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Advisor Talent Acquisition

Custodial Operations; Statewide Operations; Brisbane

Please note, this position is based in Brisbane CBD not Lockyer Valley Correctional Centre.

An exceptional opportunity is available for an AO4 Talent Acquisition Advisor to join a high performing and supportive team within QCS. This role of an Advisor in the Talent Acquisition Group is to deliver high quality end-to-end bulk recruitment of front-line officers.

The Talent Acquisition Group are responsible for recruiting Custodial Correctional Officers, Psychologist and Community Corrections based positions across Queensland. We are looking for someone who has a passion for working with people and providing professional candidate care.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group HR & Industrial Relations
Classification AO4
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/563948/24
Closing date 27-May-2024
Job duration
Contact person Hannah Simpson
Contact details Phone: 07 3565 7611
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As an Advisor, you will be responsible for providing ongoing candidate management with an aim of attracting appropriate talent for QCS operational positions. Our Talent Acquisition team promote a supportive working environment and excel by sharing a passion for QCS's values and strategic objectives. We're united by our dedication to supporting and elevating one another and facilitating excellent candidate management. This shared purpose ensures that we provide the best possible services and recruitment, contributing to the growth and positive change within QCS.

This role will suit someone who thrives in a fast-paced and sometimes high-pressure environment, who is able to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and takes accountability for following through to ensure the desired impact of our initiatives is achieved.

In this role, you will:

• Conduct a range of recruitment and selection processes to attract top talent, including resume and phone screening, psychological assessments, and facilitation of assessment centres
• Provide ongoing candidate management
• Act as the point of contact for the resolution of applicant queries and provide professional candidate care throughout the recruitment process
• Identify potential risks and conflicts and escalate these to management as required
• Undertake recruitment activities/checks to ensure applicants are eligible for appointment in accordance with legislative requirements.
• Review and analyse applications and draft correspondence to applicants as required
• Develop and maintain strong relationships and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

The essential requirements for this role are:

• Demonstrated communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills for liaising with management and staff at all levels, to gain commitments and negotiate service delivery, priorities, deadlines, resources and other relevant issues.
• Demonstrated ability to understand and apply legislation, policies and procedures relevant to the position.
• Effective interpersonal skills as evidenced by the ability to build successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders with a range of competing interests.
• Demonstrated written communication and research skills including the ability to prepare reports and submissions on complex matters.

What QCS can offer:

Apart from contributing to enhancing the safety of Queenslanders through modern, sustainable and evidence-based corrective services, you will also benefit from a competitive remuneration package and a working environment which embraces professional development, builds capabilities and supports staff to maximise their health and wellbeing. Additional benefits include:
• Flexible working arrangements available (Opportunity to work from home or work compressed hours once trained)
• 12.75 % Superannuation - Queensland Government employees receive higher employer superannuation contributions
• Attractive remuneration package
• Salary sacrificing options - You can enter into a salary packaging arrangement to suit your individual needs
• Supportive team environment
• Opportunity to travel to travel to various locations within Queensland.

There is a permanent opportunity as well as a 12 month temporary opportunity available.

Applications remain current for 12 months.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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