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.
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SVA values diversity in our workforce and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
A shared purpose
Social Ventures Australia brings together a group of talented individuals, from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and gives them an opportunity to work towards a shared purpose. To eliminate disadvantage and build an Australia where everyone has a chance to thrive.
Our team is a passionate bunch who are committed to putting collective outcomes ahead of individual achievement. We’ve created an environment where we challenge one another to be better every day, but do so in a genuinely considerate and supportive way.
We encourage each other to be our best selves, both personally, and professionally.
Our core values
Here at SVA there are a number of values we hold dear. They guide the way we work with our partners, clients, and each other.
We have a very distinct culture at SVA and our entire team works hard to stay true to these core values. Our team is willing to give things a go and commit to action. While passion motivates us, evidence informs the solutions we create. We recognise that the best solutions require experimentation, risk, and a sprinkle of courage, and our culture provides space for this. We’re honest about what we don’t know and open to failure. While we take our work seriously, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. That means you’ll be having fun, whether you’re working on a complex project, or taking a break with a friendly game of scrabble.
One of the best things about SVA is that our people can bring their whole self to work. We’ve created an atmosphere of openness and trust where people are encouraged to be authentic and true to themselves.
It’s our steadfast belief that diversity of social and cultural background, lived and professional experience makes us better at what we do. In light of this SVA actively seeks individuals of all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Support, autonomy, flexibility
You’ll find generosity of spirit and a willingness to help everywhere you look at SVA. We love what we do but we also understand that life is about more than just work. We’ve implemented a number of policies that aim to help our team live a healthy, happy, balanced life.
After two years of continuous employment at SVA, staff are entitled to an additional five days leave.
A large part of SVA’s team are currently accessing our flexible work options. These include flexible hours, working from home, part-time work, and job sharing.
SVA has partnered with Goodstart Early Learning to offer discounted rates for eligible SVA employees.
Support for working parents
Employees who are primary carers receive 12 weeks paid parental leave, while secondary carers are entitled to two weeks paid parental leave. Expecting parents also have access to the Grace Papers digital support platform.
Employee Assistance Program
A free and confidential service for SVA employees and their immediate family members that provides access to accredited psychologists and social workers.