Maven Manager – Disability Access and Inclusion

  • Contractor
  • Adelaide Australia
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Palladium International profile

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

Palladium International

Maven Manager – Disability Access and Inclusion

About Palladium

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development, and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with governments, businesses, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing challenges. With a team of more than 3,000 employees operating in 90-plus countries and a global network of over 35,000 experts, we help improve economies, societies, and, most importantly, people’s lives.


Palladium implements Maven, a Disability Access and Inclusion Service. Maven works with external clients, organisations and across Palladium’s international development programs to deliver disability access and inclusion services. The goal of Maven is to change the way society views people with disability, by breaking down barriers for inclusion in m ainstream society. Maven values the lived experience of people with disability, who make up the core advisory team who design, deliver, and evaluate all of Maven’s work.


The Maven Manager is a senior leadership role in the program that leads and manages the Maven services.


The role is based in Adelaide, Australia (but remote working / other locations will be considered) on an up to 0.8 FTE role.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing, monitoring and updating Maven policies, procedures, and services to ensure high standards are maintained
  • Recruiting and managing Maven talent and ensuring accessibility for the team
  • Contribute to establishment and maintenance of Maven strategic relationships and partnership
  • Provision of high-level subject matter expertise in relation to disability access and inclusion services for Maven, for diversity and inclusion aligned to Palladium’s corporate functions and aligned to a Gender, Disability and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) lens for internal programs
  • Oversight of all Maven operations including budgetary, risk management, evaluation and learning
  • Work closely with leadership to support business development.

Key Competencies

  • Tertiary qualifications in disability, health, or relevant discipline or equivalent level of lived experience. People with disability are strongly encouraged to apply for this position;
  • Significant relevant work experience, preferably within disability access and inclusion services, particularly with managing and working with people with disability;
  • Demonstrated experience in working in national and / or international context managing the design and delivery of disability access and inclusion services;
  • Excellent technical/ business writing skills and strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Strong leadership, coaching and mentoring skills, and prior experience leading effective teams;
  • Flexibility to travel to various locations throughout the Asia Pacific region;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, particularly in a multi-cultural environment.

Choose Palladium for

If you are looking for an opportunity that will allow you to create a positive impact in the domestic and international community development space, then this is the place for you.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and until Monday 5th February 2024.

For more information about the role, or if you require any reasonable adjustments to apply for this job please send your inquiry to: [email protected]

Please note – we are only accepting applications from job seekers with full working rights within Australia as this role is unable to be sponsored. We are not accepting resumes from recruitment agencies for this role.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Palladium is committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success, and good practice. We positively welcome and seek to ensure we achieve diversity in our workforce; and that all job applicants and employees receive equal and fair treatment regardless of their background or personal characteristics. These include (but are not limited to): socio-economic background, age, race, gender identity and expression, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, veteran, marital or Indigenous status.

Should you require any adjustments or accommodation to be made due to a disability or you are a neurodivergent individual or for any other circumstance, please email our team at [email protected] and we will be in touch to discuss.


We define Safeguarding as “the preventati ve action taken by Palladium to protect our people, clients and the communities we work with from harm”. We are committed to ensuring that all children and adults who come into contact with Palladium are treated with respect and are free from abuse. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced selection process including safeguarding-focused interviews and a rigorous due diligence process.

How to apply

deadline: 21-Feb-24

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