The Queensland Government is offering strategic, service driven leadership opportunities to individuals seeking to influence the future of Queensland. The Premier of Queensland is committed to establishing an independent public service that embraces diversity and is focused on providing the highest standard of service to Queenslanders, and impartial evidence-based advice to Government. This is an outstanding opportunity for values-based leaders with a strong commitment to customer service, stakeholder engagement, innovation and experience in public sector governance and management.

The Queensland public service employs 234,000 people in 35 government departments and agencies, covering areas such as education and training; economic growth and infrastructure; health, community services and the arts; environment and resources; law, justice and safety. This is an opportunity to be part of a team drawn from perse backgrounds and representing the best leadership talent in Australia. Applicants will participate in an open merit-based process.

Application and Assessment Process

In partnership with the Public Service Commission (PSC), Chandler Macleod is conducting a transparent merit based selection process for the Directors-General to be appointed under the Public Service Act (2008). The process will include a number of key milestones, assessment and evaluation stages utilising Chandler MacLeod’s BestFitTM methodology.

All potential applicants are encouraged to review the material accessible on this site including the role description and Department profiles. We also have an information pack which can be requested by emailing qlddg@chandlermacleod.com. Confidential enquires can be directed to Adam Harris, Manager Executive on 07 3003 7718.

Applicants for the role of Public Trustee of Queensland are encouraged to review the material accessible on this site including the role description and Department profiles. We also have an information pack which can be requested by emailing qlddg@chandlermacleod.com. Confidential enquires can be directed to Ryan Webster, Executive Consultant on 07 3003 7718.

How to Apply

Applications should include:

  • a covering letter, of no more than 2 pages outlining:
    • your claim for the role based on skills and experience. This should reflect the Role Description, including the Success Capabilities and Public Sector Values.
    • your Department(s) of preference.
  • a current resume.
  • Two referees (current) – specifying reporting relationship, contact number / email address. Referees of shortlisted applicants will be contacted prior to interview.

Please note while specific feedback on applications may not be available until the conclusion of the entire process, regular updates on the process will be available at http://www.psc.qld.gov.au/about-us/latest-projects/DG_recruitment.aspx

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About Chandler Macleod

Chandler Macleod Group is one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of HR Services in Australasia. Founded in 1959, Chandler Macleod works with individuals and organisations across 7 countries to plan, source, assess, develop and manage their talent.

Our expertise in Executive Selection is underpinned by Chandler Macleod’s unique BestFitTM process. By combining rigorous and transparent methodologies and cutting-edge psychometric assessment tools, applied by an experienced team of Executive Search and Selection specialists and organisational psychologies, we identify the optimum person-job-environment fit for each role and organisation we partner with.


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