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Associate Director - People and Wellbeing

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

Associate Director – People and Wellbeing

Are you ready to be a key player in delivering a wide range of initiatives that support the University of Tasmania’s drive to be a people centred organisation?

Your new role

This critical position will drive the implementation of strategic people initiatives for a specific client group, whilst ensuring alignment with the organisational People Strategy and the broader University’s priorities. As a senior member of the People & Wellbeing team, you will be responsible for leading a contemporary and pragmatic approach in supporting the people plans of your client group, aligned with up-to-date knowledge of legislation changes, trends and best practice thinking.  This includes partnerships and collaboration with the University’s broader professional services team(s) and supporting academic and professional staff in the continued success of the University.

About the business

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and culture future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. 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

Operating as a trusted advisor to senior stakeholders, you will bring to the role a supportive and collaborative style, and exceptional skills in proactively analysing, identifying and recommending strategies to minimise risks, enhance service delivery and promote a people-centred values driven culture. Previous experience in partnering with senior leadership teams, ideally within the higher education sector, to effectively manage change and build capability will see you succeed in this role. Demonstrated ability to translate the strategic business direction into a clear people plan and lead the delivery of business transformation initiatives will be highly regarded. With a growth mindset and the capacity to think critically, you will be focused on opportunity and lead by example.

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 and sustainable community.  This is a full time ongoing opportunity, with excellent benefits. A competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation is on offer, plus relocation assistance.

Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?

The city of Hobart is strikingly beautiful. You can walk around the docks, take a leisurely stroll through the historic Salamanca or enjoy the hiking paths. We have created our own wonderfully unique brand of creativity; case in point: world famous MONA. The region is situated on the gorgeous river Derwent with world heritage wilderness areas just a stones throw away, you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle and access to world-class produce. There truly is something here for everyone!

COVID-19 Update

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to apply

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume and cover letter articulating your interest in applying for the role.

Please visit applying for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Kealy – Director Business Partnering via or (03) 6226 2516.

Applications close Sunday, 30 January 2022, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Associate Director People and Wellbeing.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 fulfil the requirements of this role.

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