7 Effective Ways to Increase Participation at Your Events

Posted in Jobs on 29 July 2015

Want to improve learning, connection, engagement, and action outcomes at your meetings? Then use a process that requires and supports purposeful participant activity!

When people are actively involved in their learning they learn more, and retain what they learn longer and more accurately.

And when you eliminate attendees by turning them into participants in your meeting sessions, they connect more effectively with their peers, at a much higher rate than at conventional events.

Making this happen at your meetings isn’t rocket science. Here are seven simple and effective ways to increase participation at your events.


1. Badge It!

Who’d have thought that the humble name badge could provide useful information that can spark connections and engagement between attendees who are just walking around? Here’s how to do it.

Use large name badges (I like 4” x 6” vertical badges) and design them so there’s space for attendees to write on them. Then add a “Talk to me about…” space, or an “I’d like to know about…” space, or an “All we need is…” on your badge. Voila! Attendees now have a way to broadcast their interests and expertise and an excuse to peer at each other’s badges.

A slightly different approach is to have people write a specific area of interest on their badge (perhaps on the back if it’s blank) and then walk around and cluster with other attendees who share the same interest.


2. Seat Swap

To increase conversational partners at seated meals, simply announce a seat swap between two courses (typically between the main course and dessert). If the group includes approximately equal numbers of men and women, ask all the men or all the women to stand up and choose a chair at another table.

Alternatively, have everybody move whose last name begins with a letter in the first half of the alphabet. All will double their pool of conversational partners at the cost of perhaps a couple of minutes’ rearrangement. At a seated buffet-style meal you can have more than one seat swap, with a commensurate increase in potential connections.


3. Post It!

At the start of a conference session, hand out several sticky notes and a pen to attendees. Ask them to write down one or more topics they would like explored or questions they would like answered, one per note. Tell them they do not need to use all their notes. Supply a wall area where notes can be posted, and ask them, once they have finished, to post their notes on the wall.

Give participants a few minutes to write their responses. As the notes are posted it is natural for people to hang around the wall and read what others have written. Let them do this, but ask people to allow late posters to get to the wall.

As the notes are posted, cluster them in groupings of similar topics. Once all the notes are on the wall, provide some time for everyone to take in the topics and questions. This group sharing can then be used as a starting point for discussion techniques like the fishbowls described below.


4. Body voting

Body voting—also called human graphs, human spectrograms, or continuum voting—is one of the most versatile participative techniques. It provides an information-rich public tableau of opinions or personal information by asking participants to move to a place in the room that corresponds to their responses to questions with a range of possible answers. Body voting allows session presenters, the group, and participants to directly experience the range and distribution of responses, and then explore individual responses or group outcomes as appropriate.

Although I can’t do justice to the full range of possibilities of body voting in this article, here are a couple of ways I like to use it.

To demonstrate the collective amount of experience in the room, ask people to think of the number of years of experience they have and then have them line up across the room in order by their number of years of experience. Ask a few of those at the high experience end to say how many years’ experience they have and repeat their answers for the whole group. Then, walk to the middle of the line (i.e., the point where there are approximately equal numbers of participants on either side of you) and ask the people there how many years’ experience they have. Multiply their answer by the number of participants and announce the number of collective person-years of experience in the room, which will invariably be far greater than any one or two people could possess.

To allow participants to quickly meet other attendees who live or work near them, create in advance a map of the geographical region that includes a majority of attendees’ locations, and display it in the room. Stand facing the map and point out the compass directions (e.g. “towards the map is North”.) Ask people to move to the spot in the room that corresponds to where they live/work. Once people are in position, have them introduce themselves to the people nearby, exchange business cards, etc.


5. Fishbowls

Ever been at a “discussion” session that was monopolized by a few talkative individuals, with no one else getting a word in? Me too!

A fishbowl encourages free-wheeling discussion that anyone can join without having to get the attention of a moderator or talk over a noisy interrupter. In one version, participants sit in a horseshoe arrangement of chairs, with a few chairs in the “mouth” of the horseshoe, as shown.


A facilitator sits in one of the mouth’s chairs and explains the fishbowl rules:

– If you want to talk, you must come and sit in one of the small group of chairs.
– If all the small group chairs are full and no one has yet spoken, wait a little—otherwise, when you come up, someone sitting in a mouth chair must go back to a horseshoe chair.
– If you’re sitting in a small group chair and have finished what you have to say, go back to a horseshoe chair.
– When you’re in a small group chair, you can address your comments to someone else in these chairs or to the whole group.

