About The Sponge

We want to be the best branding agency for the world.
The Sponge is unbent on working with partners who give back. It’s who we are and it’s what we do.

Our Values

Big Love, like family
Our team and clients are family. We have each others backs and are devoted to every member’s success.
Delightful Awesomeness
Our playfield is “outstanding”, the step above excellence, where we continuously delight by delivering that extra awesomeness.
Effectiveness over awards
We create stuff that works brilliantly, focusing on being lean and finding the simplest quickest path.
Timeliness and Clarity
We are quick, meticulous and never rush, so our work is always on time and at its awesomest.
Positive Workplay
We play our strengths with energy and have fun. Smiles and happiness are warmly reciprocated and bring positive outcomes.
Perpetuate Goodness
With gratitude we help good, purposeful businesses, and give back via grants and orphan sponsorship.
Obsession with improvement
Our unquenchable fascination for the better way fuels our continuous personal and professional growth.

About “Awesomeness”
We say “awesome” a lot. That is all.

About the role

The founder/CEO and chief brand storyteller, Luke Faccini, who is based in Brisbane Australia needs someone with a high level of awesomeness to become his right-hand person, to ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day business. You would need to organise him, and run the team. You’d direct the workflow, make sure the team has everything they need to work their magic. You’ll also liaise with clients to keep them well-informed about where things are at, and also just to touch base from time to time.

To do this well, you’ll need to be someone who is organised, methodical, good with people AND good with systems and processes.

It’s very much a hands-on role. You’ll provide a level of secretariat support to Luke, help make improvements in efficiencies, make sure team members are onboarded and trained effectively, and even chase up outstanding invoices.

Because our team and clients are scattered around the world, you will work remotely as well.

The Results Required in Year 1

  1. Reduction in CEO’s working hours
  2. On-time delivery of projects
  3. Strong client satisfaction
  4. Healthy cashflow
  5. Team onboarding and training

The specific selection criteria for the role are provided below.

Remuneration and Hours

Salary to be negotiated

You could be located anywhere within +/- 2 hours of Australian Eastern Standard time, but will need to be available for AEST business hours 9am – 5pm. The number of hours you need to work to fulfil the role is down to you.

The Recruitment Process

If this role interests you, here’s what you need to do.

Provide a written application addressing how you meet each of the following selection criteria, together with your CV. Email both documents to ellyn@businessgrowthstrategies.biz by 5pm AEST Friday 9th February 2018.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated, genuine commitment to being awesome
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate, prioritise and organise self and others effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and support a dispersed, international team
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain high client satisfaction
  • Exceptional command of spoken and written English
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness (tell us a brief story)
  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely and function autonomously, but also know when to check in
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement efficiencies, while maintaining high levels of client and team satisfaction
  • Demonstrated ability to use a range of technology effectively to streamline project delivery, communication and administration
  • Demonstrated experience working at executive level with knowledge of sales, marketing and client relationship management
  • Availability during Australian Eastern Standard Time business hours (9am – 5pm)

Additional Information about Our Selection Process

  • Our recruitment process is being managed for us by Ellyn Martin
  • Ellyn will do an initial shortlisting of applicants based on responses to the selection criteria;
  • Ellyn will conduct a brief (30 – 40 min) telephone interview at a mutually agreed time to further shortlist applicants;
  • For applicants selected to proceed to interview stage, there will be a face-to-face 1½ – 2 hour interview by Skype;
  • For those applicants selected to proceed to interview stage, you will be asked to complete a short (15 minute) online Talent Dynamics survey prior to your interview;
  • In some instances, applicants may be asked to participate in a second interview.
  • The preferred candidate/s will then be required to provide the names and contact details of 3 referees, including someone from their current place of employment (if applicable). Referees will only be contacted if the applicant is a strong contender for the role.


If you need more information about the recruitment process, contact Ellyn Martin on 0412 375 760 or ellyn@businessgrowthstrategies.biz.

If you need more information regarding the role or The Sponge please contact Luke Faccini at luke (at) thesponge.com.au between 9am and 4.30pm.

If this role excites you and fits you like a glove, we look forward to meeting you soon.

Luke & The Team