Project Lead

Swinburne University of Technology

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Attractive salary plus generous staff benefits
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Full time, 12 month fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus

About the Job
As Project Lead within Swinburne’s People & Culture (P&C) team you will be accountable for the project management and delivery of a strategic project focused on understanding SUT’s future workforce needs. The project will focus on future workforce planning, capability, industrial relations requirements, and talent.

Under broad direction of the Director, Workplace Relations and P&C Partners you will project manage the program of work ensuring key activities andoutcomes are delivered inline with the project requirements. Drawing on previous consulting or P&C project management experience, you will work with key stakeholders around the University to understand requirements, develop the plan, synthesize relevant data and inputs to develop reports, presentations and papers.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Help connect people with our vision and strategy. The People & Culture team at Swinburne engage, support and inspire our most valuable asset: our people. We provide strategic advice and solutions across the University’s full range of people and culture services.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • Completion of a tertiary level qualification with extensive relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Project management experience within complex organisations
  • Extensive / broad project management experience specifically within a P&C/HR function, or project experience within a large professional services or management consulting firm
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of senior internal and external stakeholders

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description

  • Excellent terms and conditions
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC) discounted memberships
  • Discounted annual Myki cards are available to Swinburne staff
To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume and brief cover letter.

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close 5pm on 31st of January, 2020.

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