Collaboration Designer, CBS

Location:  Sydney
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  10 May 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1491856




If we inspire you to do the work you love, will you still call it work?

At EY we believe that whoever you are, your uniqueness helps us stand apart.

We bring together extraordinary people, like you, to build a better working world.


Who we are:


We’re EY wavespace. We exist to help EY clients tackle their most complex challenges through the power of collaboration. We believe that people support what they help create and our focus is on harnessing the power of design (collaborative, human-centered, experiential, spatial, visual+) to help people solve problems together, faster.  


Stripping back the jargon, we design multi-day sessions where clients come together to create something that moves the needle on their most important work. This could mean co-creating strategy, new operating models, roadmaps or new approaches to sticky challenges. 


What we’re looking for: 


We are seeking a creative and innovative Collaboration Designer to join our team, based in either Sydney or Auckland


As part of our workshop delivery team, you will work closely with experienced team members to facilitate the co-design process with our clients, helping to architect sessions that leave a lasting impact. Your responsibilities will include supporting the design and facilitation of sessions and bringing your A-game to the project management of multiple projects. 


At your core you believe in the power of collaboration and design to help people to solve problems and understand the power of pace and detail when building trust with clients. 


Collaboration Designers at wavespace: 


  • Collaborate with team members to facilitate co-design processes with clients.
  • Project manage the sponsor design process, including scheduling sessions, coordinating resources, and documenting inputs.
  • Assist in shaping the session through client conversations.
  • Support the development of workshop agendas and activities that align with client objectives. 
  • Ensure all session artifacts are completed prior to, monitoring milestones and deadlines, managing cadence of meetings with EY and client sponsor
  • Act as a liaison between internal teams and clients to ensure clear communication and alignment.
  • Document session outcomes and outputs. 
  • Continuously seek opportunities for process improvement and optimization.
  • Embrace opportunities for growth and development, with the goal of advancing into a Senior Collaboration Designer role.
  • Contribute to the facilitation of a range of experiences and workshops
  • Immerse yourself in learnings around collaborative design (e.g. MG Taylor philosophy), Human-Centred Design, Design Thinking, experience design, facilitation and more! 


Our wish list:


Here’s our ‘wish list’ but don’t worry if you don’t tick all the boxes. We’re interested in your strengths, what you want to learn, and how far you want to go.

  • 3-5 years professional experience in client-facing role
  • Experience in consulting, CX Practice in a top tier firm, or agency
  • Experience with human-centered design or design thinking principles.
  • Interest in facilitation and the ability to effectively engage with clients in collaborative settings.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to organise, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport and foster positive relationships.
  • Proactive approach to problem-solving and the ability to think strategically.
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a commitment to quality and accuracy.
  • Eagerness to learn and grow in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. 


What we can offer you


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At EY, we take inclusivity seriously, and we’re committed to removing barriers and improving the employment prospects of people with disability or long-term health conditions. We encourage you to share any support and adjustments you need to be your best and participate equitably in our recruitment process. We understand sharing your needs with us can be daunting, so if you have questions before or during your application, we welcome you to get in touch at or +61 3 8650 7788 (option 2). Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential. 


The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build. 


Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider. 



EY | Building a better working world 


Our preferred applicant will be required to undertake employment screening by EY or our external third-party provider.