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Program Support and Engagement Officer, Community Housing Futures

Part Time Brisbane Applications close: Friday 23rd June, 2023

Listed Thursday 1st June, 2023


This Program Support and Engagement Officer Role is designed to provide program support across a range of activities such as phone contact, communications, record keeping, events, stakeholder engagement and data entry. Further, the role will support the Program Manager and Sector Capacity Lead to be effective in their roles providing diary, meeting and other administrative assistance as required.

Full details of the role and how to apply are available on The Deck.

Policy and Strategic Engagement Professional

Full Time Part Time Brisbane Applications close: Monday 19th June, 2023

Listed Thursday 1st June, 2023


Do you want to use your skills to make a real difference? 

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to real-world outcomes that will support solutions to housing need and homelessness in Queensland.

Q Shelter is rapidly growing, and we are adding to our team working to influence solutions to housing need and homelessness. We are looking for people who are experienced in policy development, research, writing and strategic engagement. The ideal candidate will understand the system of government and the policy-making process.

You will be passionate about housing and homelessness solutions and will be committed to working tirelessly as part of our team to present workable, expert solutions within a positive and constructive culture.

Most importantly you will be committed to Q Shelter’s policy and advocacy framework of ‘better together’. We build relationships characterised by respect and we seek meaningful dialogue with all decision-makers and stakeholders about policy and investment solutions, program design and implementation support.

This is an opportunity to join a team engaged with all levels of Government, the broader community, the private sector and specialist housing and homelessness services to develop and present expert solutions that address housing needs and homelessness in Queensland.

These opportunities will suit people with extensive experience in policy and strategic engagement or people who are seeking to develop their expertise at an earlier stage of their career. You will have an opportunity to grow and development in the role and to be part of Q Shelter’s impact on policy and investment in Queensland.

The ideal candidate

Q Shelter is looking to work with someone with a proven track record in policy development and strategic engagement.

You may be experienced or at an earlier stage in your career with a willingness to learn.

You will be passionate about solutions to housing need and homelessness. You will be energetic and a team player.

You will contribute actively to a positive organisational culture. You will be a supportive colleague and a great communicator who can engage people, make connections and help build momentum for the right solutions to succeed.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualifications in a field such as public policy, political science, engagement, economics or similar.

How to Apply

The position description is available on the Deck.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Q Shelter Recruitment by email or on (07) 3831 5900.

Our staff are passionate about our vision of a home for every Queenslander.

We are a values-driven, high-performing team. Each person plays a vital role in helping to drive real world outcomes for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. If you like making a difference, consider coming on board to enjoy a career that matters.

Most of our team is based on the CBD fringe in Spring Hill, Brisbane, though you will find our Service Integration staff located across Queensland, working in the communities they care about.

A brief overview of what it means to work for Q Shelter

Q Shelter staff talk about what their job means to them

Looking for opportunities in Queensland’s Housing and Homelessness Sector?

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While you support the sector, we support you

Benefits of working at Q Shelter include access to:

  • Not-for-profit salary packaging
  • Five weeks paid annual leave
  • An employee assistance program
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Professional development training
  • Active staff involvement in a Diversity Inclusion Working Group, helping to achieve our Innovate Reconciliation Action plan, and other measures to support and celebrate diversity in our workplace.

We are keen to connect with passionate professionals seeking to make a difference.

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