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Principal Policy Officer Full-time Job

1 week ago   Nursing   Brisbane Inner City,Brisbane - North   2 views
Job Details
The position comes with
  • Flexible hours and work from home arrangements
  • Development and training opportunities
  • The opportunity to work in a small, supportive and dynamic team that recognizes individual contributions and celebrates team achievements
  • The chance to make a difference by driving policy reform and program delivery in aged care.
The role
Reporting to the Manager, Aged Care Programs, you will:
  • Undertake research, environmental scanning and critical analysis to identify and advise on future strategic policy challenges, opportunities, priorities and issues
  • Initiate and manage, in consultation with key stakeholders (Commonwealth and State), the development of strategic policies
  • Provide expert advice and support on the development of strategic and State-wide policy and issues for Queensland Health
  • Prepare high-level briefing documents, submissions, correspondence and reports.
  • Apply contemporary human resource management practice and principles including workplace health and safety, equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination requirements.
For a full list of responsibilities, please refer to the attached Role Description and Duty Statement.
The successful person
You will have:
  • high-level strategic, conceptual, leadership and analytical skills relevant to a range of social and health priority areas
  • The ability to manage projects, undertake research, interpret trends and provide detailed critical analysis of reports, discussion papers and other documentation and to provide advice on policies and strategies
  • High-level verbal communication skills, including experience confidently and clearly negotiating and presenting complex concepts and advice to internal and external stakeholders
  • High-level written communication skills, including ability to autonomously compile complex policy-related reports, discussion papers, submissions, and ministerial correspondence to a high quality
About us
The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the public health system in Queensland. We are an organisation that strongly believes in the need to work with people who value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace. Working at the Department of Health is about making a difference.
The Aged Care and Palliative Care Policy Unit (the Unit) in Social Policy and Legislation and Statutory Agencies Branch provides advice on aged care and palliative care programs and policy settings to support the integration. It also has a system stewardship role, develops strategic policy, and identifies reform opportunities and implementation pathways.
  • A fast-paced, challenging and supportive environment
  • Competitive salary + generous superannuation and leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Diverse work culture
  • Career training and development
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant for this role.
Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.