About the role
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.
The SVA Consulting team is Australia’s leading for-purpose consultancy, working exclusively on projects that strengthen the social sector and have a positive impact on people and communities.
Over the past 14 years, SVA’s Consulting team have become trusted partners to hundreds of organisations by providing innovative and effective solutions tailored to our clients’ unique needs and situation, enabling them to better achieve their purpose. Our clients include charities, service delivery organisations, Government, philanthropic foundations, social enterprise and corporates. We work across a broad and ever-expanding range of issue areas, with deep expertise in Children and Families, Disability, Education, Employment, Family Violence, Financial Wellbeing, First Australians, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Older Australians and Regional Development. Our team is located in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Darwin.
More information on the Consulting team and examples of our work is available on our website.
The SVA Consulting team is looking for a Manager to join our team. Supported by our Principals and Directors, Managers work on client projects as part of a broader project team. While no two client projects are the same, Managers are typically responsible for leading and/or contributing to problem-solving, data analysis, coaching and managing more junior team members, project oversight and client engagement. This includes scoping project work based on client needs and developing and managing workplans for the team. For context, a typical project lasts between three to six months, and you will typically work on multiple projects at a time.
Who you are
If you are driven by excellence, self-motivated and have the ability to ensure key tasks and requirements are taken through to completion, then you should consider applying! We are looking for someone who has recent experience working in a problem-solving role, preferably with experience in management/strategy consulting (5+ years). We’re looking for someone with a strong understanding of, and passion for, working on society’s most important challenges. Previous experience in research, data modelling and analysis, building presentations and report is critical. You will also have strong interpersonal skills and work well in a team environment.
As a Manager, you will often drive the problem solving on a project, breaking down complex problems and developing effective and efficient ways to solve for clients’ needs. You will need a strong understanding of strategic consulting tools and the ability to lead junior team members in developing these skills. With strong relationship and project management skills, you will be known for your experience in facilitating and working within a multi-stakeholder environment. Your ability to build and enhance a range of relationships with stakeholders and achieve impact in diverse settings will be key to your success.
The Manager position provides exposure to challenging and rewarding opportunities across the social sector working on society’s most important challenges. You will work within a growing and highly committed team with wide-ranging experience across the social sector. You will forge close relationships with inspiring clients, sector leaders, colleagues and stakeholders, which provides a great foundation for professional growth and development.
SVA values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.
If you have the experience and knowledge we are looking for and are excited to join our team, please submit your CV (max 2 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the person requirements by midnight AEST 24 May 2021.
To find out more about SVA and view the position description please go to https://www.socialventures.com.au/careers. Short-listed candidates will be invited to first-stage interview commencing from the week commencing 7 June 2021.
Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage to apply at your earliest opportunity.
About the organisation
How to apply
Please quote in application: Manager, Consulting via Pro Bono Australia.