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We're looking for a new team member!

Head of Partnerships

The opportunity

We’re seeking a new team member with experience in building a pipeline of opportunities and maintaining client relationships who wants to take their career to the next level in a fun and purpose-led environment.

At Code for Australia, we believe that meaningful change takes place when people come together to design, develop and deploy solutions that meet everyone’s needs. Through our programs, we empower folks from the public sector and not-for-profits to solve civic issues with technology. We also ensure that members of the community that may not often be heard are represented and included.

What does the role involve

  • Building on our existing relationships and creating new ways to engage with our government and non-for-profit partners

  • Fostering new relationships and supporting business development

  • Understanding the needs of our partners and developing proposals based around our suite of programs and products

  • Providing input on the direction of our organisation, supporting our strategic objectives and the development of programs and products

  • Collaborating with the rest of the team to streamline processes and workflow.

  • You’ll be a public ‘face’ of Code for Australia - spreading the word about what we do and the outcomes we deliver with our partners

  • Full or part-time effort with flexible working hours and location

  • The salary range for this role is $91,500 - $112,500 + super, prorated for part-time

Day-to-day activities


  • Outreach with potential government and not-for-profit partners around new opportunities

  • Managing ongoing relationships with existing partners


  • Lead generation and research

  • Preparing proposals and submitting responses to partner briefs and RFQs

  • Sales operations, maintaining data and regular reporting


  • Working closely with our Strategic and Delivery roles

  • Reflection and learning from past engagements

  • Input on development of new Programs and Products

  • Input on Marketing and Community activities

Your first year at Code for Australia

In your first 3 months you will have

  • Gotten to know our team and how we work together

  • Built your understanding of Civic Tech and the government and not-for-profit sectors

  • Met with our existing partners to learn about how we work together and the outcomes Code for Australia has helped enable

  • Introduced yourself to our community via digital channels and live events

  • Hung out with the other members of our Base Team for snacks and chats

In your first 6 months you will have

  • Developed and presented proposals to new partners you’ve helped identify

  • Contributed to workflow and operational processes related to your role

  • Drafted your own professional development plan and reflected on the first quarter of an annual cycle

In your first 12 months you will have

  • Converted a proposal for multiple programs of work with a government or not-for-profit partner

About Code for Australia

  • We work to create products and services that are designed for and built by everyone - to get a sense of how we do this, check out our programs and case studies.

  • We pride ourselves on being “friendly experts”, which means we create a welcoming space for the amazing partners we work with to learn how to do digital well. This culture carries through to our team as well!

  • You'd be joining our Base Team - a group of 2 currently based in Melbourne who primarily work remotely. We’re open to applications from people based anywhere in Australia

  • We work collaboratively with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. As a small team we value flexibility and have each other’s backs in busier times

  • We test ideas and provide opportunities to have your say on the structure of the organisation and your own role

  • We’re a values based organisation that cares about the wellbeing of its staff and work-life balance (and we actually mean it!)

We encourage applicants from diverse personal and professional backgrounds to apply


What our team has to say

"A lot of places bang on about culture but Code for Australia really does put its money where it's mouth is - people genuinely care about your needs and what to make sure you're happy in the work you're doing. You get a say in what you want and there's lots of flexibility in all aspects of the work and workplace as well. CfA is kind of like a mix between a tech startup and non-profit and has managed to take the best parts of each while stepping over the pitfalls that usually come with these sectors."
"Code for Australia is the most supportive place I've ever worked - I've never grown more professionally! Having the ability to carve out your own role is amazing, and the team provide lots of what I like to call "supported autonomy". Doing purpose-driven work with nice people is a dream."

Sound interesting?

If you’re ready to express your interest, fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch. If you’re not sure if you have the right experience, we encourage you to apply anyway and we can discuss it together.

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We actively seek applications from women, non-binary, and Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and others belonging to underrepresented groups in the tech industry.

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We'd love to hear about any recent experience that makes you well suited to the role.

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