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Programme Change Manager – People & Culture - The University of Auckland


The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

The University of Auckland continues to create and deliver innovative solutions to our staff and students.  We have multiple programmes 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.

We are looking for a Programme Change Manager to support the People & Culture Portfolio in a newly created role. This portfolio will focus on our people and the workforce for the future, a great time to join and be supported by a fabulous team of Practitioners.

You will join our Business Transformation Office, tabling demonstrated experience in managing multiple programmes, and enjoy rolling up your sleeves to provide change management advice and expertise to programmes, projects, and function reviews.

This role is essential to ensure that change management delivery is scoped, impacts identified, and transitions planned for to deliver specific initiatives effectively. This role must consider the change connections, synergies, risks, and issues across and between programmes.

Key Accountabilities

  • Provide effective leadership, quality assurance, and advice on change management planning and delivery on cross-programme activities, including methodology and deliverables
  • Identifying change connections, synergies, risks, and issues across programmes and managing these appropriately
  • Ensure that effective change management processes are in place to support business sponsors and owners to sustain implemented changes and realise the anticipated benefits of change.         


About you | He kōrero mōu

To be successful in this role, you will need to have extensive experience in managing large-scale Change Management programmes and initiatives, including all facets of change (systems, people, process & site) and training and experience in recognised Change Management disciplines.

You will need to demonstrate proven relationship management strengths, with clear evidence of your ability to build successful business partnerships and drive strategic direction and a strong customer centric approach. High-level communication ability is essential, with verbal, written and interpersonal skills integral to success in this role.


What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices and a culture that supports work-life balance
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • 6.75% superannuation scheme

For more information please visit our Staff Benefits page.


How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Sunday 29th May and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role.

If you have any questions about this role, please contact Josh Chapman – [email protected]

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