Mar 30, 2022

Wellbeing Lead

  • Canva
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Canva’s Commitment and Mission
At Canva, we celebrate diversity. We deeply believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to building the best product, team and company. We mean it when we say we want to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where we value all different types of experiences and want to create a space and culture where you feel like you belong.

We know it can be a tricky time applying for roles, wondering if the role is right for you and if you and your experience are right for the role too. Many people won’t apply for roles unless they feel that they tick every single box. At Canva we look for many different skills and abilities and we’re always looking for how new team members can add to Canva and our culture. So if you don’t think you quite meet all of the skills listed, we’d still love to hear from you! 

Our mission at Canva is to empower the world to design and since launching in 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 80 million monthly active users across 190 different countries and a team of over 2,800 people… and the best bit is that we’ve only achieved 1% of what we know we’re capable of. 

Be a Force for Good
We’re driven by our values, with our ‘Be a Force for Good’ value supporting everything that we do. Through your work on our product or team, and our community initiatives and sustainability programs, you’re given the opportunity to come to Canva and make a tangible difference to the lives of others in your day-to-day life. In addition to our Founder’s 30% Pledge, Canva is committed to Pledge 1% and actively encourage our team to participate in many ways, including taking paid volunteer leave.

Your journey with Canva could take you to places that you might not even imagined yet. There’s opportunity around every corner and the support to help you achieve your goals.

Join us and design your future.

About Us
At Canva, our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and every one, on every platform. Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture, and a remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time.
Since its launch in August 2013, we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million monthly active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 6 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we want to do.

About the role
The Vibe team mission is to build a workplace that cultivates Canva’s culture and inspires us all to do the best work of our lives.
The Wellbeing Lead will grow and champion the wellbeing space. You will capture what wellbeing means for Canva in a way that meets the expectations of a very diverse global team. You’ll be incredibly progressive with how you think about the challenges of scaling wellbeing to a thriving team, and bring innovative and creative solutions to the table to supercharge global wellbeing. Defining what wellbeing at Canva does (& doesn’t) mean will enable you to set the wellbeing strategy. This role is to build the ecosystem for wellbeing which will also be very cross-functional across multiple groups and teams within Canva, so you will be regularly collaborating with multiple collaborators across the organisation. 

What you'll do:

  • Lead the global wellbeing space at Canva and support ongoing initiatives
  • You will be inspiring change and empowering Canvanauts across all things wellbeing
  • Ensure Canva has a truly global wellbeing program and our team is supported in their wellbeing journey through a nurturing, inspiring and safe environment.
  • You will be elevating wellbeing across a world class team. You’ll ensure wellbeing is supported holistically & you’ll encourage and facilitate Canvanauts to continue to grow and improve on their own wellbeing.
  • You will be the go to person for our workplace Employee Assistance, Mental Health and Wellbeing programs. And support group health care and work health & safety claims management.
  • You will support our people partners in crisis management and ensure wellbeing programming is evolving & flexible enough to respond to our team's needs, feedback and emotional state; guaranteeing they are getting the world's best support.
  • You will create strong relationships with our Total Rewards (benefits), Internal Coaching, Vibe & People Partner teams. And collaborate to design, evolve & operationalise the working model for wellbeing at Canva.

Who you are:

  • Skilled in global wellness vision, strategy development & implementation. This is a new area for us and would love you to help us to build out this space and chart new territory.
  • Someone who enjoys communicating with the many team members and Canvanauts. This role will be working closely with many people across cross-functional teams and specialties, as well as with our partners externally, so we're looking for someone who enjoys communication with a wide range of personalities and perspectives!
  • Extensive knowledge and proven experience of working on workplace EAP, Mental Health and Wellbeing programs.
  • Knowledge of group health care and work health and safety (WHS) claims management and legislation. Experience in supporting workers compensation & injury management claims.
  • A Clinical Psychology background. The ability to navigate sensitive and complex wellbeing issues.
  • Experience in delivering professional wellness programs across an array of preventative and acute approaches based on trends, data and surveys. This may include planning wellbeing activations through to crafting more long term visions. You will also facilitate between employee’s and decision makers about special case requests. And help define guidelines and be the point of contact for our providers.
  • The ability to collate data, including anecdotal and report on themes back to the business.
  • You’ll be passionate about the wellbeing of our entire team and the wider community. You care about people and understand that everyone has unique needs. And champion Canva’s wellbeing for good program.
  • You are an operations Extraordinaire! You have a keen eye and enthusiasm for the ‘behind the scenes’ aspects of building out the wellbeing programme. You comfortably build systems and processes that will scale all aspects of the Wellbeing programme globally. You happily roll your sleeves up and get the job done. No task is too small or too big if it helps us achieve our goals.
  • Currently hold or willing to obtain clear National Criminal History Check.
Being a Force for good.
One of our core values at Canva, “Being a force for good” means we are actively working towards a world that isn't just good for a small few, but one that’s good for everyone. We believe deeply that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key for building the best product for our equally diverse community. To achieve this, we need to constantly work towards making Canva the best place to work, for everyone.

Working at Canva 
Our culture is unlike anywhere else and together we design your #CanvaLife experience to empower you to do the best work of your life.  

Whether you’re in the office, working from home or choosing your own adventure, we recognise that every single person is unique and our Canvanaut benefits aim to ensure we cater for all.  

Our benefits for permanent Canvanauts include: 
Equity packages for you to truly be a part of the Canva journey 
Hybrid work model (in-office & from home) coming together for 8 days a year. The rest, you choose where you work best. 
Flexible leave so you can recharge, give back, support others or focus on your own professional development.
Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents and carers throughout their parenting and caring journey.
An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance. This is for you to spend on whatever will support your wellbeing and development. It could be anything, from a Masterclass subscription to an electronic stand-up desk, a pilates membership, or dinner out with a teammate. Because you know what you need to Vibe and Thrive, better than anyone.
Virtual and in-office wellness benefits including Canva University, Employee Assistant Programs, Fitness Classes and other benefits to support your physical, mental, and social wellbeing.
Canva For Good program matching your not-for-profit donations and a range of sustainability and ethical initiatives to get involved in.  

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion. Please note that interviews are conducted virtually. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.