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Senior Consultant, Melbourne

Professionalism and thoughtfulness characterise Emma’s approach to recruiting. Her engaging style enables her to source strong candidates for diverse and often hard-to-fill non-profit roles, specialising in the education, legal, environment, and community services sectors.

Emma’s career in talent acquisition spans more than 15 years and she’s been a key member of the NGO Recruitment team since 2017, successfully placing more than 100 committed and culturally-aligned C-suite, operational and support staff.

Finding and matching talented professionals with advocacy-based NGOs—in sometimes challenging conditions where remuneration is not the key driver—is Emma’s area of expertise. Her skills lie in gathering a detailed brief, conducting highly-targeted and thorough searches, and leading constructive and in-depth conversations with both clients and candidates. She has an unwavering dedication to transparency and feedback, with the goal of ensuring everyone walks away with a positive experience.

Notably, Emma has secured numerous quality hires for community legal centres; a senior executive for animal welfare group Animals Australia, which required screening a large volume of candidates for specific skills and vegan values; and an identified position for an indigenous executive to lead a service focused on addressing family violence, which incorporated a vast national search and extensive networking requiring cultural sensitivity.

Emma’s background includes roles in HR advisory, corporate recruitment and outplacement for national and international companies such as Medibank, ME Bank, PwC and Hays Recruitment.

She loves travel, spending quality time with her young family, and has also actively volunteered for various causes. Emma literally climbed a mountain in support of mental health—ascending Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for BeyondBlue.