Change Manager

Hawthorn, Australia
Monday, 18 October 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 1 November 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Be a key player in scoping and delivering on change initiatives 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 an experienced Change Manager to be responsible for the change activities required to support university programs, projects and initiatives. In this role, you will partner with change initiators and business leaders to enable sustained change that maximises benefits realisation.

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager Change, the Change Manager will have other responsibilities including:

  • scoping and delivering on change initiatives, whilst working across a diverse portfolio of work.
  • inputting to a broader enterprise change view to inform better decision making.
  • lead the assessment, design and delivery of internal change activities as well as providing guidance, tools and support to help build change leadership capabilities in the areas being impacted by change.
  • liasing with both internal stakeholders and external consultants to develop an appropriate change plan that is fit for purpose.

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 have the flexibility, willingness and desire to support the broader Change Practice’s objectives of effectively managing change impacts at Swinburne through supporting the project portfolio and building change capability across the University.

You will also possess the following:

  • Relevant Change Management experience
  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process.
  • Experience scoping, developing and leading change in a complex environment in new and innovative ways
  • Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools.
  • Experience in Change Strategy development.
  • 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)