Pearson Head of Change Implementation in Melbourne, Australia

Head of Change Implementation


It’s no secret that a good education has the power to change lives. The challenge lies in the pace with which Australia’s educational landscape is transforming. It’s no longer just about providing access, but also ensuring progress.

As the world’s leading learning company, we’re meeting this challenge with Australia’s most comprehensive blend of digital learning formats, printed texts, educator training resources, assessments, services and online assets.

Based in stunning, heritage-listed offices in Melbourne's Docklands, you have everything at your door step, not to mention the easy 2 minute walk from Southern Cross Station.

The Head of Change Implementation is responsible for establishing and managing a range of key internal and external partnerships, overseeing and enabling new programs and developing comprehensive launch project plans. Working across functional teams within University Partnerships, and the broader Pearson business, you will provide insight and leadership on improved practice for ongoing launch activities to define a strong commercial basis, clear outcomes and impact for the change.


  • Development of Change Implementation plans

  • Developing comprehensive launch project plans and delivering on launch contributions

  • Managing key internal and external partnerships

  • Lead workforce planning and organisational development

  • The coordination, development and distribution of program documentation

  • Design and develop University Partnerships’ Quality Management System ensuring all processes and procedures are documented and aligned to the training and development strategy

  • Oversee the training and development strategy and implementation plan across the University Partnerships team


  • Tertiary qualification in Project or Program Management or related field

  • A demonstrated track record of leading organisational change and transformation with a high level expertise in the areas of change management, quality management and project management is preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects and delivery of business outcomes through strong organisational influence and leadership abilities.

  • Proven ability to think strategically but also be hands on at a working level

  • Outstanding stakeholder engagement and management with a strong ability to build trust, and strong working relationships.

  • Strong Oral and Written communication skills

  • Experience working in the higher education industry is preferred but not essential.

Our opportunities need innovative thinkers to drive the business forward. We are looking for people who can lead the way with enthusiasm, vision and inspiration.

Now it’s time to tell us about you, why you are passionate about learning and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.

At Pearson, we value the employee journey and pride ourselves in building an inclusive and diverse culture.


Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Victoria-Melbourne-Goods Shed South 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 7, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1807024

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.