Closing Date

Sunday, 8 May 2022




Sydney, NSW

New executive role to support 10-year strategy and commitment to increase investment in innovation, research & advocacy to achieve more social impact.

  • Develop and deliver an innovation and social impact strategy
  • Drive ambition of customer centricity
  • Establish advocacy and research to address social disadvantage

The organisation

Uniting is one of the largest human services organisations in Australia employing approximately 10,000 people across NSW and the ACT.  As part of the Uniting Church, Uniting has a long and proud history of providing care and support to people and communities in NSW and the ACT, through the provision of a range of services, including aged care, seniors housing, children youth and family, early learning, and disability.  Uniting also provides leadership on social justice and advocacy work in collaboration with the Church.  As an organisation they celebrate diversity and welcome all people regardless of lifestyle choices, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The role

The Director of Innovation and Social Impact is a member of the Executive Team reporting to the Executive Director.  At Uniting, innovation is embraced to solve the most important societal and environmental challenges that face our nation and the communities they serve.  Uniting’s history of social innovation is linked to their mission and purpose to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

The refreshed 10-year strategy is to disrupt entrenched disadvantage.  Driving social innovation through applied research, advocacy, key partnerships and community engagement, combined with service led innovation that promotes and reacts to ‘the what’ that customers need, is critical to the success of this role and Uniting’s continued focus on serving communities.

Experience, knowledge & skills

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience leading social change for the most disadvantaged
  • Demonstrated capability leading multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and influencing skills
  • Track record of balancing commercial outcomes with social imperatives
  • Deep understanding of innovation models and established networks in this space
  • Executive presence and experience managing effective CEO and Board relationships
  • Track record in the Human Services sector
  • Knowledge and experience in working with First Nations peoples
  • Existing relationships with policy makers, government, agencies and peak bodies

To apply

People for Purpose are partnering with Uniting to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the position description here.  For further information on Uniting, please visit their website here.

Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email [email protected]

To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Uniting and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close 5pm on Sunday 8 May 2022

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