Leadership Development Lead

  • Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
  • Permanent
  • Varied role. Projects, strategy, needs analysis, instructional design & planning
  • Permanent Full-Time Opportunity, Sydney CBD Location
  • Hybrid working environment, salary from $134,411 + super

We care for the people of NSW, building confidence and trust so our communities can thrive. We make the complex simple, so our schemes deliver better outcomes for people and communities. Whether a person is severely injured in the workplace or on our roads, icare supports their long-term care needs to improve quality of life, including helping people return to work. 

We insure over 329,000 NSW businesses and 202 NSW Government agencies. We protect around 90 per cent of public and private sector workers in NSW – that's approximately 3.2 million people. icare is a trusted risk advisor to the NSW Government, protecting over $266.6 billion of the state's most iconic assets, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The opportunity:

This role will be accountable for the design, development and implementation of leadership initiatives across icare. This role will lead and provide advice on the implementation of solutions that are culturally aligned, best practice and provide continuous improvement, enabling us to foster an open, constructive and accountable culture. This role is a blend of contributing to strategy development, needs analysis, instructional design, planning and project management, stakeholder management, consulting, facilitation, implementation, reporting and embedding behaviour change.


It’s an exciting time at icare where no two days are the same; as a Leadership Development Lead you will:

  • Design, develop and implement leadership development programs and solutions aligned to our capabilities and strategic measures.
  • Collaborate with the P&C Business Partners to set and agree with the Leaders in the business an annual set of leadership development initiatives to be integrated into the people plan, with measures for progress.
  • Provide the business advice and solutions on appropriate leadership development solutions and develop / support the implementation of customised solutions to teams and leaders.
  • Support leadership development planning initiatives through preparation of best practice research and guiding leaders and P&C, BP’s in appropriate customised development of business unit planning.
  • Be a diversity, equity and inclusion advocate to deliver leadership development solutions that are inclusive, reflecting the community that icare supports, in line with DIAP, MIAP and strategic imperatives.
  • Manage external provider relationships and procurement processes in line with icare guidelines to ensure return on investment and supplier performance.
  • Ensure leadership development data is maintained and updated in appropriate systems; and assist in the preparation of insights.

Your story so far:

  • A broad range of experience in culture and leadership development in organisations with diverse requirements
  • Tertiary level qualifications in adult education or relevant people-oriented discipline, or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through practical experience
  • Extensive experience with adult capability, leadership development and instructional design, culture, talent development, recognition, engagement and diversity and inclusion and provision of advice to business stakeholders in an organisational setting
  • Specific expertise in understanding an organisations’ compliance requirements and developing innovative solutions that support people to meet these requirements efficiently.

What we offer:

We know our strength comes from the diversity of our people and so we want people with different experiences and backgrounds to apply. We recognise the importance of balance and flexibility and understand that it’s not a one size fits all approach.

icare provides career opportunities and great employee benefits, including:  

  • Flexible working arrangements to help you balance work and life
  • A corporate wellbeing program with subsidised gym membership, free flu vaccinations and health check programs
  • Comprehensive learning and development support 
  • Our People Awards - On-the-spot Recognition, Quarterly Values Awards & Our People Annual Awards
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • icare day – access to an extra day’s leave
  • 17.5% annual leave loading

If you think you’re the right person for this role, please apply now. Don’t delay as we’re assessing applications as they are received.

icare recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If there are any accessibility adjustments you need to help you be able to apply for this role, please contact us at: talentacquisition@icare.nsw.gov.au

Please note that you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia, New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport or have unrestricted working rights to apply for this role.

  • icare is the brand of Insurance & Care NSW
  • For more information about icare visit our website
  • icare operates a direct sourcing model so no agency introductions will be accepted
  • We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant
  • A talent pool may be created through this recruitment process. A talent pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles.

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