Parliament of Tasmania - Recruitment

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Clerk of the Legislative Council

Permanent Full-Time, Senior Parliamentary Officer (SPO) 4

Salary: $287,644 to $313,698.

Role Summary

The Legislative Council offers a supportive environment to enable our employees to do the best work of their career. The role of Clerk of the Legislative Council is an exciting and unique opportunity to contribute to the work of the Tasmanian Parliament at the highest level. The Clerk of the Legislative Council is appointed by Letters Patent as the Principal Adviser to the House on matters of Parliamentary Practice and Procedure, Privilege and broader constitutional issues. As Head of the Administration of the Legislative Council, the Clerk provides strategic leadership and is ultimately responsible for the services provided to meet the strategic objectives of the Administration of the House.

Your opportunity

This role has been created due to the imminent retirement of the current Clerk. As a trusted colleague, you’ll have professional flexibility to perform the role whilst being empowered to build a sense of community at work.

How to apply?

If you wish to do the best work of your career, please apply now through All applications should include a resume and a short application of no more than two pages to demonstrate how what you have done previously applies to the advertised vacancy. Please state in your application where you first became aware of the role through advertising. It is not necessary to repeat information in your short application that can easily be seen in your resume.

Position Description

Information for Applicants

Want to know more?

You can have a confidential discussion by contacting David Pearce, Clerk of the Legislative Council, on (03) 6212 2331 or 0419 873 809 or by emailing

Electorate Officer HON Sarah Lovell, MLC Member for Rumney

Full Time (35 hours per week)

Salary Range Legislative Council Staff Industrial Agreement 2009 - $78,245 to $90,062 per annum - plus employers’ contribution to superannuation.

Location: Rokeby

Applications are invited for the above position in the office of Hon Sarah Lovell MLC, Member for Rumney. The Legislative Council is seeking a highly motivated and well-organised individual to assist the Member in her parliamentary and constituent duties as a point of contact within the electorate of Rumney.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Member to manage the electorate office and to provide high level administration, research, and community and parliamentary support. Confidentiality is paramount and strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

For further enquiries contact Mrs Nicole Muller, Director – Corporate Services (03) 6212 2302

Position Description

Information for Applicants

Applications must address the selection criteria and be sent to Mrs Nicole Muller, Director – Corporate Services, Legislative Council, Parliament House, Hobart 7000 or via e-mail to by 9.00 am on Monday, 5th June, 2023.

The officers and employees of the Legislative Council, under the direction of the Clerk, are charged with the responsibility of providing the Legislative Council, its Committees, the President and all Honourable Members with advisory, procedural, research and administrative support services to assist them in undertaking effectively their constitutional and parliamentary duties and responsibilities.

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No Current Vacancies

The staff of the House of Assembly provide the administrative machinery for the efficient conduct of the House of Assembly and its committees and certain joint committees and a range of services and facilities for Members in Parliament House.

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No Current Vacancies

Legislature-General provides joint services to support Members and employees of the Parliament. These services include, finance and corporate services, building and maintenance, ICT, library and research, catering and dining and Hansard.

The Parliament of Tasmania is an Equal Opportunity Employer