Social Procurement Support Officer (Queensland Government)

Brisbane CBD
Full Time

An exciting opportunity to work inside Government to support social enterprise procurement and contribute to a more equitable and inclusive Australia

  • Are you passionate about unlocking business as a force for good?
  • Do you have exceptional time management and communication skills?
  • Do you excel at stakeholder and customer management?
  • Do you understand social procurement policy opportunities and challenges?

Then we would like to hear from you!

Through the Social Enterprise Jobs Fund, Queensland Government has committed to helping more social enterprises supply goods and services to the government. They will do that by working with Social Traders to build the capability of government buyers in social procurement. This role is a Social Traders employee to be seconded into Queensland Government Procurement and build on the work already underway through the Social Traders Pilot Project Extension.

About Social Traders

Social Traders is the trailblazer of social enterprise procurement in Australia. We connect certified social enterprises with business and government members. By activating the power of social enterprise procurement, we create positive impact through jobs, community services and support for the most marginalised.

Objectives of the role

This role is a direct employee of Social Traders to be seconded to support Queensland Government Procurement (QGP) to deliver on social enterprise procurement objectives of the Social Enterprise Jobs Fund and Queensland Procurement Policy. This role is funded by Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) and will sit alongside the QGP Social Procurement Advisor within Department of Energy and Public Works.

Its key functions are to work actively within Queensland Government Procurement to increase procurement with genuine, quality social enterprises. The role will also support the delivery of the Social Procurement Work Plan within Department of Energy and Public Works.

Your key responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and advice to government agencies on how to undertake social procurement that results in increase spend with social enterprises and jobs for disadvantaged Queenslanders. This includes market intelligence, procurement and engagement strategies, evaluation support and social clauses guidance.
  • Identifying procurement opportunities for social enterprises by working in partnership with category leads and key stakeholders across all government departments, government-owned corporations and statutory bodies.
  • Facilitating workshops with government agency buyer teams, targeting standing offer arrangements to include social criteria, contacting procurement leads of upcoming tenders as identified in the forward procurement pipeline, and undertaking detailed departmental spend analysis with social enterprises.
  • Provide advice to suppliers on how they can partner with social enterprises, utilise their services within their supply chains, and advance the government’s social objectives (as outlined in Principle 2 of the Queensland Procurement Policy).
  • Facilitating collaboration in government and industry to identify and enable more opportunities for social benefit suppliers to secure government tenders.
  • Support the delivery of the market development component of the Social Enterprise Jobs Fund.
  • Assist in the development of agency specific opportunity analysis reports that document specific opportunities for each agency to deliver on the Queensland Procurement Policy commitment to increase spend with genuine, quality, social enterprises.
  • Project management to support the effective delivery of the Social Procurement Advisor’s social procurement work plan.
  • Supporting the development of tools and resources that support the capability of government buyers to undertake social procurement.
  • Participate in Social Traders team and organisation-wide meetings and share learnings back with the team as agreed between Social Traders and Queensland Government Procurement.

About you

You possess excellent communication skills commercial acumen, are self-driven, have an innovative mindset and are a team player. You will help unlock the potential of social procurement with your passion for social enterprise, working across Queensland Government to “support disadvantaged Queenslanders – by increasing procurement with genuine, quality social enterprises”.

You will bring a set of skills in change management, influencing and excellent client servicing. You are a comfortable networker who enjoys working with people at all organisational levels.

Your skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in relevant discipline preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, commercial acumen, self-driven, innovative mindset, team player.
  • Highly developed relationship building, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a strong customer service orientation. Ability to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrated track record in account management/stakeholder engagement roles.
  • Experience working in/with Government and/or social enterprise. Demonstrated commitment to social change and the mission and values of Social Traders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of procurement - Demonstrated ability to solve problems in challenging environments. - Strong understanding of social enterprise and the benefits they deliver.

Key relationships

  • Internal Social Traders - Social Procurement Services, Social Procurement Innovation, and Advocacy & Government Relations
  • Internal Government – Government departments, statutory authorities and owned corporations
  • External - Social enterprise sector; local government, commercial suppliers to Government

What we offer you

  • Full time-based in Brisbane CBD – siting inside Queensland Government Procurement
  • $85-90k package (inclusive of super) depending on experience
  • Ongoing support for professional development
  • Employer-funded Employee Program (EAP) access for you and your immediate family.

For more details you can download the position description here.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please express your interest by sending your CV and cover letter to info@socialtraders.com.au Applications close May 31 2022.

Corporate Services Officer

  • Base - Melbourne CBD Full time
  • $85,000 including superannuation
  • plus additional Salary Sacrifice options

An exciting opportunity to contribute to a more equitable and inclusive Australia

  • Are you passionate about unlocking business as a force for good?
  • Do you have exceptional time management, administrative, communication and interpersonal skills?
  • Are you comfortable organising and prioritising multiple tasks/topics with a logical and methodical approach?

