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Social Enterprise Lead – Summer Foundation

Organisation : Summer Foundation

Location : Australia

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management

Sector : Community Development, Disabilities, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 28 Jul, 2021

About the role

  • Seeking an Entrepreneurial Business Manager
  • Make an important contribution to the community sector – Do work that matters
  • Flexibility – chose your state & balance your time between the office & home

About Summer Foundation

Established in 2006, the key aim of the Summer Foundation is to influence changes to policy and practice to permanently stop young people with a disability from being forced into residential aged care, ensuring people with a disability have access to the support required to be in control of where, how and with whom they live.

If you are looking for a career where you can draw upon your commercial and strategic nous and your community heart to make a real difference, while working collaboratively with a team of committed and passionate people, read on.

About the role

Reporting to the General Manager – Social Enterprise, the Social Enterprise Lead (SEL) will form a key member of the Summer Foundation’s leadership team and will bring to fruition the vision for this new enterprise. Critical to your success will be your ability to develop and implement a visionary two year strategic business plan focussed on developing a social enterprise that brings together two products into one business model. In conjunction, you will develop plans for revenue generation and growth; forge mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholder groups and secure new business partnerships. You will work with your team to build a culture of trust and professionalism and together you will lead the transition of a number of the Summer Foundation’s pilot programs into self-sustaining national services and deliver these products to market.

About You

You are an entrepreneurial and visionary leader who brings strong commercial acumen combined with a community heart. You bring leadership experience from having run a small business; entity or division and you hold formidable skills in business development, strategy development and project management. (Experience marketing products and services and / or experience in a social enterprise or a for-purpose organisation would also be beneficial to your transition but is not mandatory.) You demonstrate highly developed interpersonal and engagement skills which enable you to forge collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups which may include (but not be limited to) internal peers and leaders; people with a disability; allied health professionals; government officials and businesses. You demonstrate empowering and inclusive leadership and the ability to enable a values-driven, motivated and high performance culture. You hold formidable financial acumen and governance skills with the ability to work without guidance and with limited resources.

Salary Range

The salary range for this role is $130,000-$150,000 + super (based on experience). Summer Foundation is a PBI so some additional tax savings will be on top of this.

The Summer Foundation provides flexible and supportive work practices and encourages and welcomes people with lived experience of disability to apply.

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About the organisation

Organisation Name : Summer Foundation

How to apply

To Apply

Please click the ‘apply now’ button and upload your CV (note a covering letter is not required). For a confidential discussion, please contact Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734 at Davidson Executive who are managing this recruitment process on behalf of the Summer Foundation.


Please quote in application: Social Enterprise Lead – Summer Foundation via Pro Bono Australia.


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