About this job
This temporary vacancy is open to Expressions of Interest and accordingly any appointment (and extension to this appointment) will not extend beyond 12 months.
- Applicants need to be a current Queensland Government employee to be eligible to apply.
- Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.
- Employees Requiring Placement will be considered on merit.
The Queensland State Award Operating Authority manages the delivery of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and Bridge Award programs throughout the State.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is an internationally recognised youth development program for young people aged 14 to 25 years. The Award assists young people to achieve goals, learn new skills and engage with their communities.
The Bridge Award program is an introductory program to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The program is available to young people aged 11½ to 25 years, introducing participants to new opportunities and activities. The programs are offered through Award Units throughout the State, including schools and community organisations.
As the Program Officer you will contribute to the development and implementation of a quality youth leadership program.
- undertaking research, development, coordination, and review of nominated projects in effective collaboration with team members, and government and non-government stakeholders;
- maintaining strong working relationships with appropriate departmental staff throughout the State, to ensure regional input in the development of operational programs and to ensure strategies are promoted and outcomes delivered in an efficient and effective manner;
- preparing a range of high quality written material including correspondence, briefing material, speech notes, information and newsletters relating to youth development and leadership and youth participation;
- establishing and managing strong working relationships with stakeholders to facilitate greater awareness and understanding of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (the award) throughout the State, as well as increased capacity for vulnerable young people to participate in award activities;
- liaising with organisations to further develop a base of Licensed Operators (the award program providers) and volunteers able to respond to the needs of young people including those who are vulnerable;
- providing program development and operational support for the award including the distribution of information, the organisation of award events, assessing award plans, and providing award approvals; and
- coordinating and supporting the operations of the State Award Committee.
The Program Officer reports to the Principal Program Officer, State Award Operating Authority.
The suitable applicant will require the following skills:
- skills and knowledge related to student wellbeing and engagement;
- exceptional skills and experience in leading a team;
- strong written and verbal communication skills;
- the ability to research, develop and implement projects;
- experience in the management of events;
- experience in the implementation of marketing (or equivalent) plans; and
- the ability to establish strong working relationships and networks with a diverse range of stakeholders.
Applications should include a brief resume (maximum 2 pages), contact details for 2 referees, and a brief response (maximum 1 page) outlining your suitability for the role.