Looking for a job that you can be really passionate about?
EthicalJobs.com.au is a job-search site for people who want to work for a better world. We list community jobs, environmental jobs, not-for-profit jobs and social enterprise jobs that contribute to a more equitable, more just or more sustainable world.
Why Ethical Jobs?
We've noticed that increasingly Australians want the work we do to make a difference. Unfortunately, though many of us would love a job where we feel we're contributing to a better world, many people are unable to find one.
That's why we started EthicalJobs.com.au - to bring together people and organisations with a passion for sustainability and justice, to provide resources to help people find a job that makes a difference, and to help organisations with a social or environmental mission to find the best staff they possibly can.
EthicalJobs.com.au is now a fast-growing community of people and organisations dedicated to making the world a better place.
And ethical organisations around Australia are finding fantastic staff on EthicalJobs.com.au every day!
What is an Ethical Job?
We see an ethical job as a job that contributes to a more equitable, more just or more sustainable world. There are two broad types of jobs we advertise:
a) Any job in an organisation where the organisation's primary focus is contributing to a more equitable, more just or more environmentally sustainable world.
b) A job within any organisation where the job itself is largely focused on creating a more equitable, more just or more environmentally sustainable world.
The only organisations completely excluded from advertising jobs on this site are those which either derive income from, receive significant funding from or have significant ties to the tobacco, military, gambling or uranium industries.
Please note that not all employers who use EthicalJobs.com.au are necessarily ethical employers, so advertising an ethical job on this site does not imply an endorsement of an employer or an endorsement of any of that employer's practices.
How is EthicalJobs.com.au making a difference?
EthicalJobs.com.au is a social enterprise which helps people and organisations to work for a better world.
EthicalJobs.com.au main impact is in helping organisations that are making a difference to find passionate, committed and amazing staff – helping them to make more of a social and environmental impact though their activities.
But we're also committed to supporting Australian community groups by making regular donations to not-for-profit groups we think are doing good work to make the world a more just or more sustainable place. Every two months we match donations up to $15,000 to small Australian NFP organisations – join our email list to find out the details!
EthicalJobs.com.au is also committed to being an ethical and sustainable organisation - our office runs on Green Power and 100% recycled paper, we drink FairTrade tea and coffee, and we get to and from our office using bikes, feet & public transport as much as we can.
Who We Are
Michael started EthicalJobs.com.au in 2009, having previously started two NFPs and another social enterprise. Realising there wasn't a job-search site for "people like me", he launched the website in May 2009 on a wing and a prayer.
Michael previously founded and edited the People & Planet: Social Justice & Environment Diary and Calendar, which he published from 2007 to 2013; founded Global Trade Watch, which monitored the social and environmental impacts of global trade and advocated for fair trading systems; wrote and co-directed the 2007 documentary ; and lectured in community development at a Melbourne TAFE.
Peter Callender - General Manager
Peter moved from Sydney to join the Ethical Jobs team in 2010, and has worked previously as a Youth Worker, Political Researcher and Project Coordinator of
Peter is a passionate and active campaigner in the environment movement, and owes much to a post-university year spent in Mexico, where his commitment to social justice and environment issues was both challenged and solidified.
In rare spare moments, you'll find Peter far away from the world of computers - in the garden, strumming a guitar or camping in the Victorian countryside.
Maddy Burns - Relationships Coordinator
Maddy comes to EthicalJobs.com.au having previously worked at the Australian Council of Trade Unions and Cancer Council Victoria. She has an honours degree in Sociology from Monash University, and was chosen to present her thesis on "Popular Culture, Femininity and Facebook" at the Australian Sociology Association’s annual conference.
Maddy’s love for travel has seen her visit Europe, the USA, New Zealand and also live in Canada during the Winter Olympics. In her spare time Maddy likes to read fantasy novels, support the Melbourne Demons and try different restaurants.
James Stewart - Manager - Relationships Team
James has over 10 years experience working as a recruitment professional, including work across international aid, clean energy, community services, emergency services, public health, mental health and aged care sectors.
In this time, James has sought to bring his skills, experience and passion to an innovative and progressive organisation working towards sustainability and community-based objectives. On discovering EthicalJobs.com.au he realised he'd found the perfect home!
Outside work, James has travelled widely and spent 18 months teaching in Japan. He has a passion for music festivals, spending time with his family, friends and labradors, and getting away to the bush or the coast to unwind.
Daniella Segal - Relationships & Admin Assistant
Daniella joins EthicalJobs.com.au having completed a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Geographical Sciences and Zoology. Daniella has experience working in the not-for-profit sector within a youth movement framework in the role of Public Relations as well as having coordinated a youth summer camp, numerous fundraisers, and social and environmental justice activities.
Daniella is a passionate animal advocate, and has attended rallies, worked on conserving the little penguin population in St Kilda and is a budding bird watcher.
