Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Head of Capability, Inclusion & Leadership


Closing in 3 days


  • Full-time, Two year fixed term leadership position
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus with hybrid ways of working
  • Flexible work arrangements available
  • About the role

    We are currently on the lookout for a Head of Capability, Inclusion, and Leadership to lead our journey towards exceptional leadership, inclusive excellence, and transformative learning experiences for our exceptional staff.

    As the Head of Capability, Inclusion, and Leadership, you will be at the forefront of cultivating a culture of leadership excellence, inclusivity, and continuous learning. Your strategic vision and guidance will shape the future of our workforce. You will lead teams that drive capability and leadership, Inclusion diversity, equity and access and First Peoples workforce development. You will also play a vital role in driving key priorities across the broader People function at RMIT.

    Key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Leadership and Team Development: Provide leadership, coaching, and guidance to the Capability, Inclusion, and Leadership team. Establish clear directions, prioritise effectively, and foster an environment of continuous development and recognition.
  • Capability and Leadership Management: Oversee the entire capability and leadership lifecycle at RMIT, from needs analysis to the evaluation and continuous improvement of impactful learning experiences. Ensure our programs not only meet but exceed the evolving needs of our community.
  • Integration of Responsible Practice and IDEA: Champion the integration of responsible practice, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA), embedding RMIT values into learning experiences to uplift our strategic capabilities.
  • Implementation of Frameworks: Lead the charge in implementing RMIT's IDEA framework and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment plan, actively contributing to our vision for an inclusive and diverse future.
  • To be successful you will have

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills, efficiently coordinating resources, processes, systems, people, and policies to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Deep expertise in at least two of the following OD specialties: learning and capability development, leadership strategy, models, and inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.
  • Clear commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access and First Peoples workforce development, with experience integrating principles into HR processes and capability development.
  • Track record of designing capability build programs to drive positive employee experiences and achieve behavioral changes for organizational success.
  • About RMIT

    RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 96,000 students and close to 10,000 staff globally. The University's mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students to prepare them for life and work.

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    Why work at RMIT University

    Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. Find out more about working at RMIT University, what we stand for and why we are an Employer of Choice.

    We want to attract those who will make a difference. View RMIT's impressive standings in university rankings.

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    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter and addressing your suitability to the key selection criteria for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply' link. For further information about this position or for a confidential discussion, or a copy of the position description, please contact Ben Cass via email [email protected]

    Applications close on 21st April at 11.59pm.


    Applications Close:

    21 Apr 2024 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

    Job details


    Head of Capability, Inclusion & Leadership


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 21, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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