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Closing Date

Sunday, 19 November 2023


Part-time, 3 days per week, flexible hours


Artarmon, NSW

Lead this established family foundation and leverage your expertise in philanthropy and social impact measurement to deliver change for young people.

  • Manage a growing philanthropic portfolio in a family office setting
  • Showcase your strong strategic grant making expertise
  • Design a social impact strategy to ensure sustainability and success

The organisation

The Kennards Hire Foundation was launched in June 2018 with a vision to make Australia and New Zealand better places for future generations.  The Foundation achieves this by significantly improving the ability of disadvantaged young people to be independent, self-sufficient contributors to society, and environment through conservation of land and species.

One of Kennards Hire’s values is ‘One Family’.  As a family business they appreciate that family is at the heart of every human being.  It gives a sense of belonging and purpose and it is what has helped the family decide on the vision for the Foundation.

The role

The Board of the Kennards Hire Foundation are seeking an experienced Chief Executive Officer to lead the next phase of the Foundation’s growth and development and help deliver on its vision. Working closely with the Board and Partnerships Manager, the CEO will develop and lead the Foundation’s strategy (including Theory of Change), communications, operational and financial management, as well as manage key stakeholders and partnerships.

The Chief Executive Officer will successfully promote the Foundation’s purpose, approach and operating model and oversee the engagement of Kennards Hire staff in the Foundation’s activities.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, self-driven, collaborative individual with a strong knowledge of the philanthropic landscape and different approaches to philanthropic practices.  You will be highly skilled in communicating complex issues in a simple, persuasive manner and have strong interpersonal and people management skills.  You will be adept at managing multiple and diverse relationships, able to confidently and collaboratively guide and support people in their philanthropy and grant making.  Importantly, you will be strongly aligned to the Foundation’s mission and values.

To apply

People for Purpose is partnering with Kennards Hire Foundation to lead the search for this role.

We invite you to read the Position Description and visit the Foundation’s website for more information.

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 Kennards Hire Foundation and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 19 November.

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