First listed on: 26 July 2022

Change Advisor (Cyber and MDE)


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The Opportunity

  • A 3-year Term Opportunity| |Flexible/Hybrid Working Environment
  • Apply your project expertise to support organisational change initiatives
  • Work with an awesome team committed to making CSIRO a great organisation

CSIRO is seeking a Change Advisor to support CSIRO Information Management and Technology (IMT) undergo a transformation journey.

IMT provides services to the organisation that include IT Services, Scientific Computing, Application and Knowledge Management and Cybersecurity. IMT has an ambitious multi-year program to refresh systems and processes to support CSIRO’s strategy.

As an experienced Change Advisor, you will use your technical expertise to lead change activities and supporting the effective delivery of key IMT programs of work, including the Cyber Security Uplift program and projects in the Managed Data Ecosystem program.

This will be a rewarding opportunity to advance your skills as you support a high performing virtual team of change, communications, and training specialists in IMT, and report to the Change Manager Position.

Your duties will include:

  • Navigate complex projects and changes involving multiple stakeholders spanning executive sponsors, senior leaders as well as impacted groups across CSIRO.
  • Undertake relevant change assessments to ensure that all project sponsors and stakeholders have a clear understanding of the people impact of changes brought about by IMT Projects. 
  • Development and implementation of change plans, including communications and transition plans, with project stakeholders, Business Unit Leaders, Line Managers, Staff, Change Leaders and others.
  • Work with the Change Manager (IMT) and Change Managers (SD), IMT Executive, Service owners and project managers to actively consult and engage with CSIRO Leaders and staff to identify, plan and deliver change brought about by IMT projects.
  • Provide support to Project Team(s) to ensure all change activities are completed within set timeframes, and progress monitoring is maintained through status reporting via appropriate governance mechanisms.
  • Drafting communications material and working closely with colleagues in Corporate Affairs and IMT to support awareness and knowledge in relation to the IMT programs.   

Location: Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide preferred.
Salary: AU$102k - AU$111k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 3 years
Reference: 86782

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (e.g. PROSCI) and/or similar experience in a technology environment.
  • Stakeholder engagement experience in the development and implementation of organisational change strategies and programs.
  • Demonstrated capacity to exercise sound judgement, discretion and political awareness in dealing with stakeholders representing diverse interests and competing agendas.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills to effectively communicate to staff at all levels within CSIRO and externally, with the ability to produce quality presentations, reporting, change and process documentation.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment, collaborate widely both internally and externally, and provide guidance to managers and staff.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens, New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only.

Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

8 August 2022, 11:00pm AEST.

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