When the facilitator gently enforces these rules, everyone has a chance to speak, discuss, and be heard. Participants appreciate how the small group format focuses the discussion, how the contributors change as needed, how simply the front row shows who may talk, and how it’s clear when the conversation on a topic has run its course.


6. Pair Share

Instead of one person talking and everyone else listening during a meeting session, use a few minutes of pair share to give every participant the opportunity to engage by thinking, talking, and listening. Pose a discussion question, have attendees pair up, and give everyone 30-60 seconds to think about their response. Then ask everyone to spend a couple of minutes discussing their answers with their partners. You may want to have one person in each pair start, and have them swap roles half way through the time you’ve allocated.


7. Pecha Kucha and Ignite

Pecha Kucha and Ignite are dynamic short-form presentations that limit presenters to 20 slides automatically advanced, each shown for 20 seconds (Pecha Kucha) or 15 seconds (Ignite), while the presenter shares his or her passion about a topic. Because each presentation lasts just 6 minutes and 40 seconds (Pecha Kucha) or 5 minutes (Ignite), presenters are challenged to be concise, targeted, and creative—and you can pack four Pecha Kucha or five Ignite presentations into 30 minutes. While these presentation styles are entertaining and a lot of fun, their impact is maximized when they are immediately followed by small breakout discussion sessions with the presenters. The combination reinforces participant learning, as attendees follow up and explore the ideas presented.


In Conclusion

There’s no excuse for inflicting lectures on your attendees any more. Incorporating any or all of the above participation techniques into your meeting sessions is a sure fire way to increase learning, connection, engagement, and action outcomes at your events!






Using SEO to Boost PR

Posted in News on 29 July 2015

Public relations (PR) and search engine optimization (SEO) are separate entities, but combining the two creates such a powerful force, it seems they were almost designed to go together.
The heart of PR is an attempt to use the media to create dialogue, conversation and awareness of a business, person, or event. It is, in essence, a business built on words. When those words are built on the back of a competent SEO strategy, they become infinitely more powerful in their reach, strength and ability to improve a document’s visibility. PR is about content and SEO was designed to elevate content to its highest level.

PR and Links

According to an interview with PR expert James Crawford, 20 percent of traffic comes from links that have been developed naturally. However, if you use SEO to acquire links with your content, you can bring that number up to a full 40 percent. Press coverage — which starts with a good PR campaign — is one of the best ways to acquire those links.

PR: Built for SEO
In the same interview, Crawford discusses the kinds of content that works best when tying a PR campaign to a SEO strategy. The best way to acquire links, he says, is by including search pieces, studies and videos. It makes no difference whether the keyword traffic is branded or unbranded — either way, the search numbers go up.
This pattern increases when the PR agency includes basic details such as who, what, why, when and where into the first paragraph of the press release or profile.

Prioritizing SEO
According to one expert article, “Every senior-level PR and content marketing professional should have a solid understanding of how SEO works and how it applies to their own work.”

Integrating SEO into the standard writing style of your firm, from the top down, is key to making your PR firm’s culture operate on the assumption that good content is paramount to good search results — but that good content alone is not good enough.

Keyword Research
According to digital PR consultant Carrie Morgan, five minutes of keyword research can amplify the results of your campaign immensely. Instead of writing about a topic in which you assume people will be interested, she states, research trending topics on social media. Twitter, for example, plainly lays out the exact keywords that are buzzing at any given moment. You can find them with a simple hashtag search.

Don’t let a guest blog or a byline article go to waste. It is imperative to point links back to your own company or personal website. Add value by hyperlinking either in the body of the piece or in the bio. If it’s difficult to place the link naturally in the piece itself, feel free to slide it into an “about us” section.

Cross-Platform Integration
According to one expert strategy, you can “plant the seed for brand awareness” by using traditional media exposure as your foundation and then supplementing that with a barrage of new media. Local press and trade blogs can be supercharged by acquiring inbound links from Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and your own business blog and direct e-mail newsletter.

As major changes to Google and a wave of unethical, black-hat keyword stuffers have created a conversation about the future — and effectiveness —of SEO, there is one arena that undeniably goes hand-in-hand with SEO: public relations. The content that is created by good PR pros is the stuff that SEO was designed to enhance through link-building, metadata, page structure and keywords.

There is never a replacement for good content, but when that content is supported by a foundation of strong SEO, the options are endless.


Are Event Planners Born or Made?

