Senior Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

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Permanent Full Time
Melbourne - Docklands
Other, Strategy, Project Management

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Diversity & Inclusion Manager you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

As the Senior Diversity and Inclusion Adviser you will be working as part of the People and Capability team. Within the role you will be responsible for delivering the commitments made in the action plans for Melbourne Water’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategy. Melbourne Water aim to deliver an inclusive, flexible and high performing culture through a workforce which is diverse and more closely reflects the community we serve.  

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.

Growth & Development

We’re a curious bunch at Melbourne Water and relish any opportunity to learn something new. We are in the business of enhancing life and liveability, which lends itself to re-imagining what’s possible and challenging the status quo. We offer a variety of learning opportunities; from formal development programs, digital learning content and lunch & learns; to visiting our sites and getting to see our initiatives and projects first hand. We believe that learning happens every day, so we support our people to continuously learn and experiment in the flow of their work, designing their own development path.


Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTI+ community, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Melbourne Water welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Current knowledge of Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and current Government Legislations
  • Proven diversity experience
  • Excellent communication skills and a high level of customer service orientation when
  • Ability in dealing with internal and external stakeholders, as well as the senior leadership team.
  • Proven change management experience with the ability to deliver change initiatives across the business.
  • Demonstrated experience in project managing diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data and produce presentations, briefings and reports tailored to the audience   
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and influence senior stakeholders where required
  • Ability to handle significant workloads, meet tight deadlines and competing priorities
  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail
  • Committed team player with an enthusiastic and dynamic approach, demonstrating exceptional organisational abilities with a high level of flexibility

Your ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required together with a Tertiary qualification in Social Science, Psychology, Human Resources, Change Management, Communications or related discipline and/or substantial relevant experience. For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Position_Description_-_Senior_Diversity_and_Inclusion_Adviser.pdf

How to apply

Click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: Sunday 16 May 2021 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment is required for this position.

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