Senior Policy Officer – Workforce Strategy

Job type: Contract, Full Time, QATSICPP | Location: Brisbane

  • Full time, fixed term position
  • $100,000 – $115,000 + superannuation + salary sacrificing option.
  • Brisbane based position

About the role

This role will support the organisation in the development of a Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Family workforce strategy. The strategy aims to ensure investment in workforce growth planning, attraction and retention including workforce development is targeted to the right actions and activities that position the community-controlled sector for growth and sustainability.

The role will have responsibility for managing the contract for a team of consultants that will be engaged to develop the workforce strategy. This will include supporting and guiding the cultural safety of the consultation processes that will be undertaken during the development of this work.

The role will also contribute to the work of the Strategy Team in building capacity to respond to state and national plans where the development of workforce capability are substantive focus areas including, the Breaking Cycles Action Plan – Our Way Strategy, Close the Gap and Safe and Supported – the National Action Plan for First Nations children under the National Child Protection Plan.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Build strong, effective, and engaging relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Support the development of the workforce strategy, including contract management of the consultants.
  • Support the design and implementation of culturally sound consultation processes.
  • Provide secretariat support to the Workforce Governance group.
  • Ensure effective engagement and input from other workgroups within QATSICPP.
  • Provide critical summaries and briefings to QATSICPP’s Leadership.
  • Regularly review and advise on state and national work with a focus on developing workforce capability.
  • Undertake other policy and strategy work that will support the work of the Strategy Team.

Desired skills and abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic workforce issues impacting health and human services sectors
  • Project or program management experience
  • Highly developed conceptual, strategic, and analytical skills
  • Experience in preparing high level documents, including project plans, briefs, and submissions
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement and co-design methodologies including the ability to lead culturally safe processes
  • Knowledge of and experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community-Controlled child and family services

Mandatory requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or significant experience in complex policy environments
  • A current valid Queensland Working with Children’s Card (Blue Card) or eligible to apply.
  • Drivers Licence
  • Ability to travel within Queensland to support activities

Why join us?

Our vision is a future where all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are physically, emotionally, and spiritually strong, live in a safe, caring and nurturing environment within their own families and communities, and are afforded the same life opportunities available to other children and young people to fully realise their potential.

This is what our team members say about working at QATSICPP:

  • “The QATSICPP team are an amazing group of diverse, talented, and passionate individuals. The work we do in the community-controlled sector on family led decision making has provided me with a sense of pride and achievement in my role. I have truly gained a sense of belonging in this team and I am excited to see where my journey at QATSICPP will take me.” Olivia, Project Officer
  • “I really enjoy working in such a caring, respectful workplace, where our diversity is our strength and you can learn from some truly amazing people doing some really important work.” Lucas, Policy Officer
  • “Joining the QATSICPP team has been one of the best career moves I have made. I love the opportunities to reinvest creative skills I acquired in years of volunteer work into our projects.” Paula, Communication and Events Co-ordinator


  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 for general expenses plus additional salary packaging of $2,650 for entertainment expenses
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements and work from home options
  • Paid continuous professional development
  • Gifted leave days for end of year office shut-down period
  • Gym membership contribution

Further Information and Application Process

If you are interested in applying for this role or would like further information, please email Applications close on Monday, 4 September 2023.

Please note, we reserve the right to appoint to the position before the published closing date. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible.

Your application will include

A cover letter (1 page) demonstrating your key capabilities and experience supported by your current resume. Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide two professional referees.

QATSICPP is an equal opportunity employer that fosters a positive culture and offers a safe and supportive work environment. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Job CategoryPolicy/program/project, Training and workforce development

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