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Head of Organisational Capability

Date: 12-Jun-2022

Location: AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside

We know great results come from our people feeling valued, getting the support they need to reach their full potential as well as bring their whole self to work. We also recognise that enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to maintaining our licence to operate.


Technology and innovation are essential to our long-term sustainability. We are growing our carbon and new energy businesses using technology to reduce emissions and the carbon footprint of our products. We are working to improving energy efficiency, offset emissions, reduce emissions intensity and explore options for lower-carbon energy. Woodside led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges.


Our global headquarters are based in Perth and our state-of-the-art campus reflects the quality of life Perth is known for - with a six Green Star rating, advanced wellness features and flexibility in how you work.

About the Role:

As Woodside Energy cements its position as a Top 10 global energy company, developing the capability  of our people will be key to our ongoing success. Accordingly, we are seeking a Head of Organisational Capability responsible for managing and developing capability at all levels across our global organisation.


Reporting directly to the Vice President of HR, this position is instrumental in developing competency, capability, succession planning, and talent management strategies.

Duties & Responsibilities:

This role leads organisational development by understanding capability and competency across the business. You will work with leaders and executives to identify capability gaps and develop strategies and frameworks to build capability and competency for both our current and future needs.


This includes the development of capability frameworks at corporate strategy and functional delivery levels, leadership development, graduate and early career development programmes, talent management, and succession planning initiatives.

Skills & Experience:

As a degree qualified professional, you will be able to demonstrate considerable experience in organisational development within large-scale organisations. Ideally, you will have had exposure to working with stakeholders in global locations and will understand the importance of respecting different cultural norms and expectations when developing strategies and frameworks.


As this role interacts with a broad range of stakeholders you will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to influence outcomes with internal and external stakeholders, including senior executives. This will be augmented by a track record of building high trust relationships based on the delivery of quality outcomes.

The role is a member of the HR senior leadership team and you will bring a strong values based leadership style, have a continuous improvement mindset, and be comfortable challenging established ways of working.

As this role has a global remit you will need to be able to travel internationally on occasions.

Above all, we are looking for someone who is passionate about what they do and takes pride in delivering exceptional outcomes.

Recognition & Reward:

What you can expect from us:

  • Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs, coaching and mentoring
  • Industry-leading 18 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carer, and maintenance of superannuation or retirement benefits at the current rate during any period of unpaid parental leave for up to 24 months (plus secondary carer leave entitlements)
  • Values led culture
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies, and Neurodiversity
  • Community volunteering opportunities
  • A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, above-industry superannuation contributions and a health insurance allowance


Woodside Energy is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture, which is supported by our Compass values. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a truly diverse and high-performing workforce. 

We encourage diversity of age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer commitments and education. Inclusion centres on all employees creating a climate of trust and belonging, where people feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work. We offer supportive pathways for all employees to grow and develop leadership skills. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those seeking a more flexible working environment, including part-time opportunities.


Applications close at 11:59pm AWST on Sunday 26th June 2022


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Covid 19 Vaccination Requirements

Everyone accessing a Woodside office, site or facility is subject to mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements, as updated from time to time.

If your role requires you to access our remote sites or facilities (including our Port Facilities and Remote Operating Centre) you will be required to comply with any applicable government directions. Currently, these directions also require you to have received 3 TGA approved COVID-19 vaccinations, unless you hold an exemption granted under the direction. Please see below for further information.

Resources sector workers (restrictions access directions)

Port Worker and At Risk Port Workers (restrictions access directions)

Booster Vaccination (restrictions access directions)


The Woodside COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure requires all persons accessing our other offices, sites or facilities (including our Perth office) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless an exemption applies. Currently, ‘fully vaccinated’ means 3 TGA approved COVID-19 vaccinations.

Please consider these requirements when submitting your application.