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Applications for the following placement opportunities have now closed.

Queensland University of Technology placements

Leader Connect current offers the following placement opportunities with the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), available for talented Queensland Government leaders at the AO8 and SO (and equivalent) classification levels.

Topic area School/faculty Applicant profile More information
Barriers to employment School of Management Experienced and innovative policy professional interested in policies and services relating to structural barriers preventing access to and sustainability of employment. View role descriptions (PDF, 152 KB)
Digital Mental Health School of Psychology and Counselling Experienced policy development professional within health or related areas. View role description (PDF, 151 KB)
Chair in Digital Economy

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Professionals interested in re-imagining the way government institutions work and assuring they remain relevant and agile in the changing world, being able to proactively respond to digital economy trends.

View role description (PDF, 153 KB)

Community organisations available through Volunteer Connect

Volunteer Connect offers volunteering opportunities to Queensland public sector leaders. Every arrangement is unique, as it is based on your leadership needs, and the organisation you select. Your contribution and timeframes are negotiated between you and the community organisation.

Organisation Support required
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

Humanitarian agency operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church for the purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief.

Mentoring, volunteer and staff management (conflict and compliance), strategic planning, operations management, grant writing, leadership / management skills. 
Australian Transgender Support Association Queensland Inc. (ATSAQ. INC)

Non-profit, non-government funded organisation. Providing support and information on all aspects of gender reassignment, for the general community and those who are experiencing difficulty with their gender identity.

Governance, strategic planning, business planning, support with grant writing and development of strategies to access funding for ATSAQ priorities. Marketing assistance.
Benarrawa Community Development Association

Community development, assistance and service hub assisting multicultural community members in all areas of social integration.

Management Committee (governance), business planning, community development.
The Brisbane Tramway Museum

Historical cultural provider with content rich offerings and material that offers a variety experiences for the community including a Men’s Shed.

Business strategy and scaling, succession planning.
Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ)

Non-profit organisation strengthening community associations, delivering leadership training, creating employment pathways and raising awareness of the benefits of cultural diversity.

Mentoring support, business strategy, leadership and mentorship skills, developing effective processes. 
Global Sanctuary Inc.

Non-profit charitable organisation aiming to ensure smooth and positive integration in Australia and a safe environment for orphaned children, widows, victims of wars and natural disasters overseas.

Governance, marketing, strategic and business planning, develop senior government networks, mentoring opportunities.
Hepatitis Queensland

Community based, non-government organisation representing the interests of people affected by, or at risk of viral hepatitis.

Mentoring, advice and support for stakeholder engagement. Developing community and government connections. Business planning. 
Jabiru Community Youth & Children’s Services

Community-based not-for-profit organisation empowering and supporting children and young people, their families, schools, and communities.

Mentoring higher level management, policy and business development, strategic planning.
Kurbingui Youth Development

Not-for-profit community service organisation supporting around 13,600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Mentoring, networking, developing leadership and management skills.
Open Doors Youth Service

Youth homelessness and support service enriching the lives of young people with diverse genders, sex, sexualities, and bodies.

Strategic planning, business planning, community engagement, web design/social media/events management.
Pacific Islands Council of Qld Inc.

Peak body for Pacific Islands Communities. Ensuring their voices are heard, and they are empowered to achieve their social, economic and cultural aspirations, and become valued as positive.

Advice and support on how to organise or develop the management and governance structure of the community organisation.
People Power Services Ltd

Supporting employment for disadvantaged people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Mentoring CEO and other board members, strategic and business planning, marketing support, writing tender applications.
Reclink Australia

Providing evidence-based sport and art programs to disadvantaged Australians to create socially inclusive, life-changing opportunities.

Governance, marketing, strategic and business planning, networking with senior government leaders.

Sporting organisations

Organisation Support required
Red Hill Community Sports Club

Formally just a bowls club, now a community hub with over twenty charity, not-for-profit and school groups using the facility regularly.

Business development and scaling, facility upgrades.


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