First listed on: 15 May 2020

Change & Communication Specialist 

Strategic Program Office

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 & Communication 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.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

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 valid, 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 (until 16 April 2021) position at HEW 8.

The full-time base salary will be in the range $98,298 - $110,376, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be negotiated.

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

 510246_Change & Communication Specialist_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Mally Strydom (Change Lead, HCMS Program) at

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 the following documents:

  • Resume/CV

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Jobs 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. 

Closing Date: 27 May 2020 at 11:00pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

UQ Jobs Reference: 510246


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