Senior Associate - Education and Skills team - Advisory Division

Advisory Brisbane, Australia


Purpose of Role 
QTC’s Advisory Division is focused on supporting financial sustainability and operational excellence across Queensland’s Government Departments, Local Governments and Government Owned Corporations. The Advisory Division supports and assists these Government entities through management consulting-type services. 
Using our problem solving skills, QTC’s Advisory Division contributes to projects that create meaningful solutions with profound outcomes for Queensland.  
At QTC we break the traditional consulting mould. Our approach is agile, never templated, and always tailored to maximise relevance, value and impact. We are focused on defining, delivering and measuring what matters to our clients. 
This role resides within the Advisory Division’s Education and Skills Team.  The team works closely with the Department of Education, Department of Employment, Small Business and Training and central agencies to execute on government priorities that create better financial outcomes for Queensland.  The team also works collaboratively across the broader Advisory Division, including other social services portfolios, to deliver outcomes for our clients. 
If you are a Senior Consultant or Manager within a consulting firm, or similar level in another organisation with relevant industry and/or technical experience, we would love to hear from you. 
Responsibilities & Accountabilities 
  • Working in a team to scope and develop projects for the Education and Skills portfolio
  • Execute projects, by taking ownership and leading parts of the project
  • Perform the following tasks as part of a project: 
    • Define the problem
    • Conduct financial, operational and/or commercial analysis
    • Develop thorough understanding of business processes in order to recommend improvements
    • Undertake financial modelling or be capable of interpreting financial models
    • Synthesise outcomes of your work into written communication, often using slide decks
  • Take a lead role in self-development by:
    • Demonstrating ongoing learning
    • Accepting stretch assignment opportunities
    • Learning through coaching, mentoring, support, guidance, and collaboration
    • Commitment to own and team success
  • Demonstrate capacity across a broad spectrum of skills needed for business success.
    • Ability to explore and resolve complex problems, and think creatively
    • Ability to operate comfortably in an ambiguous environment and tailor your approach for the situation
    • Negotiation, facilitation, communication skills (verbal, written, presentations) suitable to stakeholders
    • Financial, economic, industry and statistical analysis skills with high attention to detail
    • Research, reporting and advocacy to a level suitable for presentation to stakeholders
  • Demonstrate contribution to
    • Collaboration, innovation and superior results for the portfolio 
    • Client engagement and relationship management 
    • Alignment with QTC culture
    • Continuous improvement for the portfolio
    • Governance and risk management
Technical Competencies 
  • Complex problem solving skills
  • Synthesises data independently, identifies insights and supports decisions with evidence
  • Financial analysis, modelling and/or data modelling
  • Strong written and verbal presentation and communication skills
Behavioural Competencies 
  • Intellectual curiosity 
  • Purpose driven and strong interest in improving social service agency outcomes
  • Personal drive and integrity 
  • Takes accountability
  • Personal leadership consistent with QTC values 
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Minimum 6 years of employment in roles that demonstrate experience in the listed competency areas
  • Experience in areas such as management consulting, corporate finance, optimising businesses
  • Critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills, including demonstrated ability to effectively diagnose situations and develop creative solutions
  • Engaging and persuasive communication style
  • Relationship management skills including the proven ability to develop partnerships with clients and internal teams
  • Skills in negotiating and facilitating discussions in a variety of situations
  • Strong report writing, financial analysis and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience working in consulting or advisory services
  • Experience working in the education, skills/training and/or social service sectors