Organisational Change Manager

Sydney, Australia
02 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Central Program Management Office (PMO)

Office of the Vice-Principal (Strategy)

  • Opportunity to deliver Organisational Change Management activities within the PMO
  • Fixed term, 12 months
  • Remuneration package: $148K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Organisational Change Manager will create and deploy effective organisational preparation programs (ensuring the organisation is ready and supported through project implementation) for ‘In Scope’ projects that will support the achievement of sustainable organisational, process and technological change.

Reporting to the Change Management Practice Lead, the incumbent will ensure each business area is sufficiently prepared for the impact of change ahead of ‘go-live’ events and that there is sufficient support for people to adopt the improvements the projects aims to deliver. This will involve comprehensive assessment of the impact of the implementation, designing and implementing support and stakeholder management programs and change readiness assessments through to benefit measurement and reporting, communications and risk management.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for an Organisational Change Manager who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • conducting change impact assessments in collaboration with Project Managers, business and project owners, to build a deep understanding of the impact of the planned change
  • ensuring that organisational preparation tasks are reflected in project planning and scheduling
  • developing communication strategies and plans to support the implementation of organisation change strategies within the project
  • acting as a champion and change agent in leading and implementing organisational changes
  • ability to work collaboratively in a complex and challenging environment.

About us

The Office of the Vice-Principal (Strategy) is responsible for driving the strategic agenda across the University, including providing analysis, insight, and high-level advice to the Vice-Chancellor and Principal and the SEG on key strategic issues and opportunities.

The Portfolio incorporates the Strategy Office and the Program Management Office (PMO), which has been created to work within a strategic context and alongside business (Portfolios, Faculties and Schools and Professional Service Units) in building & deploying effective program management capability. The PMO is responsible for project and program management quality, the responsibility for project and program success resides with the Executive sponsor(s) of the programs and initiatives being implemented. The PMO develops and delivers a range of services within the key focus areas of tracking and reporting, capability development and project and organisational change management.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 18 February 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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