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If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference, work collaboratively with committed and passionate people and have real opportunities for professional development, then we encourage you to join our team.


Current positions available

Chief Operating Officer


About the role

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) will form a key member of the Summer Foundation’s executive leadership team, working collaboratively to evolve the dynamic organisation strategy. Concurrently, you will develop the long-term financial plan that sits alongside the organisation strategy.

As the COO, you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation as the internal-facing leader of the Summer Foundation, ensuring the strategic priorities of the organisation are efficiently operationalised, through divisional strategies and action plans.

You will remove any existing divisional silos within Summer Foundation and forge collaborative working relationships with the leadership team while supporting them to enhance their financial acumen and literacy.

You will provide empowering and inclusive leadership to your team, engendering a high-performance culture and a team that are held in high regard for delivering excellent services across the organisation in the areas of governance, finance, risk, legal, people and culture and technology.

Location: Melbourne (Box Hill)

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About you:

You are an entrepreneurial and visionary leader who brings strong commercial acumen combined with a community heart. You are a CA/CPA with relevant qualifications and experience in a senior corporate services role, including, but not limited to people and culture, finance and technology with community orientated industry experience. You demonstrate highly developed interpersonal skills which enable you to forge collaborative relationships and partnerships with the organisation leaders and the Board. You are empowered by working methodically and autonomously with limited guidance and resources. You are a values-driven leader who motivates a high-performance culture. (Note, we welcome applications from candidates beyond the disability sector).

Qualifications:

  • Professional CPA/CA qualified accountant with extensive experience in an executive finance role as well as experience cross other areas such as governance, risk, people and culture and general operations
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification

Skills & experience:

(Please review full position description before applying)

  • Demonstrated experience operating at a senior Executive level with demonstrated contribution to the achievement of objectives and goals
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a complex work environment with multiple service delivery streams Demonstrated success leading and effectively engaging senior executives and boards
  • Demonstrated experience in setting and driving the strategic direction of the organisation planning process Demonstrated ability to develop and be held accountable for business plans, budgets and key performance indicators.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the ethos of the organisation
  • Effective time management skills and strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated high level capability to build and sustain relationships, engage staff, role model organisational values and promote a positive organisational culture
  • Demonstrated problem solving and risk management experience
  • Confident and effective public speaking ability
  • Experience and confidence with media engagement
  • Adaptable to changing environments
  • Extensive senior finance management experience in the not for profit sector
  • Demonstrated experience across the core areas of responsibility
  • At least 5 years management accountant experience

How to apply

  • Please click the ‘apply now’ button to view the full advertisement and application instructions
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • We will be shortlisting immediately so please do not hesitate to apply ASAP if you think you may be a suitable applicant for this role


People living with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived Experience is valued by our organisation and looked upon favourably. 

Summer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, we know that strength comes with diversity and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Digital Product Manager


About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join the team in a full time or part time ongoing role as our Digital Product Manager for Housing Hub Social Enterprise. You’ll be responsible for developing the product roadmap for housinghub.org.au and managing all elements of the website. You will identify new product features, undertake co-design, project manage development, undertake user testing and launch new products and features. You will also lead a team who have responsibility for user experience, customer support and paid product delivery to deliver a high-quality experience for users that results in matches between housing seekers and housing providers.

Location: Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Sydney

The role is full-time 1.0 FTE or part-time 0.8 FTE

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Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Computer Science or other relevant field

Skills & experience:

(Please review full position description before applying)

  • Over 5 years of solid experience in product management
  • Experience of working with external and internal stakeholders, outsourced vendors and development teams
  • Experience leading a team to achieve business outcomes and excellent team culture
  • Experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative research to make informed business decisions
  • Experience in developing revenue streams
  • Passion for product development and interest in technology, advertising and online market trends
  • Passion for achieving housing outcomes for people with disability
  • Adaptable to changing environments

How to apply

  • Please click the ‘apply now’ button to view the full advertisement and application instructions
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • We will be shortlisting immediately so please do not hesitate to apply ASAP if you think you may be a suitable applicant for this role


People living with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived Experience is valued by our organisation and looked upon favourably. 

Summer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, we know that strength comes with diversity and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Support Coordinator


About the role

Location: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth

Full-time 1.0 FTE, 12 month Contract.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Support Coordinator to join our social enterprise Housing Hub. 

We are seeking someone who will put people with disability first, and will respect the housing preferences of those we support. Providing housing specific and targeted support coordination is a niche area and we are looking first and foremost for someone who has the skills in order to bring both the evidence for a home and living decision and the participant’s stories to life. This role will work to accountable deadlines and will have to be efficient as well as effective. The role will support people with disability to understand housing options, develop quality documentation and to support participants with NDIS processes in relation to home and living options.

This is a great opportunity to join our team and receive expert knowledge and know-how from a team of people who are the leaders in housing for NDIS participants. 

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  • Please click Apply Now to view the full advertisement and application instructions

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Senior Research Assistant


About the role

An excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join an outstanding multidisciplinary team working on the Specialist Disability Accommodation Tenant Outcomes project. 

We are recruiting for two on-going, part-time (0.4 FTE) positions. Our preferred location is Melbourne (Box Hill), but we will consider Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. 

Are you a skilled Research Assistant experienced in undertaking research interviews with people with an acquired brain injury, neurological disease, early onset dementia or other disability?

The project focuses on the experiences and outcomes of people with disability who move into appropriately designed housing within the community. Working with Housing Providers across Australia, we aim to find out what works well for people and what could be improved and to inform the development of future housing and services. The outcomes of this project will help to shape future innovative housing models for people with complex disability in Australia.

Location: Preferred location is Melbourne however applications from Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth will be considered.

