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Senior Advisor

Parole Board Secretariat; Operational Support Services; Brisbane

The Senior Advisor, Parole Board Secretariat role ensures that the Parole Board Secretariat (the Secretariat) supports the Board through the provision of administrative support including secretary functions in accordance with the Agency’s statutory obligations under the CSA relating to the operations of the Board.

It is also responsible for the supervision and management of staff within the Secretariat to ensure that appropriate and accurate advice is provided to QCS management, staff and offenders in relation to parole board matters. The position also provides a quality assurance process for work performed by Secretariat staff.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification AO6
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/570037/24
Closing date 04-Jul-2024
Job duration 12 months/30th June 2025 with possible extension
Contact person Cassandra Cowie
Contact details Phone: 3565 7567
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The Senior Advisor, Parole Board Secretariat must demonstrate:

  • Current and detailed knowledge of the offender management systems and processes and its association with the Board;
  • High level consultation, negotiation and communication skills to ensure communication processes are effectively managed across a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Written communication skills, particularly the ability to prepare complex and sensitive reports, briefings, policy papers and correspondence;
  • Exposure to the Criminal Justice System or recent workplace experience in a similar field would be an advantage;
  • Highly developed organisational skills, with the ability to set priorities, coordinate activities and monitor and report on the effectiveness of strategies and projects to management;
  • Ability to confidently provide information and advice to management in relation to offender management issues particularly those related to board matters;
  • Ability to comprehensively understand and interpret legislation and apply this across the development of operational guidelines and procedures;
  • Are resilient to remain motivated in achieving high standards in the delivery of essential frontline services;
  • Staff management skills and experience including knowledge of, and demonstrated ability to implement contemporary human resource management practices.

Whilst there are no mandatory qualifications for this position, tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as management or criminal justice would be highly desirable.

To be considered for this role, please provide the following information to the selection panel for assessment of your suitability:

  • A cover letter (1-2 pages maximum) outlining how your knowledge, skills and experiences make you a competitive candidate against the Leadership competencies for Queensland (Team Leader): Vision, Results and Accountability within the context of the essential requirements ‘role fit' and responsibilities described under ‘about the role'.
  • Your current curriculum vitae/resume, including two referees who can attest to your performance and conduct in the workplace. Referees should have a thorough knowledge of your capabilities, work performance and conduct within the previous two years, and it is preferable to include your current/immediate/past supervisor. By providing the names and contact details of your referee/s you consent for these people to be contacted by the selection panel. If you do not wish for a referee to be contacted, please indicate this on your resume and contact the selection panel chair to discuss.

People from diverse backgrounds including non-English speaking backgrounds, people with a disability, women, Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

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