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Executive Officer

Total Workforce Services

Are you looking for a hands-on management role?

Do you enjoy the operational side of management as much as the strategy?

Are you a great communicator?

Then this might be the job for you…

Our client is a community-based information and resource centre for women that envisages a community in which women exercise equal rights, choose their own destiny and have a safe environment for themselves and their children. They work towards this by providing information and referral, advocacy, capacity building and support services in a range of programs including Staying Home Leaving Violence, Counselling, Case Work, Group Work and Information Services.

Join an organisation that is well established in the community (over 35 years) with a small but passionate team of staff in an exciting new time of growth and new directions.

About the opportunity…

Get in the driver's seat and take this organisation into the future!

This role isn’t your typical Executive Officer role, being hands-on working in both the strategic planning for the organisation as well as operational aspects.

Working closely alongside the Board of Directors as well as other members of the leadership team and external stakeholders so relationship building skills are important.

The Executive Officer is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation with the following key accountabilities:

  • Support and Resource to the Board of Management
  • Management of Financial, Accountability and Compliance Systems
  • Organisational and Service Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Public Relations and Relationship Management
  • Fund Raising and Income Generation

It is a Full Time role at a total 35 hours per week worked over Monday-Friday. Salary for this role is classified at level 8 in the NSW SCHADS Award (Pay Point to be determined based on experience). The role is based in Mt Druitt but covers the whole of Blacktown LGA therefore will require some travel as necessary.

About you

You will be passionate about women’s services and enthusiastic to lead the organisation into its future. You will have expert skills in developing and maintain relationships as well as a breadth of experience in service delivery to support staff working with clients.

You are a passionate and positive person, not afraid of a challenge with the capacity to adapt to and build new responses in the face of changes in the sector and the funding environment.

You will be a natural leader experienced in managing staff and a strong understanding of the importance of and how to maintain a positive workplace culture.

You will be highly motivated with the ability to manage a big workload with competing priorities.

Selection Criteria

  • Relevant Tertiary Qualifications e.g. Social Work/Community Development/Public Policy
  • Commitment to the Vision and Values and working within a feminist framework and understanding of social policy and issues that face women in Western Sydney
  • Demonstrated superior management skills and experience including the areas of:
    • Organisational Development and Strategic Planning
    • Policy Development and Quality assurance
    • Financial management
    • Human Resources leadership and managing change
    • Risk Management and Work Health & Safety
    • Public Relations
    • Project Management
    • Marketing and promotion
    • Working with a Board of Management and understanding of not-for-profit governance
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills including ability to produce written reports and funding submissions as well as public speaking skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a key member of the leadership team for the organisation
  • Experience building partnerships with multidisciplinary services and agencies and ability to build and foster sector relationships within a changing sector climate
  • Computer and internet skills
  • Current driver’s licence and vehicle

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Being a woman a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s.31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

How to Apply

If you have both experience in management and a background in this field and a passion for making a positive difference in people’s lives then we want to talk with you right away!

For an Information Pack, please visit www.totalworkforceservices.com.au or contact us on (02) 4555 4634.

To apply please don’t just send your resume, tell us a little more about you by answering these questions below in a cover letter (either written or video):

  • What motivated you to apply for this position?
  • The skills and experience you have that will make you successful in this role.
  • How feminism informs your approach to working with vulnerable women, as well as leadership.
  • What you see as the role of this organisation in responding to the needs of women in the local community?
  • What your approach to change management is – tell us one strategy you would use stepping into a leadership role like this of a new team.
  • What you see as the difference between managing an organisation and leading an organisation – and what are you best at?

Please note, this workplace has committed to keeping their staff and vulnerable clients safe by introducing a mandatory COVID vaccination policy for all employees.

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