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Capacity Building – Executive Manager

Organisation : Workplace Gender Equality Agency via People for Purpose

Location : Australia (Sydney)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Government

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Workplace Gender Equality Agency via People for Purpose

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA/Agency) is an Australian Government statutory agency charged with promoting and improving gender equality in Australian workplaces. Their vision is for all people, irrespective of gender, to be equally represented, valued and rewarded in the workplace.

Historically, WGEA has facilitated reporting and provided valuable tools and resources to Australian employers to support their intentions for gender equality in the workplace. A new strategy has been developed to influence a substantial shift within WGEA to move from being a promoter of gender equality to being a proactive driver of change. WGEA will seek to develop deeper engagement with Australian employers to help build their capacity to drive action on gender equality, including setting targets for improvement, bridging the action gap and becoming an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

To accelerate progress, WGEA is establishing a new team to lead program reform and work directly with employers to assist them in identifying areas of opportunity and providing guidance and advice. 

About the role

  • Lead a small, newly formed team
  • Build employer engagement and drive action
  • Establish a Community of Practice to inspire change

The newly created leadership role, Capacity Building – Executive Manager, has been developed to inspire and accelerate the pace of change in gender equality in Australian workplaces and to lead the work with employers to implement new legislative amendments. 

Reporting to the Agency Director, this role is responsible for building and shaping a new team, leading program reform, facilitating and inspiring strong employer engagement, establishing a Community of Practice and direct advisory capacity to provide guidance and advice to employers.   
Experience, knowledge & skills

To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have deep People and Culture transformation experience and a proven ability to engage with a diverse range of employers in a meaningful and sophisticated way.  You will be an experienced leader and change agent with highly developed strategic and program management capabilities, able to create and communicate a compelling vision that supports and sustains the work of the Agency to actively engage employers and other workplace participants.

You will have a genuine and demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of Gender Equality in Australian workplaces; a well-developed understanding of the drivers and levers for organisational behavioural and cultural change; and experience in successfully building and leading small and innovative teams. 

How to apply

People for Purpose are partnering with Workplace Gender Equality Agency to lead the search for this role. 

We invite you to read the position description located on the People for Purpose website under Executive Search at  For further information on the Agency, please visit their website at

Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Workplace Gender Equality Agency and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.


Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 17 July 2022.


Please quote in application: Capacity Building – Executive Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management
Sector: #Government


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