Personal Development Advisor

Queensland Academy of Sport (QAS)

  • Brisbane Queensland Australia
  • Full Time
  • From $82,103 pa - $89,043 pa
Closing 20 Nov 2018
Applications 0


In this role you will assist the Senior Personal Development Advisor in delivering the Personal Development Program in Queensland with the major focus on athlete decision-making and integrating elite sport with all aspects of their life.

  • Conduct athlete assessments (including MY360) and organise/deliver activities to address the identified priorities for QAS/NSO supported athletes.
  • Maintain regular contact with the athletes to evaluate the improvement of identified priorities and the effectiveness of the activities delivered.
  • Work as part of a high performance inter-disciplinary support team to provide an innovative and world-class program.
  • Contribute to the organisation and delivery of Personal Development forums, workshops, opportunities and education to address the contemporary issues faced by high performance athletes.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders regarding the services provided by the QAS Personal Development Unit to develop, enhance and maintain education, business and community networks.
  • Complete administrative duties including providing written and verbal reports to QAS Management/NSO/SSO’s on athletes/sport program progress and also maintain accurate athlete records/database entries.

What we’re looking for

Appointments in the public service are based on merit. Your skills for this role will be assessed against the Individual Contributor Workforce Capability Success Profile by looking at what you’ve undertaken previously and what knowledge, skills and learned experiences you can bring to the team and the role, including your personal qualities and your potential for development.

Your suitability for this role will be assessed against how you:

  • Understand the needs of stakeholders while responding to the requirements of elite coaches and athletes, who seek to be internationally competitive. (Vision)
  • Demonstrate the ability to be athlete focussed and self-directed. Demonstrate flexibility with work changes, shifting priorities and periods of uncertainty. (Vision)
  • Seek continuous improvement by generating ideas and sharing suggestions for improved ways of delivering the Personal Development program. (Vision)
  • Focus on performance and energetically approach challenges to the work. Act as a mentor and sounding board to elite athletes and coaches. (Results)
  • Manage internal and external relationships, including the ability to build networks and work collaboratively with stakeholders in a high performance sport environment. (Results)
  • Provide advice that is rigorously considered and supported by a clear rationale. Model professional and ethical behaviour and be viewed as trustworthy, honourable, truthful and respectful. (Accountability)
  • Commit to personal development and actively seek feedback to enhance effectiveness. (Accountability)


An undergraduate degree in fields including Education, Human Resource or Psychology, or agreed equivalent as determined by the Director-General would be highly desirable. Seek advice from the nominated contact officer before applying if equivalency needs to be assessed.

Pre-employment checks

Referee checking will be undertaken and other pre-employment checks may occur prior to any offer of employment. Checks will include:

Criminal history screening:

  • Criminal history screening will be undertaken on the preferred applicant(s). A criminal conviction or charge may not exclude an applicant from consideration for appointment with the Department of Housing and Public Works

Blue card check:

  • A blue card check will be undertaken on the preferred applicant(s) should the role require work to be carried out at education or care service premises when education and care services are being provided.

Proof of eligibility for appointment to Queensland Public Sector

A serious discipline history disclosure

Additional information

HPW is proud to be a White Ribbon Accredited Workplace that promotes respectful relationships and gender equality within the workplace and demonstrates a culture of zero tolerance of violence against women.

Service delivery and employee development is supported by a mobile and agile workforce. You may seek or may be required to work in alternative locations or undertaking alternative duties on a temporary or permanent basis.

Applications will remain current for a period of up to 12 months and may be considered for other vacancies which may include an alternative employment basis (temporary; full time or part time).

A non-smoking policy is effective in Queensland Government buildings, offices and vehicles.

All information submitted by an applicant for this role is subject to the Right to Information Act 2009 and the Information Privacy Act 2009 for personal information.

Within one month of commencing employment, the successful applicant is required to disclose any employment as a lobbyist in the preceding two years.

Applicants appointed to this position may be subject to a probationary period in accordance with the Public Service Act 2008 and/or the Industrial Relations Act 2016.

Essential Requirements

  • National Police Check
  • Working with children check

Desirable Criteria


Employer and Other Details

The goal of the QAS is to provide world-class coaching and support services to Queensland’s elite athletes, ensuring that the state remains at the forefront of national and international sporting success. The QAS currently supports athletes ranging from talented juniors to Olympic, Paralympic and World Championships medallists.

Support can be in the form of dedicated squad programs or as a partnership with state and national sporting organisations. The QAS provides athletes with services such as financial support, sports science, sports medicine and career and education guidance.

Apply for this role

To enable us to assess your merit, your application should include:

  • your current resume;
  • a brief letter (2 pages maximum) telling us why you are interested in this role. We would also like you to tell us how your experiences will enable you to demonstrate the behaviours described in the section ‘What we are looking for’ and how this will enable you to help deliver on the Personal Development Advisor’s responsibilities as listed under the section ‘Your contribution’.

Applying online through the Smart jobs and careers website is the preferred means to submit an application. To do this, access the 'apply online' facility on the Smart jobs and careers website. You will need to create a 'My SmartJob' account before submitting your online application.

By applying online you can track your application through the process, maintain your personal details through registration and withdraw your application if required.

If you experience any technical difficulties when accessing please contact 13 QGOV (13 74 68). All calls relating to the status of your application once the job has closed should be directed to the contact officer on the role description.

If you do not have internet access and are unable to submit your application online please contact the Applications Processing Team on (07) 3021 5465 or (07) 3021 5450, between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, to enquire about alternative arrangements. If you have any additional questions regarding the role please contact Mark Knowles, Senior Personal Development Advisor on 07 3708 7818.

Late applications cannot be submitted via the Smart jobs and careers website, so please allow enough time before the closing date to submit your application. If approval has been granted by the Selection Panel for a late application to be considered, please contact the Applications Processing Team on the numbers above to arrange this.

Hand delivered applications will not be accepted.

The selection process will start with short-listing, where we assess the information provided in your application. Based on this, we will select applicants to proceed to the next phase of assessment, which could involve a work test, an interview or other selection techniques.

Mark Knowles

(07) 3708 7818

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