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Manager, Consulting (Melbourne)

Organisation : Social Ventures Australia

Location : Victoria

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Consulting & Strategy, Project Management

Sector : Children, Community Development, Consulting, Education & Employment, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Social Ventures Australia

About the role

Who we are

Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage and 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 team

SVA’s Consulting team works exclusively on for-purpose projects that strengthen the social sector and have a positive impact on people and communities. SVA pioneered social sector consulting in Australia and in the past 14 years, the team has worked with hundreds of clients to deliver high impact projects. Our clients include for-purpose service delivery organisations, Government, philanthropic organisations and corporates.
We provide innovative and effective solutions for our clients tailored to their unique needs and situations, enabling them to achieve their purpose as we apply a first principles approach.
We work in a broad and ever-expanding range of areas, with deep expertise in Children and Families, Disability, Education, Employment, First Australians, Financial Wellbeing, Family Violence, Health, Housing, Mental Health, Older Australians and Regional Development.
The position
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.

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.

Your benefits

  • Work in a business awarded Best Workplace 2021 from Voice Project with 81% employee engagement and satisfaction
  • Join an organisation awarded Change Champion 2021 for recognising and actioning our employees’ insights to improve experience and business performance
  • Be part of the SVA team known for living by our values to put people at the centre and be open and ready to learn
  • We don’t believe that “one size fits all” so we offer flexibility and a hybrid work model that is specific to your team and recognises that work is only one of our priorities
  • Join a business with a focus on your wellbeing and development with an additional week’s annual leave after working with SVA for two continuous years


Who you are

We’re looking for someone with a strong understanding of, and passion for, working on society’s most important challenges.
You will:

  • Be self-motivated and have the ability to ensure key tasks and requirements are taken through to completion
  • Have 6+ years’ recent experience working in a problem-solving role, preferably with experience in management/strategy consulting. This will include experience in identifying the core client problem to be solved, structuring workplans, and designing and executing analysis to test hypotheses     while maintaining focus on the most critical issues
  • Have previous experience in research, data modelling and analysis, building presentations and reports
  • Have strong interpersonal skills and be sensitive to engaging clients in challenging situations with empathy and respect work well in a team environment
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of strategic consulting tools, including frameworks to structure and push thinking and the ability to lead junior team members in developing these skills
  • Possess strong relationship and project management skills and be known for your experience in facilitating and working within a multi-stakeholder environment

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.
The position description is available on the SVA website.

We recommend that you review the position description before applying for the role.

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 Sunday 22 May 2022
Please note we may consider applications on an ongoing basis and therefore encourage to apply at your earliest opportunity.

How to apply


Please quote in application: Manager, Consulting (Melbourne) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Consulting_and_Strategy, #Project_Management
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Consulting, #Education_and_Employment, #Families


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