Assistance Director, Inclusion and Employee Engagement Job at ACT Government – Canberra ACT

Do you thrive in a fast paced, multi-facetted environment, feeling a sense of achievement and pride knowing your efforts are contributing to a workplace culture that encourages people to strive to their full potential?

As our Assistant Director for Inclusion and Employee Engagement, you will play a pivotal role in the success of our goal to be an inclusive organisation, where our people feel a sense of belonging and is truly representative of the community we serve. Your work will help to shape our workplace, driving awareness, advocacy and change. This key position within our organisation will work closely in a small team to deliver big things. You will develop, drive and support a broad range of strategic cultural and capability initiatives that create, foster and grow a culture of high performance, connectedness and innovation. This position requires skills to effectively develop and translate a range of inclusive workplace strategies for practical implementation, and successful delivery in developing partnerships across the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate (EPSDD) Portfolio.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

The key duties of the position include:
Leading initiatives that contribute to a diverse and inclusive culture, supporting an environment where our people feel safe, connected and engaged.

Developing and managing work programs for the Inclusion and Employment Engagement team, including the implementation of our Inclusion and Belonging Strategy and delivering projects and initiatives in an effective and efficient manner.

Working under the broad direction of the senior director to provide leadership and guidance across the organisation to provide inclusive practices.

Proactively engaging and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to build effective relationships and drive innovation.

Assist in establishing an appropriate monitoring and evaluation framework to effectively measure EPSDD’s progress on culture and inclusion.

Producing timely and accurate activity and management reporting in a range of forums.

Eligibility/Other requirements:

Previous experience in a similar role.


Tertiary qualification in Human Resource Management or similar.

Experience in human resources, particularly in Diversity and Inclusion context.

Project management and/or change management experience.

A strong understanding of First Peoples culture, LGBTIQ+ and disability communities would be highly regarded.

Notes: An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.

How to Apply: Please provide a pitch outlining your capabilities and experience that makes you the perfect person for this role. Your pitch should provide relevant and recent examples demonstrating your skills and ability to deliver the requirements of the role outlined in the Job Description.

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Company: ACT Government –

Company Location:  Canberra ACT

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