Director Change Management Office

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 09/10/2018

Job Category:

Executive / Director - Executive

Job description:

Director, Change Management Office

  • True consultative opportunity
  • Provide expert advice on organisational change management and delivery
  • Senior Executive Band 1


Location: Sydney


The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.


The Department’s vision – Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.


The Department’s two related agencies - the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government, support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.


At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.


Primary purpose of the role


The Director of the Change Management Office (CMO) is required to ensure that key change projects within the department are delivered effectively, consistently, and with focus on our staff. The role provides expert strategic organisational change management and stakeholder advise to the Executive Leadership Team and Senior Executives across the Department to ensure that the Department presents as a professional, integrated organisation in managing change to its employees, partner agencies and the government.


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Essential requirements


  • Degree qualification in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent relevant experience
  • Professional qualification, such as business administration, change management, project management or similar discipline, and/or equivalent


Our commitment to diversity


The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with disability.


Role status


This constitutes ongoing employment under section 34 of the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, and the role is based in Sydney.




To be eligible to apply for ongoing employment within the NSW Department of Planning & Environment, candidates must be an Australian citizen or have the status of permanent residence in Australia.


How to apply


To apply please provide the following in support of your application:

1 - A statement of your suitability for the role (maximum 500 words)

2 - A response to the question: how will you build momentum and understanding of change management as a business multiplier within a large organisation such as Planning and Environment (maximum 500 words)

3 - An example of a large change program that you were either responsible for or significantly contributed to. It is suggested you use the STAR format (maximum 500 words)

4 - a copy of your updated resume


Should you wish to obtain further information on the position, please email Donna Mcleod on or call 02 8275 1314 if you have any questions.

Applications close 11.59 pm on Wednesday 24th October