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Lead Change and Communications

Change and Communications | Chennai, India | Full Time

Job Description

IDP helps people to achieve their goals through studying abroad. By pursuing a global education at the beginning of their careers, we help them experience life-changing opportunities. If you share our passion in helping people to pursue their dreams through education, then come and join our team in our brand new offices in Nungambakkam in the heart of Chennai.  We're growing fast and we would love for you to come and join us.


Lead Change and Communications 


IS Service Desk – Chennai, India 


The primary object of this role is to ensure the adoption of the business and customer outcomes. This strategic (design) and hands on delivery (implementation) role manages all aspects of Change & Communications Management. This includes line management accountability for the Communications and Change related staff. 

Flexibility is fundamental as the roles’ key purpose is to integrate easily with people and teams throughout the business to collaborate on and add value to project outcomes.  


Essential requirements (skills, knowledge experience & qualification): 

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in Change Management and / or operational roles that have a significant change focus 

  • Strong project management skills and ability to simultaneously manage multiple stakeholders and activities  

  • Experience in business process design and process mapping 

  • Ability to interact effectively with management and staff at all levels with solid interpersonal skills  

  • Ability to interface effectively with internal and external stakeholders that may be located in geographically disperse locations and / or different cultures 

  • Ability to exercise good judgment within broadly-defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action  

  • Cultural awareness and the ability to adapt style and approach to suit a particular audience 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including skills in developing and delivering presentations for audiences of all levels of business 

  • Self-starter; ability to work under minimal supervision  

  • Ability to gain commitment from others, effectively manage expectations and competing priorities. 

  • Experience managing blended teams (consultants, contractors, employees) AND teams with an onshore / offshore mix. 

  • Able to deal with ambiguity and manage multiple competing priorities. 

  • Excellent communicator; that can inspire a team and provide consistent leadership.  

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. IELTS equivalent 7.0 overall minimum. 

  • Certified in Kotters 8 Step Change Model or similar. 

  • Alignment to IDP culture and values. 

Desirable requirements (leadership & team/project capabilities): 

  • Experience in Agile projects and/or Agile delivery work streams/squads. 

  • Experience in education, digital transformation or with SAP Cloud technologies would be a strong advantage. 


About Us:

IDP Education is a global leader in the international education industry which operates a number of related business lines including; international student placement; English language testing; English language Training; and Hotcourses.  We are a rapidly growing global organisation with ambitious future expansion plans.

IDP Education is a publicly listed company in Australia. Education Australia, a company representing 38 prestigious Australian Universities, owns 50% of the shares in the business with the remaining 50% held by public investors.

We are a world leader in assisting international students to find the right overseas study option for them, with a global network of more than 80 student placement centres in over 30 countries. IDP has placed more than 400,000 international students over the past 45 years. 

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System and is jointly owned by IDP and British Council, IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English language test, accepted for study, work and migration; with more than 2.5 million tests taken across 140 countries in the last 12 months. IDP has more than 400 test locations in over 50 countries.

Over 9,000 organisations, such as universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional registration bodies in 135 countries, recognise IELTS scores and rely on IELTS for education, immigration and professional purposes. 

Our People

IDP Education’s ongoing success comes from our highly committed and caring employees around the globe.  We encourage teamwork in order to leverage our people's diverse talents and expertise through effective collaboration and cooperation throughout our business.

We strive to provide a working environment where people are encouraged to excel, be creative and seek new ways to solve problems, take initiative, generate opportunities and be accountable for their actions.

We believe in developing dynamic, inclusive work places that encourage and celebrate cultural differences and views, and provide opportunities for personal, professional and career development all around the world.  We respect diversity in our people: their ideas, work styles and perspectives as well as offering flexibility to ensure employees enjoy a satisfying balance of work and personal life.