A little bit more about our teams

Close to one thousand employees. Eight departments. One purpose.

Within Save the Children all teams work collectively to change the lives of children and families in need, in Australia and overseas. We’ve asked each team to describe themselves.

Australian Programs

Working in partnership with local communities, we provide life-changing services to children in the toughest areas throughout Australia with programs in over 200 remote, regional and urban sites across the country. Our programs – focusing on long-term development of early childhood education, family support and youth development – are innovative and create real change. The diverse nature of this work attracts people from professionally and culturally varied backgrounds, who are united in a shared vision and common goal. We value knowledge of community and culture, and offer interesting and varied opportunities to grow and develop your skills.

International Programs

From Afghanistan to Vanuatu, our team is committed to, and passionate about, delivering high-quality programs to improve the lives of children. We work in partnership with local NGOs and governments to help children in challenging circumstances get better access to healthcare and education and increase safety and protection in their families, schools and communities. You can play an important role in the global community, influencing and shaping our program growth and enabling us to do more work for children around the world. Overseas travel and longer-term deployment opportunities are central to our team and provide you scope to build on your international development and humanitarian affairs skills.

Policy & Public Affairs

A close-knit team of passionate activists, is how we would describe our department. Our working culture is both collaborative and creative. Whether it is through media, campaigns, communications activities or private advocacy: together we ensure that Save the Children is unflinching in standing up for children’s rights. We negotiate with political leaders in Canberra, encourage supporters to campaign on social justice issues and share stories of how we work with children through media and communications. A dynamic and fast-paced environment, where your ideas are truly heard and you can create real change for children.

Fundraising and Partnerships

Our work starts with insights. We know what matters to our supporters, who range from individual donors to corporate partners. That knowledge inspires us in our mission to establish lasting connections between their generosity and the programs our organisation runs to change the lives of children in need. Through our collaborative and innovative approach, we build and maintain deep relationships with other organisations, donors, trusts and foundations. In addition, we run a nationwide network of Op Shops and provide purposeful opportunities for individuals and groups to support the work Save the Children does. By joining forces and raising significant funds, we support programs that address difficult social issues and make a real difference.

Marketing and Digital Transformation

Our team works innovatively to increase Save the Children’s brand and profile. Our ideas are bold and our work creative. We think outside the box to attract supporters to our work, and raise awareness and funds for our organisation to create positive and lasting change for vulnerable children. We are constantly seeking new concepts to enhance our image and aim to maintain a competitive edge in this ever-changing, technological age. You will have ownership of initiatives from start to finish and see your ideas expressed, developed and implemented. If you’re passionate about a specialist role in an organisation with real purpose, then this is a great opportunity to bring your enthusiasm and make a mark.


Our team plays a key role to ensure that no money is wasted; we provide guidance and advice to teams across Save the Children Australia to see our resources used effectively. We are responsible for overall financial governance and are constantly seeking innovative ways to manage the financial health of our organisation. In our agile department, finance employees are exposed to a variety of different activities and opportunities for progress. We develop efficient processes to make it easier for our colleagues to perform their roles, and impact the lives of children.

Business Services

Never a dull moment for our team of IT and operations professionals who make up the Business Services team. Our energetic team supports a broad range of projects, programs and initiatives right across our organisation. Our purpose is to continuously increase efficiency and sustainability; we challenge and innovate to make it easy for all departments to perform their roles. We know a good, strong team is critical to our work, so joining us means a world of career growth and development opportunities. 

Human Resources

Whether they are based in remote Kununurra, metropolitan Melbourne or the island cluster of Vanuatu: our team works in close partnership with employees and leaders to enable them to change the world for children. We do this by bringing together diverse skills and experience with a shared commitment and a great team spirit. We support each other in this fast-paced and dynamic environment. There is opportunity for you to be truly innovative and to bring your passion to work. This is the place where you will learn and be challenged AND make a real difference to the lives of others.

Want to know more about the work we do? Explore our website, for example the pages on who we are and what we do.

An organisation is as good as its people.

We are proud that our teams are made up out of talented staff, from a great diversity of backgrounds and experiences. Each and every one of us is passionate and dedicated to go the extra mile. Our Executives, who’ve all made their marks in large successful commercial, not-for-profit and government organisations prior to joining us, inspire and instil confidence. They, as well as our Ambassadors, Board and some of our Experts, are introduced here. In addition, some other colleagues are starring in our career video, where they share their experiences of working at Save the Children.