TACSI is The Australian Centre for Social Innovation. We exist to develop, test and spread innovations that change lives, with a focus in the areas of child protection, families, ageing and disability. Our ambition is to set new benchmarks for how Australia supports vulnerable people and to redefine how public purpose organisations approach innovation.

Principal Social Innovator (Human Centred Design)

We’re looking for a human-centred designer with 10+ years of experience of service and system design projects to join our interdisciplinary team in Adelaide as a Principal Social Innovator. Previous social and public sector experience desired but not required.

You’ll be responsible for leading major projects of national significance, providing leadership and capability building in human-centred design, business development activities and making a strategic contribution of the direction of TACSI.

Principal Social Innovator (Human Centred Design) role narrative.

Principal Social Innovator (Systems Transformation)

We’re looking for a leader with 10+ years of experience of the successful transformation of multi-stakeholder systems to join our interdisciplinary team based in Adelaide as a Principal Social Innovator.

You’ll be responsible for leading major projects of national significance, providing leadership in systems innovation, relationship and business development, informing the development of TACSI’s emerging systems innovation practice as well as contributing to the strategic direction of TACSI.

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Senior Social Innovator (Design Research/Sociology)

We’re looking for a researcher with 5+ years professional experience of research for innovation to join our interdisciplinary team in Adelaide as a Senior Social Innovator. Previous social sector experience not required.

You’ll be responsible for developing insight into lives of vulnerable Australians in order to inform the design of next generation services, strategy, commissioning and policy.  You’ll also work to support the design and prototyping of new policy, services and supports.

Senior Social Innovator (Service Design)

We’re looking for a human-centred designer with 5+ years professional experience of designing services and systems to join our interdisciplinary team in Adelaide as a Senior Social Innovator. Previous social sector experience not required.

You’ll be responsible for designing the next generation of social services and systems – redefining how we best support vulnerable people in Australia. TACSI’s own social start-ups Family by Family and Weavers are both winners of Australian International Design Awards.

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Social Innovator

We’re looking for an early-career social impact professional to join our interdisciplinary team in Adealide. You’ll be responsible for supporting a team of specialists in design, policy, community development and innovation to design new services, new policy, build innovation capability and catalyse innovation across Australia’s social systems. You’ll work across government, NGOs, philanthropy and for-purpose business.

Applicants must have excellent written and communication skills and hold a degree relevant to TACSI’s work eg design, social science, community development or policy. You’ll have at least 3 years professional experience and have the right to work in Australia.

Social Innovator (Service Design)

We’re looking for an early-career service designer to join our interdisciplinary team in Adelaide. You’ll be responsible for supporting a team of specialists in design, policy, community development and innovation to design new services, new policy, build innovation capability and catalyse innovation across Australia’s social systems. You’ll work across government, NGOs, philanthropy and for-purpose business.

Applicants must have excellent written and communication skills as well as a great design portfolio and hold a degree relevant to TACSI’s work eg design, social science, community development or policy. You’ll have at least 3 years professional experience and have the right to work in Australia.

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Applications are open until 5pm, Friday 5th May ACST.