Business Services Officer

Cairns North Based – Full Time

Good to Great Schools Australia (GGSA) is a not for profit organisation which drives education reform by supporting Australian education systems and communities to help their schools successfully deliver 21st century programs that meet the needs of all their students.

We have been focusing on the long tail of underachievement in Australia’s remote schools and have developed a customised Direct Instruction and Explicit Direct Instruction implementation model for our Great Teaching Program.  These models both respond to the unique needs of remote Australian schools and they align with the Australian Curriculum and local teaching and learning contexts.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

Located in Cairns, the Business Support Officer (BSO) is responsible for providing high level administrative support to executive and across the organisation. Activities include Board governance, project support, organisation secretariat, document management, information management and travel bookings. Reporting to the CFO, this role will include support to the Business Services areas such as assets and facilities, procurement, correspondence and contract management.

The responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to:

  • Management and coordination of the internal filing system ensuring compliance with the Information Management Policy
  • Ensure compliance and continuous improvement of procurement processes and activities
  • Preparation of internal and external communications, reports and stakeholder correspondence
  • Assist with the development and review of organisational policies
  • General administrative support for the business services and project teams as required

Key Skills and Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Minimum 3 years experience working as a Senior Administration officer with similar functions
  • High level computer skills and experience with Microsoft applications, Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Sound understanding of procurement processes and contractual terms and conditions
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and administering record and filing systems
  • Excellent organisation and time management skills
  • Empathy with less advantaged peoples and a desire to see them gain access to the same opportunities as other Australians.

Desirable criteria

  • Qualifications in Business Administration or Legal qualification
  • Demonstrated experience in contract administration.

Positions at GGSA are subject to the successful candidate being able to obtain a National Police Check and a Working with Children Card (Blue Card).

Job Benefits

  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Various salary-sacrificing options (up to FBT threshold of $15,899.94)
  • Leave loading of 17.5 percent
  • Professional development
  • Fast paced interesting workload with challenges and rewards
  • Opportunity to work for some of Australia’s eminent business and community leaders
  • Opportunity to work on high profile national projects with proven track records for success.

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative culture with flexible and agile work practices that focus on driving innovation.

How to Apply

Applicants need to submit a resume and an application letter that addresses the essential selection criteria above. GGSA does not consider applications that do not address the selection criteria.

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