Change Lead - Geelong, Australia - City of Greater Geelong

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Change Lead:

Job no: 497567

Work type:
Permanent Full Time

Band 8 (112,779 - $125,403 pa)

Business Strategy & Improvement, Project Management, Marketing & Communication

Create our future together at the City of Greater Geelong
At City of Greater Geelong, we are committed to working together for a thriving community.

We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong on Wadawurrung country such a great place to live, work and study.

We're going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better.

From digital modernisation to the contemporary, sustainable office we've built in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our team at the City of Greater Geelong.

Our Community is made up of diverse people from all walks of life, and it's important to us that our workforce represents and celebrates this strength.

We encourage great people from all backgrounds to join us. We encourage authenticity, because inclusion makes us stronger.

If you're excited about working together to create a Clever and Creative Greater Geelong, and joining a workplace where all people can thrive, then hit
apply - we'd love to meet you

About the role

In this role, you will be a senior member of the Transformation Office and will be responsible for developing and delivering high quality change management strategies.

The Change Lead will partner with Leaders at the City to identify need and deliver change support including leading change management activities, providing tools and resources, and coaching leaders through change to ensure effective delivery and build organisational capability in change.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement Change & Communications Management Strategies and Plans for planned activities within the transformation pipeline of work.
  • Plan and deliver stakeholder engagement activities to develop effective project working relationships and to ensure that stakeholder needs, and concerns are identified and met.
  • Engage with and support leaders and teams to achieve successful adoption of change initiatives.
  • Facilitate and coach leaders to lead change, in the planning of conversations, delivery of information sessions, presentations and other project change and communication activities
  • Prepare reports, briefings and presentations to support and influence stakeholders to achieve change activity objectives and provide successful transition for teams and individuals
  • Track risk parameters, identify any deviations, and promptly report them, as per the established risk management systems.
  • Stay informed about the evolving business and functional priorities; use this knowledge to inform decisions and create clarity.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have postgraduate qualifications in Human Resources, Commerce/Business, Organisation Psychology or a similar field, plus substantial experience, or an equivalent combination of formal qualifications and experience in a senior change management position.

Essential Experience:

  • Certified Change Management Practitioner (Prosci, Change First or similar)
  • Substantial demonstrated experience and success in leading and implementing large scale, transformational change projects within a complex environment, delivering on organisational objectives and building employee engagement through the process, ideally in the field of operating model redesign
  • Highly experienced in the development and implementation of change and communication strategies and plans
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing and driving change across all levels of the organisation.
  • Experienced in providing advice, coaching and support to leaders in leading change.

A career with us
With flexible working options, our people have choice in how and where they work. Our employees connect with us from across the Greater Geelong region and beyond.

Central Geelong-based City employees are now based in our new Civic Precinct, Wurriki Nyal. Meaning 'speak and talk together' in local Wadawurrung language.

Wurriki Nyal sets the benchmark for what a sustainable, inclusive and culturally safe workplace can be, including industry leading sustainability standards, a flexible and people-focused design, safe and inclusive spaces and public realm.

We're committed to supporting better accessibility for our customers and our people.

We encourage you to talk to us about any adjustments or additional support you may require during the recruitment process, as well as how this role can be flexible for you.

We offer:
- flexible work arrangements including RDO options in specified work areas
- salary sacrificing and novated lease options
- cultural and ceremonial leave
- study leave
- paid parental leave (16 weeks primary and six weeks secondary) and s

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