Senior Leadership Adviser – Careers


  • Exceptional Opportunity for Experienced Learning and Development Professional
  • Design and Deliver Learning Strategies and Programs supporting our business strategy
  • Join our People Experience Team in Adelaide CBD Head Office

About Us

Santos provides reliable, affordable energy for progress and seeks to provide lower carbon energy over time.

Santos is a global energy company with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the United States.

At Santos, our goal is to be a global leader in the energy evolution to low-carbon fuels that help the world decarbonise and continue to provide the reliable, affordable energy the world needs for modern life and human progress.

Santos is an important Australian domestic gas supplier and LNG supplier in Asia. We are committed to supplying critical fuels such as oil and gas, and abating emissions through carbon capture and storage, energy efficiency projects, use of renewables in our operations and high-quality offsets. Santos will also seek to develop low-carbon fuels as customer demand evolves.

For 70 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing jobs and business opportunities, safely developing natural gas resources and from there powering industries and households.

Santos seeks to deliver long-term value to shareholders through our diverse portfolio of high-quality, long-life, low-cost oil and gas assets, carbon storage resources and infrastructure.

The Santos portfolio is value accretive and resilient across a range of decarbonisation scenarios. Santos has a climate transition action plan that will continue to evolve for the global energy evolution.

Santos has a regional operating model with a strong local focus. The Company’s operating structure comprises three regional business units focused on enabling and executing corporate strategy. Two divisions – Santos Energy Solutions and Santos Upstream Gas and Liquids – are accountable for global portfolio management and strategy.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Santos acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of Aboriginal people. We recognise the traditional rights to maintain the culture, identities, traditions, and customs on their country. We are committed to an inclusive environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our ongoing success.

We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or anything else that makes us different.

Australian Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander jobseekers are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the Role

Based at our global headquarters in Adelaide, this position will support the design and delivery of a range of company-wide learning strategies, frameworks and initiatives designed to build capability across the organisation.

Key accountabilities include: 

  • Design, develop, and implement a refreshed Santos Learning and Capability Development Strategy
  • Owning and maintaining leadership and business skills capability frameworks and driving their effectiveness across Santos
  • Driving learning initiatives which support our People Experience frameworks (on-boarding, capability, performance, talent, careers)
  • Highly developed planning, organisational skills and the ability to manage projects within designated timeframes in a complex and commercially focused company
  • Working with a variety of systems, frameworks, tools, procedures and vendors to support the learning strategies
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to not only develop frameworks but also facilitate learning sessions and programs
  • Collaborating with other P&C teams and key stakeholders at all levels across the business to provide advice and deliver learning programs
  • Support the development of an e-learning strategy and initiatives to optimise digital learning adoption across the business
  • Supporting the preparation of papers and proposals on learning for executive
  • Create appropriate change management plans, communication materials and leader/business partner support materials
  • Manage supplier relationships to deliver activities on time and to budget.
  • Maintaining an external focus (research, market dynamics, emerging practices) to ensure internal practices evolve appropriately

About You

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Learning and Leadership Development, with specific experience in learning frameworks
  • Effective and engaging facilitation methodologies
  • Design thinking principles to develop and implement learning initiatives
  • Strong stakeholder engagement capability
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills; ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to plan, deliver and implement key programs & projects
  • Demonstrated team player; supporting delivery of broader team objectives
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic organisation

Ideally, you will be degree qualified in HR or business, and have experience working in a Centre of Excellence (COE) model in a large, complex organisation.


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before COB 12th July 2024.

A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for Australia to apply.

Potential Scams

There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place. You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is

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