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Job Summary

  • Workforce of 80,000 and an HR team of 650
  • Brisbane based with clients and team across Queensland
  • Lead HR across the full range of strategic, tactical and operational services

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The Department of Education is Queensland’s largest employer, delivering and supporting high quality education services to 1 million young Queenslanders. It directly delivers education to around 70% of all Queensland school students, through 1240 state schools. The Department also includes the Office of Industrial Relations.

The Assistant Director-General Human Resources reports to the Deputy Director-General, Corporate Services, leading an executive team encompassing Organisational Transformation and Capability, HR Services, Integrity & Employee Relations, and Business Partnering, Safety & Wellbeing. With the HR workforce split evenly between regional locations and Brisbane, visibility of the ADG HR is crucial.

The Position

  • Leadership at the tactical, strategic and relational levels 
  • High visibility to clients and staff, providing on call executive response to issues as they arise
  • Ensures a broad range of productive stakeholder relationships
  • Represents the State in national forums
  • Leads workforce planning initiatives to ensure workforce supply
  • Provides leadership and representation in Enterprise Bargaining negotiations
  • Promotes and supports education improvement through human resource strategies and programs

The Person

  • Advanced people leadership skills to ensure alignment across a highly distributed and diverse team
  • Makes sound decisions quickly and moves to action
  • Capacity to invest significantly in developing an understanding of the business
  • Resilience and personal self-management to sustain commitment in a highly dynamic and demanding environment
  • Understanding of the employment structures which surround public sector and public school environments
  • Able to build and maintain highly credible and trusted stakeholder relationships and negotiate resolutions

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Confidential enquiries to Peter Gibson of Aston Carter on +61 7 3295 7446

Closing Date: Sunday February 17, 2019