Chief People Officer (SES Band 2) - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 14/11/2023
REF: NDIcpo1023
Applications for this listing are closed

Chief People Officer (SES Band 2)

Close Date: 14/11/2023
REF: NDIcpo1023
  • Lead a professional people team of the NDIA giving back to society
  • Bring your lived experience and commitment to drive change to the NDIA
  • Flexible working arrangements, competitive salary and superannuation package available


Our participants, Our people, Our purpose

We have an exciting opportunity to join the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) as the Chief People Officer.  We are responsible for implementing the world leading National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), which is one of the biggest social reforms since Medicare. As an Agency, we support more than 600,000 participants with a significant and permanent disability, and the families and carers of those living with disability. For many Australians, this will be the first time they receive the disability support they need. The NDIA is designed to enhance the quality of life and increase economic and social participation for people with disability and provide peace of mind for every Australian.

A new role awaits

The NDIA is seeking a proven senior executive candidate to fill the SES Band 2 Chief People Officer role. You will embed a deep commitment to improve outcomes and create a strong culture of inclusion for people with disability that is a model for other organisations, and you will provide technical, professional, specialist, and strategic advice focused on Human Resources and workforce to the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and the Board. You will be required to make decisions within your area of accountability and contribute to the strategic planning of the NDIA’s objectives. Within this role you will set the strategic HR and workforce direction aligned with the goals and aspirations of the Agency’s Corporate Plan. As a key member of the SES team, you will play your part in implementing operational strategies aimed at achieving the NDIA’s mission to ‘build a world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme’.

Where you can add value

This role will appeal to you if you are interested in driving the development of all programs related to people, overseeing the strategic initiatives that support our most important asset: our employees. The NDIA has a diverse workforce and a critical priority is to ensure that our culture continues to be inclusive and that the Agency is an employer of choice for people with disability and First Nations peoples.

The Chief People Officer will ensure the NDIA has effective and efficient processes and programs to hire, retain, and develop talent. You will also oversee the broader employee experience including work health and safety, management of industrial relations and the NDIA’s employee agreement.

As part of this role, you will be expected to provide creative and insightfully solutions to critical HR issues and advise other members of the senior leadership team accordingly.

You will take responsibility for the provision of HR advice to internal and external stakeholders. This advice reflects research and analysis of people metrics and other implications and stakeholder views obtained through consultations, and articulation of policy in policy statements, regulatory or financial measures and legislation.

You will provide high level support and guidance in complex change management to business areas across the Agency and embed a deep commitment to improve outcomes and create a strong culture of inclusion for people with a disability in the Agency, that is a model for other organisations. You will also support continuous improvement to culture change in the Agency.

Our ideal candidate

This position will suit those who can demonstrate a track record of success in delivering outcomes in a complex environment. Ideally, you will bring a blend of broad and deep experiences with a particular focus on best practice matters relating to human resources in a service delivery setting.

You will be an outstanding leader with a substantial record of achievement and fundamental understanding of complex, high risk and politically sensitive environments with multiple stakeholders. Your exceptional stakeholder relationship skills, collegiate personal style, and ability to develop trust and respect will allow you to contribute to the building of the internal capability and high-performance culture of the Agency.

To be successful you will exemplify the Secretaries’ Charter of Leadership Behaviours and engender a culture of integrity, innovation, and collaboration. You will be self-aware, positive in considering and respecting a range of ideas and the perspectives of others.

We welcome applications from high performing executives who want to be part of our continued Scheme delivery improvements that will benefit participants and partners through intensive, genuine co-design.

Your NDIA Experience

We work as one team. We are accepting, diverse and driven. We take a shared approach to making progress. We welcome and support each other and encourage different ideas, insights, and opinions. We empower and enable each other to be our best. Collaborating, connecting, and creating a workplace that we can all be proud of. And while we’re based far and wide across the country, we make sure nobody feels they’re out on their own.

While this role is ideally performed from our National Office in Geelong, we will consider applications from capital cities, and remote working arrangements may be considered. We intend to fill this role in an ongoing capacity, however non-ongoing roles may be offered.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a pre-employment National Police History check, and provide evidence of Australian Citizenship.

NDIA is committed to supporting an inclusive and diverse workforce and welcomes and encourages applications from People with Disability (PwD), First Nations peoples, LGBTIQA+ people, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds, Mature age workers, as well as young workers and supporting an inter-generational workforce and supporting gender equity and families. NDIA will provide reasonable adjustments for candidates to participate equitably in the recruitment process and discuss workplace adjustments to fulfil the inherent requirements of the role.

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To apply: click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference NDIcpo1023 to pitch for the role: Your pitch is your opportunity to tell us why you are the right candidate for the role, why you want to work for the NDIA, and what you can contribute. Make sure to highlight relevant examples and accomplishments that demonstrate your ability to deliver. Your pitch needs to demonstrate your ability to meet the Work Level Standards for SES Band 2, and that you have the capabilities, skills and attributes as stated in the job advertisement and position description. (max 500 words)

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