WEL Recruitment Hub

The Women’s Electoral Lobby (WEL) NSW is an independent, feminist, non-profit, non-party political lobby group founded in 1972. Building on nearly 45 years of feminist advocacy work, WEL NSW seeks to give women a voice on critical issues including eliminating violence against women, reproductive rights and financial security issues including equal pay. We lobby and campaign on state and federal issues.

We are always on the look out for passionate feminists to join our team. 

Volunteers are at the heart of our organisation and we rely on the contribution of volunteers to carry out our work.

For more about volunteering with WEL, please visit our general volunteering page.


We are currently recruiting for an Executive Committee position - Secretary

Organisation: Women's Electoral Lobby NSW

Work Type/s: Volunteer, monthly meeting plus 4 hours per month

Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)

Location: Sydney

WEL NSW is an independent, feminist, non-profit, non-party political lobby group founded in 1972. Building on its 40 years of feminist advocacy work, WEL NSW is recruiting new active volunteers to ensure that WEL has the ongoing capacity to achieve social change for women.

WEL NSW is looking to strengthen its Executive Committee (our volunteer Board which sets organisational strategy and approves campaigns) by recruiting a Secretary.

This role is responsible for managing the agenda, correspondence and minutes of our monthly Executive Committee meetings. The Secretary will work with the Convenor, WEL NSW.

The Secretary will be expected to:

  1. Will work with the Convenor to draft and circulate Executive Committee meeting agendas.
  2. Coordinate monthly reports from our Action Groups to be tabled at the Executive meetings.
  3. Take and circulate the minutes of the Executive Committee.
  4. Deal with any related correspondence.

Essential skills:

  • A commitment to WEL’s feminist goals.
  • Proficiency creating word documents, sharing by email and filing records.
  • A willingness to be part of a volunteer led organisation.
  • Availability on the second Wednesday of each month to attend the Executive Committee meeting in Newtown from 6 pm to 8 pm.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including building relationships with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Willingness to become a WEL member.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience in a secretarial or office administration role.
  • Knowledge of Google documents or a willingness to learn.

Terms & conditions of engagement

This is a volunteer role. Applicants are asked to commit for a 12 month period. Executive Committee meetings are held on the second Wednesday each month, 6 - 8 pm in Newtown.

To apply:

Please send an email explaining why you are interested in this opportunity and any particular skills you bring, to Sandy Killick WEL Executive member sgkillick@gmail.com. There is no closing date for this role - we are looking to fill this role ASAP.