PRINCIPAL POLICY OFFICER – WORKFORCE

Location: Brisbane, QLD
Role: Executive
Play a crucial role in driving reform by providing strategic policy development for a renewed, integrated, evidence-based, recovery-oriented mental health, AOD and suicide prevention (SP) service system.

  • Knowledge & understanding of Mental Health, AOD & SP sector with a particular focus of workforce issues: planning, emerging trends, talent pipeline & retention.
  • Demonstrated high-level research and policy analysis skills, including the ability to work across operational and strategic policy.
  • Brisbane CBD. Flexible working arrangements. Attractive salary + Super (AO7)
A newly created opportunity to make a lasting difference ….

The Queensland Mental Health Commission is an independent statutory body established under the Queensland Mental Health Commission Act 2013. Their vision is Queenslanders working together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders.

Be the driving force that contributes to the implementation of change, with particular focus on workforce, however your creativity and innovation will influence a wide range of policy projects and initiatives relevant to a thrilling period of system reform.

You will lead the development and implementation of State Policy and projects that creates and nurtures cross-sector reform. You will be passionate about the ‘why’ around Mental Health, AOD & SP.  Your commitment to research, analysis, and most importantly stakeholder engagement, will ensure policies are fit for purpose and successfully adopted.

To be successful you will have demonstrated success in developing and implementing policy in a large, diverse organisation and engaging with people with varying understandings of policy and its purposes.

You will bring tertiary qualifications in a relevant field combined with notable experience in research and/or policy making, preferably in the area of mental health, AOD and/or suicide prevention. You will have acquired an exceptional understanding of best-practice, consistent policy development and analysis across both operational and strategic frameworks.

You will be a champion that advocates for the social and health needs of people living with mental health issues, problematic alcohol and other drug use, suicidality.

The Commission also extends advocacy to the interests of specific people, groups and communities including: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people living in rural and remote communities; culturally and linguistically diverse communities and LGBTIQ+.

  • Applications will close on the 2nd February 2024
  • Appointments are subject to criminal history checks in accordance with section 52 of the Public Sector Act 2022.
  • Prior to appointment, current and previous public sector employees are required to disclose any history of serious disciplinary action in accordance with section 71 of the Public Sector Act 2022.
  • All employees are required to disclose any interest/s that conflict, may conflict or may be perceived to conflict with the discharge of their duties in accordance with section 182 of the Public Sector Act 2022.
To be considered for this role, please forward your cover letter and your resume in WORD format quoting reference number AOPPLO to apply@windsor-group.com.au or contact Adam Oakhill on 07 3211 0001.

Windsor Group is committed to equal employment opportunities and providing a safe, inclusive and supportive workplace where individuals and diversity are encouraged.