Strategic Assistant – Australia

  • $150,000 to $200,000
  • AUS
  • AUS¬†Norwest

This Strategic Assistant role creates an exciting opportunity to work with the CEO of Quality Compliance Systems as we expand our operations in Australia. At QCS our purpose is 'Helping to create a fairer and more compassionate world’. We help Care Providers by giving them the policies, procedures, guidance and inspections tools they need to achieve ‘Outstanding’. Content is crafted by our team of subject specialists, updated dynamically and delivered directly to any device, saving precious time for busy Care Providers to spend on caring.

QCS Australia is primed for growth and therefore we seek a Strategy Lead or Project Manager or similarly experienced to work with our CEO as the Strategic Assistant.

The role of the Strategic Assistant will focus on:

Idea Synthesis and Translation - Understanding and interpreting CEO’s vision and plans, capturing ideas and pressure testing for efficacy. Organising and sequencing ideas and plans into clear, professional outputs for specific deliverables.

Capture and Organisation - Understanding, recording and planning the CEO’s requirements, content development, decision making and communication for company deliverables. 

People, Task and Project Management - Develop, improve, and implement routines to capture and track CEO’s priorities, tasks, communications, and follow-ups with the support of the CEO’s Executive Assistant.

Skills and attributes of the Strategic Assistant:

Executive-presence; poised with a positive and confident presence, able to represent the CEO’s interests. Capable of influencing colleagues and contacts at all levels while maintaining a high level of workplace discretion. 
Communicator; precise and professional communicator capable of assimilating a range of information and act as ‘translator’, summarising the ideas of others into organised themes and thorough summaries.  
Intuitiveable to gauge what is needed to move the CEO’s work forward. Exercising good judgement when facing new opportunities, conflicting priorities, and difficult decisions. 
Organisation; with meticulous attention to detail, track, manage and prioritise multiple short, medium, and long-term projects in parallel, with nothing falling through the cracks. Capable of translating ideas into processes that drive execution, manage deliverables across parties, and ensure deadlines are met.  

Technically proficient; confident user of Microsoft tools, video conferencing, and file management platforms. 
Proactive; self-motivated, anticipating needs, opportunities and conflicts, making appropriate adjustments to ensure things run smoothly. 
Flexible and Adaptable; comfortable working in the midst of fluidity and ambiguity, able to read other people and situations. Tackles tasks with enthusiasm and adapts rapidly and calmly to changes in priorities, direction or information. 

QCS is a values led organisation. We are proud of our QCS culture, a set of values that are shared by everyone in the company. These values are what got us to where we are, from a £30k a year business in the UK, into a business that supports thousands of Care providers. These are also the values that will help us achieve our long-term goal of helping 3 million people a day enjoy a better quality of life.   

We believe everything we do should revolve around these core values:  

Do the Right Thing  -  Make it Better -  Play for the Team -  Get it Done

If our values resonate with you then apply today to join our Team!

This is a permanent opportunity and will grow as the organisation grows but will remain as direct strategic support to the CEO.

Primary work location is the company office in Norwest, Australia, with some opportunities to work from home. Start and finish times are flexible and QCS supports flexible and remote working with our Everyday Flex policy. The Strategic Assistant will be engaged in online meetings in other time zones, including the UK, which requires some flexibility in morning or evening routine.

We are keen to receive applications from project managers, strategic leads, the start-up experienced, the curious. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the build of an organisation and the sharing of technologies to make things better.

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