Associate Director, Organisational Capability and Change

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    The University of Western Australia
    35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA, Perth, WA, Australia
    Phone: +61 8 6488 6000
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Perth Crawley, WA 


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Job Description:

  • Senior position within the HR Leadership Team
  • Full-time appointment on a permanent/ongoing basis
  • Competitive salary including 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team
Human Resources (HR) function plays a critical role managing and developing UWA’s academic and professional workforce, organisational capability and culture to ensure UWA’s success and sustainable growth. The overarching role of HR is to align UWA’s human resources with its strategic objectives, cultivate a positive work environment and ensure UWA staff have access to the necessary support, services and resources to thrive in their roles.

The Organisational Capability and Change team are responsible for development and delivery of organisational development, culture and change strategies to support delivery against objectives of the People and Culture Strategy.

As a member of the HR leadership team, the role partners with senior leaders across UWA to ensure effective talent management, employee engagement, and organisational development through development of opportunities and practical and innovative solutions to achieve academic and business goals.

About the opportunity
You will report to and support the Director, Human Resources in driving organisational capability development, culture and change agenda to support and enable the delivery of objectives across UWA. The role also focuses on developing and delivering strategies to build leadership capability and effective staff engagement to contribute to a sustainable, agile and responsive workforce and develop UWA as a learning organisation, underpinned by a culture of continuous improvement.

About you
You will have professional qualifications and knowledge across the discipline of Human Resource Management, organisational capability development, learning and/or organisational psychology along with significant experience working in senior management roles, with demonstrated leadership of organisational capability, development and learning.
You will also demonstrate an understanding of best practice contemporary organisational development and learning practices, and the ability to lead the development and implementation of effective strategies for workforce planning, development and learning.

In addition, you will have a well-developed understanding of the levers for change, and experience in leading significant culture change within a complex organisation or system.

What we offer to you
The position attracts a competitive remuneration and benefits package including 17% superannuation. We also offer a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with up to 36 weeks paid parental leave, along with work life balance and the opportunity to be part of a high performing, dynamic, friendly and supportive team. We value professional development and encourage our staff to further themselves with the various Professional & Development opportunities available. Our beautiful and historic campus situated in Matilda Bay has wonderful onsite facilities including on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy, a gym and aquatic centre, supermarket and medical centre, cultural activities (like Laurance Wilson Art Gallery and Somerset Cinemas). Staff parking and well-connected transport options are available.

About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File Position description - Associate Director, Organisational Capability and Change.pdf

The content of your Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet selection criteria 1-5 (3-page max).

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Monday, 27 November 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Therese Stralow on +61 (0) 431 869 805 or at [email protected]. For queries or issues relating to the application process, please contact Adrian Wilks on 08 6488 2144 or at [email protected].

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.



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