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Executive Officer. Permanent Full Time – Qld

Life Without Barriers - Mungindi, QLD

Administration & Secretarial
Source: uWorkin


Job no: 496150
Employment type: Full Time
Location: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Bundaberg & Wide Bay Burnett, Cairns & Far North, Gladstone & Central QLD, Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast, Ipswich, Logan, Mackay & Coalfields, Mt Isa & Western QLD, Rockhampton & Capricorn Coast, Somerset & Lockyer, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba & Darling Downs, Townsville & Northern QLD
Categories: Administration/Customer Service, Human Resources, Strategy & Engagement
  • Join a transforming organisation with an agile and dynamic environment
  • Flexible work options including work from home
  • Excellent Not For Profit tax benefits
  • Monthly rostered days off

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8000 employees working in more than 500+ communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

As a key member of the senior leadership team, you will be responsible for providing high level advice and administration support to the Director Disability, Aged Care and Mental Health Qld and NT in delivering on our ambitious strategic and operational priorities.

Reporting to the Director, you will provide a full range of timely, confidential, and high-level executive insight, advice and support to ensure the Director is able to perform to their best. This includes preparing and coordinating Directorate and Executive papers, coordination of governance arrangements, regular reporting and supporting preparation for key meetings, project coordination and high-level stakeholder engagement.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:

  • Provide high level executive support to within a large complex environment.
  • Undertake research activities to develop strategic and operational advice for the Chief Executive to undertake informed decision making and planning
  • Prioritise requests, managing workloads and exercising sound judgement in a changing environment often under tight timelines and high-volume conditions
  • Advise on business decisions utilising a mixture of data analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement.
  • Monitor and coordinate the implementation of Strategic and Business Plans, reporting on achievement, timelines, budgets, and outcomes
  • Ensure day to day high level administrative responsibilities are undertaken in an efficient, professional and timely manner.
  • Undertake a secretariat role for Governance arrangements in place across the Disability, Aged Care and Mental Health Directorate
  • Provide high level stakeholder engagement with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate and collate operational reporting, providing analysis and briefings to the Director
  • Work as part of a national team that is focused on continuous improvement and sharing of ideas

To be successful in this role, your skills will include:

  • Experience and understanding what’s required to operate at an executive level in a complex, geographically dispersed organisation
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills both written and verbal communication skills with extensive experience in negotiation, conflict resolution and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Talented writer with a client centric focus for report writing, proposals and executive papers
  • Proven negotiation skills, particularly when working with Committees on projects or with senior executives.
  • Highly skilled communicator who is able to engage with external stakeholders at an executive level
  • Hold a tertiary level qualification in business, management, or relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience in research, analysis of data and provision of information

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).


  • A rostered day off per month
  • A mobile phone & laptop
  • Competitive base salary + super
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunity to work for one of Australia’s largest social purpose organisations
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Travel club membership, discounted health insurance & discounted vehicle servicing
  • Flexibility to work from home

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For confidential enquiries including persons with disability that require application adjustments, contact michelle.clark@lwb.org.au or 0472 878 367with the subject heading ‘Executive Officer QLD NT’

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications may be reviewed prior to the closing date; and as such the closing date is subject to change without notice. Current application closing date is the 11th April 2021

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview if necessary.

Advertised: 19 Mar 2021 E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: 11 Apr 2021 23:55 E. Australia Standard Time