We're hiring - Senior Project Officer, WorkUP Queensland

We're hiring - Senior Project Officer, WorkUP Queensland

About Us:

At WorkUP Queensland we believe that the workforce is a powerful driver for change in ending violence. WorkUP Queensland is the sexual violence, women’s health and domestic and family violence sector’s partner in supporting a strong and skilled workforce. We bring together The Healing Foundation’s strong connection to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and healing, backed by the expertise of ANROWS in facilitating evidence-based policy and practice. Informed and driven by frontline providers, our objective is to address workforce-related challenges and opportunities to grow the workforce and better support current and future workers.

The Role:

We are currently seeking an experienced sector development professional to join our team in Brisbane on a 12-month fixed term contract, with the possibility for extension. As the Senior Project Officer, you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing and delivering workforce capability and capacity building strategies within the sexual violence, women’s health, wellbeing, domestic and family violence sector in Queensland.

WorkUP Queensland has a diverse range of projects underway including:

  • Scholarship program
  • Collaborative grants
  • Mentoring programs
  • Professional development calendar
  • Workforce Capability Framework implementation
  • Growing the workforce initiatives

You will have an opportunity to contribute to these, while also co-designing and creating new projects to meet emerging workforce needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Delivering a suite of state wide workforce capacity and capability-building strategies both directly and through sub-contractors in collaboration with team members.
  • Producing project plans and managing the delivery of contracted projects according to The Healing Foundation procedures, to ensure the achievement of agreed objectives, milestones, timeframes and budgets.

Selection Criteria - Essential skills, and abilities:

  • Demonstrated project and contract management skills utilising a sector development framework and ability to problem solve effectively and creatively.
  • Demonstrated understanding of sexual, domestic and family violence, trauma and healing and capacity to connect across this sector.
  • Ability to build and create strong relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, stakeholders, training providers and organisations.
  • The ability to work independently, manage workloads, take initiative and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication and presentation skills and ability to communicate effectively including cross culturally.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and flexibly to support delivery of project outcomes and contribute to the broader objectives of THF.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Excellent relationship skills, organisational and project management skills with the ability to engage with practitioners and leaders from across the sector
  • The ability to understand the sector needs and develop workforce strategies to support those needs

To ensure the safety of those most vulnerable in the community, you must be able to obtain a valid WWVP check and provide evidence you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

What We Can Offer You:

  • An attractive salary
  • Opportunity to work with a skilled and professional team
  • Excellent Employment conditions including Tax exempt Salary packaging and Flexible Work arrangements (50/50)
  • Family Friendly Accredited Organisation
  • Employee Wellness and Assistance Programs
  • Professional development opportunities

About The Healing Foundation:

This position sits in The Healing Foundation, a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that provides a platform to amplify the voices and lived experience of Stolen Generations survivors and their families. Our work honours the First Nations ancestors who inspire strong spirit, strong culture and strong people in all future generations.

Diversity and Inclusion:

As an equal-opportunity employer, we encourage and prioritise applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are committed to ensuring all individuals are treated with dignity, regardless of cultural background, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or spiritual beliefs.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) addressing the following questions, along with your current resume:

  1. WorkUP Queensland recognises the workforce as a powerful driver of change in ending domestic, family and sexual violence. What is your understanding of workforce planning and development/sector development and what skills do you bring?
  2. WorkUP requires self-initiative and autonomy, as well as collaboration across the team. What are the key elements in working within a high-performance team? And what attributes would you bring?

For a copy of the Position Description, please visit https://healingfoundation.org.au/work-with-us/. For any questions about the role, please email hr@healingfoundation.org.au.

For more information on WorkUP Queensland, please visit https://workupqld.org.au/

This is an immediate vacancy; interviews will be held as applications are received and assessed.

For more information and to apply visit https://www.seek.com.au/job/75788170