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Project Lead - Fixed Term Contract

Project Lead - Fixed Term Contract

  • 643782
  • All of Australia, Australia
  • Fixed Term - Full Time

At Compass we strive to build an environment of inclusion that allows a diverse group of employees to contribute, participate, and succeed. We value the different perspectives and abilities of our employees because they uniquely improve the quality of our work and services we provide for our clients and customers.

And our services are vast! Compass Group are the global market leader in providing food and a range of support services to customers in the workplace, schools and colleges, hospitals, at leisure and in remote environments. In Australia we have over 10,000 employees working across 500+ locations. 

This role is a Fixed Term Contract (6 months) with possible extension

As the Project Lead you will report to the General Manager Programs-People & Safety, and you will focus on improving, streamlining and where applicable, automating parts of the end-to-end HR processes and systems, including projects that come up due to e.g legislative changes.

You will also take the lead in the development of ongoing business process improvement initiatives to ensure smooth and efficient end-to-end HR processes and manage several returning annual HR events that require to be project managed.

 You will be:

  • Responsible for the on time and successful delivery of multiple projects concurrently of various sizes and complexity
  • Running complex projects that have a moving end goal due to legislation or commercial changes or other impacts and require buy in from various parts of the business with different interests
  • Building project management capability in the wider People & Safety team and build a team
  • Overseeing and tracking projects, initiatives, and other key events to understand impact on the business
  • Ensuring projects follow correct process such as requirements gathering and clearly defining scope, and agree on scope with all key stakeholders to ensure buy-in
  • Documenting ‘as is’ processed and work with stakeholders to agree on ‘to be’ processes
  • Implementing the project end to end, including communication, training and support of business users
  • Identifying issues and areas where improvements to existing processes can be made and recommend and implement changes
  • Driving change and communications activities
  • Working independently and autonomously driving the outcomes to be what is best for the organisation

A bit about you:

  • Minimum 8 years Project management experience in an HR field and certified in Project Management such as PRINCE2 or equivalent
  • Strong change and communication experience
  • Demonstrated business process analysis and training development experience, including the identification of business processes, documentation of processes and procedures and the implementation of change
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with strong facilitation capabilities
  • Excellent analytical skills and conceptual thinking skills with advanced Microsoft Excel, Visio and Word experience
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast-paced project environment

The Benefits of working for a global organisation

Compass Group is an organisation that's proud of its great people. We believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent and offer many diverse opportunities for career advancement. Recognised as an employer of choice we also have an attractive benefits program including a competitive salary, recognition programs including service and safety awards, team event days, flexible working options and company discounts.

We embrace equal opportunity and promote diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation and People with Disability to apply.

And because life isn't only about work, we believe in maintaining a healthy work life balance.


Our people’s unique backgrounds, experience, and abilities are at the heart of our vibrant workforce. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the diverse communities that we serve, where everyone feels empowered and valued. By building diverse teams means we are creating inclusive environments for all our people and also those we connect with through our day to day operation. We welcome & encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, gender expressions, gender identity and people with disability.


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