Then we want to hear from you!


About Social Traders

Social Traders is the national trailblazer of social enterprise procurement. We create a more inclusive and equitable Australia by making buying from social enterprise the norm.

Objectives of the role

This is a crucial role that supports the entire organisation nationally (we currently have offices in four states).

Your role will cover a range of essential corporate services: office coordination, HR administration including recruitment & onboarding, policies/process/procedures, finance support and administrative support to the Executive Team.

Your key responsibilities

Office coordination:

  • Provide administration management for the business
  • Provide meeting & IT support
  • Manage stakeholder communication – mail, emails and phone calls
  • Liaise with our IT Provider for all IT equipment, maintenance and faults
  • Continuous improvement of processes

HR:

  • Lead the recruitment process including preparing and posting job ads
  • Lead induction for new staff
  • Implement team culture initiatives as identified by the Executive Team
  • Coordinate staff events
  • Maintain employee records (EEO data etc) according to policy & legal requirements

Finance administration:

  • Maintain the payroll employee database, assist in the processing of fortnightly pay runs, manage the administration of staff leave requests
  • Provide support to the finance team for accounts receivable & payable
  • Other accounts/accounting functions as required from time to time

Executive Assistant:

  • Assist with coordination of Executive Team meetings with external stakeholders
  • Assist Executive with drafting announcements and presentations
  • Coordinate in-person Board meetings when required

About you

You are an excellent communicator. You build a natural rapport with people and thrive working as part of a team. You are self-driven and have an innovative mindset, often coming up with ideas for improvement. Being organised and action-oriented if your passion.

Your skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in relevant discipline preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, commercial acumen, self-driven, innovative mindset, team player
  • Highly developed relationship building, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Experience working in or with social enterprise and government and/or the private sector
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Social Traders
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems in challenging environments

What we offer you

  • Access to salary packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunity to be part of a growing and purpose-driven organisation
  • Ongoing support for professional development
  • Employer-funded Employee Program (EAP) access for you and your immediate family.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please express your interest by APPLYING

If you are interested in this opportunity, please express your interest by sending your CV and cover letter to info@socialtraders.com.au

Social Procurement Lead QLD/NT

  • 0.8 FTE
  • Queensland based

An exciting opportunity to contribute to a more equitable and inclusive Australia

  • Are you passionate about unlocking business as a force for good?
  • Do you have exceptional time management, administrative, communication and interpersonal skills?
  • Are you comfortable organising and prioritising multiple tasks/topics with a logical and methodical approach?

Then we want to hear from you!


About Social Traders

Social Traders is the national trailblazer of social enterprise procurement. We create a more inclusive and equitable Australia by making buying from social enterprise the norm.

Objectives of the role

As the Social Procurement Lead in Qld & NT, you are the expert on the specifics of the social procurement ecosystem in your jurisdictions. This is a matrix role that brings a state focus to multiple organisational functions and works in partnership with other leaders across the business.

Your key responsibilities

  • State ecosystem building and positioning (working with the ED Strategy & Growth)
  • Partnerships and collaborations, in particular QSEC and Impact North (working with the Head of Business Development, Innovation & Partnerships)
  • Qld & NT Government engagement, covering social enterprise procurement policy and oversight of delivery of the Queensland Government funding contract (working with the Head of Advocacy & Government Relations)
  • Social enterprise lead conversion (working with the Head of Marketing & Digital Solutions)
  • Business member lead conversion (working with the National Sales Manager)
  • Relationship management of key member accounts in order to activate the state-based contact for national business members to buy from social enterprise (working with the Head of Social Procurement Services)

About you

You are an excellent communicator. You build a natural rapport with people and thrive working as part of a team. You are self-driven and have an innovative mindset, often coming up with ideas for improvement. Being organised and action-oriented if your passion.

Your skills and experience

  • Degree qualified in a relevant field. Post graduate qualifications viewed favourably.
  • 5+ years relevant senior experience, including advocacy, partnerships and stakeholder management.
  • Strong skills in relationship management and stakeholder engagement, including building partnerships and collaborations.
  • Knowledge of the policy environment around social procurement and social enterprise more broadly (inc. other impact measurement frameworks eg ESG, SDGs, modern slavery etc).
  • Strong knowledge of social enterprise business and impact models & relevance in the social procurement marketplace.
  • Strong existing state-based connections and networks that are relevant to the development of the social enterprise procurement ecosystem.

What we offer you

  • Access to salary packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Opportunity to be part of a growing and purpose-driven organisation
  • Ongoing support for professional development
  • Employer-funded Employee Program (EAP) access for you and your immediate family.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please express your interest by APPLYING

If you are interested in this opportunity, please express your interest by sending your CV and cover letter to info@socialtraders.com.au

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