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Change & Communication Specialist

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Area:Office of Chief Operating Officer
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($96,466.06 - $108,318.37)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Strategic Program Office

The University operates in a rapidly changing environment within a global marketplace, where institutions strive for higher levels of excellence and reputation. Australian universities face increased financial pressures, regulatory changes arising from the 2014-2015 Federal Government budget announcement, reputational pressures and changing client expectations (student, industry and government).

Within this context, UQ seeks to review its services, to ensure that UQ remains competitive and sustains success in the longer term. A focus on continuous improvement as part of every person’s contribution to the future of UQ is vital to ensuring a service-oriented culture.

The University’s Strategic Program Office will enhance UQ’s ability to deliver its core functions of learning, discovery and engagement. This University-wide program will adopt a One UQ approach with shared commitment and responsibility to enhance the student and staff experience by transforming internal business operations.

About This Opportunity

The University is acquiring new Human Capital Management Solution (HCMS), consisting of integrated Human Resources, Workforce Management and Payroll systems, along with consistent simplified processes, that will function as UQ’s enterprise solution for accessing and managing HR services.  

Working as an integral part of the HCMS Change Team, the purpose of the Change and Communications Specialist is to identify the change impacts, perform gap analysis against current state, manage the delivery and embedding of new processes, and build effective communication between the HCMS team and its stakeholders.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong change management experience with a track record of delivering transformation or business improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change activities and assess organisational readiness in a business centric technology enabled program.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the proven ability to influence senior stakeholders across a business.
  • The ability to negotiate, demonstrate diplomacy and tact, and effectively build and maintain relationships.
  • A strong work ethic and the willingness to go the extra mile to accomplish tasks in a fast-paced environment.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer?

This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment available until 31 December 2020 at HEW Level 8.

You will be able to take advantage of salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, free parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


Position Description

Download File PD - Change and Communications Specialist.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Julia Adams (

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply your CV or resume (maximum five (5) pages);

The applications for this role closes on Thursday, 12 December 2019 at 11:00 pm.

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates may be interviewed prior to the job closing date. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. The University of Queensland reserves the right to close this application process early.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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