Careers

Careers

Wells Advisory enables and encourages a culture of continuous learning, providing opportunities to grow, learn and succeed.

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or an experienced professional, explore our current opportunities to become a part of the Wells Advisory Team or send your resume to register your interest in future opportunities.

Michael Wells

“If you like complex problems, a fast pace, and relate well to clients, start a conversation with us.”

Michael Wells

Current opportunities

  • Associate – Regulation & Quality

    Learn More + x

    Associates in our Regulation & Quality practice will work on higher education regulation, governance and quality assurance projects for clients. The sector is highly regulated and has complex policy and compliance frameworks. You will work with a team that is the leader in its field in this area.

    Projects may include gaining government approvals for market entry, establishing new colleges, institutes and universities, gaining approvals for market expansion, course accreditations, and new partnership arrangements. Other projects might include review of governance of a university of college, development of policy suites, review of partnership arrangements, and review of quality assurance systems in higher education institutions. These projects are hands on and involve either development of or improvement to such areas in an institutional context.

    These projects require significant analysis of a university or college in terms of its governance arrangements and instruments, its policies, plans and internal reporting. These will be reviewed against regulatory and quality assurance requirements expected by the Australian higher education regulator, the Tertiary Education Quality & Standards Agency and against best practice standards. Our advice is often in high stakes areas, and your work will play a part in the high impact our team makes for its clients. You will work on projects with our team and with our clients.

    Successful applicants will need to have demonstrated qualitative competencies, outstanding written and oral communication skills and a sound academic record.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Learn and leverage knowledge about the higher education policy and regulatory requirements in Australia, and in time in key markets overseas
    2. Synthesize and analyse large amounts of qualitative information for projects;
    3. Contribute to written reports and presentations for clients;
    4. Provide insights and solutions to projects, from time to time, presenting these findings to clients;
    5. Develop project schedules and contribute to project management;
    6. Work effectively in a team and respond effectively to feedback about your work;

    Selection Criteria

    Core selection criteria:

    1. Degree at Bachelor level or higher in any discipline, with academic performance that demonstrates your aptitude for working in a high-performing environment;
    2. Interest in pursuing a career in consulting with an advisory focus on regulation and quality assurance in higher education and related sectors.
    3. Qualitative research and analytical skills that can be translated into written reports to explain dimensions such as quality, operational effectiveness, risk management, assurance to standards and key organisational relationships between corporate governance, academic governance and management;
    4. Ability to work professionally in a fast-paced team environment;
    5. Outstanding oral and written communication skills; (optional – please attach an example of a written report if available- no more than 5 pages)

    Desirable:

    1. Degree in law, social science, arts or humanities particularly relevant
    2. Honours, masters or doctoral studies in related disciplines
    3. An understanding of higher education policy and quality assurance nationally and internationally.
    4. A demonstrated competency in qualitative analysis and synthesis, and advanced MS Word skills

    Relevant work experience gained during study years or more recently – note – does not require post-graduation work experience

    Send your cover letter explaining your interest in joining Wells Advisory, which practice area you would like to apply for and how your profile fits the selection criteria to careers@wellsadvisory.co

    Your CV and academic transcript should also be included.

    If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Lee, Operations Manager, at careers@wellsadvisory.co.

    Full-time

    Melbourne based at our Hawthorn Office

    Remuneration circa $63,000 including 10% super, plus opportunity for bonus

    Probationary period: 6 months.

  • Associate – Strategy & Planning

    Learn More + x

    Associates in our Strategy & Planning practice will work on strategy and management consulting projects for clients in higher education and related sectors. These typically include growth plans, strategic planning, market expansion, market entry, internationalisation, and performance improvement.

    Our projects are insights-driven and high impact. We work collaboratively with our clients to understand their challenges and create solutions that integrate our understanding of markets, organisations, and policy settings in highly regulated markets. Associates work as members of our project teams, and will typically be involved in a range of qualitative and quantitative analysis, development of recommendations, and delivery of project reports and insights to clients. Associates will be client-facing, with progressively more opportunity to work collaboratively with client teams.

    Successful applicants will need to have demonstrated qualitative and quantitative competencies, outstanding written and oral communication skills and a sound academic record.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Contribute to written reports and presentations for clients;
    2. Synthesize and analyse qualitative and quantitative data for projects;
    3. Collaboratively develop insights and solutions to projects, including working directly with clients;
    4. Develop project plans, schedules and contribute to effective project management
    5. Enable and promote a culture of evidence-based enquiry;
    6. Work effectively in a team and respond effectively to feedback about your work;

    Selection Criteria

    Core selection criteria:

    1. Bachelor Degree in any discipline, with academic performance that demonstrates your aptitude for working in a high-performing environment
    2. Interest in pursuing a career in strategy and management consulting with a focus on higher education and related sectors.
    3. An aptitude for research and analysis, which could include education (i.e. undergraduate study) or experience in qualitative or quantitative research, financial analysis, scientific research or humanities, social science and policy research
    4. Interest in working in a team-based, fast-paced and learning-oriented culture
    5. Communication and collaboration skills, including aptitude for preparing written reports, presentations, data visualisation (charts and graphs) and interacting with clients through verbal and written modes

    Desirable:

    1. Further study – including Honours, Masters or Doctoral studies – will be highly regarded, as will degrees (including undergraduate / Bachelor) in any of: humanities, social sciences, creative arts, finance, economics, commerce, management, marketing, accounting, law, engineering (excluding IT), science (any discipline), and health.
    2. An interest and / or experience in higher education, health, or government sectors
    3. Skills and / or experience in data analysis and modelling tools (including Excel, R, Tableau, SPSS, Matlab or similar platforms)

    Prior relevant employment experience is not required, but may be useful to demonstrate how you address our selection criteria.

    Send your cover letter explaining your interest in joining Wells Advisory, which practice area you would like to apply for and how your profile fits the selection criteria to careers@wellsadvisory.co

    Your CV and academic transcript should also be included.

    If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle Lee, Operations Manager, at careers@wellsadvisory.co.

    Full-time

    Melbourne based at our Hawthorn Office

    Remuneration circa $63,000 including 10% super, plus opportunity for bonus

    Probationary period: 6 months.

Balance work and life

We understand and have created a flexible and family-friendly working environment to help with that balance. We give you the trust and freedom to choose how, when and where you work. We empower and give you the tools to work smarter, in a way that suits your lifestyle. Our staff have access to a range of Leave arrangements and there’s flexibility to work from home to care for sick children or take care of other family responsibilities.

Be part of the team solving problems and defining a new approach

Our workplace is a collaborative environment where you will have the opportunity to work alongside talented, diverse and forward-thinking people.

We’re big picture thinkers working at a detailed level. Learning is constant and growth is a given. The pace is fast and dynamic and you will be challenged and supported in equal measure. You will also be aided with formal and informal coaching, mentoring and teaching.

We encourage you to keep learning

We’re specialists in higher education and we know how important it is. Hone your expertise, conduct some research for a publication or attend a networking event, we’re behind you. You will be fully supported and provided with a budget to undertake professional development activities.

Wells Advisory team