Senior Personal Development Advisor

Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS)

  • Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Full Time
  • $92,189 to $98,636 pa + super + benefits
Closing 20 Aug 2018
Applications 0


In this role you will manage the Personal Development Program in Queensland with the major focus on athlete decision-making and integrating elite sport with all aspects of their life.

  • Develop, plan, deliver and review personal development strategies and activities (which may relate to well-being, career, education, personal development, engagement and sport transition) to address the identified personal development priorities for nominated QAS/NSO supported athletes.
  • Maintain regular contact with the athletes in the daily training environment and QAS facility in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the service delivery through progress of identified personal development priorities and encourage continuous engagement and improvement.
  • Work as part of a high performance inter-disciplinary support team to provide an innovative and integrated program that leads to athlete performance and well-being.
  • Oversee the implementation of and contribute to the delivery of Personal Development forums, workshops, opportunities and education to address the contemporary issues faced by high performance athletes.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders regarding the services provided by the QAS Personal Development Unit to develop, enhance and maintain education, business/corporate, well-being and community networks that create opportunities for QAS supported elite athletes.
  • Undertake leadership, management and administrative functions in the Personal Development Unit as directed by QAS Management. Functions may include staff supervision and development, stakeholder management, financial management, reporting and providing strategic advice to QAS Management.

What we’re looking for

Appointments in the public service are based on merit. Your skills for this role will be assessed against the Team leader Workforce Capability Success Profile by looking at what you’ve undertaken previously and what knowledge, skills and learned experiences you can bring to the team and the role, including your personal qualities and your potential for development. Your suitability for this role will be assessed against how you:

  • Understand the needs of stakeholders while responding to the requirements of elite coaches and athletes, who seek to be internationally competitive. (Vision)
  • Consider wider organisational objectives when making decisions. Demonstrate the ability to encourage a strong athlete-focus and build understanding of elite coach and athlete perspective within the Personal Development Unit. (Vision)
  • Drive continuous improvement by identifying and implementing improved ways of delivering the Personal Development program. Demonstrate the ability to implement change by influencing stakeholders. (Vision)
  • Manage team performance and organise the Personal Development Unit to deliver the personal development program. Inspire individual and team commitment by giving staff the balance of autonomy and support they need to achieve outcomes. (Results)
  • Manage internal and external relationships, including the ability to build networks and work collaboratively with stakeholders in a high performance sport environment. (Results)
  • Provide advice that is rigorously considered and supported by a clear rationale. Model professional and ethical behaviour and be viewed as trustworthy, honourable, truthful and respectful. (Accountability)
  • Commit to personal development and actively seek feedback to enhance effectiveness. (Accountability)


An undergraduate degree in fields including Education, Human Resource or Psychology, or agreed equivalent as determined by the Director-General would be highly desirable. Seek advice from the nominated contact officer before applying if equivalency needs to be assessed.

Essential Requirements

  • National Police Check
  • Working with children check

Desirable Criteria


Other Details

Referee checking will be undertaken and other pre-employment checks may occur prior to any offer of employment. Checks will include:

  • Criminal history screening:
    1. Criminal history screening will be undertaken on the preferred applicant(s). A criminal conviction or charge may not exclude an applicant from consideration for appointment with the Department of Housing and Public Works
  • Blue card check:
    1. A blue card check will be undertaken on the preferred applicant(s) should the role require work to be carried out at education or care service premises when education and care services are being provided.
  • Proof of eligibility for appointment to Queensland Public Sector
  • A serious discipline history disclosure

HPW is proud to be a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace that promotes respectful relationships and gender equality within the workplace and demonstrates a culture of zero tolerance of violence against women.

Service delivery and employee development is supported by a mobile and agile workforce. You may seek or may be required to work in alternative locations or undertaking alternative duties on a temporary or permanent basis. 

Applications will remain current for a period of up to 12 months and may be considered for other vacancies which may include an alternative employment basis (temporary; full time or part time).

A non-smoking policy is effective in Queensland Government buildings, offices and vehicles.

All information submitted by an applicant for this role is subject to the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009 for personal information.

Within one month of commencing employment, the successful applicant is required to disclose any employment as a lobbyist in the preceding two years.

Applicants appointed to this position may be subject to a probationary period in accordance with the Public Service Act 2008 and/or the Industrial Relations Act 2016.

Apply for this role

To enable us to assess your merit, your application should include:

  • your current resume;
  • a brief letter (2 pages maximum) telling us why you are interested in this role. We would also like you to tell us how your experiences will enable you to demonstrate the behaviours described in the section ‘What we are looking for’ and how this will enable you to help deliver on the Senior Personal Development Advisor’s responsibilities as listed under the section ‘Your contribution’.

Applying online through the Smart jobs and careers website www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au is the preferred means to submit an application. To do this, access the 'apply online' facility on the Smart jobs and careers website. You will need to create a 'My SmartJob' account before submitting your online application.

By applying online you can track your application through the process, maintain your personal details through registration and withdraw your application if required.

If you experience any technical difficulties when accessing www.smartjobs.qld.gov.au please contact 13 QGOV (13 74 68). All calls relating to the status of your application once the job has closed should be directed to the contact officer on the role description.

If you do not have internet access and are unable to submit your application online please contact the Applications Processing Team on (07) 3021 5465 or (07) 3021 5450, between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, to enquire about alternative arrangements. If you have any additional questions regarding the role please contact Troy Ayres, Director on 07 3708 7813.

Late applications cannot be submitted via the Smart jobs and careers website, so please allow enough time before the closing date to submit your application. If approval has been granted by the Selection Panel for a late application to be considered, please contact the Applications Processing Team on the numbers above to arrange this.

Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

The selection process will start with short-listing, where we assess the information provided in your application. Based on this, we will select applicants to proceed to the next phase of assessment, which could involve a work test, an interview or other selection techniques.

Troy Ayres

(07) 3708 7813

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