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Chief People Officer

Out for Australia

For the full Position Description and details on how to apply, see the Out For Australia website.


This is a senior leadership role at Out for Australia, responsible for managing our people processes including onboarding, recruitment and offboarding, leading our volunteer experience strategy through engagement initiatives, and overseeing our Equity & Accessibility Portfolio. The CPO works collaboratively with volunteers across our organisation to support a connected, enabled and empowered volunteer base.


Lead OFA’s People & Culture function (40%)

  • Foster an engaging and rewarding volunteer culture through engagement and wellbeing initiatives, internal communications, and learning and professional development opportunities.
  • Support people leaders across the organisation in the management and development of their volunteer teams.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of an annual National Conference for all volunteers.
  • Ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the volunteer experience, including through quarterly satisfaction surveys.

Oversee effective people processes (30%)

  • Work with your team and other volunteers to plan, implement and evaluate effective people processes for our volunteers, including in recruitment, onboarding and offboarding.
  • Oversee the day-to-day P&C operations and support the P&C Team in performing their duties, stepping in where required for complex, urgent or sensitive matters.

Supporting the Equity & Accessibility portfolio (10%)

  • Support the E&A Director as they lead their Portfolio strategy.
  • Assist the E&A team where required, including by championing E&A at the senior executive level.

Strategic and organisational responsibilities (10%)

  • Participate in National Executive meetings (every six weeks).
  • Participate in C-Suite meetings (fortnightly).
  • Regular communication with the CEO, to provide P&C support where required.
  • Contribute to high-level strategic and organisation planning.

General volunteer expectations (10%)

  • Undertake an OFA volunteer induction and role onboarding.
  • Understand and implement OFA’s strategy, vision and mission.
  • Uphold our volunteer code of conduct.
  • Assist with initiatives as required.