Head of Client Relationships

We’re looking for a new team member who is interested in joining our values-driven and creative organisation that’s redesigning citizenship in the 21st century

Help us help more people

We’re seeking a team member with experience in building and maintaining client relationships who wants to take their career to the next level in a fun and purpose-led environment.

Note on hiring: We actively seek applications from women, non-binary, and Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and others belonging to underrepresented groups in the tech industry.

What does the role involve?

  • Building on our existing relationships and creating new ways to engage with our government partners.
  • Understanding their needs and developing a strategic response based around our suite of programs and products.
  • Fostering new relationships and supporting business development.
  • Input on the strategic direction of the organisation, especially in relation to our goals of growing our programs and becoming the go-to “friendly experts” in digital government.
  • Collaborating with the rest of the team to streamline processes and workflow.
  • You’ll be a public ‘face’ of Code for Australia – spreading the word about what we do and the value we offer to our friends in government.
  • We anticipate this role will require 4-5 days of effort per week. We support flexible working and are open to catering for different needs. We’d love to speak to you about approaches for scheduling.
  • The salary for this role is $100k incl. superannuation.

The day-to-day

Here’s an idea of what we think Code for Australia’s Head of Client Relationships would get up to each day – after a superb coffee (or two) of course.


  • Consulting with potential and existing government partners around new projects
  • Managing ongoing relationships with key government contacts
  • Designing programs of work in response to partner needs
  • Preparing proposals and submitting responses to partner briefs
  • Research and learning from past and unsuccessful engagements


  • Working closely with our Marketing, Product and Strategy functions
  • Input on development of new Products
  • Input on development of Marketing activities


  • Helping drive interest for scheduled programs
  • Contributing to lead generation
  • Sales operations, maintaining data, reporting

Key Results

Here’s what we think you’re capable of smashing our as part of this role. 

In your first 3 months you will have...

  • Onboarded into our ways of working
  • Built your understanding of Civic Tech and all levels of Australian Government
  • Made a meaningful contribution to the development of a new initiative
  • Met with 3 existing government partners to learn about the value
  • Code for Australia has provided for them
  • Introduced yourself to our community at an Open House event

In your first 12 months you will have...

  • Developed and sold a workstream featuring multiple programs with an existing or new government partner

In your first 6 months you will have...

  • Built on our existing CRM system to capture data about our partners and their needs
  • Developed and presented 3 proposals for programs to existing or new partners
  • Created your own professional development plan and met targets for the first quarter of an annual cycle

Who are we?

  • A fun and ambitious organisation that is working to create a government that’s designed for and built by everyone
  • You’d be joining our Base Team – a group of 3 currently based in Melbourne who work remotely. We’re open to people based around Australia.
  • We work collaboratively with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. As a small team we value flexibility and have each other’s backs in busier times.
  • We test ideas and provide opportunities to have your say on the shape of the organisation and your own role
  • Values based organisation that cares about it’s staff and work-life balance (and we actually mean it!)

We encourage applicants from diverse personal and professional backgrounds to apply.


 Contact us at info@codeforaustralia.org and we’ll get back to you ASAP. 

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