Change and Engagement Officers

Change and Engagement Officers

Job Title: Change and Engagement Officers
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Canberra
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-11-07
Reference: V-40253
Contact Name: Connie Bellam
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 08, 2021 17:02

Job Description


One of our Federal Government clients require EL1 Change and Engagement Officers/ Managers to join a high trust, performance, and engagement culture which operates in an environment supportive to innovation and business transformation. They are looking for people who are great at what they do, and who enjoy working with others to achieve outcomes.

Positions available will require the successful candidates 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 Change and Engagement Officers/Managers will be responsible for the management of multiple change and engagement deliverables, some of which include:
  • Develop / support 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/support 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/support change and engagement strategy and associate implementation plans, in conjunction with program partners.
  • Extensive change and engagement experience (preferably in the APS context), with a large and diverse range of stakeholders.
  • 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:
This role is based in ACT, with an estimated start date of 1 December 2021 for 12 months, with a further 12 month extension possible.   

Security Requirements:
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 on 1300 944 936 for any further information.  Applications close Sunday 14 November 2021 at 6pm.