Job Vacancy 19/31 – Regional Skills Investment Strategy (RSIS) Project Coordinator – Fixed Maximum Term 2 Years

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Regional Skills Investment Strategy (RSIS) Project Coordinator. This position is a fixed maximum term of 2 years and is made available through funding from the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT).  On-going employment beyond the 2-year term is not guaranteed.

The RSIS will support the DESBT to partner with selected regional communities to identify current and emerging jobs and ensure there is a supply of skilled local people to meet this demand.

RSIS will bridge the gap between existing training opportunities provided through the Queensland Government’s Annual Vocational Education and Training (VET) Investment Plan and current workforce skill needs in targeted regions.

Supporting local industry to meet their skilled labour needs will be the focus of local RSIS projects, which will drive regional collaboration to address local workforce issues related to skilling and training.

The Position

The key responsibilities include:

  • Promote the RSIS objectives in the Burdekin region to identify current and emerging jobs in targeted industries and ensure there is a supply of skilled local people to meet demand.
  • Establish and support a local RSIS reference group and ensure program objectives and project milestones remain the focus.
  • Lead stakeholder engagement activities including small group discussions, individual meetings and forums.
  • Engage with local industry and community to identify training and skills issues and develop solutions in partnership with DESBT.
  • Provide high level project management and coordination of project to achieve outcomes associated with the Annual VET Investment Plan.
  • Provide timely advice and information to DESBT regarding RSIS project activities and outcomes.
  • Promote VET pathways and training available under the Annual VET Investment Plan.
  • Collaborate with RSIS Project Coordinators in other regions to share best practice and support the development of training solutions to challenging skills issues.
  • Develop a project plan and communications strategy.

The Person

The successful applicant will possess the following attributes at a minimum:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the VET sector including the Queensland Government’s Annual VET Investment Plan and related stakeholders including national and state regulators and professional industry bodies.
  • Sound knowledge of the current workforce and skills issues in the Burdekin region.
  • High-level interpersonal skills used to build relationships, overcome diversity and influence change.
  • Strong time management, negotiation, research and mediation skills.
  • Comprehensive project management skills to identify strategic goals and work autonomously against a project plan to achieve milestones and key objectives.
  • High-level written communication skills used to write and interpret briefs, written reports and other documentation as required.
  • High-level oral communication skills used to facilitate presentations, chair meetings and speak publicly.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Administration, Human Resources or Management, or commensurate experience in these fields.

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable base salary is in the range of ($91,770pa and $94,546) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 19/31 – RSIS Project Coordinator should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Applications close on Friday, 12 July 2019 at 5.00pm. Word or PDF format is preferable.

For further information please contact Eliza Lovell – Economic Development Coordinator on(07) 4783 9800.

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