Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Lead
Job no: 0054543 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Continuing Department/School: Chief Finance Officer Group Salary: UOM 8-$115,137-$124,622 p.a. plus 17% super
The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.
About the Role This is the perfect timing to join our Procurement Services' Governance and Strategic Enablement team where you'll play a key role in integrating ESG principles into the University's procurement framework and supporting staff to advance key University strategic priorities. You'll work closely with internal and external stakeholders including Indigenous businesses, and industry bodies to develop and implement the ESG roadmap. Your primary focus will be on implementing Indigenous and sustainability-related procurement practices, enhancing governance, ensuring compliance and managing risk.
We encourage people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to apply, as your cultural and lived experience is central to the work we do. In this position, you'll be instrumental in building the reputation of the Procurement Services function, serving as a trusted partner in the University's commercial activities. This role provides a unique opportunity for you to take ownership and lead activity streams that contribute to establishing a robust foundation for the University's culture of commercial decision-making, elevating outcomes for Indigenous Australians, and reinforcing our commitment to human rights and equity. Our team is supportive, fostering an environment where every member is engaged, motivated, and encouraged to grow and learn!
About You We're looking for a professional with substantial experience in working with Indigenous peoples and communities. You'll have strong influencing and communication skills where you'll able to thoughtfully and persuasively work with diverse stakeholders to implement policies and procedures. Indigenous candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, bringing your cultural and lived experiences to drive the implementation of Indigenous and sustainability- related procurement practices!
You will also have:
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.
About-Chief Finance Officer Group The Finance team's core objective is to advance University strategy through financial leadership and innovation, strategic sourcing and contracting.
The Governance and Strategic Enablement team in Procurement Services supports the University's third-party expenditure by providing procurement policy, processes, governance, and system enablement. The team also offers data and commercial insights to strategically manage suppliers and advance key University priorities.
Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
To find out more, visit https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!
About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.
Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.
We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.
For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring
Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:
Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact the Professional Talent Acquisition Team via email at Professional- [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.
If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.
Advertised: 16 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 03 Dec 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Lead
University of Melbourne
November 16, 2023
December 03, 2023
About the employer
When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia.
Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”.
Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre.
Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation.
Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym.
The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life.
Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.