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Principal Partnership Officer - Stronger Workforces / Brain Builders Initiative

  • Opportunity to lead an exciting new initiative

  • Queensland based, with some remote working opportunity

  • Part-time, flexible hours available

  • Contribute to improving child and youth wellbeing in Australia

  • Salary range - $112 – 128k per annum FTE, excluding super

Our Organisation

The Thriving Queensland Kids Partnership (TQKP) is a coalition and intermediary, instigated and hosted by ARACY - the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth - with Queensland partners. TQKP’s purpose is to ‘catalyse systems to change the odds for Queensland children and young people to thrive’.

To achieve this, TQKP is:

  • Bringing people, organisations and sectors together.
  • Using what we know and learn.
  • Supporting leaders and catalysts.
  • Facilitating collaborative action, innovation and development.

We believe that by doing this, we can build better connections, capabilities and capacities in the key areas of concerted leadership, smarter investment, enabled caregivers and communities, integrated delivery and putting data, evidence and experience to work.  

This means an eco-system better equipped and stewarded, and working together well, to:

  • Reduce the experience and consequences of inequity and adversity.
  • Improve opportunities, capabilities and outcomes.

so all kids to have a great start and journey in life

In this role….

You will proactively and productively lead and facilitate TQKP’s Stronger Workforces Initiatives & Brain Builders program. 

About You

  • Relevant undergraduate degree in public health, psychology, behavioural sciences or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing and evaluating science and evidence-informed child, youth and family policies, programs, services and/or practices.
  • Experience in leading and facilitating partnerships and initiatives with a focus on capacity building, adult learning and / or workforce development.
  • Understanding of neurosciences, especially related to child and/or adolescent health, development and wellbeing.
  • Understanding of systems change theory and practice.

In addition, a commitment to living our ARACY Values is essential:

  • Connectedness – we build genuine partnerships and acknowledge that true collaboration involves giving something up for the greater good.
  • Equity – we are committed to helping build a society that understands and respects fairness and equity, and values children not only as future adult contributors but for their own place and voice in society.
  • Inclusion – we value the breadth and depth of all people and ideas regardless of ethnicity, religion, age, political affiliation, gender, sexuality or other characteristics.
  • Integrity – we are non-partisan. We advocate for and with children and young people. We present the evidence even when it challenges common understanding. We manage the resources available to us honestly and responsibly.

The benefits

TQKP offers flexible working arrangements and is located in central Brisbane.  A remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant, commensurate with skills and experience.

How to apply:

Applications should address the points “About You” above in a cover letter and provide curriculum vitae. 

TQKP actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welcomes out-placement and secondment arrangements.

We will hire as soon as we find the right person, so if it looks like you, please apply asap!

To find out more about us, including the position description, please visit our website www.aracy.org.au/the-nest-in-action/thriving-queensland-kids-partnership-tqkp  

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