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Election Data Lead

Australian Council of Trade Unions
  • The ACTU seeks to appoint an Election Data Lead. The role will be responsible for all aspects of election-related data and tech project management.
  • This is a full-time contract, concluding 1 month after the next Federal Election.
  • The ACTU respects cultural and social diversity within the workforce and the community.

Our Organisation

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is the peak union body representing over 1.5 million workers and their families.

Since its creation in 1927, the ACTU has spearheaded some of the most fundamental workplace struggles in Australia’s history.

The ACTU’s role as a peak body is to be a national voice for our movement and defending and advancing workers’ rights by co-ordinating union campaigns, representing workers at a range of government and non-government forums and to provide industrial, policy and other support to our affiliates.

The Role

The Election Data Lead works within the ACTU Technology Team and is responsible for all aspects of election-related data and tech project management. They work closely with the Technology Manager to plan and deliver a range of election related tech projects.

The role has a focus on delivering quality data services to affiliates, Trades and Labour Councils and ACTU stakeholders, that support the ACTU’s Secure Jobs and election campaign.

You would be responsible for

  • Successfully project manage election data and tech projects in an Agile environment.
  • Developing project plans including resource planning and prioritisation.
  • Maintaining project management tools (e.g., Jira, Confluence, Dragonboat).
  • Responding to and assisting affiliates and TLCs with campaign tech, data and reporting questions.
  • Leading on developing business requirements for, and assessing software, in consultations with relevant stakeholders across the organisation, affiliates and external contractors as required.
  • Data management and technical support across the organisation to ensure election stakeholders are using campaign. technology as effectively, including through documenting requirements, improving processes, engaging with stakeholders, and training and supporting staff.

You will be passionate about contributing to growing and strengthening a movement of working people.

The position is based in Melbourne. The role will require duties to be performed outside of office hours, especially around key campaign moments and for the support of election related technology.


The ACTU will offer the successful candidate a salary commensurate with experience, along with 15% superannuation and generous leave arrangements.

A position description is attached.

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