Organisational Development Coordinator (Dalby)

  • Western Downs Regional Council
  • Dalby QLD, Australia
  • 26 Nov, 2021
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support

Job Description



 Permanent Full Time

 Dalby Corporate Office

About Council

A region the size of Tasmania, just 2.5 hours west of Brisbane and an easy drive from the Sunshine and Gold Coasts, the Western Downs has a growing population of over 34,000 people.

The region’s diverse economy, vibrant active communities and the extensive infrastructure and multi-billion dollar energy investments are ensuring that the Western Downs continues to go from strength-to-strength.

Western Downs Regional Council is one of only a handful of Council’s in the state of Queensland to be debt-free.

Council is very proud of this immense achievement which it had been working towards since 2015, proving itself to be one of the most financially prudent Councils in Queensland.

About the Role

Based in Dalby, you will lead a small, collaborative and passionate team and partner closely with Council's leadership team to design and implement talent, leadership and development programs, identify individual, team and organisation-wide strategic and operational development needs, and implement best practice solutions.

You will be responsible for leading and managing Council's organisational development programs and initiatives aimed to develop WDRC’s people capability, performance, have high impact OD solutions and embed WDRC's values to drive a positive workplace culture and achieve Council's strategic business objectives.

The role supports a multi-disciplinary and diverse internal and external workforce.

Reporting to the Chief Human Resource Officer, you will also:

  • Manage the design, development and delivery of diverse contemporary organisational learning and development strategies, policies, projects and initiatives;
  • Work closely with members of Council's leadership team to collaborate on the delivery of key initiatives;
  • Develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of Council's competency/capability framework, talent management strategy, succession plans and learning and development programs and systems; and
  • Ensure WDRC's learning and development programs, systems and internal processes meet both strategic, legislative and industry compliance requirements.

About you

The successful applicant will have:

  • Successfully implemented contemporary organisational development programs, strategies and initiatives to enhance organisational culture, capability and performance;
  • Experience in developing and implementing innovative learning and development systems, processes and practices in a multi-disciplinary work environment ensuring compliance with organisational and regulatory compliance frameworks;
  • Strong interpersonal skills to engage, influence and persuade multiple key stakeholders in relation to organisational development programs and initiatives to enhance team capability, culture and performance;
  • Have extensive experience in OD and a sound understanding of talent and performance management principles;
  • Be a subject matter expert, confident leader, strategic thinker and persistent achiever.

What we offer:

  • Relocation assistance of $5,000 may be approved for the successful candidate if relocating from the region
  • Work/life balance with 9 day fortnight or optional 19 day month
  • Salary Packaging available - Motor Vehicles, Superannuation, Remote Area Housing (Rent), Fuel, Gas and Electricity
  • Access to Corporate Health Plan
  • Health & Wellbeing program
  • Job security in a Local Government position
  • Locality Allowance
  • Living & Working in the Western Downs:
    • Welcome Guides
    • Experience Western Downs
    • Taste the Western Downs

If you enjoy working both autonomously as well as collaboratively with employees, this role is for you.  TOGETHER WE MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE

Applications close at 5.00pm AEST Thursday 6 January 2022.

Additional Information

The recruitment process includes candidates completing a pre-employment health declaration and you may be required to undergo a pre-employment medical including drug and alcohol testing.

Applicants for this position agree to WDRC conducting an independent employment check you’re your current (or most recent) employer prior to your formal appointment to the advertised position.

Western Downs Regional Council reserves the right to close or withdraw vacancies before the advertised closing date, or extend, without prior notice.

Note: Candidates using mobile devices are strongly advised to use a desktop computer to complete the application forms as they require extensive amounts of typing.

Job Closing Date

06 Jan, 2022