Change and Communication Manager 12 mth FTC



MinterEllison is Australia’s largest law firm and provides legal and consulting services.


Purpose is at our core. We create lasting impacts with our clients, our people and our communities. Our teams collaborate and deliver to our Purpose, and consistently work to embed our values into everyday actions. Clients rely on our expertise and insights. They value our responsive, creative and commercial approach. We are curious by nature, diverse in our disciplines and authentic in our relationships.


Diversity and inclusion is at the core of our Purpose and informs the way we work with each other, our clients and in the community. We know that when we bring together diversity of thinking, skills, experience, gender identity, backgrounds and orientations, we get better results.


 The Team
MinterEllison’s Project Change and Communications team provide strategic and practical change management services to the firm's diverse portfolio of transformation programs. We utilise our deep change management consulting expertise to deliver positive impacts and measurable outcomes across complex and innovative initiatives.


Your Role
A 12 month fixed-term position exists within our Project Change & Communications team where you will have the opportunity to utilise your full lifecycle business change management experience from design to delivery.  You will work closely with our project managers, business analysts and SMEs, typically working on more than one project.  This role is based in our Sydney office with hybrid working arrangements, remote and in-office when required for project work.  

In this role you will have the opportunity to:
•    Define change programme requirements, including scope, deliverables and plan, with clear inputs/outputs/change dependencies within project/programme
•    Implement effective stakeholder engagement to drive understanding amongst key influential stakeholders and business leaders
•    Develop and lead innovative and compelling communication campaigns, create polished materials, test and measure effectiveness with key audiences
•    Lead change impact and business readiness assessments, surface risks and issues, drive mitigation outcomes
•    Develop training/upskilling approach, learning needs analysis, curriculum development, manage content creation and adoption measures
•    Champion change capability development within impacted groups, and coach and prepare business leaders and people in key positions for their role in supporting individuals and their teams through change
•    Responsible for all in-scope change workstream deliverables including strategy/approach, communication, engagement, impact assessment and readiness management, adoption metric definition and management, training, change and communication planning and reporting


More About You


•    5+ years' experience as a Business Change Management Consultant with experience in designing and delivering complex change initiatives across a diverse client portfolio/organisational landscape
•    Professional services or management consulting experience is desired
•    Experience leading all workstreams of change across the full lifecycle from initiation to delivery
•    Deep experience in change impact analysis, business readiness and adoption management
•    Experience in digital change and agile methodologies

•    Superior skills managing complex and diverse stakeholder expectations and interests
•    Passionate about involving people in the change process, preparing them for it and supporting them though it
•    A creative thinker who can translate a vision for different audiences
•    Confident communicating information with clarity and influencing senior stakeholders
•    Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and facilitation skills
•    Ability to navigate ambiguity and manage complex stakeholder relationships
•    Change practitioner accreditation or change methodology certification would be an advantage, PROSCI or similar
•    Advanced MS Office skills, especially MS Excel and PowerPoint


Why MinterEllison:

MinterEllison is recognised annually as a Top Attraction Firm by Lawyers Weekly as voted by our peers.  We are a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality in Australia and we hold Gold employer status with the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI).


We make diversity in all its forms central to collaboration. This is why we offer hybrid working options to encourage balance, wellbeing and support for sustainable ways of working. We offer up to 20 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer within the first 24 months following birth or adoption, and a range of social, financial and health benefits, including free gym membership – all with no minimum tenure.


We welcome applications from people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders (including if you identify as transgender or gender diverse), sexual orientations, as well as people living with a disability or who have family or carer responsibilities. We particularly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for roles with MinterEllison.


How to apply:

We love to connect with people directly, so please submit your CV and cover letter for consideration by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button below.


If you would like further information, to tell us about any adjustments you might require through the recruitment process or if you are trans or gender diverse and want a confidential discussion, please contact [email protected]


Agency submissions will not be accepted without prior express approval from the MinterEllison recruitment team. All agency candidates must be submitted through our on-line portal to be valid.


Sydney, AU

Contract Type:  Fixed Term