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Talent and Diversity Specialist

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  • Make a real impact in an ASX-500 company
  • Experience the autonomy to manage a range of talent and diversity related initiatives
  • Enjoy a range of benefits and a focus on professional development

About the Role

Downer is looking for an experienced Talent and Diversity Specialist, to join our Organisational Development and Change team.

As the Talent and Diversity Specialist, you will have the opportunity to shape the culture of the business by driving and leading the development, maintenance and expansion of a range of initiatives and projects. Reporting directly to the Executive Manager of Organisational Development and Change, the role will be responsible for aligning the Talent and Diversity strategy with the business’ cultural values and strategic goals. Specific responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate the achievement and reporting of diversity targets
  • The consultation, development, and launch of Downer’s ‘innovate’ Annual Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Sourcing, designing and promoting a business-wide Cultural Awareness Training Program
  • Contribute to the future of the company through the management of the Talent Development Program and Young Professional’s Network
  • Development of Board, ExCo and annual reports for presentation to executive teams
  • Coordinate and lead the submission of Downer’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) suite of reports
  • Coordinate and promote a range of diversity and talent initiatives including Downer partnerships with communities, charities and educational institutions

About You

The ideal candidate for this role will be an enthusiastic and capable individual with experience in Organisational Development / Learning and Development / Diversity. Specifically, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant area (e.g. Communications, HR, Psychology etc…)
  • A minimum of five years’ experience working in similar roles
  • The ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • A strong understanding of best practices for community and cultural engagement


  • Enjoy an attractive salary
  • Work in an expanding team with opportunities for career development
  • A commitment to personal and professional growth

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