QDN has a range of part-time and full-time positions which become available from time to time. We are an equal opportunity employer.People with disability are at the centre of all the work that we do. We believe there is ‘nothing about us without us’ and we encourage people with disability to apply.

Jobs you can apply for

Engagement Lead, QDeNgage

Role scope

The role is to lead on QDeNgage, our for purpose, fee for service arm of that connects organisations with people with lived experience of disability, to inform and influence the development of inclusive products, policies and services to the communities they serve. QDeNgage also delivers a range of community awareness, training, workshop and other consultancy services to government, business and community organisations, to build their capacity to better engage with people with disability.  The position will require some travel.

Key responsibilities for this role

  • Secure business opportunities through actively promoting, marketing, and negotiating terms with Government, business, and community sector stakeholders
  • Develop and deliver project proposals, budgets, and plans
  • Lead the development and implementation of a range of co-designed and co-delivered consumer and community engagement initiatives, in collaboration with QDeNgage consultants with disability
  • Grow the QDeNgage consultant pool, through identifying new consultants and developing the skills of existing consultants, to extend their skills to participate in funded engagements, projects, or services
  • Use your highly developed organisational skills to determine priorities, and constructively work through issues to achieve solutions and deliver outcomes
  • Facilitate workshops and events, both in person and virtually
  • Deliver on the organisational management and governance responsibilities to:
    • Participate actively in QDN culture of a safe and inclusive work environment
    • Coordinate internal resources, recruitment, management and direction of project staff and volunteers
    • Compliance with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation and frameworks including QDN’s Quality Management System, NDIS Quality and Safeguards and Queensland Human Rights Act

How to Apply?

Please provide to applications@qdn.org.au:

  1. A letter of no more than 3 pages, that addresses your demonstrated suitability to the role by responding to What will you do in the role?
  2. Your current CV

Projects Officer

Applications are still open for this position.

Role scope

The Project Officer reports directly to the Manager of the Project. This position works as part of a team where interdependencies and collaboration with col­leagues, QDN members and internal and external stakeholders are critical to the successful delivery of projects, services and activities. The appointee is accountable for the delivery of work assignments and projects, recognising when matters need to be referred to management for resolution.  They will work to ensure the timely achievement of deliverables, within agreed budgets and performance levels. The position may require some travel. 

Key responsibilities for this role

  • Fulfil this role in accordance with QDN’s policies and procedures, and:
  • Undertake the delivery of projects for engagement with people with disability, under the supervision of the Manager of the Project; with one of the key projects to deliver on activities associated with Digital Inclusion Project Apply relevant knowledge to support programs & procedures, assisting in the successful delivery of projects, including building the digital skills, knowledge, and literacy of people with disability
  • Support activities for the benefit of people with disability and other stakeholders, including meetings, workshops, and other resource development
  • Successfully engage and manage relationships with key stakeholders and allies, including QDN members, people with disability, government and community organisations to deliver project outcomes where required;
  • Ongoing input of QDN’s systemic policy work, and into the format, content, processes and resources of the organisation’s activities, meetings and workshops for people with disability and key stakeholders where required;
  • Participate actively in QDN specific team meetings and other internal processes and compliance with relevant State and Commonwealth legislation and frameworks including QDN’s Quality Management System, NDIS Quality and Safeguards and Queensland Human Rights Act.
  • Other duties as requested by the Line Manager or the CEO.

 

Company Secretary - Voluntary

Applications are still open for this position.

Role Scope

We are looking for a strongly principled collaborative leader with a personal drive to ensure that people with disability are fully included as citizens in the social and economic life of the community.  You will be motivated by a desire to advance the human rights, equity, and inclusion for people with disability.

As an independent Company Secretary, you will be independent of management and free of any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with your ability to provide unfettered and independent judgement. Your role will be to ensure transparency and accountability to the members and to provide authoritative, trustworthy, and reliable governance advice to the Board and Executive.  Central to your rol will be the ability to bring the Board to the highest level of performance through applied governance principles and adherence to all legal and regulatory requirements governing directors in the carriage of their duties.

 Key Responsibilities of this role

Fulfil this role in accordance with QDN’s policies and procedures, and:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues and experience of people with disability, either through lived experience, personal experience, or professional experience
  • Experience as a practicing Company Secretary in the NFP charities sector (ACNC governance) with a thorough exposure to the full spectrum of company secretarial duties
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high level of emotional intelligence, including ability to observe and listen with purpose
  • Strong technology and organisational skills
  • Capacity to act with integrity, good judgment, professional demeanour and strict adherence to confidentiality

Key Job Requirements

  • Qualifications in Business, Governance, Administrative Law or equivalent area of regulation, rights, advocacy, or services
  • Graduate Diploma in Advance Corporate Governance with Governance Institute of Australia or equivalent Chartered Governance
  • Member, Governance Institute Australia (GIA) or equivalent Chartered Governance Institute

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“The team at QDN are all very passionate and motivated to support their community and to work together for better outcomes for people with disability.”

QDN Staff Member

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