14 Oct 2021

Permanent Change Manager | Business Transformation Office

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

Auckland Uni 19

Job Description

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi 

The University of Auckland is going through significant transformational change in the way we work, with great opportunities to create and deliver innovative solutions to our staff and students.  We have multiple programmes and projects of varied work that sit across our newly created Portfolios of; Research & Innovation, People & Culture, Enabling Environment, Education and Student Experience, Strategic Engagement, and Digital Services.

Currently, we have Change Managers who support the delivery of projects within an assigned portfolio, working with our Programme Change Managers that sit across the Portfolios.

We are looking for seasoned Change Managers to support and work within the above Portfolios to deliver across many strategic and complex projects. This is an exciting time to join as you will be working across diverse and transformational pieces of work that will enable you to shine with your Change Management expertise.

You will be joining our well-supported Change Practice within our Business Transformation Office and you will have demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects and enjoy rolling up your sleeves to provide change management experience and expertise to projects, and function reviews.

This role is essential to ensure that change management delivery is scoped, impacts identified, and transitions planned for so that specific initiatives are delivered effectively. It is crucial that this role considers the change connections, synergies, risks, and issues across and between projects.

In this role, you will work closely with the Change Practice Manager, Business Sponsors and Owners, Programme Managers, and Human Resources.  We are open to hearing from candidates that are either looking for contract or perm opportunities.

For more detailed information, please refer to the POSITION DESCRIPTION

About the team | Mō tō mātou rōpū 

The Change Management Practice was established over a decade ago within the Organisation Performance and Improvement (OPI) service division and is part of the Business Transformation Office (BTO). We have matured and grown considerably over time and have built a reputation for the strength of its service offering.

We have delivered this through a team of experienced and credible practitioners providing quality change-management support and advice across the University. The breadth of experience within the team spans across facilitation, engagement, and the ability to coach and mentor others for good change outcomes.

About you | He kōrero mōu 

Ideally, you will have experience working within a change management environment and have sound and demonstrated knowledge of Change Management methodologies. However, should you have experience in a large and complex transformational piece of work this would be of strong interest also.

Having worked with senior stakeholders in a corporate, university or large organisation your communication skills will be required to influence and manage effectively at all levels of the business.

Important Skills | Nga Pūkenga Motuhake 

  • Experience managing initiatives in a complex environment
  • Experience in change management and agile methodologies
  • Proven ability to analyse and mitigate complex business issues
  • Demonstrated track record in the delivery of change activities such as communications, strategy, stakeholder management, training and change readiness that supports business change projects
  • Ability to act as an effective advisor to experienced managers

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

We offer an opportunity within New Zealand’s leading University that will have a positive impact on the lives of students. We also offer:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave per annum.
  • Up to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution.
  • Over 300 different career development courses and programmes.
  • Discounted parking and various leisure and recreation services.
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment.

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Monday, 1st November 2021 to be considered.

Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position.

Our preference would be to fill this role on a permanent basis however a contractor position could be considered.

Additional Information

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz 

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website. APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115. Applications close: Monday, 1st November 2021

Job Categories: Business Development and Innovation. Job Types: Permanent. Job expires in 11 days.

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