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Culture Lead

Oxfam Australia |
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Location: VIC
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About Us 

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty.

At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We believe that in a wealthy world, poverty is unjustifiable and preventable, that the present state of inequality and injustice must be challenged, and that with the right support, people can change their lives for the better.

We are part of an international confederation of 20 organisations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 75 countries.

All our work is led by five core values: Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability.

As an organisation undertaking work both locally and internationally and in humanitarian response, we take our duty of care seriously to safeguard children, young people and adults and recognise that we must meet community expectations and the trust placed in our people to maintain the highest standards of conduct. Therefore, our people are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct.

 Job Description

  • Outstanding opportunity to join Oxfam Australia’s Capability and Impact Team
  • 18 Months, Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Melbourne based

The Role 

Developing and driving a dynamic and participatory change program that aligns Oxfam’s internal culture with the identified values and objectives, the role is responsible (with other members of the leadership group) for supporting the people of the organisation, to develop new ways of working.

This role will work with others across the organisation to create a contemporary organisational narrative, articulate the practical implications of principles and help to design optimal organisational processes. Working with staff and volunteers to develop a desired culture for OAU and for designing and initiating the work required to cultivate this culture, with strong appreciation of the value of accountability in leadership and dynamics of power. The role, with the leadership group, is responsible for modelling, promoting and facilitating an equitable, respectful and engaged workplace.

With a strong understanding of the requirement for  cultural safety, feminist principles, climate, racial and economic justice, this role is responsible ensuring practices, initiatives and behaviours are aligned with stated commitments and agreed directions.

Accustomed to performance focussed environments and committed to the value of transparency and clarity of purpose and expectations, the role will be enthusiastic, energetic and comfortable with dissent, debate and learning culture.

The role has strategic responsibility for supporting the development of organisational frameworks, tools, policies, systems and processes relevant to the scope of the role.

 Desired Skills and Experience

A little about you (the key selection criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Learned knowledge or lived experience that supports a deep appreciation of feminist principles, social justice, inclusion, anti-racism, diversity and cultural safety and decolonisation.
  • Have successfully led highly complex projects or programs, applying advanced knowledge on Social Justice and Inclusion coupled with the ability to apply design thinking including user experience, agile ways of working and other innovation methodology to foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning at OAU
  • Designs, models and lead initiatives to build and sustain an inclusive organisational culture which enables OAU to engage and retain a diverse workforce representative of the communities within which OAU works, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities, people from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as inclusion reflecting disability, gender and LGBTIQA+.
  • Train, coach and support colleagues, partners and allies in new ways of working including influencing uptake of various tools and programs with the ability to provide robust thought leadership, demonstrating continuous learning of the field.

We can offer you 

  • A base salary of $100,085 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to generous non-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world.
  • We value flexibility and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.
  • Cultural leave
  • Superannuation matching

How to Apply

  •  To apply, click the Apply Now button to be directed to Oxfam’s job portal.
  • Applications close on 2 March 2023.
  • Here is the link to the P0sition Description  

Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and impowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia.

Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia with the subject to satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion Check.

We give priority to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, supporters, and the communities we work with. If successful you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical contraindication prior to commencing employment with Oxfam Australia.

Closing Date: Mar 2, 2023

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