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Director, Learning & Organisational Development
  • Executive Remuneration Package
  • Flexibility to facilitate work/life balance
  • Critical Leadership role within the People & Culture Division

About the role

The Director, Learning & Organisational Development (L&OD) leads the design, development and implementation of learning and organisational development strategies and solutions to drive organisational performance.

L&OD strategies build our employees’ capabilities, enhance our organisational culture and put our values at the core of everything we do. L&OD activities underpin our employees’ experience and ensure that WorkSafe is able to attract, retain and develop talented people to deliver our services to the Victorian community.

The Director, L&OD, is responsible for leading the team of People & Culture professionals that deliver these services to our internal customers and our contracted partners, across a range of disciplines including organisational development, culture, leadership, workforce shaping, diversity, equity and inclusion, and learning and capability.

  • You will lead a multi-disciplinary team of specialists who provide high quality leadership, guidance, advice, counsel and support across the following functions:
    • Organisational Development, including Culture & Leadership
    • Learning & Capability
    • Workforce Shaping
  • Effectively partner with WorkSafe’s leadership team to identify and implement relevant L&OD solutions that support the delivery of WorkSafe’s Strategy.
  • Lead the design and implementation of a fit for purpose L&OD approach including models, frameworks, initiatives and vision that are underpinned by WorkSafe’s mission, vision, values and culture.
  • Ensure the delivery of fit for purpose learning solutions to support current and emerging capability needs, for the WorkSafe workforce and our external partners as relevant, including our insurance Agent partners.
  • Establish and manage enterprise learning governance frameworks which enable a consistent and structured approach towards the identification and delivery of whole-of-WorkSafe training initiatives, and ensure the mitigation of organisational risks associated with management of compliance training requirements.

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role.

About you

With relevant tertiary qualifications and significant experience in the field of learning and organisational development, you are a proven leader with expert knowledge in best practice policies and practices. 

You have a strong ability to build positive relationships and influence at an executive/strategic level, and experience in working in an organisation going through change and transformation and delivering outcomes which have resulted in organisational capability uplift. 

  • Demonstrated leadership experience, with a strong reputation of being a professional leader, consistently displaying integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and striving for excellence.
  • High level writing skills and ability to prepare, reports, recommendations and strategy documents for executives and senior leaders.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and facilitation skills to influence decision makers and gain their support in the implementation of organisational development initiatives.
  • Experience in the provision of accurate, confidential and sensitive advice and support to senior management, and in negotiation with employees and management on organisational issues. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as Human Resources, Organisational Development, Commerce or Psychology

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance. People who are seeking part-time or job share arrangements are encouraged to apply.

WorkSafe employees enjoy: Health and Wellbeing programs | Great benefits | Discounted Gym & Pool Memberships | Amazing work environment | WELL Rated Building | Very active Social Club | Career Opportunities and Working for your Community!

What’s next?

Applications close 11:00PM, Tuesday 25th January 2022. Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position. You may be required to undergo a National Police Check (and Medical Assessment) as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Alison Forbes on 0479 171 807 or email

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we’re committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community. 

Our Future

Our Strategy has our core purpose front of mind; reducing workplace harm, improving outcomes for injured workers and provide community value.

We don’t shy away from the importance of our purpose to the Victorian community, that’s why we have a stated ambition to be world leading.

The outlook is a future where the system enables us to identify and mitigate potential risks and hazards before they result in harm to workers. When workers are injured the system will support the best outcomes.

Important Information

WorkSafe is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risks to health consistent with WorkSafe’s obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all WorkSafe employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless a medical exemption applies).

To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, WorkSafe will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage.

Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment with WorkSafe.

Job Ref: AF000033
Submitted: 11-01-2022
Salary/Rate: Executive Remuneration Package

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