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Senior Organisational Development Specialist

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston
Categories: Human Resources

Your New Role

We are seeking to appoint a highly experienced Organisation Development Specialist who will contribute significantly to the strategic imperatives of the University and drive our people-centric mission. Responsible for the conceptual design, development and delivery of critical capability uplift and culture enhancement initiatives, the role will manage integration and ongoing maintenance of capability framework into employee lifecycle touchpoints. Operating as a member of the Leadership, Culture & Innovation team, within the People and Wellbeing Team, the role works collaboratively with colleagues and the broader University to ensure we have programs and initiatives in place to achieve our University’s strategy.


About Our University

The University of Tasmania is in constant pursuit of our mission, where we do things for Tasmania and from Tasmania.  Place shapes our mission and how we deliver it. It starts with Tasmania, because that is our home, but it does not end there. We are a university that was founded to serve an entire State and its people, and we remain committed to this society, contributing to sustainable social, economic and cultural progress. 

The University recognises that achieving this vision is dependent on the people we employ as well as creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused. We work in a unique setting and actively partner with the communities in which we live, in support of a healthy, civil and sustainable society. We subscribe to the fundamental values of honesty, integrity, responsibility and trust.


What You’ll need to succeed

With highly established expertise in all aspects of organisational development, you will bring the capability to work both strategically and operationally, with no qualms in rolling up your sleeves to get the job done whenever required. The ability to navigate change and conflicting priorities, including stakeholder needs will enable you to effectively negotiate and compromise to achieve progress and success. Your ability to collaborate, maintaining focus on growth and sustainability will see you successfully achieve the objectives of the role. As an engaging communicator with stakeholders at all levels, you will be resilient and solutions driven. Demonstrated capacity to experiment with new ideas, to think creatively and act strategically to identify and deliver solutions will enable you to translate strategy into tangible action.

What’s on offer

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive and collaborative working environments, enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community.  This is a full-time ongoing opportunity, with excellent benefits and generous remuneration on offer commensurate with experience and expertise of the successful candidate.


Can you see yourself living here?

The state of Tasmania strikingly beautiful. We are a leader in climate sustainability, and our beaches, forests, and natural, largely untouched environment are widely acknowledged as amongst the best in the world. 


How to apply

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume and responses to the 3 questions below (max 250 words per question). There is no requirement to separately address the selection criteria.

  1. What motivated you to apply for this role and why UTAS?
  2. Please summarise your most distinctive qualities, attributes and experience you would bring to this role?
  3. What does working in a people cantered way mean to you?

Applications close Sunday 12th December 2021 11:59pm. If you require further information, please contact 

 Senior Organisational Development Specialist PD.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role

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