Heaps Decent is an Australian organisation empowering diverse young people to express their creativity through music and multi-media. We support engagement for change, positive futures  & the development of high quality content  with a unique identity.
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Position Available: Relationships and Development Manager

February 5, 2021


Heaps Decent is an Australian arts organisation empowering diverse children and young people to express their creativity through music and multi-media. We support engagement for change, positive futures & the development of high quality content with a unique identity.

Heaps Decent increases access to arts making, providing mobile production resources and collaboration with professional artists across NSW communities. We promote inclusion and diversity, with a focus on individuals facing unique challenges. Through creative expression and building connections, skills and self-belief, young people create an identity, envisage a positive narrative for their lives, and engage purposefully with the world around them.

Heaps Decent is a registered charity with DGR status.

You can find out more about Heaps Decent at www.heapsdecent.com



We are looking for a person who can drive a new phase of business development with Heaps Decent. We strive to sustain and nurture our existing relationships, and focus on capacity building – securing new corporate and philanthropic partnerships and donor support.

Larger and longer-term investment in Heaps Decent is a priority.

Our program work is innovative – creating an intersection between art, technology, culture and education. We achieve real outcomes in creative, technical and social development. These substantial benefits for children and young people are highly sought. We are well respected and trusted to deliver to a high standard within our existing markets.

It is expected that the Relationships and Development Manager will provide substantial support to address these needs, working with and reporting to the CEO and Board. The position is responsible for leading Heaps Decent in its strategic growth plans, and will be integral to our inspiring program delivery.



  • A commitment to the principles of access, inclusion and diversity.
  • An interest in local music, arts and cultural activity.
  • At least 3 years experience in partnerships development and fundraising, preferably in the creative sector. You must have a good understanding of the philanthropic and CSR landscape in Australia.
  • Self sufficient, proactive and able to operate autonomously within a very small team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder and project/campaign management relevant to the criteria.
  • Substantial relationship management and networking ability, demonstrating strong integrity, interpersonal and influencing skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.



  • An awareness of the youth justice, welfare and education sectors in Australia.
  • Experience writing successful grant applications and acquittals for government and the private sector.

Closing date for applications: Friday the 26th of February, 2021.

For more information on how to apply, download the job description here

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  • Address: 107 Redfern St, Redfern 2016
  • PO Box: PO Box 213 Darlinghurst NSW 1300
  • Phone: 0437 978 813