Posted in Tips on 28 July 2015

The old ‘nature vs nurture’ argument rattles on, but what does this mean in terms of event planners? Are #Eventprofs born or are they made?


In the Blood

My father has always been an organizer; enjoying organizing his company annual dinners and fundraising and community events for the Rotary Club in his spare time. Over the last 11 years he has also jumped at any opportunity to help out at the live events and conferences we run (unpaid!) and most recently he has helped us set up my sisters marquee wedding, with all its beautiful homemade touches. He has never had any formal training, just bags of enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in and help.

It was after my sister’s wedding when he announced that he believes that “organizing events is in the blood.” My sister and I laughed… but then started to ponder whether he was actually right?

You’re a Natural

When working with volunteers and new staff you can quickly get a feel for those who ‘have it’ and those who don’t. For some it seems second nature to anticipate the needs of attendees, to be of a friendly and approachable disposition and to be the last to leave an event if there is still work to be done. Others seem to have missed out on important people skills, are fixated on their aching feet above all else and seem to only work in go-slow-mode.

When I am attending, rather than working, at other peoples events people naturally seem to be drawn to me for direction and guidance. Is this a result of my personality and natural skills? Or my event training and experience shining through? Or something else entirely?

In the Stars

Don’t you think that it is uncanny that people born at specific months of the year all share specific traits? How can that be explained?

According to astrologers the most organised signs of the zodiac are those with an ‘earth element’ – Virgo, Capricorn and Taurus. If this is true it would be very interesting to find out whether there are a higher percentage of event planners with these star signs in the industry, and therefore supporting the ‘nature’ argument.

Rose Tinted Spectacles

I know plenty of event planners who have left the profession over the years. Is that because they weren’t born for it after all and they realise it actually isn’t as easy and effortless as a good event planner makes it look?

Or is the problem that people think they can make a professional career out of it after they have organised a few celebrations for friends and family, when actually it really takes a lot more than that to make a professional living from these services?


Education, Education, Education

In a competitive industry qualifications and training in event management can help to make you stand out from the crowd, or at least from a mountain of CVs. It shows clear focus and a willingness to learn and sometimes without it you can struggle even to reach the first rung of the career ladder.

The great event management degree debate still rears its ugly head from time to time with people questioning the value of a university degree and others vehemently defending them. It is certainly a big commitment of time, energy and money. Is that the best use of those resources or would gaining real life event experience for that same amount of time be more beneficial? Or are there other training options which may be more suitable for you?

However fantastic and worthwhile your event training and education may be I don’t think anyone would argue that a recent graduate is a finished product BUT you are of course that step closer to your dream career.

Interestingly I have noted in the past from my own time at university studying event management, and also talking to lecturers, that event management students collectively often seem to share certain characteristics, such as being loud, confident and outgoing. Does this then prove that nature rules over nurture? Or do these shared features have no measure or meaning in terms of the best event planners?

It’s All About Experience

Only from experience do I know the right questions to ask and the important things I need to know, prepare and plan for. From experience I can share my wisdom for why something should be done one way rather than another way and communicate this persuasively to an adamant client. From experience you gain an intuition for when something is going slightly off course and you need to take immediate action to get it back on track.

Of course the greatest learning isn’t in the times when everything goes well but in the times when things don’t go to plan. The self-belief that you can deal with any eventuality only comes from lashings of experience and putting this theory to the test.
After 15 years in the events industry I am still learning. The pace of education is much slower but with every event I still strive to improve or make some constructive change. I am definitely a better event manager now than I was five years ago. And in five years I will be better still.

However naturally talented you are as an event manager it is experience which really makes you excel and differentiates you.

Team Work

This post has focused on the individual and whether a great event planner is born and made. The truth however is that most events rely on more than one single person to ensure the outcome is successful. Teamwork is essential and most projects are the result of a massive group effort and the triumph of multiple parties, all adding something different to the mix.

So perhaps a great event planner is made – but not only made through education and experience – but through a collective of individuals that make up the event delivery team and allow you to shine.

In Conclusion

The lively discussion I started in the Event Planning and Event Management LinkedIn Community on this very subject further highlights this debate, with probably equal input into both sides of the argument. It certainly is a passionate subject!

In my own mind I think that those that have the right skills, personality and outlook are those that automatically gravitate towards the industry and have a flying start to their career. However you should never stop learning and improving or you risk being left behind. Training and most importantly experience is what propels any event planner from good to awesome. Having the support of a great team is however another essential to make a truly great event planner and the formula to producing many successful events.





