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Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Management

Sector : Consulting

Salary type : Annual Package

About the role

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

Who we are
Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage – towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive. We influence systems to deliver better social outcomes for people by learning about what works in communities, helping organisations be more effective, sharing our perspectives and advocating for change.

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 vital in SVA’s consulting model. Working in teams, under the leadership of a Director or Principal, the Consultant leads problem-solving and analysis on project work streams as part of an overall team effort to deliver powerful insights and identify solutions to our client’s greatest challenges – thus enhancing an organisations ability to drive sustainable social change for disadvantaged Australians.    
Who you are
We are looking for a dynamic, self-driven individual able to think creatively in developing innovative solutions to complex problems. With previous experience working in a problem-solving role, such as in a strategy consulting firm or related context (i.e. law, finance, business), you will have an understanding of, passion and commitment to working on society’s most important challenges. Consultants joining SVA traditionally have a strong academic record including a graduate degree from a recognised program.
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 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 AEST 28 August 2019. 

To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

How to apply for this role

Please quote in application: Consultant via Pro Bono Australia.

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