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Organisation : Health Justice Australia

Location : Online (Working remotely, though availability for meetings in person or online will be expected)

Work type : Casual/Vacation

Sector : Health – General, Law, Justice & Human Rights

Salary type : Hourly

Application closing date : 21 Feb, 2020

About the role

About this position: 

The Business Development Lead is a new role that will play a crucial role in supporting HJA’s strategic fundraising goals. This role will be responsible for identifying new grant and business development opportunities; building relationships; and drafting applications and other written material to test ideas and explore those opportunities.

The role is being advertised on a casual basis, reflecting the newness of the position and that the work can be done flexibly and remotely. The role is not expected to work on-site at Health Justice Australia’s offices, though availability for meetings in person or online will be expected. The likely workload will fall between a minimum of one day and a maximum of three days per week and will vary from week to week based on opportunities that arise. At the end of six months and subject to having successfully secured revenue, the role will be considered for a continuing position (either full or part-time).

Roles and responsibilities: 

  • Work directly with the CEO and liaise with HJA staff to identify and explore opportunities for funding or revenue that will support the activities to advance HJA strategic priorities and outcomes.
  • Increase HJA revenue base, including through development of existing and new opportunities in grants, funding and other revenue-generating activities.
  • Actively manage a portfolio of prospective and current grants and revenue opportunities, including relationships and timelines.
  • Produce a wide range of written materials in support of Health Justice Australia’s revenue goals, including but not limited to:

           – Briefing notes
           – Meeting materials
           – Cases for support, applications, acquittals and reports to funders
           – Content for online and other publications

Skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Outstanding research and written skills
  • High-level communication skills
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • Proven ability to negotiate
  • Experience with philanthropy strategy including successfully seeking, reporting on and acquitting grants is essential; additional experience in business development and strategy will be valued
  • The ability to self-motivate 
  • Experience working to and exceeding targets

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Health Justice Australia

About health justice partnerships (HJPs): 

A quiet revolution is taking place across Australia that is transforming the way some of the most vulnerable in our community access legal services.

In a practitioner-led movement, community lawyers have been moving out of their offices and into the most unlikely of places – hospitals and community health settings – to collaborate with health services and their patients to address unmet, health-harming legal need.

Known as health justice partnerships, these collaborations work by embedding legal help into healthcare services and teams. They have formed in response to a growing body of evidence that shows there are groups of people who are vulnerable to intersecting legal and health problems, but who are unlikely to turn to legal services for solutions.

About Health Justice Australia:

Health Justice Australia was established in 2016 as a is a national charity and centre of excellence for health justice partnership. Health Justice Australia supports the expansion and effectiveness of health justice partnerships through:

  • Knowledge and its translation: developing evidence and translating that evidence into knowledge that is valued by practitioners, researchers, policy-makers and funders.

  • Building capability: supporting practitioners to work collaboratively, including through brokering, mentoring and facilitating partnerships.

  • Driving systems change: connecting the experience of people coming through health justice partnerships, and their practitioners, with opportunities for lasting systems change through reforms to policy settings, service
    design and funding.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Business Development Lead via Pro Bono Australia.


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