Closing Date

CLOSED [5.00pm Sunday, 19 July]





A leadership opportunity for an individual who will bring deep and practical experience embedding organisation and community-wide impact.

  • Deliver genuine, community-focussed impact
  • Share your strategic, whole of organisation approach
  • Leverage your strategic, curious mind

About the organisation

Launch Housing wants to end homelessness in Melbourne and lead the way for other cities around the world to do the same.

Helping over 18,000 people annually and with 380 staff in 14 locations and with a turnover of $60 million, Launch Housing is of a size, yet nimble enough, to make a real impact on homelessness. The Board and Team at Launch Housing believe that homelessness is solvable but not without more homes nor changing community attitudes about the stubborn persistence that some level of homelessness is inevitable, and therefore tolerable.

Informed by consultants and critical friends, Launch Housing is entering an exciting period of renewal and will soon release a high-impact strategy that aims to reverse the rate of street homelessness in Melbourne, and beyond.

About the role

Launch Housing wishes to deliver on its ambitious strategy to become a high-impact organisation that is clear on purpose, and that measures and communicates impact effectively. A new role has been established for Launch Housing’s first-ever Chief Impact Officer to join the leadership team. The role will focus on accelerating the achievement of strategic goals, creating plans for continuous improvement to occur across the organisation, and engaging staff and the community, in delivering their first ever annual Impact Report.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Impact Officer (CIO) has leadership responsibility for technology in practice, people and culture, learning and development, data analytics and evaluation functions. They will bring energy and a collaborative approach, along with stakeholder engagement experience and the ability to inspire and motivate others both internally and externally.

To be successful in this role, the CIO will:

  • Role model behaviours that exhibit Launch Housing’s service philosophy and values in action.
  • Showcase their cross-sector experience across sustainability, human services, health sciences or business.
  • Have senior level stakeholder experience with one or more of the communities, government, and investor relations sectors.
  • Demonstrate formal evaluation or applied research experience conducting, interpreting data, or deploying evaluation techniques with for-purpose-organisations.
  • Be brave and energetic in leading and championing change.

Specific experience in homelessness is not required.

How to apply

People for Purpose have been appointed to recruit for this role. For a confidential discussion or for more information after reading the Position Description please email us at

To learn more about Launch Housing, visit their website at

To apply, you MUST submit a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in this role and your skills and experience are relevant to this opportunity.

Applications close 5.00pm Sunday, 19 July 2020.