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Director


Employer: Working Women's Centre SA Inc.
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Advocacy & Campaigns, Executive & Senior Management, Women's Organisations & Services, Management, Unions & Workers Rights
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Adelaide

Job posted on: 23 October, 2018.
Applications close: 19 November, 2018.

The Working Women’s Centre SA Inc (the Centre) Management Committee invites applications for the position of Director, commencing January 2019.

The Centre works to:

  • Enhance women and vulnerable people’s participation in and contribution to workplace arrangements that improve their economic prosperity and welfare.
  • Increase women and vulnerable people’s knowledge of the legal, policy, and institutional frameworks that promote workplace reform; employment conditions; fair and efficient arrangements for remuneration and safe work.
  • Provide a safety net of industrial relations related services to women and vulnerable people who are otherwise unable to access them and participate effectively in the labour force.
  • Enhance work-related services provided by other organisations to women and vulnerable people.

The Director of the Centre is responsible to the Management Committee for leading the Centre’s work and the day to day management by ensuring the provision of quality services and efficient operations.

The Working Women’s Centre Inc is an independent community organisation which relies on government funding. The position is permanent subject to continued funding. Employment conditions are specified in the Working Women’s Centre Inc Enterprise Agreement 2018. Some out of hours work, country and interstate travel is required.

Director Selection Criteria

Essentials

  • Proven ability to provide effective leadership to and management of an organisation.
  • Knowledge of issues affecting women and vulnerable people’s participation in the workforce and demonstrated commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the State and Federal Workplace Relations systems and legislation.
  • Knowledge of the role of State and Federal Government, private sector, NGO and Not for Profit agencies and unions which have responsibility for:
    • workplace relations,
    • equal opportunity and human rights,
    • workplace health and safety,
    • worker’s compensation and rehabilitation
    • employment and training,
    • violence against women,
    • workplace gender equality.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the needs of women and vulnerable people from diverse groups including Visa holders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, regional and remote, older people, CALD, people with disabilities, diverse gender, sexuality, LGBTIQ and intersectionality.Demonstrated ability to identify policy issues for women and vulnerable workers, to articulate and present them in a credible manner publicly and to government decision-making bodies.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with high levels of government, union, employer and community organisations including data analysis, reporting and attraction and acquittal of funding.
  • Demonstrated high level written and oral communication skills.
  • Tertiary qualification in relevant discipline or demonstrated relative experience.
  • Ability to develop and maintain stakeholder relationships

Desirables

  • Drivers Licence
  • First Aid
  • TAE or equivalent training/educational expertise
  • Ability to travel interstate
  • Negotiation/conflict resolution skills
  • DCSI clearance ‘working with vulnerable people’ and National Police clearance

Director Job Specification

Context:

In line with its Vision, Mission and Objects the Working Women’s Centre SA Inc (the Centre) works to:

  • Enhance women and vulnerable people’s participation in and contribution to workplace arrangements that improve their economic prosperity and welfare.
  • Increase women and vulnerable people’s knowledge of the legal, policy, and institutional frameworks that promote workplace reform; employment conditions; fair and efficient arrangements for remuneration and safe work.
  • Provide a safety net of industrial relations related services to women and vulnerable people who are otherwise unable to access them and participate effectively in the labour force.
  • Enhance work-related services provided by other organisations to women and vulnerable people.

Summary of Duties

The Director of the Centre is responsible to the Management Committee for leading the Centre’s work and the day to day management of the Centre by ensuring the provision of quality services and efficient operations.

How to apply for this job

For an application pack please contact the Centre either by calling or emailing Deb Bakopanos on (08) 8410 6499 or deb@wwc.org.au.

Written applications addressing the selection criteria should be emailed addressed to the Chairperson, Working Women’s Centre Inc. 1st Floor Station Arcade, 52 Hindley St Adelaide 5000, via deb@wwc.org.au using the subject line: Director application via EthicalJobs.

Applications will close on Monday 19th November at 9am. 

We welcome and encourage applications from Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, People with Disability, Sexually and Gender Diverse people, people with lived experience of adversity and from people of all ages.