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Manager - Womens Centre - Cairns

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  • Highly rewarding management opportunity, working to support victims of domestic & family violence
  • Attractive remuneration package circa $115,237 to $119,745 plus super, salary sacrificing & 5 weeks annual leave
  • Female identified position, as per section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991

About the Organisation

The Womens Centre FNQ is a feminist, community-based not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of support services aimed at assisting women and their children, who are homeless, and experiencing domestic and family violence. Established in 1986, they've grown from humble beginnings; providing information, support and self-help groups from a small shopfront; to a thriving organisation offering a range of programs from their offices in both Cairns and Atherton.

Working alongside clients to build resilience and independence, the Centre supports women to make their own decisions and life choices. With a small team of 15 staff, they deliver a range of programs across their locations, including Crisis Intervention, Family Support, Young Parent Support, DV Court Support and an 8 bed independent living DFV shelter.

At the heart of all of their services is the belief that women and children have the basic human right to live safe and independent lives, free from violence and abuse.

About the Opportunity

The Womens Centre FNQ has a new opportunity for a passionate and dedicated Manager to join their team in Cairns on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Management Committee, this autonomous role will see you will primarily responsible for the overall management of the Centre, providing leadership and direction across all aspects of the organisation, including planning and design; financial and resource management; delivery of services; and learning, review and evaluation.

Your main responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

  • Ensuring the provision of a range of high-quality support services, ensuring these adhere to funding and legislative guidelines;
  • Representing the centre in relevant external forums, building and maintaining effective networks and links with other individuals and organisations in the sector;
  • Leading the continuous improvement process, managing client feedback and data collection to inform regular evaluations and reporting;
  • Managing the HR functions of the service, including recruitment, appraisals, performance management and ongoing learning/professional development;
  • Overseeing the management of financial resources, budgets and assets, preparing regular reports and other necessary documents; and
  • Maintaining knowledge of current and emerging trends in the sector, to inform and develop the work and meet identified community needs.

About You

This is a female-identified position - an applicant's gender is considered a genuine occupational requirement as under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

To be considered for this role you will need significant experience working in a supervisory or management level position and a demonstrated ability to work with women and children who are at risk of homelessness and/or domestic violence.

You will hold a qualification in Social Work, Human Services, Management or similar is essential, as is a sound understanding of the effects and causes of domestic violence from a feminist perspective including knowledge of cultural differences and needs. An understanding of contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, including the issues impacting these communities, will be crucial.

You will have a well-rounded set of management skills, and be able to work autonomously in a variety of areas. With fantastic communication and interpersonal skills, you will be able to effortlessly lead a diverse, passionate team and effectively build strong relationships with other services, clients and the community.

Most importantly you will be caring, and dedicated to supporting women to live a life free of violence, ensuring that the Centre remains a respectful, safe, and non-judgemental environment.

Please note: You will need a current, valid Driver's License and have or be able to obtain a Blue Card.

About the Benefits

This is a highly rewarding, community-focused role with an organisation that truly makes a difference in the lives of women and children.

In exchange for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a competitive salary circa $115,237 to $119,745 plus super and attractive salary sacrificing options.

The Womens Centre FNQ truly cares about their staff, offering above award conditions including 5 weeks annual leave after 4 years’ service, paid time off over the Christmas period, paid parental leave and 13 weeks long service leave. You'll be joining a committed and genuinely passionate team, and have the opportunity to work closely with other organisations and services in the area.

This is your chance to make a real difference in the lives of women and children who are escaping violence - Apply Now!

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