Change Capability Manager

Hawthorn, Australia
Monday, 18 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 1 November 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Key role in establishing and embedding change capability across Swinburne University
  • Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Salary: up to $125,430 base plus 17% superannuation

About the Job

Swinburne is embarking on an exciting journey, working towards our new vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Striving to create an environment that provides competitive differentiation and the ability to effectively adapt to the ever-changing world, we are looking for a passionate and experienced Change Capabiliity Manager to play a vital role in developing change capability required to deliver on Swinburne’s Horizon 2025 vision.

To effectively contribute to our vision, you will:

  • establish a change capability strategy and roadmap for the University to support the understanding and management of change impacts and development of people leaders to lead through change;
  • be responsible for change frameworks, capability programs, toolkits and templates to build change capability and maturity; and
  • have an ongoing responsibility to assess and identify capability needs and develop organisational development strategies and solutions.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you

To be suitable for the role you will also possess:

  • Tertiary (degree) qualification in a related discipline, for example Change Management qualifications.
  • Strong facilitation, coaching and organisational behaviour background.
  • Experience developing and leading effective, human centric and fit for business organisational strategy and large-scale organisational change in a complex environment in new and innovative ways.
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools.
  • A continuous improvement mindset, always looking to enhance and improve ways of working.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits and refer to ‘Benefits’ section.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Alex Connolly (Senior Manager Change) by email:

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Diversity and Inclusion

Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:

  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Charter of Cultural Diversity
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
  • Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Swinburne workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement

Applications close at 5 pm, Monday 1 November 2021

(Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position)

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