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Senior Consultant - Communities Practice

Knowledge Society
  • Full time
  • Perth-based, national work. Some interstate and regional travel may be required
  • Salary commensurate with experience and track record

Knowledge Society is recruiting a Senior Consultant to work in our Communities Practice, consulting to a range of clients nationally. Your work will see you design and implement system-wide transformation projects, support community services organisations to deliver new and transformative services and support philanthropists to maximise the impact of their social investments. The role involves working with system users, system leaders, middle management and front line staff to design and deliver meaningful change.

Working closely with the Practice Lead and senior team, you will be involved from the business development phase through to execution, drawing on a range of disciplines to deliver high-quality work with a focus on practice-change for impact. Our work is informed by international best-practice research and rigorous understanding of the paradigms within which we work.

Knowledge Society will support you in learning our proprietary methods and techniques, however you should also come with existing professional skills that are relevant to this role.

Knowledge Society is currently a team of 15 including consultants, program managers and an in-house production team. We partner with organisations with whom we can build long-term systemic change that delivers measurable improvements in wellbeing.

If you are an analytical thinker, a great communicator and you want to work with a dynamic team of change-makers, we want to hear from you.

Sample Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work as part of a team on the design and codification of services that have measurable impact and are a positive experience for users at all levels

  • Lead the design and delivery of workshops and client engagement activities

  • Manage the production of high-quality communications and deliverables across a range of media and formats

  • Work as part of a team on strategic and creative responses to client and partner challenges and turn these insights into new initiatives

  • Build and manage excellent client and stakeholder relationships

Selection criteria


  • Completion of a relevant tertiary qualification and minimum 5 years excellence in a relevant professional field

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, including the capacity to interpret qualitative and quantitative data

  • Capacity to lead design and development processes and manage projects

  • Proven ability to articulate thought and write logically to a variety of audiences

  • Strong facilitation skills, including confidence in facilitating a wide range of stakeholders from various professional and cultural backgrounds

  • Ability to curate and translate research and knowledge from a range of sources

  • Ability to manage work on multiple projects concurrently, to be realistic about timeframes for delivery and to communicate well with senior staff

  • Ability to self-manage and flourish both autonomously and as part of a team

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including aptitude for client engagement, attentiveness to client need and negotiation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to think beyond the academic

  • Capacity for robust, respectful debate with people with a range of viewpoints


  • Exposure or experience in social services or health; exposure or experience in change management and agile ways of working

  • Human centred design - interest in or some exposure to human centred design, design solutions, service design

Position Details

Reporting: This is a Senior Consultant role which reports to the Practice Lead. The successful candidate will generally be active in 2–3 projects concurrently although this may vary depending on the scale of projects at any given time.

Location: This role is based in our Subiaco office. Travel within WA and interstate may be required.

Duration: Full-time (approximately 37.5 hrs per week). Fixed-term contract for one year with the potential for extension.

Salary: $85,000-$95,000 annually (plus superannuation) depending on experience.

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