EL1 Change and Engagement Manager

EL1 Change and Engagement Manager

Job Title: EL1 Change and Engagement Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-10-07
Reference: V-40034
Contact Name: Connie Bellam
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 08, 2021 14:28

Job Description


One of our Federal Government clients has a requirement for a talented and experienced Change and Engagement Manager who will play a key role in the VET Data Streamlining program (VDS), which seeks to transform national VET data infrastructure to increase the timeliness of data collection and use.

The Change and Engagement team supports the delivery of the VDS Program through managing and monitoring a coordinated and consistent approach to program-wide change and engagement activities. The team is responsible for the planning and development of change and engagement deliverables which will inform the content, timing and channels for internal and external change and engagement. The VDS program is an exciting opportunity to help shape a major piece of national data infrastructure. VDS is a significant, complex, multi jurisdiction project that will modernise the way training activity data is collected across the VET sector. Through the application of modern digital technology, VDS will increase the availability, timeliness, and relevance of VET data for all users. The Australian Government is working with state and territory governments and the NCVER to implement the VDS program over three years. The achievement of VDS program objectives will underpin reforms to improve VET market performance by enabling stakeholders to make evidence-based decisions; ensuring compliance with registration requirements; manage programs; and understand changes to the VET market as they occur.  

The successful candidate will join a high trust, high performance, and engagement culture which operates in an environment supportive to innovation and business transformation. We are looking for people who are great at what they do, and who are great at working with others to achieve outcomes!

The position requires the successful candidate to work cross-collaboratively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, demonstrating effective engagement with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Key external stakeholders of VDS include State Training Authorities, Registered Training Organisations, Student Management System providers, Regulatory agencies and Peak bodies. The role requires:
  • Develop a Change and Engagement Strategy and associated implementation plans, in conjunction with program partners.
  • Define, plan, create and implement stakeholder engagement and change management activities.
  • Build effective relationships and work collaboratively with partners, and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Coordinate efforts with internal and external teams to support and evaluate stakeholder readiness for change.
  • Develop a range of materials for participating organisations to help educate, support and transition to VDS.
  • Draft various engagement products including talking points and presentations
  • Contribute to various high-level reporting tasks for VDS governance and executive/ministerial briefing papers
  • Represent the Department and VDS Program at working group meetings.
  • Define, plan, create and implement stakeholder engagement and change management activities.
  • Develop change and engagement strategy and associate implementation plans, in conjunction with program partners.
  • Ability to coordinate efforts with internal and external teams to support and evaluate stakeholder readiness for change

  • Qualifications or Certifications in Change Management (e.g. Prosci, ADKAR, ACPM or APMG Change Management Practitioner or the like).
  • Familiarity with the Education and/or VET sector
  • Experience working in Government (Federal and/or State)

Location and Contract Term:
The role is based in ACT.  Estimated start date of 25 October 2021 for 12 months, with a 1x12 month extension option.

Security Requirements:
Applicants must be Australian Citizens and have current Baseline clearance.

How to Apply:
Please upload your resume to apply. Please note you will be required to complete a selection criterion to complete this application process. We will be in touch with instructions for suitably skilled candidates.

Call Connie Bellam 1300 944 936 for any further information.  Applications close Tuesday 12th October 2021 at 6pm.