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Organisational Development Officer

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Our three-year strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

About the role

  • SCHCADS Level 8.3
  • Full time, 12 month contract
  • Combination of remote and Melbourne CBD location

The purpose of the Organisational Development Lead is to implement best practice organisational development strategies and initiatives that support the execution of Good Shepherd’s strategic plan as well as increasing effectiveness and impact across the organisation, ultimately achieving service delivery excellence.

About you:

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Human Resources, Organisational Development, Behavioural Sciences, or equivalent
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Organisation Development
  • Understanding of community services industry (preferred but not essential)
  • Experience in establishing organisational development frameworks and strategies –based on sound understanding of organisational development practices, and analysis of organisational data
  • Demonstrated experience in implementation of OD frameworks with impact.
  • Demonstrated coaching capability and experience in facilitation and training
  • Demonstrated capacity to work flexibly and respectfully with a diverse range of people.
  • Strong commitment to and capacity for teamwork, collaboration and networking
  • Strong communication skills , able to collaborate across all areas on an organisation
  • Proof of rights to work in Australia
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

To find out more about the role and to review the position description please explore our website: www.goodshep.org.au.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

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