Certification Analyst

  • Melbourne (hybrid - other locations considered)
  • Full-Time or Part-Time 12-month contract with potential for extension
  • $77 - $82k (including superannuation)

Do you possess excellent communication skills, have a passion for social enterprise and a sound understanding of business and commerce? If so, we want you to join our team as a Certification Analyst!

About you

In this role you will guide social enterprise leaders through the Certification process and conduct social, legal and financial assessments.

  • You must be comfortable working with different people who lead social enterprises, able to navigate their many different business models, and to comfortably handle complexity.
  • You have sound judgement, can think at a high level, but are also detailed in your approach.

As the first point of contact with Social Traders for many social enterprises, you present in a positive and professional manner. You love working collegiately with a team of passionate people either face to face or remotely (with travel as required) and strive to contribute to positive social change alongside meeting organisational objectives.

About us

Social Traders are the certifier of social enterprises in Australia, a sector advocate, and the trailblazers of social enterprise procurement in Australia. We aspire to create a culture that is diverse, optimistic, innovative, and collaborative.

  • We champion diversity and inclusivity in our team, starting with imagination and talking openly with curiosity.
  • We take an ecosystem perspective and work as an intermediary to connect the dots between social enterprises and our corporate members.
  • We actively support Reconciliation and the strengthening of relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

Apply to join

We encourage individuals from all stages, backgrounds, and life experiences to join our team.

  • First Nations People, people living with disability, people experiencing mental health conditions, parents, carers, and individuals across a range of ethnicities, religious beliefs, and gender and/or sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.
  • We offer flexible working arrangements, generous leave offerings, ongoing support for professional development, and our employer-funded Employee Access Program (EAP) for you and your immediate family.

Be a part of a growing and purpose-driven group of change makers and contribute to a more inclusive and equitable Australia. We believe in making a positive impact and welcome you to join us in leading the charge in business for good!

For more details, download the full Position Description.

Please send a cover letter addressing key selection criteria and your CV to info@socialtraders.com.au. Applicants without an accompanying cover letter will not be considered.

Social Procurement Advisor

  • Victoria, NSW or QLD
  • Full Time (open to part time for the right candidate)
  • $80,000 to $85,000 including superannuation

Salary increases of $5,000 will be offered at 6 and 12 months in line with successful completion of your probation and onboarding periods, taking your total annual remuneration to $95,000 including super.

An exciting opportunity to work in the For Purpose sector and contribute to a more equitable and inclusive Australia

  • Are you passionate about unlocking business as a force for good?
  • Do you have exceptional time management and communication skills?
  • Do you excel at stakeholder and customer management?

Then we would like to hear from you!

About Social Traders

Social Traders is the trailblazer of social enterprise procurement in Australia. We connect certified social enterprises with business and government members. By activating the power of social enterprise procurement, we create a positive impact through jobs, community services and support for the most marginalised.

Objectives of the role

This is a crucial role for Social Traders to help unlock the potential of social procurement by supporting social enterprise capacity and engagement with Social Traders membership and by servicing business and government buyer members.

Its key functions are to work actively with existing business members to unlock value in the relationship, identify and enable procurement deals between certified social enterprises and business and government members. Your role will support the engagement of certified social enterprises in their Connections membership.

Your key responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of business member accounts to engage, inform and enable these organisations to undertake social procurement, developing strong relationships.
  • Identify and enable procurement connections between business and government members and social enterprises.
  • Ensure customer success for social enterprise members.
  • Relationship manage business and government members to engage, inform and enable these organisations to buy from social enterprise.
  • Continuous improvement of social enterprise engagement activities to ensure retention.
  • Deliver training workshops for social enterprise and business members
  • Support the promotion and success of Grow Members, and identification of Grow candidates.
  • Share learnings with the team.

About you

You possess excellent communication skills commercial acumen, are self-driven, have an innovative mindset and are a team player. You will help unlock the potential of social procurement by servicing certified social enterprises on our Connections membership package.

You will bring a set of skills in change management, influencing and excellent client servicing. You are a comfortable networker who enjoys working with people at all organisational levels.

You are passionate about working actively with existing customers to unlock value in the relationship. You can identify opportunities within the current network to increase/expand membership level/memberships to business partners/subsidiaries.

Your skills and experience

  • Tertiary qualification in relevant discipline preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, commercial acumen, self-driven, innovative mindset, team player.
  • Highly developed relationship building, communication, and interpersonal skills, with a strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently present on behalf of the organisation publicly to potential customers or industry delegates.
  • Demonstrated track record in account management/stakeholder engagement roles.
  • Experience working in or with social enterprise and/or Government and/or the private sector.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social change and the mission and values of Social Traders.
  • Knowledge and understanding of procurement.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems in challenging environments.
  • Strong understanding of social enterprise and the benefits they deliver.

Key relationships

  • Internal - Social Procurement Services, Marketing and Digital Services
  • External - Government & Business sector (existing and potential members); Social Enterprise sector

What we offer you

  • Opportunity to be part of a growing and purpose-driven organisation
  • Ongoing support for Professional Development
  • Employer-funded Employee Program (EAP) access for you and your immediate family.
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • Additional leave entitlements (at CEO discretion) include additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year, two additional days for “life events”, two volunteer days.
  • Twelve weeks paid parental leave.

First Nations People, people living with disability, people experiencing mental health conditions, parents, carers, and individuals across a range of ethnicities, religious beliefs, and gender and/or sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.

We will make reasonable adjustments to accommodate a broad range of needs at all stages in the recruitment process and beyond. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply now by emailing your resume with a cover letter addressing your alignment with the key responsibilities and selection criteria to info@socialtraders.com.au.

Applications will close as soon as this position is filled!

For more information and a copy of the position description, email us at info@socialtraders.com.au.

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