First Nations Senior Procurement Advisor (Indigenous identified)

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Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Brisbane CBD
Categories: Finance & Strategy Group

First Nations Senior Procurement Advisor (Indigenous identified)

This is an Indigenous Identified position. WorkCover Queensland recognises that being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement for this position, as outlined in s25 of the Anti-Discriminations Act 1991 (Qld). 

About Us 

At WorkCover Queensland, our vision is to be the best worker’s compensation insurer, to make a positive difference to people’s lives and to keep Queenslanders working. Our flexible work environment allows you to be your best every day and contribute to the big picture.  

Our organisation is made up of individuals who collaborate and seek to engage others, working together as One Team. We embrace diversity and value people who bring personal energy and authenticity to everything they do. If you’re someone with a strong values-oriented compass and you want to achieve sustainable outcomes, you will find a great community at WorkCover. 

We are committed to building a safe and respectful workplace, celebrating differences and where all our people feel included. Through our Diversity Council Australia membership, Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, Age and Work Strategy and profile as a Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women, we continue to strive to do better for all our people, and the Queensland community. 

About the Role 

At WorkCover Queensland, we're dedicated to advancing First Nations initiatives. We actively seek engagement in co-designing, planning, developing, and monitoring our First Nations Strategy. Our mission is to enhance the delivery of our services, prioritising quality outcomes through collaborative engagement with our customers, our stakeholder groups, and the community, and championing culturally sensitive responses. We strive to support and contribute to a space where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples feel valued and respected, have access to opportunities and resources and can contribute their perspectives and talents to the Queensland community. 

Our vision is to support reconciliation by empowering businesses and inspiring careers, and this will be achieved through the delivery of our First Nations Strategy which is currently in development. In the spirit of self-determination this strategy will be developed in consultation with, and delivered by, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples employed in Identified positions within WorkCover.  

As a pivotal member of the team, the First Nations Senior Procurement Advisor (Indigenous Identified) supports the growth of First Nations-owned business with WorkCover’s supply chain expenditure. You are the driving force behind the implementation of the First Nations’ procurement strategy, working closely with key internal and external stakeholders, providing guidance, analysis, and consultation.  

This role will see you lead and deliver end to end procurement focused activities, project management of tenders, contract renewals, data analytics and research with alignment to organisational goals. Your expertise will guide the application of relevant procurement policies, including the Queensland Indigenous Procurement Policy, contributing to sustainable and impactful outcomes. 

A Bit About You  

  • Exhibits a robust understanding of end-to-end procurement practices, acquired through practical experience in delivering procurement initiatives in a similar role 

  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples, businesses, and communities  

  • Established track record of effectively leading and delivering procurement engagements and initiatives of varying spend and risk within a similar industry or environment.  

  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, including the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully, leveraging lived experiences to effectively guide and shape cultural capability, design and delivery of procurement related initiatives and activities  

  • Shows exemplary communication skills, adept at crafting high-quality reports, facilitating discussions with stakeholders, and fostering productive relationships within and beyond the organisation. 

As an identified position, part of this role will involve significant interaction with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and their representatives across Queensland. Applicants will need to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander society. 

This role will be engaged as a 12-month fixed-term contract. For further details, please refer to the position description here Download File First Nations Senior Procurement Advisor PD.pdf

About the Team

This role will report to the Head of Strategic Procurement and work within the Strategy and Finance Group. As a key player, you’ll be part of a team that embodies authenticity, passion, and genuine connections. We deeply understand the value of enjoying the journey and taking the time to celebrate both the big and small wins. Here, your voice matters, and we actively foster an environment where everyone feels heard, valued, and empowered to make a difference.  

Working in a collaborative team environment within a supportive and engaged organisation, you’ll enjoy a hybrid work model, access to personalised learning and development opportunities and the holistic support of our health and wellbeing program. We offer industry competitive salaries, a generous superannuation scheme (including co-contribution) and study assistance. You can find out more about our Employee Benefits by visiting Working at WorkCover Qld.  
How do I apply? 

We are committed to finding amazing people to fill our vacancies but acknowledge that some standard recruitment processes do not always allow people, especially those from marginalised groups to shine. If there are any adjustments we can make or support we can offer in our recruitment process that will enable you to best present yourself and fully demonstrate your capability, please let us know how. 

This is an Indigenous Identified position, and it is a genuine occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. Only applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people will be considered for this role. Applicants who do not meet this criterion for Indigenous Identified vacancy will not be considered.  

One of the referees should be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who can attest to the applicant’s knowledge, skills, and experience as they relate to the cultural capabilities. 

If you are eligible to apply for this vacancy, please submit your resume and a one-page response to Angela Ng, Senior Talent Specialist, addressing the following:  

  • Share more about yourself 

  • Your cultural connections 

  • Your cultural knowledge and experience 

  • Your skills and experience related to this role.  

Pre-employment checks will be conducted on all prospective employees. This will include a Right to Work in Australia Check, Police Check, Education Check, Reference Check and where appropriate a Visa Check. The information provided will be treated as confidential in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009 (Qld). 

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