In her spare time you'll find her walking along the beach with her beloved Elmo, the wolf hound cross, pumping iron at the gym and whipping up vegan feasts.
Nicole Anderson – Relationships & Business Development Manager
Nicole joins the EthicalJobs.com.au team with over three years experience in HR and a Masters of Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations from the University of Sydney. She spent over two years in the Workplace Relations team at the St Vincent de Paul Society, NSW and is passionate about driving real change through putting the right people and the right jobs together.
Nicole also has a background in Film Studies and spent a year living and studying in Norwich in the United Kingdom. Having travelled extensively around Europe and Scandinavia, she hopes to continue to travel the globe in the future. When away from work, you’ll find Nicole at the cinema, enjoying a single malt or cheering on her beloved Sydney Swans.
Zoë Fitzpatrick – Events Coordinator
Zoë joins EthicalJobs.com.au having had a rich and varied career in both the not-for-profit and private sectors. Her experience in sales, marketing and events, across a number of industries has allowed her the flexibility to work in and across various countries and continents, but is delighted to now call Melbourne home and pour her passion for events into EthicalJobs.com.au.
Outside of work Zoë loves to spend time with her family and friends often exploring (and of course eating!) the foodie delights of Melbourne with her other loves of cooking, travel and the outdoors high on the agenda too.
Cormac Sheehan – Digital Marketing & Engagement Specialist
Cormac joins EthicalJobs.com.au after five years at Melbourne chocolate makers Loving Earth as Digital Marketing & Communications Manager. Their Healthy – Sustainable – Fair ethos gave him a firm grounding in ethical business practices, and when the opportunity for a new challenge arose he was delighted to join the Ethical Jobs team.
With a Masters Degree from University College Dublin, he’s been a freelance journalist for over ten years. Born in Ireland, Cormac left Dublin in his early ‘20s, living and working in Copenhagen, London and Mexico City before settling in Melbourne in 2010. His main interests are reading, writing, travel, cooking, eating and drinking. Outside of work you’ll find him playing & touring in bands, or training & competing in martial arts.
Joana Partyka – Digital Communications Coordinator
Hailing from Perth, Joana is a communications professional who joins the EthicalJobs.com.au team after more than two years as a freelance writer and editor. Holding degrees in journalism and science, Joana has a background in both communications and community services, which she's excited to bring together in her position at EthicalJobs.com.au.
Joana continues to work casually as a freelance writer and editor outside of her responsibilities at EthicalJobs.com.au. An avid traveller, she spends her downtime painting and drawing, cycling, snacking, spending time with her goofy beagle cross, and lamenting Melbourne's unpredictable weather.
Thao Du - Admin & Relationships Assistant
Thao joins EthicalJobs.com.au after a diverse career in tutoring, publishing and even real estate. Having completed a Bachelor of International Studies, she is now chipping away at a Master of International and Community Development degree at Deakin University, furthering her keen interest in community development and youth issues.
Outside of work, Thao likes to spend quality time with her family and friends, relax with her favourite HBO series and eat her way around Melbourne.
Andrew Mclagan - Full-Stack Web Developer
Originally from coastal NSW, Andrew has over 15 years experience as a software developer having held a diverse range of roles including in the renewable energy industry, local government, e-commerce and real estate. Andrew is always keen to advocate the power of technology to enable and connect communities, leading the organisation of local open-source developer meet-ups in the area.
Spending much of his career travelling around the globe as a freelance developer, this remains one of his passions alongside photography, electronic music and food. Outside of work you will find him rock climbing, surfing, hiking or digging in the garden.
Emily Markwell - Government Relationships Manager
Emily has over 5 years experience in recruitment, focusing on government and not-for-profit sectors and comes to EthicalJobs.com.au to share her passion for building strong and lasting relationships with local and state Government departments. Emily understands that getting the right people in the right role is crucial to making an organisation great, and has full faith in EthicalJobs.com.au as a vehicle for social change.
Emily has travelled extensively and has been involved in several volunteer ventures overseas, including teaching English in Laos and sustainable farming in Colombia. She loves climbing, hiking, trail running and canyoning and on less adventurous days settles for a relaxing yoga class in the city. She has lived in England, Paris and Sydney, and is now excited to make Melbourne her home.
Please direct all enquiries about particular jobs direct to the employer listed on the ad - you can find their their details in the "How to Apply for the Job" box on each job ad.
Please note we are NOT a recruitment company, so unfortunately we DO NOT provide career advice or accept CVs. For help on finding an ethical job, please see our Resources section above.
If you have a question about advertising a job with us, we'd love to chat to you! You can:
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone us: (03) 9419 5979
Send mail to us: PO Box 2618, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Find us at: Level 1, 14-24 Easey St, Collingwood, VIC 3066.