Change Manager - People Advisory Services - Brisbane

As the world continues to be impacted by globalization, shifting demographics, digital technology, innovation and regulation, organizations must adapt quickly and foster agile people environments that respond to these disruptive forces.  EY’s People Advisory Services (PAS) believes a better working world is helping our clients harness their people agenda — the right people, with the right capabilities, in the right place, for the right cost, doing the right things.  By focusing on our client’s talent needs, we are able to provide exciting and innovative solutions for the workforce of the future, which is already here!  If you believe that collective purpose, innovation, and empathy are key digital global leadership needs to be successful, then EY is the right place to explore further.

We work globally and collaborate to bring our clients professional teams who address complex issues relating to organisation transformation, end-to-end employee lifecycles, effective talent deployment and mobility, gaining value from evolving and virtual workforces, and the changing role of HR in support of business strategy. As a member of PAS, you will be part of a supportive global team with a vast array of experiences, broad network, deep sector expertise and entrepreneurial spirit not always evident in a large organisation. So whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.

The better the question. The better the answer. The better the world works.

The opportunity

The PAS team are looking to recruit someone with strong change experience to join our Brisbane team.  We are looking at the manager level and would like someone who has demonstrated experience of designing change strategies and leading all aspects of the change lifecycle. 

Candidates with experience in either externally consulting and leading clients through change journey’s or have been working internally as a HR business partner or change lead should consider applying.   Whilst change is the priority capability area we are looking for, the candidate will be joining a team that works across a number of a people related areas with clients including organisation design, workforce planning, HR and general talent management, organisational development and learning, culture and leadership.

Your key responsibilities

  • Manage engagements / projects and lead streams of work

  • Interact with our clients and build relationships

  • Drive our client’s strategic people transformation and change agenda

  • Business development and growing client accounts through quality delivery of work and identification of further opportunities


Skills and attributes for success

  • Change management

  • Business acumen

  • Coaching and mentoring

  • Communication (verbal and written)

  • Presentation skills

  • Customer focus

  • Guiding team success

  • Empowering others

  • Quality focus



  • Presence

  • Vitality

  • Agility

  • Confidence

  • Takes responsibility

  • Ability to influence others

  • Growth mindset, craves and is responsive to feedback, learns from mistakes

  • Learning agility

  • Change agility

  • Resilience

To qualify for the role you must have

Demonstrated mastery in the lifecycle of change and proven ability in designing change management strategies, change readiness, stakeholder communications, leadership alignment and the phases of implementing change and be able to show how you have applied these consistently in engagement settings.   Be able to show how you have lead teams in the implementation of change strategy and initiatives is key.

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience in a consulting environment (either internal or external) highly desirable

  • Client focus and experience leading the relationship and work with clients

  • Some accreditation in project management or change

  • Experience in broader people advisory skills such as organisation design, workforce planning, HR and general talent management, organisational development and learning, culture and leadership.

What we look for

  • Experience in project managing engagements

  • Proven and proactive business development skills

  • Proven leadership and collaboration skills

  • Ability to travel

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.


If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.  


Apply now.

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