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Consultants at Q5 Partners

Full Time

What we do 

Q5 is an international award-winning consulting firm, specialising in organisational health. From cracking strategic challenges, and designing the most effective organisational structures to building capability in teams, we help companies work better and smarter.  

We work in three tightly linked domains to help organisations transform: Strategy (setting the right direction), Design (creating operating models to deliver the strategy) and People & Change (developing people and putting the elements in place to make the change work). We do this across a large variety of sectors, including Media & Technology, Retail & Consumer Goods, Health and Public Sector & Not-For-Profits. 


Why do companies choose us

We are firm believers in making the change that matters and change that lasts – otherwise what’s the point? We deliver this by taking a partnership approach with our clients, collaborating meaningfully across our projects to deliver tailored solutions that clients own and embed. 


Who we are (and who we hire!) 

Our projects aren’t ‘cookie cutter’, and neither is our team. Our consultants come from a range of backgrounds (including but not limited to: chemistry, engineering, teaching, psychology, commerce & analytics), helping us tackle the most complex challenges our clients face.  

Whilst we pride ourselves on our cognitive diversity, we also have these common traits: 

  • Creative problem solvers – we are highly adaptable and flexible in how we approach problems, thinking laterally to join the dots and bring fresh ideas to solve our client’s challenges. 
  • Collaborative relationship builders – We’re not here to be the smartest person in the room. We’re here to build successful solutions for our clients that stick by bringing stakeholders together and take them on a journey to create something that’s more than the sum of its parts. 
  • Authentic team players – We have a flat structure. If you enjoy getting stuck into a client’s challenge, pushing the team forward and solving problems with others you will thrive. We pride ourselves on developing our junior team members and creating supportive environments where people can bring their true selves to work (and in turn do their best work). We’re firm believers that everyone needs to roll up their sleeves to get the job done! 
  • Resilient self-starters – We continually strive to create a positive working environment, but the reality of our work is that it is hard and therefore not for everyone. The people who succeed at Q5 can work under the pressure without losing their sense of humour or care for others. 


What we ask for 

  • A Bachelor’s degree or above 
  • A year’s demonstrable experience working in another consulting organisation or transferrable professional experience working in the industry 
  • Based in Sydney or Melbourne 


What the role is 

As a Q5 consultant, you will have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful client work and have exposure to senior leaders both internally and externally to turbo-charge your development. Here are some of the activities that are part of the role: 

1. Project delivery 

  • You are the safe pair of hands, proactively managing project delivery e.g. ensuring that workshop logistics set-up is managed from start to end and working with the Project Lead and team in planning projects 
  • You will take the information from client interviews or workshops and produce high-quality client deliverables at pace, thinking critically about their visualisation and interpretation 

2. Business development 

  • You will support the development of proposals as well as research potential clients 
  • You will be expected to look out for and proactively work with your Project Lead any potential “hooks” into new work or extending existing work 

3. Practice management 

  • You will be expected to help build our company, taking on internal roles such as supporting a sector or service offering or supporting the onboarding of new joiners as part of our Buddy system 


What you get from us 

Our employees are fundamental to everything we do and our continued success rests upon their brilliance and dedication to constantly going above and beyond for our clients. We are therefore committed to ensuring Q5 is a great place to work and develop for our people – that’s why we’re so proud of being acknowledged as Great Place to Work-Certified™. Here are some of the personal and professional opportunities and benefits available at Q5: 

  • 25 days annual leave 
  • Professional development with tailored courses designed and delivered by Q5 consultants 
  • Competitive salary and health and wellness benefits
  • Exposure to senior leaders at Q5 – you’re never just a number 
  • Client work and delivery as soon as you’re ready 
  • Part of a small and rapidly growing local team within a global company – we operate as one company with regular opportunities to work with our offices around the world 
  • Opportunity to travel to meet our clients where they are 


We are always looking for brilliant, driven individuals to join the Q5 team across varying experience levels. If any of the above sound interesting, please apply to the appropriate position with your CV and a cover letter. Please note that we are unable to provide visa sponsorship at this level.


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Building greater diversity and inclusion in our workforce and culture underpins all our values at Q5. To be true to our values we want to create an inclusive environment that celebrates the visible and invisible diversity of all people. Having truly diverse teams that reflect the communities we operate in can help deliver the best outcomes for our clients and whilst giving everyone the opportunity to bring their best selves to work.

This form has been designed to assess the representation within our candidate pool. We have a desire to ensure our workplace is accommodating of all people from all backgrounds – your answers will help us understand our current reach and continuously look at ways to improving our working environment. All questions give you the option not to answer (‘prefer not to say’).

Data will be treated in strictest confidence – this form is anonymous and NOT in any way attributable to your application. None of the recruiting team, or any of your interviewers will see any of your responses.

If you have any questions or if we can support you in any way throughout the interview process, please feel free to ask the recruitment professional you are progressing with.

Applicant Diversity & Inclusion Assessment


Thank You for Applying

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