Senior Organisational Development Consultant

Adelaide, Australia
14 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Position Summary
Continuing, Full-Time

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 8

Salary Range:
$100,238 - $110,971 pa

Reporting to
Associate Director, Organisational Development & Diversity

This position contributes to the Organisational Development and Diversity function through development of programs, frameworks and interventions that build capability for individuals, teams and the university as a whole. The position will support the Associate Director Organisational Development and Diversity across the broad range of functions including:

  • Performance review and development process
  • Leadership Capability frameworks
  • Interventions supporting cultural surveys such as Your Voice
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Reward and Recognition

This position reports to the Associate Director Organisational Development and Diversity and will work collaboratively with Business Partners and leaders across the University.

Key Position Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of a leadership capability framework for the University through consulting widely to build clarity on the role of the leader in various contexts and the critical capabilities required.
  • Coordinate reward and recognition programs across the university including regular review to ensure alignment with strategy and values.
  • Provide expertise to support P&C Business Partners in the development strategies at team and individual level to build capability and positively influence culture.
  • Support Colleges and Portfolios in delivering their actions under the Diversity and Inclusion strategy.
  • Provide support to the overall governance of the Reconciliation Action Plan through tracking actions and deliverables and preparing reporting to the Oversight Committee.
  • Through an evidence informed approach, drive improvement in the performance review and development process including establishing clear links to outcomes and commitment to the participation.
  • Contribute to preparation of annual compliance reporting on diversity related matters including WGEA.
  • Represent People and Culture on University Committees and/or working groups as required
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the supervisor and or the University

Key Position Capabilities

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Organisational Psychology, or related discipline.
  • Previous experience building organisation wide capability frameworks particularly in leadership.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of organisational culture and approaches to positively influencing cultural change.
  • Experience in supporting P&C business partners in developing interventions at team and individual level to build capability.
  • Experience in the development and program management of D&I strategies across a large and complex organisation.
  • Evidence of highly effective interpersonal and communication skills, including coaching, advocacy and influencing skills, presentation and report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong and collaborative relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Motivated, resilient team player with a drive to support the overall strategic People and Culture and University objectives.

For more information regarding the position, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact: Mark Schultz

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

30 Jan 2022