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Community Recruitment

The Community Sector or third sector as it’s often called because of its importance in Australia consists of over 250,000 organisations, according to the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission.

The total revenue for these organisations is close to $200 billion. They receive approximately half of their revenue from government, employ 10 percent of Australia’s workforce and benefit from over 3 million volunteers. The services the sector provides are diverse.

Spinifex Recruiting has been connecting people with not-for-profit, social enterprise and profit-for-purpose organisations since 1960 across the full range of services including:

  • Education & Training, including independent schools

  • Healthcare, NDIS & aged care

  • Community services & housing

  • Recreation

  • Indigenous services

  • Peak bodies and membership organisations

  • Faith Based Organisations


Our experienced recruiters understand the challenges and rewards of working in the sector. They partner closely with community service operators to find and place people in a wide range of roles, including:

  • Senior Executives

    – General Manager, Operations Managers, State & Regional Managers, COO, CEO,

  • Risk Management

    - Compliance, and Workplace Health and Safety Specialists,

  • Marketing & Communications

    – Head of Marketing, Head of Communications, Digital Marketing Specialists, Media & Communications, Direct Marketing Manage,

  • Fundraising & Grants

    – Head of Fundraising, Head of Planned Giving, Head of Community Fundraising, Head of Gifts & Bequests,

  • Accountants and Finance Staff

    - AP, AR, Payroll Officer, Bookkeeper, Accountant and C-suite (FC, CFO),

  • Administration

    - Assistants and Business Support up to Executive Assistant and Office Management,

  • People & Culture

    – HR, IR, ER, WHS. Assistants through to C-suite.

Connecting people with not-for-profit, social enterprise and profit-for-purpose organisations since 1960.

  • ​The service provided by Spinifex was timely, easily understood and clearly focussed on our needs. Contractual arrangements were clear and concise.

    ​Ross (client)