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Director, Queensland Regional Office

Australian Government Department of Education, S... - South Townsville, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


  • Executive Level 2
  • Townsville, QLD
  • $127,501 - $153,049

The Queensland State Office comprises of two primary office locations in Brisbane and Townsville, and some staff based in Rockhampton. The Central and North Queensland regional office manages staff based in Townsville and Rockhampton.

The Central and North Queensland regional office plays a strategic role as part of the department’s State and Regional network, which includes implementing localised interventions and solutions under the wider Workforce and Engagement Division’s agenda.

The Central and North Queensland regional office also performs a key role in managing the delivery of several employment services and programs to assist job seekers and employers throughout regional Queensland. These include jobactive, the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, Transition to Work, ParentsNext, Harvest Labour, Career Transition Assistance and Employability Skills Training services, and the Yarrabah Employment Services Pilot Program.

The Position
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment is seeking an experienced and innovative person for the position of Executive Level 2, Director for the Central and North Queensland region. The successful applicant will have leadership responsibility for a number of staff in Townsville and Rockhampton.

The position will involve liaising with external stakeholders, including, Indigenous organisations, employers and peak organisations, and facilitation of projects supporting the work of contracted service providers and other labour market intermediaries.

The successful applicant will be based in Townsville.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership within the State Executive team to create a shared sense of purpose and direction within both the division as well as the State / Regional Office.
  • Cultural competence in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and history.
  • Focusing strategically by considering the whole of government agenda, the ramifications of a wide range of issues relating to the department’s portfolio and emerging priorities for the division and use this intelligence to meet program objectives and contribute to policy development.
  • Anticipating risks, and undertaking objective, critical analysis to distil core issues and provide these as useful intelligences to inform and influence National Office policy and program teams.
  • Managing Commonwealth services contracts judiciously. Providing an oversight role for all elements of contract management including relationship management, compliance, assurance, performance, quality and contract administration (either directly or through leadership of responsible staff).
  • Building and sustaining relationships in Central and North Queensland with a network of key people internally and externally, actively recognising shared agendas to work towards mutually beneficial outcomes and drive continuous improvement.
  • Actively fostering collaborative behaviour and connectedness between programs and agencies, including through brokerage of solutions that service the needs of employers and the local labour market.
  • Responding flexibly to changing demands and assist staff to do the same. Implementing workforce structures that support effective decision-making, empower employees and deepen the culture of collaboration across divisional and departmental boundaries.
  • Mentoring and developing people towards the capabilities needed for future APS roles, in particular stakeholder engagement and data analytics capabilities. Employing strategies that support talent management and deal proactively with underperformance.
  • Modelling behaviours that demonstrate leadership, resilience, energy, persistence and drive, as well as a “one-division” culture.
  • Managing a range of strategic and operational issues simultaneously and resolving complex and sensitive issues effectively.
  • The ability to travel, including overnight travel.

South Townsville, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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