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Programs Manager

Bower Reuse & Repair Centres

The Bower is an environmental charity that seeks to reduce landfill and carbon emissions by collecting and distributing household goods that are no longer wanted by residents. The Bower also has a strong community wellbeing focus and is able to sell collected items through our retail outlets as well as redistribute goods to vulnerable and disadvantaged people who are being rehoused after homelessness. We work with multiple agencies and local governments to provide home furniture and white goods free for these programs. The Bower also undertakes the delivery of courses to support the development of knowledge and skills across communities to upskill communities in repairing, recycling and upcycling furniture and further contributing to the reduction of items into landfill.

We are seeking a Programs Manager to:

  • Manage the collection and redistribution of household items across Sydney,
  • Manage the staff and volunteers within the collections and retail sites and on-line sales
  • Ensure retail and collections staff, inclusive of Work for the Dole volunteers are fully trained
  • Oversee government agreements e.g. Work for the Dole
  • Liaise with welfare agencies to source goods as needed for agencies
  • Support major events delivered by the Bower e.g. Art for Trash
  • Undertake data collection and reporting for various levels of government and other supporting organisations

This position works across a wide spectrum and is a pivotal role in our Senior Management Team. We are seeking a versatile person who can think quickly and work independently. You must be an organised person with solid problem solving skills, and either have a degree or be pursuing a degree in Business, Social Services or Sustainability.

You will have prior experience in a similar management role of not less than two years. e.g. people management, programs or retail, goods distribution.

For all enquiries please contact Daphne Drew via email gm@bower.org.au using the subject line: Programs Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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