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About you:

Your background will be in Allied Health, such as (but not limited to) Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology or Neuropsychology and you will be confident in conducting interviews, have experience working with people living with disability and complex needs, and have an understanding of how to manage data collection and analysis sensitively and ethically.. 

If you were in the role last week you would have been working on;

  • Scheduling interviews with project participants
  • Interviewing participants via Zoom or telephone
  • Preparing interview notes and collating data
  • Meeting with the Project Team 
  • Contributing to documenting the lived experience

How to apply

  • Please click the ‘apply now’ button to view the full advertisement and application instructions
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • We will be shortlisting immediately so please do not hesitate to apply ASAP if you think you may be a suitable applicant for this role


People living with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived Experience is valued by our organisation and looked upon favourably. 

Summer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, we know that strength comes with diversity and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Digital Product Coordinator


About the role

An exciting opportunity to join the team as the Digital Product Coordinator. 

You will be part of a small team where your hands-on technical experience in website maintenance, data extraction and analytics sits comfortably alongside your exceptional stakeholder management skills. 

Putting the customer at the centre of everything we do, will see you thrive in this role.

If you were here last week you would have been working with the sales team to promote products via the Housing Hub website, creating dashboards for the end of month and developing the website content calendar as well as creating end of month performance reports for customers.

Housing Hub moves quickly and you need to be agile, adaptive and welcome change. The potential for growth, learning and progression within Housing Hub is huge as the business grows.

Location: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide

Full-time ongoing role.

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Qualifications:

  • Currently studying or a tertiary qualification in technology, multimedia, communications or a related discipline

Skills & experience:

(Please review full position description before applying)

  • Knowledge and/or experience maintaining digital channels and supporting CMS platforms
  • Extensive experience using Google Analytics and similar analytics tools
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to extract data sets from a range of tools and produce reports for external and internal consumption
  • Knowledge of website accessibility, issues and compliance
  • Skills in web content development, metadata and usability (UX design)
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • A customer-centric approach with strong stakeholder management skills
  • Knowledge of the NDIS, SDA housing environment (desirable)

How to apply

  • Please click the ‘apply now’ button to view the full advertisement and application instructions
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • We will be shortlisting immediately so please do not hesitate to apply ASAP if you think you may be a suitable applicant for this role


People living with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived Experience is valued by our organisation and looked upon favourably. 

Summer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, we know that strength comes with diversity and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Marketing and Communications Lead


About the role

Do you want to be the Voice of the business you work for? Do you want to make a real difference? Do you want to work for a For Purpose Business? Well if you do, then the Marketing and Communications Lead at the Housing Hub is the role for you!

The Marketing and Communications Lead at the Housing Hub is responsible for the development, implementation and performance of the marketing and communications strategy for the whole of our business. Marketing, communications and media tasks will be performed by you directly and you will be responsible for maximising the impact of all internal and external communications, while leading a team that covers content creation, delivery of information sessions and digital marketing tactics. People Leadership and hands on experience delivering marketing strategies yourself are important factors.

Location: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide

The role is full-time 1.0 FTE.

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Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or graduate qualification in Marketing, Marketing & Communications or a closely related discipline

Skills & experience:

(Please review full position description before applying)

  • Experience leading and working within a fast paced, results-focused Marketing & Communications team with an adaptive leadership approach
  • Demonstrated track record in developing and executing successful marketing strategies (please give examples in your application with data that points to your successful track record)
  • Success in communications planning, engaging audiences and assessing reputational risk
  • Experience working with media outlets – developing relationships, pitching stories, responding to enquiries and briefing talent
  • Experience in social purpose sector that you can demonstrate brings lived experience into marketing and communications activities
  • Experience within the disability sector would be highly regarded, however is not essential
  • High level of attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Execution experience with online and offline marketing channels
  • Experience in using data to make informed business decisions

How to apply

  • Please click the ‘apply now’ button to view the full advertisement and application instructions
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • We will be shortlisting immediately so please do not hesitate to apply ASAP if you think you may be a suitable applicant for this role


People living with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived Experience is valued by our organisation and looked upon favourably. 

Summer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, we know that strength comes with diversity and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Communications Officer


About the role

Are you a Communications whizz?  Do you love writing, proof reading and editing?  Are you a Social Media Expert?  Do you want to put all these skills to work for a Social Enterprise who is doing some amazing work with and for people with disability?

The Communications Officer will report to the Marketing & Communications Lead of the Housing Hub and be a key member of the Housing Hub Engagement Team. The Communications Officer is responsible for managing the Housing Hub’s social media channels (existing and proposed), and email updates to subscribers, writing content for the Housing Hub website and editing and proofing content written by other members of the team.

Location: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide

The role is full-time 1.0 FTE.

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Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Media, Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Writing or a related discipline

Skills & experience:

(Please review full position description before applying)

  • Advanced knowledge of Hootsuite or another social media scheduling tool
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Good working knowledge of a website content management system
  • A working knowledge of html and CSS would be an advantage
  • Experience working within a fast paced, results-focused Engagement team
  • High level of attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated track record of maintaining and growing a successful social media presence, including scheduling posts, tracking engagement and adapting to maximise impact (please give examples in your application with data that points to your successful track record)
  • Experience writing for different audiences and communications channels
  • Experience editing the work of others to improve clarity and accuracy
  • Experience establishing a new social media channel for an organisation will be highly regarded

How to apply

  • Please click the ‘apply now’ button to view the full advertisement and application instructions
  • To view the full Position Description click here
  • We will be shortlisting immediately so please do not hesitate to apply ASAP if you think you may be a suitable applicant for this role


People living with disability are encouraged to apply. Lived Experience is valued by our organisation and looked upon favourably. 

Summer Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, we know that strength comes with diversity and encourage applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

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