Representing students at Sydney University for 90 years

SRC Jobs

Electoral Officer

Thank you for your interest in the position of Electoral Officer at the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Sydney.

The SRC is seeking an experienced person to conduct the 2019 Annual Elections. The Electoral Officer will oversee the election of Council Representatives, Honi Soit Editors, NUS delegates and the President.

The election will be held in late September 2019 (with official dates to be set by the Electoral Officer) and work will commence from July 2019. Completion will be around October 2019. The task’s final date of completion will be at the special meeting of Representatives-elect in October/November 2019.

How to apply

Down load the info pack: Electoral-Officer-2019


Research Officer

The SRC is looking for a researcher to create a report around the issue of affordable housing, particularly for university students in Sydney, and provide some suggestions around affordable accommodation models that could be adopted by universities, community groups, and government. This position will be for a fixed term contract, for 525 hours, which will need to be completed between 3 and 6 months.

The University of Sydney Students’ Representative Council (SRC) is the peak representative body of all undergraduate students of the University. The SRC is an organisation run by and for students. The Council and Executive consists of elected student representatives, who in turn appoint departmental officers. The SRC employs a number of administrative and casework and policy staff, whose terms and conditions of employment are laid down in the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

Services provided by the SRC include welfare and academic policy advice and advocacy, legal advice, interest-free loans to students, distribution of general information on various sectors of the University, publication of a weekly (semester-time) newspaper and other student information handouts, as well as representation of students’ rights at campus and community levels.

How to Apply

For an information pack with details of the position and instructions on how to apply please Click Here.

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV together with a cover letter that addresses each of the essential criteria, and any relevant desirable criteria to: The Selection Committee, c/-

Applications close midnight 31st March 2019.
Interviews will be held on the 5th April 2019.

 Solicitor (Full Time)

The SRC Legal Service Pty Ltd (SLS) is an incorporated legal practice funded from a levy on students under federal legislation, and administered by the Students’ Representative Council of the University of Sydney (the SRC).

The SLS is a registered charity and independent, autonomous entity.

SRC Legal Service:
– provides free legal advice, legal services and education to undergraduate.
– supports the legal rights and standard of living of students, by lobbying to change the legal system, and administrative and social practices impacting students.

Daily responsibilities include:
1. Advice/Casework
provide telephone and face to face legal advice to people meeting the SRC’s priorities;
the conduct and carriage of file work including advice and referral work;
the preparation of documents and appearances in Courts and Tribunals;
represent clients charged with criminal offences in Local and District courts;
supervision of volunteer file work and provision of advice and assistance to volunteers if required;

2. Community Legal Education and Community Development
preparation and presentation of educational material for SRC members, staff and community organisations;
participate in promotional activities of the SRC in relevant areas of work, as negotiated;
mentor and supervise student volunteers to improve opportunities for them to become employed as socially aware and competent solicitors.

3. Law, Policy & Administrative Reform
undertake law policy and administrative reform project work if required.

How to apply for this job:

Please download and read the info kit for the position. Please note only applications addressing the selection criteria will be shortlisted.
Applications should be addressed to the Legal Director and may be forwarded in the following manner:
Post: PO Box 794, Broadway, NSW 2007
By hand: Level 1 Wentworth Building, University of Sydney NSW, off City Road

Applications close midnight Sunday March 24, 2019.
Please ensure you are available for an interview during the week of March 25-29, 2019. This position is available for immediate start.