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Director, Social Impact - Strategy and Insights

Ellis Jones

Ellis Jones is seeking a Director to lead our growing social impact practice – consulting to organisations to improve the social and environmental good they create.

  • Work with leading organisations on high profile initiatives
  • Exercise and grow your research and strategy expertise
  • Support your colleagues to deepen their skills
  • Achieve measurable social impact

As a Director, Social Impact at Ellis Jones you’ll work with a multidisciplinary team of inspired individuals to move people, and change the world for good. This full-time role is a leadership position, in which strong research, engagement and strategic nous are matched with demonstrated client management skills and an eye for opportunity.


Ellis Jones is on a mission to change society for the better through strategy-led communications, social innovation, digital marketing, and creative campaigns.

We have always led with social purpose. The social impact team focuses on using a diverse range of methods and frameworks including human centred design, theory of change, traditional quantitative and qualitative research methodology, both online and in person to provide actionable insights and develop strategy.

The agency has pioneered the development of shared value as a practice, and is often invited to speak at industry forums and in the media, contributing our insights and experiences in shared value and other social impact disciplines.

An accomplished leader and innovator, you will realise the potential of a practice ripe for rapid growth, building on our knowledge, networks and mature models of practice.

You will proactively grow market presence of our social impact offer within the sectors in which we specialise: health, energy, environment, property, and education.

You will secure new work that is aligned with agency’s the social purpose; and deliver innovation and excellence to our clients supported by a team of smart and capable consultants. Your team will enjoy your inspired leadership and mentoring, supporting them to learn, grown and thrive.

You will bring acute understanding of the range of social impact ideas, models and approaches – and you know when and how to apply each of them. You are experienced in delivering them in varied contexts.

Buoyed by the resilience and camaraderie that comes from a highly-supportive management team you will work alongside us to build a unique, shared value business of which we are proud.

Importantly, you’ll be supported by a leadership team and colleagues, as well as an agency collaborator network, that comprises experts with deep and broad experience. We love what we do. We work together to overcome challenges, and we celebrate achievements with our clients. The sectors we work in are growing, have complex issues to solve and have a positive impact on society. It’s very good work.

See the attached supporting material for the full position description.

Rewards and benefits

The base annual salary range is $120,000 - $160,000 including superannuation commensurate with experience.

Additional benefits include:

  • Flexible working arrangements to support employees to balance their personal and work life.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Mobile phone allowance.
  • Learning and development opportunities.
  • Opportunity to work with a team of experts with diverse experience and interests, applying unique insights and approaches, united by systems and purpose.
  • An everyday working environment that is friendly, supportive, collaborative, and positive.

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