Closing Date

Sunday 9 May


Full Time


Sydney or Melbourne

Positively impact the lives of First Nations children and their communities to create real and lasting change.

  • Use your strategic fundraising leadership capability
  • Leverage a solid foundation for significant growth
  • Work with an exceptional CEO and board

The organisation 

Children’s Ground’s visionary approach is having real impact in First Nations communities. The organisation exists for First Nations communities and is led by First Nations people. They are creating a new future for children filled with promise, hope and empowerment.

Officially established in 2011, the Children’s Ground approach is implemented in collaboration with communities experiencing extreme disadvantage, to bring out community, systemic, and societal change over the course of a generation so that children, families, and community enjoy social, cultural, political and economic wellbeing.

To leverage the work done to date, Children’s Ground is looking to appoint a Head of Fundraising to take the organisation to the next level to achieve maximum impact and accelerate progress towards its strategic 25-year vision

The role

You will be genuinely aligned to the work of Children’s Ground and believe in the power of storytelling to bring to life the important work they do. You will have a deep understanding of and considerable experience in best practice, scientific fundraising combined with a strong commercial acumen. You will be comfortable with multi-million-dollar income targets and have a proven track record of growth. Drawing on your previous experience, you will demonstrate an excellent ability to build rapport and deepen relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders. You will inspire and motive those around you, especially your small but capable team. You will also demonstrate good strategic and financial management skills and be qualified in fundraising.

Key selection criteria

The new Head of Fundraising will;

  • Design and implement an income generation strategy which is appropriately diverse, to ensure short term financial stability and significant medium- and long-term growth.
  • Develop and manage high value, meaningful relationships with new and existing individual donors, philanthropists, foundations and corporate partners.
  • Work in close partnership with the CEO, knowing when and how to utilise influence, to carefully coordinate and manage relationships between Children’s Ground and other key stakeholders.
  • Work effectively with internal colleagues to attract and maintain funding, which balances donors needs and organisational flexibility.
  • Ensure a close working relationship with the Directors of Partnerships, Investment and Communication to ensure seamless and consistent messaging.
  • Effectively guide the organisation’s use of its CRM, ensuring key stakeholder data is maintained and easily accessible by the internal stakeholders who require access to it.
  • Build and guide the organisation’s development of its fundraising skills and resources, over time and as appropriate.
  • Take ownership of the organisation’s fundraising budget and reporting.

To apply

People for Purpose has been appointed to recruit for this role.

We invite you to peruse the website here. The Position Description can be found here. Once you have absorbed this information and done your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

To apply, you must submit a covering letter outlining why you are interested in representing Children’s Ground and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity, along with an up to date CV.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 9 May

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