Chief People Officer

Canberra, Australia
25 May 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity for inspirational people and culture leader

The Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading university ranked 31st globally by the prestigious QS World University Rankings. Based in the national capital, ANU is renowned for the high quality of its research, the excellence of its teaching, and the breadth of its ongoing contribution to public policy and public life. A bastion of intellectual leadership and moral courage, the ANU upholds the highest institutional values in fairness and justice; inclusion, equity and diversity; safety and wellbeing; respectful collegiality; truth-seeking, transparency and accountability; academic freedom and integrity; and respecting, celebrating and learning from First Nations Peoples.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief People Officer leads the development of people and culture for the University to deliver a long term sustainable and capable workforce and a distinctively inclusive, supportive and collegial workplace in support of the University’s strategic and operational goals. The role oversees a broad portfolio of services including policy development advice to executive and senior managers; organisational development and culture; staff employment and salary services; leadership and talent management; staff health and safety services; workplace development advice; and information and workforce planning services. The ANU is advancing through a process of academic renewal, matched by a comprehensive cultural renewal, and the Chief People Officer will guide and support the institution on this journey, delivering innovative human resources services to support the achievement of ANU goals.

This position requires a highly collaborative, engaging and people focussed people strategist and leader who builds and develops relationships through authenticity and trust. A solution orientated thinker, you bring experience in leading teams in large, complex organisations; the experience and capacity to optimise organisational and leadership capability; contemporary and best practice policy, process and talent solution skills; and expertise in driving and influencing cultural change. With demonstrated experience advising at board level, you are experienced in successful transformational leadership.

One of the world’s most liveable cities, Canberra offers a vibrant lifestyle, brimming with culture and art, and just a stone's throw from natural bushland.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Suzanne Reiger (M: +433 796 161 E: suzanne.reiger@odgersberndtson.com) or Paul Hill (E: paul.hill@odgersberndtson.com)at Odgers Berndtson, the Executive Search Consultants assisting the Australian National University.

Applications to be submitted by email to: www.odgers.com/86011 and applications will close Wednesday 22 June, 2022.

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