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Head of Education Partnerships and Business Development

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect)

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) is one of Australia’s largest autism-specific service providers, with one of the biggest autism-specific school programs in the world. A not-for-profit organisation, we work in partnership with people of all ages on the autism spectrum, and their families to deliver evidence-informed solutions that are person-centred, family-focused and customer driven.

At Aspect we recognise a different brilliant®, where we seek to understand, engage and celebrate the strengths, interests and aspiration of people on the autism spectrum.

Vision: The best opportunities for people on the autism spectrum.

Mission: We work with people of all ages on the autism spectrum, delivering evidence-informed solutions that are person-centred, family-focussed, and customer-driven.

Values: We are passionate about people, about being positive, and about what’s possible.

About the role:

An exciting, newly created opportunity for a Head of Education Partnerships and Business Development to join the Aspect Education team!

This role will provide leadership and support, to nurture Aspect Education’s existing productive partnerships and lead the strategic planning and development of new and innovative business opportunities to grow and continually enhance our value offering to our partners and our clients.

The role will work with Education sector groups such as Catholic Education, the Department of Education, corporate Australia, and other Educational alliances to connect the dots to a shared vision, mission and major project strategic alignment.

Key accountabilities:

  • Nurturing Aspect Education’s existing productive partnerships including responsibilities to; drive, gatekeep, and proactively manage Aspect's high-level strategic education partnerships, to achieve long-term goals, through security of longer-term partnership agreements
  • Increase impact, extend reach and deliver an increase in school enrolments and therefore income stream via government grants
  • Leading strategic planning and development of new and innovative business opportunities involves drawing on experience to;
  • Increase Aspect’s commercial capability and capacity
  • Secure more strategic partnerships, as they align to progressing Aspect’s strategic plan

Click here for the Position Profile. 

What you bring:

Our successful applicant will be:

  • A strategic thinker who thrives on initiating new business areas and is passionate about education and the impact it can have in our global community.
  • An astute change maker focused on building capability across a wide range of stakeholders to bring people on transformational journeys as the business grows and new projects are realised.
  • Motivated and driven by purpose leading to demonstrating transformational growth in previous roles 
  • Passionate about education, and the disability sector and comfortable working in a neuro-diverse environment
  • Highly developed in new business written and verbal skills, with a strong ability to develop compelling propositions and proposals
  • Confident with key drivers to grow and nurture relationships over time.


  • 8+ years’ experience and networking at a senior level in the Education sector and at least two of the following areas:
    • high level corporate strategic planning finance, new business development, consulting;
    • and/or product development.
  • Understanding of the provisions within the Education Act 1990 (NSW) in particular, working knowledge of the parameters of section 83C and its implications for judicially expending school funds.

What we offer:

  • Salary packaging options to increase your take home pay
  • Learning opportunities for career advancement
  • Hybrid working between the office and home
  • Freshly fitted out workspace with end of trip facilities, on the doorstep of Chatswood station, dining and retail
  • Access to a wide range of discounts through Perkbox on everyday purchases
  • Discounted membership to fitness facilities through Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program

To apply

Please click 'Apply Now' to submit your application.

Enquiries should be directed to - Lauren Roebuck, Talent Sourcing Specialist, 0437 590 341.

Aspect is committed to increasing the number of Autistic staff and providing an inclusive workplace where everyone can feel that they belong. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds including, but not limited to, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, neurodivergent people, people with a disability, the LGBTQIA+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, to apply. We have a range of universal strategies to meet the needs of different people in our hiring processes, and are happy to individualise these.

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