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

  • Senior Management Consulting Roles - Strategy & Planning

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    About the Opportunities 

    Wells Advisory is a dynamic and high-performing boutique strategy and management consulting firm who is looking for new candidates to join the team. Based in Hawthorn and with a team in the UK, this growing firm delivers high-impact advice across complex strategic challenges in the Higher Education sector.

    This is an exciting business that continues to grow despite the current economic challenges and has strength in the market.

    We are looking to bring new members into the firm at a Senior level. A competitive salary package is available for the right person and future potential to move to partner / equity holder in line with progression within the firm.

    About the Practice

    The firm is best described as high performing, fast paced, exciting and vibrant!

    We welcome candidates who will complement our culture, align with our values, who are hungry to contribute their best work and who strive to be successful.

    The values we hold are anchored by are honesty, integrity, professionalism and diversity.

    The culture is inclusive, collaborative, supportive and dynamic. We are a team of experts who are passionate about delivering outstanding work for our clients and we set the standards high. We also know how to celebrate wins and have fun. This is important to us also.

    The consulting services encompass strategy, commercial models, financial modelling, business planning, transaction / M&A support and due diligence, infrastructure advice, organisation reviews and transformation support.

    Who Are We Looking For?

    You will be:

    • Looking to create a better lifestyle, enjoy more flexibility and a refreshing change from working in a large consulting organisation.
    • Looking for an opportunity where you can leverage your experience, contribute and be part of shaping the future of a growing boutique firm
    • Able to understand a client’s vision and understand how to translate that into the framework of delivery.
    • Exceptional with clients – have the ability to build rapport quickly and have strong relationship building skills with a proven track record
    • A good communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Confident in your ability and willing to learn and grow
    • Solution focused with a can-do attitude
    • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
    • Adaptive and flexible
    • Willing to work at a fast pace and deliver high quality outcomes
    • Looking to join a company that values your expertise
    • Keen to be a voice within a growing business
    • Proficient in the Microsoft Suite (Powerpoint, Word and Excel)

    Experience

    Your experience will include 5 + years’ experience in strategy and management consulting. Experience within the Higher Education sector will be highly regarded but not essential.

    The Role.

    You will be able to lead our engagements with clients and form a core part of our practice leadership. You will be expected to deliver high performance outcomes, act as a thought leader on projects, and support the development of the firm and the team.

    Our consulting staff at all levels combine hands-on project delivery with contributions to firm building through thought leadership, business development, and project management, depending on your career stage, individual growth goals and strengths.

    Full role specifications and detailed selection criteria for each role will be provided to candidates who are selected for an interview.

    Qualifications

    • You have a Bachelor-level degree or higher in any field (e.g. MBA, MEng, MEc, MPA, MPH, other highly analytical disciplines)

    Mandatory Requirements 

    • These are full time roles and therefore will not suit contractors.
    • Melbourne-based preferred
    • Full Australian Driving license
    • Working With Children Check or willingness to obtain if required
    • Current Australian working rights

    Benefits and Remuneration

    There are attractive salary packages available to the suitable candidates based on relevant experience. Personal Development allowance, laptop, mobile and flexible working arrangements also available. These will be negotiated with the right candidate.

    For More Information

    If you are interested in this role and are a good fit for who the firm is looking for, send your application through to careers@wellsadvisory.co or contact Michelle Lee on michelle.lee@wellsadvisory.co for a confidential discussion.

  • Associate – Regulation & Quality

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    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

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    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