Head of Strategy

Job Description

Hey there.

We’re For The People, we’ve been around for about 10 years now, and – true to our name – we’ve spent that time helping organisations connect more meaningfully with people.

There are a lot of people in the world, though, so there’s still so much to do – which is why we’re still growing, and why we’re now on the lookout for an experienced Head of Strategy to join our Sydney office in the new year.

Who we are

We believe that, in everything worth doing, people are the reason, people are the challenge and people the answer (that’s why we say we’re For The People).

Accordingly, we welcome everyone –  the neurodiverse, the LGBTQI+ community, all (working) ages, and people of all ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, lifestyles and passions. We do this because it’s right, but also because it’s wise – as diverse perspectives lead to better creative work.

We also believe in working in a way that values individual and collective wellbeing, putting respect before hierarchies, and cultivating an accepting environment that rewards brave ideas. We’ve found that’s the best way to do the sort of work we love to do – work that pushes creative and social boundaries, and challenges category conventions.

The majority of our work comes from social enterprises, government, start-ups, charities, cultural institutions and placemaking projects (including the development of regions, towns and cities). Technology clients have always represented an important part of our business too.

In 2019, D&AD declared FTP one of the top 10 design studios in the world and then it happened again in 2021! Our award-winning strategy team has played an essential role in that success.

What we’re looking for

As mentioned, we’re looking for a Head of Strategy – and to us, that means someone:

  • with international experience in branding
  • capable of understanding organisations from the 30,000 foot view, as well as how they relate to people on an individual level
  • skilled in reading between the lines to understand an organisation’s existing culture, whilst also being able to envision what they could become tomorrow
  • excited by the process work of helping clients implement a brand strategy, and how that process differs based on individual client needs
  • with a natural strategic perspective, paired with a curiosity for the world and how organisations engage with it
  • skilled in telling stories that help others understand a strategic plan’s meaning and potential (especially able to do this beyond the slide deck form – we’re talking posters, video, sketches, stories, cartoons, or roleplaying for example)
  • experienced at (and enthusiastic about) leading a small team and cultivating their growth.


  • This is a Sydney based role
  • Hybrid, flexible working model

What do you think?

If you’re as excited to read this as we were to write it, we’d love to hear from you.

How to Apply:

Please send an email with the subject line “Head of Strategy” to work@forthepeople.agency that includes the following:

  • We’d love a short introduction; a little bit about you and why you think the Head of Strategy role at For The People is right for you.
  • Attached CV
  • Attached portfolio of relevant work
How to apply

We’d love a short introduction; a little bit about you and why you think the Head of Strategy role at For The People is right for you. Please attach a CV and portfolio of relevant work too.

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Sydney, AU (Hybrid, flexible working model)
Head or Director
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Job posted:
July 4, 2024
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