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Executive Officer - Women's Activities and Self Help House

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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…

About the employer…

The Women’s Activities and Self Help (WASH) House 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.

The organisation has been established in the area for over 35 years as a support and resource centre for women. Over this time, the WASH House has grown and evolved to run a range of programs including Staying Home Leaving Violence, Counselling, Case Work, Group Work and Information Services.

Leave work each day feeling part of making a difference to the local community! Find out more about WASH here.

About the opportunity…

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. Leading a small and passionate organisation, this role works closely with the WASH House 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 of the WASH House 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 WASH House 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.

The WASH House considers 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!

Recruitment for this role is being managed by an external recruitment agency - Total Workforce Services.

You will find below an Information Pack - download that to take a look at the full job description. If you still have more questions, or just want to have a chat call Angela at Total Workforce Services on (02) 4555 4634 or jobs@totalworkforceservices.com.au using the subject line: Executive Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

When you're ready 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 (you can either write this or why not record a short video to introduce yourself):

  • 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 the WASH House 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.

A position description is attached.

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