Organisational Capability Advisor

$98,730 - $110,484 yearly
  • Port Phillip City Council
  • St Kilda VIC, Australia
  • 24 Jun, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Strategy and Planning

Job Description

  • Salary Range Band 7: $98,730 to $110,484 plus 10.5% Super

  • Fulltime- Permanent Role

  • Located at St Kilda Town Hall with flexible working arrangements possible

About the Organisation 

The City of Port Phillip is an inner-city council with around 1000 employees who deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. These range from childcare and immunisations, to libraries, management of parks and open space, rubbish collection, road maintenance and more. City of Port Phillip has zero tolerance for child abuse and is a committed Child Safe organisation.  

About the Role

Reporting to Head of Organisational Capability, the Organisational Capability Advisor is a valued and integral part of the People Culture and Safety Department who will be responsible for leading the development and delivery of organisational development initiatives across the organisation including diversity and inclusion, employee engagement as well as strategic workforce planning to support the achievement of our organisational goals and delivery of the City of Port Phillip Council Plan. 


  • Lead the design, development and implementation for people focussed solutions with focus on diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and recognition, strategic workforce planning.

  • Play a lead role for the employee Diversity and Inclusion strategy, including the delivery of the Gender Equality Action Plan

  • Provide expert learning and organisational development advice, guidance, coaching, and feedback to learners, leaders, and stakeholders

  • Develop materials for managers and employees to provide self-service options in the development of leadership and team development capabilities.

Skills and Experience 

  • A tertiary degree in Organisational Development / Psychology/ Adult Learning or an equivalent combination of qualifications and relevant experience; or lesser formal qualifications along with substantial (Minimum 5 years) experience.

  • An outstanding track record of collaboratively and successfully building and delivering organisational capability initiatives in a similar or related environment. 

  • Significant experience in leading, designing and delivering diversity and inclusion initiatives


People enjoy working at the City of Port Phillip because we are a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace. We offer a vibrant and diverse work environment where our employees can develop both professionally and personally whilst planning and delivering a range of important services and programs to the community. 


  • We offer a workplace which accommodates your working style and needs. 

  • Be supported and empowered by a leadership team that is community focused, with a strong desire for change and a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation.

  • Training and development opportunities, study assistance, flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, an active social club, a health and wellbeing program, and a well- regarded Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Security Requirements and Professional Obligations 

Pre-employment screening will apply to all appointments.  

Prior to a formal letter of offer, preferred applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Evidence of mandatory qualifications/registrations/licences

  • Sufficient proof of their right to work in Australia                                              

  • Sufficient proof of their identity. 

  • Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination in line with VIC Government Advice

  • Complete a National Police Check completed via City of Port Phillip’s Provider.

  • Evidence of a Working with Children Check (employee type with City of Port Phillip registered as the organisation).  

How to Apply


All applicants must provide a Cover Letter in response to the key selection criteria located on the last page of the position description. The Cover Letter should be no longer than 2 pages and include each heading in the Key Selection Criteria.

Note: Only applications submitted via the online Recruitment Portal will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be provided feedback.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Naomi Walton, Head of Organisational Capability, via phone 03 8563 7475 or email 

Applications close 11.59pm Tuesday 12th of July 2022

The City of Port Phillip is an equal opportunity employer, committed to an inclusive and accessible environment where diversity is valued. We actively welcome and encourage candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nation and Torres Strait Islander candidates, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and candidates with a disability.  

If you have accessibility requirements or require an adjustment to participate in our recruitment and selection process, please contact David Crichton (HR Business Partner- Recruitment) on 0466 859 533 or email:

Job Closing Date

12 Jul, 2022