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Consultant, Melbourne

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Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Melbourne (Blacktown)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Consulting

Salary Type : Annual Package

About the Role

  • Apply your problem-solving skills to address social issues
  • Be part of a growing, values-driven organisation
  • Melbourne-based (full-time)

Who we are
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a social purpose organisation that works with partners to improve the lives of people in need in Australia by helping businesses, governments and philanthropists to be more effective funders and social purpose organisations to be more effective at delivering services. 

SVA’s Consulting team supports leaders to make hard decisions, galvanise teams to sustain success and share insights with the social sector. We have more than 40 staff in our consulting team with offices in Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Since 2007, we have developed unique, on-the-ground experience supporting over 300 clients through 900 engagements. We work on society’s most challenging issues including housing, employment, education, mental health, disability, and Indigenous disadvantage.

The position
The Consultant role is an important part of SVA’s consulting model. Working in teams, under the leadership of a Director or Principal, the Consultant leads collaborative approaches to problem solving while ensuring effective, accountable project management on a day-to-day basis. Building strong client relationships and managing Associate Consultants on key projects, Consultants drive our work with clients to deliver data-driven analyses and powerful insights helping them identify solutions to their greatest challenges.
 
Who you are
We are looking for dynamic, self-driven individuals, able to think creatively in developing innovative solutions to complex problems. With a proven knowledge of project management principles, you will have a passion and commitment to working on society’s most important challenges. Consultants joining SVA traditionally have foundational experience with a recognised strategy consulting firm blended with experience in hands-on operations and business development. Alternatively, you will have developed in another environment significant problem structuring and solving experience using strategic consulting firm tools to solve complex problems. A solid breadth of experience in client and stakeholder engagement, business development and project management will enable success in this role.
 
This unique role provides exposure to challenging and rewarding opportunities across the social sector working on society’s most important challenges. You will collaborate with a growing and highly committed team in SVA’s Melbourne office with wide-ranging experience across the social sector. The focus of the Consultant role will see you forging close relationships with inspiring clients, sector leaders, colleagues and stakeholders and provides a great foundation for professional growth and development.
 
SVA values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
 
If you have the skills and experience we’re looking for, have the right to work in Australia and would like to join our growing and dynamic team please submit your CV (max 3 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the person requirements by midnight 19 November 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment session currently scheduled for week commencing 10 December 2018.
 
To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to http://www.socialventures.com.au/jobs-at-sva/

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