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Operations Manager - Broome / Kimberley

Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan

about the role

The Operations Manager will be responsible for the management of the internal finances of Garnduwa, as well as asset management, contract management and compliance.

The role is based in Broome, however, has a Kimberley wide footprint and the ability to travel remotely is an integral requirement of this role.

Applicants must be able to travel as required to remote Aboriginal communities and regional centres. The Operations Manager will report directly to the Corporate Services Manager. An energetic, positive, and enthusiastic outlook is a must.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in the preparation, review and negotiation of all contracts and agreements to which Garnduwa is a party, with a particular focus on the financial and compliance elements
  • Assist in the negotiation and preparation of MOU's, partnership and grant agreements
  • Develop and manage the organisational budget: Forecast requirements; prepare and manage the annual budget, schedule expenditures, analyse variances, initiate corrective actions in consultation with the CEO and Corporate Services Manager
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable
  • Checking and finalisation of payroll reports
  • Work with accountant and auditor to ensure budget and accounting standards are upheld
  • Manage organisational insurance schedules
  • Maintain compliance with the CATSI Act 2006
  • Ensure maintenance of Garnduwa's DGR & PBI status
  • Oversee management of the Asset Register
  • Supervise the HR Coordinator & Trainee Program
  • Manage all IT systems and equipment
  • Fleet Management, with support from the Office Manager

Please note: This role will involve overnight travel to remote Aboriginal communities and regional centres, including the use of dirt roads, small aircraft or 4WD vehicles.

About You


  • Demonstrated experience working in diverse cultural backgrounds and working in multiple locations
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to effectively problem solve, maintain productive working relationships and negotiate with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Tertiary level qualifications in Accounting, Commerce, Business or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience working in a financial management role with significant responsibility and accountability
  • Experience in fleet and asset management on both a practical and systems level
  • Demonstrated effective organisational skills
  • Proven experience in working in a consultative manner with Aboriginal people
  • Strong computer literacy
  • A current manual driver's license
  • Willingness to travel to remote and regional communities as required and to support cross regional events at ground level


  • A keen interest in Sport & Recreation
  • Formal qualification(s) in human resources or other relevant area

Please note: It is a requirement that all Garnduwa employees undergo a National Police Clearance Check and Working with Children permit prior to commencement. A current 'C' Class Manual Driver's License is also required.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are urged to apply.

About the Benefits

Stepping into this pivotal role will see you providing integral support and systems that contribute toward Garnduwa’s ultimate goal of achieving long-lasting improvements in the opportunities for and participation of Aboriginal people in purposeful recreational and sporting activities.

In recognition of your commitment and hard work, you will be offered an attractive remuneration package circa $85,000 plus super and salary sacrificing!

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-renowned, respected and long-standing organisation, and develop your experience in the area of Indigenous health and wellbeing. You'll be joining a supportive team and will gain access to full training and handover, ensuring you're able to hit the ground running!


Please submit a resume and detail your relevant experience and skills via the Apply Now button.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as Garnduwa is seeking to appoint to the role as soon as the suitable candidate is found. We reserve the right to appoint before the vacancy closes.

Garnduwa is a Smoke-FREE workplace.

Please consider the current Western Australian COVID 19 Vaccination Mandates prior to applying this position as they do apply to all Garnduwa employees.

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