberra ACT

About this opportunity

Amnesty’s Community is Everything (CiE) campaign seeks to end the overrepresentation of Indigenous children in the Australian criminal justice system, and calls for governments to support more Indigenous-led solutions for kids and change laws for a fairer youth justice system. As a Regional Lead Activist you will take action to help further the goals of the Community is Everything campaign in your region, and will provide support and guidance for the work of other activists in your region.

This role is an exciting leadership opportunity that will further develop your experiences in grassroots campaigning and community and political engagement. We are accepting applicants from the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, Western Australia and Queensland.

This role is responsible for:

  • Developing a regional CiE campaign plan with the support of key staff and with feedback from other regional activists, rights-holders and community members

  • Developing an action plan based on your regional CiE campaign plan and taking a proactive leadership role in the execution of campaign actions throughout the year, especially during key mobilisation moments

  • Helping support the growth of the CiE activist base in your region with the support of staff and activists in your region

  • Building close relationships with key activists and action groups in the region and supporting them to increase their engagement in the CiE campaign

  • Regularly providing campaign updates to your regional Activist Leadership Committee and the broader Amnesty International activist movement to generate excitement and engagement with the CiE campaign

  • Keeping up to date with youth justice news and policy updates in your region to ensure our work remains informed and responsive

  • Participating in campaign evaluations in collaboration with staff, groups, rights holders and fellow activists

To find out more about about this role and apply please go to the Amnesty International Australia website. Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 7th March 2021 (AEDT), however we will be reviewing applicants on a rolling basis so we encourage getting your application in as soon as possible. If this role sounds like you please apply below.

Additional requirements

Please Note:
* During the Covid-19 pandemics, organisations should be providing all necessary Covid-19 safety protection measures for volunteers following the advice of both the Sate or Territory Governments and the Federal Government. Your safety and wellbeing is your priority. Familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date requirements and advice from the Australian and NT and SA State Governments.
* As each organisation provides different levels/types of insurance, volunteers are reminded to check with the organisation as to the type of insurance provided for volunteers (e.g. Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance).
* Best practice volunteer involvement recommends that a volunteer role should not be more than 15-16 hours per week.

Time Required

Average of 2-3 hours per week to be completed on days and at times that fit with your schedule (the time commitment may increase at particular peak times). Minimum 6 - 12 months commitment.

Suitable for
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Work Experience
Type of work
  • Mediation & Advocacy
  • Research, Policy & Analysis

Mentoring, support and training from Amnesty International staff and lead activists