Change, Diversity and Inclusion Partner

Job No: VIN2020
Location: Lewisham, NSW

  • Focus on Change Management and Organisational Development
  • Translate strategy into practice
  • Drive Diversity and Inclusion initiatives
  • This role provides a fantastic opportunity to build and implement an exciting program of work.

What we do

The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services and has been assisting people experiencing disadvantage in NSW for more than 130 years. Our people reach out to the most vulnerable in our community through our Conferences, Special Works and Vinnies shops. The Society’s mission is to shape a more just and compassionate society by offering a ‘hand up’ approach to people in need respecting their dignity, sharing our hope and encouraging them to take control of their own destiny. 

Directorate overview

The Change, Diversity and Inclusion Partner position is in the Corporate Services directorate and is part of the People Strategy and Development team.  This team is responsible for people strategy; people policy; diversity and inclusion; organisational development; and learning and development. 

The Role 

In this new role you will work within our People, Strategy and Development team and be accountable for people changes, culture, and diversity across the organisation. As the Change, Diversity and Inclusion Partner you will have a broad scope to develop and implement initiatives to support employee engagement, culture change programs, leadership and talent management. We are looking for an Organisational Development specialist who thrives in a dynamic environment.

You will be accountable for:

  • Supporting key Organisational Development initiatives in change, culture, engagement, leadership, diversity and inclusion, and talent management
  • Collaborating and building capability in change, organisational development, diversity and inclusion to make Vinnies a truly inclusive and great place to work.
  • Supporting effective change management for key people initiatives such as culture, engagement, and diversity and inclusion, including communication, capability planning (with L&D), impact and risk planning, and enabling change sustainability through post-implementation reviews and effective handovers
  • Bringing internal and external insights from multiple sources and network across the organisation and industry to build understanding and application of best practice.
  • Working with D&I-related network/working groups and Committees to embed diversity and inclusion into people policies, practices, processes and learning.
  • Collaboratively managing the Society’s Diversity and Inclusion calendar.

This role reports to the Manager, People Strategy and Change. Please click here for a copy of the position description.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Experience developing and implementing effective people and change plans, with consideration of key organisational and external factors.
  • Track record effectively delivering organisational development projects and initiatives with demonstrated ability in managing competing priorities and applying attention to detail.
  • Diversity and inclusion experience.
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills, with proven ability to positively influence, collaborate effectively, and enable positive behaviour change with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. 
  • Ability to really listen to people, reflect, learn, show empathy, and quickly build rapport.
  • Demonstrated change management experience with a drive for results and ability to analyse and apply insights to inform and positively impact the organisation.
  • Proven ability to effectively engage with stakeholders from across a diverse workforce delivering a variety of services.

Come and join our team! 

We believe our employees are key to our success and in return we offer:

  • Job satisfaction working as part of a team making a difference to people’s lives in an organisation that cares about people. 
  • Generous salary packaging benefits to employees where a portion of take-home pay is tax-free.
  • In addition to excellent learning and development opportunities, as a large purpose driven organisation we provide the potential to grow your career across a range of teams and services.
  • Supportive, friendly and values driven team environment and culture.

 Prior to an offer of employment, preferred candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including reference checks, a Police check, Working with Children check, Health       
Declaration and/or a medical check, Right to work in Australia check. The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the 
Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People.

If you have questions about this role, please email to Nicole Millar (Director, People Strategy and Development) nicole.millar@vinnies.org.au, quoting Manager, People Strategy and Change/VIN2020.

Applications close at 11 pm on 17 September 2020

Please submit your application online, attach your Resume and your responses to the Role-specific Criteria outlined in the Position Description.       

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. The Society strongly encourages applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and mature aged applicants.

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