AO7 Principal Advisor

Location: Brisbane CBD
Job Type: Contract or Temp
Salary: Super
Contact: Alana Hunter

AO7 Principal Advisor

  • 6-month contract, possible extension
  • Flexible work arrangements - WFH 1 day a week
  • $74.99 per hour + Super (Agency Contractor)
  • Brisbane, CBD


My client a Queensland Government Department is seeking an experienced Principal Advisor.

This role will manage, co-ordinate and/or monitor all major significant projects, reporting processes and policy initiatives, on behalf of the General Manager. You will also provide strategic administration and advisory support, lead and manage business activities relevant to the team and provide high-level co-ordination of correspondence for the General Manager.

Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to;

  • Lead and manage the business activities for the International Operations unit in accordance with relevant practices including managing efficient business systems and processes.
  • Manage, plan, co-ordinate and/or monitor major significant projects, reporting processes and policy initiatives on behalf of the General Manager.
  • Research, prepare and/or coordinate and review submissions, briefing notes, reports and correspondence on complex policy issues, key business priorities and operational issues including matters for discussion with the Board, Minister and other key public and private sector stakeholders.
  • Provide administrative and advisory support to the General Manager about incoming correspondence and preparation for meetings.
  • Provide written and verbal advice and communications on strategy and reporting activities to high-level stakeholders including Ministers, the Board and senior management.
  • Prepare and/or co-ordinate reports, ministerial correspondence, board information papers, submissions, briefing notes and correspondence on a range of corporate issues.
  • Represent at stakeholder meetings as required and apply high-level negotiating and influencing skills to gain consensus and support from people with differing views.
  • Identify and implement business improvement initiatives and innovative approaches to increase effectiveness.


  • Demonstrated leadership skills, advisory skills, interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects with excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage ambiguity and implement change in a client facing environment.
  • Experience in building team capability, while inspiring individual and team commitment in the pursuit of results.
  • Possesses excellent communication and negotiation skills and has a high level of resilience while operating in a high-pressured environment with competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a similar role within Government.

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