Jobs at SVA

SVA is a social purpose organisation that works with partners to improve the lives of people in need in Australia. We help businesses, governments and philanthropists to be more effective funders and social purpose organisations to be more effective at delivering services.

Our team is committed to helping find solutions to some of society’s most challenging social issues. At SVA you will collaborate with an extraordinary group of people with deep expertise across the corporate, philanthropic, government and social purpose sectors to deliver improved social impact to our venture partners, funders, investors and clients.

SVA values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

If you are passionate about building a fairer Australia, we invite you to view our current job openings at Search SVA jobs

View position descriptions for current job openings.

We also welcome you to register your interest in future job opportunities by visiting Registration of Interest with SVA.

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Staffing and remuneration policies

As at 1 January 2017 SVA had 81 staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

The remuneration policy of SVA for its employees is underpinned by the following key objectives:

  • To attract highly talented staff by providing remuneration packages comparable with other leading non-profit sector organisations
  • To provide employees with practical allowance for work/life balance through flexible work hours and leave arrangements
  • To undertake regular benchmarking of comparable remuneration packages to ensure that SVA maintains the ability to attract, hire and retain the quality of team that is our lifeblood
  • To regularly set key performance indicators for all staff and to review performance against these at least annually
  • To review staff remuneration packages on an annual basis and to make adjustments, where appropriate, having regard to:
    • the performance of the relevant staff member
    • market rates in the non-profit sector
    • changes in the cost of living (as measured by the Consumer Price Index)
    • our financial situation

SVA does not pay annual bonuses to staff.

Meet some of the SVA staff and alumni

Find out more about the people who work with SVA, and what past staff have gone onto after SVA.

Arriving at a career on purpose

Susie King and Malcolm Garrow, Directors in the consulting team share what has brought them to a career in the sector. In this SVA Quarterly, they give a fresh perspective on the Australian social sector and share what’s brought them to a career at SVA.

‘ … the people bring an amazing range of experiences and a passion to make a difference.’

Read the article.


Once were SVA: where are they now?

Six SVA alumni share what they are up to now and how their time at SVA shaped what and how they do what they do.

When you want social impact you need both the social and business skillset.

Read the article.


Relationship, relationship, relationship

Susan Black, SVA alumni reflects on her time at SVA and the growth and impact of the organisation. In this blog her parting words of advise highlight a key aspect of work at SVA is building relationships of trust and collaboration across sectors.

If asked what are the three most important aspects of work at SVA? I would say: Relationship, relationship, relationship.

Read the blog.