Posted in Jobs on 28 July 2015
  • Contact Andrew Wensor CA for further information
  • Great firm with strong brand
  • $100,000 - $120,000 Package Neg


CBD & Inner Suburbs

This is an exciting opportunity to take that next step in your career by building your leadership skills and gaining exposure to a greater component of consulting work. This firm has a clear growth vision, prides itself on upholding the highest professional standards and promotes a culture of learning and development with professionalism and integrity.
Working closely with the Partners, you will lead the accounting and tax compliance work for your clients and manage the engagements but more importantly provide commercially focused business solutions to support your client's growth. Complex yet rewarding advisory assignments are also undertaken regularly to support your clients through business transactions and deals.
Of equal importance is your ability to provide leadership and support to team members, your consultative approach and aptitude/interest in experiential learning and coaching.
If you are seeking the stimulation of an interesting workload including complex client issues with the personal development that comes from developing others then this opportunity is well worth investigating.  
To be successful you will need to be CA/CPA qualified with proven technical ability in a business services capacity, have experience working with large client groups and be looking to further develop your client management and leadership skills.
For a confidential discussion in relation to this role or other positions in Business Services within larger firms,  please contact Andrew Wensor CA on 03 9642 1916. Andrew has recently worked in senior HR roles with both a Big 4 and Second Tier firm and as such will be able to tailor a career search for you.

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Business Development Manager

Posted in Jobs on 28 July 2015

Job no: 20059
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Sales

Fujitsu Australia Limited is part of one of the largest IT services companies in the World with annual revenues of more than $60 billion. Established for 80 years, we employ in excess of 159,000 employees across 100 countries. Since 1972 we've grown to employ 5,000 people across our Australian and New Zealand operations and we continue to grow. In addition to extensive employee benefits package, we can offer real opportunities for growth and development

The role

The primary purpose of the Business Development Manager (BDM) role is to increase revenue generation and profitability for Fujitsu Australia in the Business and Application Services (BAS) business unit. This particular opportunity is aimed at growing revenue specifically in the SAP Business Unit within BAS.

This successful applicant will be responsible for developing, qualifying and closing opportunities across the BAS SAP solution portfolio, within an assigned territory/geography and a specific client. BDM's typically work independently to seek new opportunities, as well as supporting Account Directors on large/complex bids.

In addition, you will be required to:

  • Own the campaign 'Win Strategy' and 'Competitor Analysis'.

  • Manage customer concerns by resolving objections during the negotiation and contractual process through effective communication with Supporting Departments such as Legal and Commercial to ensure the opportunity is realised

  • Maintain strong relationships with both the end client and within Fujitsu to ensure a seamless provision of service.

  • Identify, develop and qualify customer needs and develops compelling persuasive cases with solution experts.

  • Be accountable for submission of quality proposals to the customer, ensuring stakeholders are engaged, pricing is accurate, language and Branding are consistent with Fujitsu standards and governance requirements e.g. Legal/Commercial are met. 

What Do We Want From You?

  • Track record of selling into Major Accounts, preferably with SAP sales experience

  • Proven ability to ensure revenue growth through efficient resource management, accurate forecasting and contingency budgeting

  • Comprehensive understanding of core SAP offerings and ideally a good knowledge of competitor offerings in this space

  • Proven sales ability including outstanding negotiation skills, persuasive ability and excellent communication skills.

  • Expert product and industry knowledge, coupled with the ability to deal with clients at all levels and translate client needs into a complete solution

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence



"Fujitsu does not accept any unsolicited resumes from head-hunters, executive recruiters, or other staffing or recruitment agencies. Please do not submit or forward any resumes, CVs or profiles to the Fujitsu careers portal, nor to any Fujitsu personnel. Fujitsu will not pay any fees relating to unsolicited resumes."

NB: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process and is subject to change without notice.

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Business Manager

Posted in Jobs on 28 July 2015

Newly created role, great CBD location, established investment management firm, providing executive support to the CFO.

  • Established investment firm - growing rapidly

  • Company Secretarial duties

  • Executive Support

Our Client, a well established investment and funds management business has an exciting opportunity for a Executive Assistant/Company Secretary to join the team. Located in the CBD, this newly created role will be focused on providing executive support for the Chief Financial Officer with additional administration support to the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

To be successful in this role you will have a proven track record in supporting senior executives in either a Company Secretarial or Senior Executive Assistant role. This role also requires experience managing a medium sized office, knowledge and understanding of paralegal duties, experience with diary management, travel arrangements, excellent communication skills both verbal and written along with a proactive, can-do attitude.


