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Executive Officer

Bonnie Support Services

Bonnie Support Services Ltd (BSSL) is a leading feminist not-for-profit specialist service for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence and/or who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Established in 1975, Bonnie’s is a Specialist Homelessness Service and a Registered Community Housing Provider located in Southwest Sydney, funded primarily by the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) under the Going Home Staying Home program.

The Executive Officer leads the organisation on behalf of our stable and experienced Board. Bonnie’s is staffed by a diverse and experienced team of professionals from many cultural backgrounds, enabling culturally competent support for women and children from Aboriginal, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Anglo-Australian communities.

Bonnie Support Services provides a range of specialist services including crisis support, crisis accommodation, transitional housing, case work, outreach and drop-in services and support groups. Other specialist services include a domestic and family violence rapid response team and a children’s therapeutic and support team. Our approach is wholistic and includes practical and creative approaches to safety and recovery. We work in a non-hierarchical, grassroots, collaborative and respectful team environment, and value the culture we have created. We care deeply about having a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered, in an environment that is safe and inclusive for all.

Due to the retirement of our current Executive Officer, we are seeking an Executive Officer with demonstrated experience in providing strategic and operational leadership, who is creative and able to lead Bonnie’s in an exciting time of growth.

About the role

The Executive Officer (EO) of BSSL is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the organisation. The EO works in close partnership with the Board, Finance Officer, and the Program Manager who oversees the operational management of our service delivery. This collaborative approach allows for efficient operations and optimal service delivery. The EO’s responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • Cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with the community, Government agencies, partner organisations, Corporates and donors
  • Communications and promoting Bonnie’s
  • Compliance and accreditation
  • Overseeing Human Resource Management
  • Overseeing Financial management
  • Funding, grants and fundraising
  • Resourcing the Board of Directors

About You

Applicants must address the following criteria to be considered for the position:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ management experience and relevant Tertiary qualifications in Social or Community Work, or equivalent skills and experience
  • Demonstrated and comprehensive knowledge/experience of the women and children’s domestic and family violence and homelessness not-for-profit services sector including the reporting and regulatory responsibilities of a Registered Community Housing Provider
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in strategic and operational leadership including working with and supporting Senior Management Team.
  • Demonstrated financial management and best practice skills in good governance.
  • Advocacy, collaboration, network, and relationship building skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to a feminist philosophy and approach in providing services consistent with Bonnie’s history, achievements, and values.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups of women and understanding of the issues which may affect women of diverse backgrounds e.g. immigrant and refugee women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, marginalised and disadvantaged women.
  • Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining a positive workplace culture in which respect, collaboration and co-operation are central to all activities and operations of the service.
  • A Driver’s Licence and clearance through Working With Children Check and National Police Check will be required of the successful applicant.
  • Being a female is a genuine requirement as specified under section 14 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)

An attractive package including a salary range of $130,000-145,000 pa plus superannuation, salary sacrifice and additional leave entitlements will be offered to the successful candidate.

To find out more about the role, please contact the Admin team by email on: [email protected] using the subject line: Executive Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs or by telephone on (02) 9729 0939.

A position description is attached.

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