Change, Diversity and Inclusion Partner

Job No: VIN2755
Location: Hybrid: Work from home & in office (Lewisham or Woolloomooloo)


  • An exciting opportunity to play a lead role in Diversity and Inclusion initiatives
  • Generous salary + NFP Tax Free Benefits increase your net pay
  • Full-time or part-time applications (3-4 days/week) will be considered


The St Vincent de Paul Society is a leading provider of community support services, whose key value is to shape a more just and compassionate society

 We believe our employees are key to our success and offer Learning and Development programs to enhance and grow your career across a range of teams and services.  Our staff are recognised for their achievements and are offered promotional opportunities on a meritocracy basis within a collegiate and values driven team environment and culture.  



Your new role: 

As our dedicated Change, Diversity, and Inclusion Partner, you will play a lead role in driving activity to support Vinnies’ newly launched Diversity & Inclusion strategy. We are looking for someone who is passionate about driving positive change to continue to build our reputation as an inclusive organisation. As a specialist within the People Strategy and Change team, you will provide strategic and operational advice to influence inclusive practices at all levels of the organisation. Your previous track record in this space will be vital in progressing our disability and inclusion action plan and other initiatives to embed these principles into our organisation's practices.

 Your responsibilities: 

  • Lead key strategic and operational diversity and inclusion initiatives and support culture change more broadly
  • Collaborate with leaders and build capability in diversity and inclusion across the Society
  • Support effective change management for key people initiatives to enable change sustainability
  • Bring internal and external insights from multiple sources and networks to build understanding and application of best practice
  • Work with People and Culture teams and network/working groups and committees to embed diversity and inclusion into people policies, processes, practices and learning
  • Lead the development of and collaboratively manage the Society’s Diversity and Inclusion calendar

To be successful, you will need: 

  • Previous experience in a D&I partnering role providing both strategic and operational advice to educate and change practice
  • Experience developing & implementing effective people and change plans to support project delivery
  • Demonstrated ability in managing competing priorities and applying attention to detail
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills to positively influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to really listen to people, reflect, learn, show empathy, and quickly build rapport
  • Demonstrated change management experience with a drive for results and the ability to analyse and apply insights to inform and positively impact the organisation
  • Proven ability to effectively engage with stakeholders from across a diverse workforce delivering a variety of services
  • It is a condition of employment that you comply with the Society’s Pandemic Policy - COVID-19  and Public Health Orders in order to work in or enter Society facilities. In accordance with our policy, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or a valid medical exemption as part of the resourcing process


If this sounds like you, don't wait to apply - we are interviewing suitable applications as we receive them and will move quickly to fill this role. Submit your application with a resume and cover letter which addresses the key requirements in the  Position Description

. Information on how to apply. 

If you have questions about this role, please email Monique Heighes (Manager, People Strategy and Change) on quoting: Change, Diversity and Inclusion Partner/VIN2755.



The Society is committed to being a Child Safe organisation, further information can be found in the Society’s commitment to Safeguarding Children & Young People. Prior to an offer of employment, candidates will be required to complete the pre-employment checks including a Police check & Working with Children check. 

St Vincent de Paul Society (NSW) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to engaging a diverse workforce. We take pride in the diversity of our people and encourage applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBTQIA, candidates of any or no religious beliefs and applicants of all ages.

 St Vincent de Paul (NSW) has a COVID- 19 vaccination policy that has identified this role as requiring a full COVID-19 vaccination.  Medical exemptions with the NSW government contraindication form will be considered, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment.
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