  • Provide executive support in all operational, management and business matters to the Executive Team as required

  • Diary management and meeting coordination

  • Assist the CFO with administrative elements of the company secretarial function

  • Manage travel arrangements and bookings for all staff as required

  • Develop and implement improved systems and processes across all administrative areas of the business

  • Preparation of business documents and templates including correspondence, memorandums, reports, minutes, and agendas

  • First point of contact with IT and telephony suppliers for support issues

  • Review and check supplier invoices for administrative matters

  • Prepare Executive Team expense forms for submission to the Finance Team as required

  • Assist the CFO with the establishment of new investment funds, investor administration, reports and communications

  • Attend to all ad-hoc administrative issues and queries.

  • Assist Divisional Heads with administrative assistance and support as required

  • Liaison with external stakeholders as required

  • Supervise receptionist staff

Required skills:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a similar role

  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to assist others in the office

  • Proactive, with energy and commitment for working in a dynamic environment

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Maturity to interact professionally with senior executives

  • Able to interact professionally with clients and investors

  • Commercially astute, with demonstrably strong relationship management

  • Strong working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

The person:

  • Must have a sense of urgency in attending to tasks

  • Proactive in seeking out opportunities to provide additional support and anticipating the needs of the Executive Team

  • Prioritisation of tasks and provision of timely and quality feedback to key stakeholders

  • Able to meet complete tasks with the required time frame

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Public Relations Executive

Posted in Jobs on 28 July 2015

Rare opportunity for AE or SAE to thrive in-house at a leading travel company in creative, hands-on role. Enjoy an amazing career & an enviable lifestyle.

Public Relations and Digital Media Executive


The Travel Corporation is Australia's largest independent travel group, operating award-winning travel brands such as Contiki, Trafalgar, Inisght Vacations, Uniworld, Creative Holidays, Adventure World and AAT Kings. TTC has been providing travelers with unforgettable experiences around the world for over 60 years. We represent a wealth of knowledge, diversity and a personal approach across all destinations and itineraries.


You will deliver the marketing communications strategy for TTC brands working in a close knit PR team, reporting to the Public Relations Manager and Director of Public Relations. The essence of this role is to execute PR activities and achieve cut-through for TTC brands across many platforms via a range of innovative PR initiatives and effective digital engagement strategies.

You will collaborate to conceptualise, design and execute innovative media outreach for TTC using social media and other platforms. You will also provide counsel in the digital media arena across several TTC brands and actively seek opportunities to ensure a robust profile for all.


You have leveraged your existing tertiary qualifications in communications/marketing and have a solid track record in the PR and digital media space.

You are great at building relationships and have an excellent contact base for Australian online media influencers.

A social media whiz, you will be able to demonstrate how you have grown brand recognition in this space and sold ideas via a variety of communication methods. You will live and breathe online communications and marketing and this shows in your genuine enthusiasm about this type of work.

Above all else, you are creative and love to travel! 

In return we will offer you a career opportunity with plenty of room for development and insider knowledge of a multi-brand global organisation. You will also be joining a collaborative and inspiring Sydney-based and international team of PR colleagues.

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Public Relations Officer

Posted in Jobs on 28 July 2015
  • High profile role
  • Attractive salary and benefits
  • Offered on a two-year initial contract basis

The RBA's small team of dedicated Media and Public Relations Officers are the first point of contact for all media and public enquiries, and are involved in developing and communicating appropriate public responses. They monitor and analyse media coverage and contribute to the timely and accurate dissemination of information from the RBA, including the publication of media releases.

More specifically you will:

  • Ensure a timely and accurate contribution to the core functions of the Media Office.
  • Handle routine, complex, sensitive and confidential media and public enquiries.
  • Assess media coverage relevant to the RBA.
  • Liaise with the media, general public and other organisations.
  • Monitor and report media commentary of relevance to the RBA.
  • Provide media services to senior staff, such as preparation of Q&As for key speeches and reports on media coverage.
  • Contribute to the publication of information and media releases.
  • Contribute to the conduct of media lock-ups.
  • Oversee the development of internal communications content and assist with its publication.

Exposure to media and public relations within the financial services industry is essential, as is experience in an environment that requires high levels of accuracy to tight deadlines. Extensive experience appropriately handling complex, sensitive and confidential media and/or public enquiries is required, and applicants will need to demonstrate experience working in a role that requires adaptability and flexibility in moving between various tasks as part of a team.

