Jobs at WGEA

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) is a small, unique agency with a big agenda. If you would like to work with us, please visit this page regularly for current employment opportunities. We will list available jobs on this page when applications are open.  

Before applying for a role, check that you meet the eligibility criteria and possess the key skills and capabilities set out in the Application Package.

At WGEA, we understand what working flexibly means. We pride ourselves on being a respectful, diverse, and inclusive community. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all genders, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature-age people.

You can tell us in your application or when called in for interview if you need any adjustments to help you participate equally in the selection process.

For more information on employment conditions, you can view the Agency’s current Enterprise Agreement below.

Available Positions

Capacity Building Manager – x2 Ongoing positions

Why this role matters

The Capacity Building Manager role reports to the Capacity Building Executive Manager and is responsible for making a material difference to closing the gender pay gap by supporting our reporting employers to build purposeful, gender equal experiences across their workforce.

The position is responsible for:

Providing expert gender equality advice and guidance on integrating gender equality into workplace, policies, and practices.

  • Supporting and collaborating with employers to implement effective gender equality practices including assessing the current status of their practices, policies, and action gaps.
  • Developing effective strategies and action plans tailored to the current and future needs of the employer’s business.
  • Designing and delivering ‘best in class’ workshops, masterclasses, presentations and seminars, in person and online to guide and build capacity on gender equality in the workplace.
  • Drawing on research and analysing for best practice, industry-specific and /or new and emerging gender equality policy trends, and practices for broader implementation.
  • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of employer gender equality strategies, plans and targets, providing recommendations for improvement.
  • Providing policy and practice advice to Agency CEO and stakeholders on government policies, strategies and initiatives as required.
  • Undertaking other capacity building activities, as requested by Executive Manager
  • Local and interstate travel as required to carry out some of the duties listed above (using technology in first instance where able).
  • Contributing to other Agency projects as required.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Previous experience in workplace gender equality delivered through Human Resources, Organisational Development or Diversity & Inclusion operations or similar direct consulting, strategy or policy design positions.
  • Formal qualifications and/or further education relevant to the role, with post graduate tertiary study highly regarded.
  • Knowledge of contemporary workplace gender equality principles, concepts, and practices.
  • Understanding and exposure to gender equality across private and public sector employment contexts and different industries or sectors.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with tangible experience in the design and delivery of workshops, training, focus groups and consultations on gender equality or a related field.
  • Supervision experience – such as managing direct report(s) and/or performance and outcomes of project members.
  • High level of computer literacy, particularly the Microsoft suite of programs
  • Hold or able to obtain Baseline Security Clearance (this requires being an Australian Citizen).

To find out more about the role and how to apply please refer to the Application Package.

 Job applications close Sunday 4th August at 9am.

WGEA's Enterprise Agreement

Current Enterprise Agreement WGEA

Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP)

Indigenous Australian Government Development Program

Our agency is proud to be a participating employer in the Indigenous Australian Government Development Program (IAGDP) The IAGDP is a 12-month entry-level employment and development program open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are interested in working in the Australian Public Service (APS). The aim of the program is to significantly contribute to improving employment opportunities, experiences and outcomes for Indigenous Australians in the APS. We value and draw on the skills, capability and unique life experiences and perspectives that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees can bring to the workplace.

For more details, please see the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.