A degree in economics, communications or media studies (or similar) is required, as are advanced computer skills and knowledge of the RBA's functions. An ability to understand of the essence of current policy issues as they are discussed in the media and an exposure to publishing would be highly desirable.

The Reserve Bank of Australia pursues national economic policy objectives and undertakes a range of associated activities in financial markets and banking. It also issues Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system. Those who are involved in the activities of the Bank have an important role to play in achieving these objectives, whether directly or in a supporting role.

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PR Account Director/ Manager

Posted in Jobs on 28 July 2015

We are hiring

Looking for a PR Account Director and PR Account Manager

Full time PR Agency role – Taurus Marketing and PR


We are an established PR and marketing agency in green and leafy Artarmon a minutes' walk from Artarmon Station. We are looking to make an exciting new hire to join our dynamic team working across a mix of long term, established consumer and B2B tech and finance clients. If you have 3-4 years PR experience this is a great opportunity to be part of an integrated, experienced, fun team to lead PR programs. We are the agency for entrepreneurs so you will work on exciting new ideas and be a part of the go-to-market strategy on across varied and interesting accounts.

This is a fast-paced environment, a good place for someone who is keen to take on responsibility and ownership and grow tremendously from the experience. We have flexible work timings with a supportive work environment.


Key selection criteria


  • 3-4 years' experience in a communications or PR role
  • Ability to work with CEO's on growth and revenue
  • Strategic and critical thinking to create media and non-media focused PR campaigns
  • Strong local media relations experience
  • Create budgets and client profitability
  • Team management to ensure strategy implementation and delivery
  • Ability to manage and drive a team to generate results
  • Strong client management skills ensuring client expectations are communicated and managed
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and content research skills
  • Effective and productive worker who takes initiative
  • Work rights in Australia

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Senior Project Co-ordinator

Posted in Jobs on 28 July 2015

Public Safety Business Agency
ICT Foundation and ICT Transformation Portfolios, Frontline and Digital Services, Brisbane or Kedron

Your opportunity The role of PSBA’s Frontline & Digital Services (F&DS) is to provide ICT services to enhance Police, Fire, Ambulance and Emergency Services frontline service delivery. F&DS and partner agencies have identified a number of priority business initiatives to deliver new technologies and innovative approaches to enhance frontline capabilities and support existing ICT infrastructure and systems. The F&DS is seeking suitably qualified and experienced Senior Project Co-ordinators to contribute to the successful establishment, planning, analysis and governance of initiatives across F&DS and contribute to core ICT Project Delivery Office functions.

Job details

Job type Temporary Full-time
Occupational group Project Management
Classification AO6
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City,Brisbane - North
Job ad reference QLD/182513/15
Closing date 11-Aug-2015
Yearly salary $85606 - $91591
Fortnightly salary $3281.30 - $3510.70
Job duration 6 months with possible extension
Contact person Jacinta Trudinger
Contact details (07) 3364 4595

Your working environment

The Senior Project Co-ordinator will be part of a core Program team and will report directly to the Program Manager.  The role has supervisory responsibilities for a small team.  There may be a requirement to manage vendor engagements and internal suppliers.

The positions will be based in Brisbane.  There will be positions located in the Brisbane CBD at Police Headquarters and a position located at Kedron Park within the Emergency Services Complex.

Your key accountabilities

The Senior Project Co-ordinator will be required to undertake the following:

• Assist in the development, implementation and overview of appropriate policies, standards and guidelines in line with agreed project management methodologies;

• Monitor portfolio, program and projects to determine compliance with governance guidelines;

• Liaise, consult and negotiate effectively with stakeholders across PSBA, Queensland Government and external service providers in relation to project governance and deliverables;

• Assist in monitoring and supporting the continuous improvement of program and project outputs and outcomes;

• Prepare and review presentations, reports and briefing notes to senior executives and represent the portfolios at internal and external forums;

• Support the portfolio and management teams through the development, coordination and presentation of key communications and through the development and assistance of organisational change activities;

• Assist in the organisation of board meetings, stakeholder workshops and information sessions, including the compilation and distribution of agendas, comprehensive minute taking and follow up of action items/resolutions.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Further information

* Multiple positions available located in Brisbane CBD at Police Headquarters and Kedron Park within the Emergency Services Complex. * Please ensure you download all attachments and follow the instructions on how to apply.

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