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Business Manager - The Haven - Nepean Women's Shelter

Women's Community Shelters
  • Location: ​​Penrith​ LGA
  • Work type: Ongoing, Part-Time, 6-day fortnight (22.5 hours per week)
  • Reporting to:​​ The Haven Board
  • Salary type:​ Competitive salary plus superannuation 
  • Award Classification: Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award
  • (SCHADS)Level 6, Pay point 1.


Make a difference in the lives of women and children escaping domestic and family violence and homelessness in the Nepean.  

The Haven – Nepean Women’s Shelter is a not-for-profit charity established to provide crisis accommodation for women and children.  It is part of the Women’s Community Shelter Network.  This role provides an opportunity to join a small team committed to driving social change.  


The Business Manager is one of our senior leadership roles and reports to the Haven Board and supports them to establish and maintain effective business management systems and processes.

This leadership role supports the development of effective and efficient governance and fundraising systems and processes that provide the foundation for effective operation of The Haven Women’s Shelter. 

The role also requires functional and professional working relationships with the WCS Hub and external partners and stakeholders.

  • Strong leadership skills in business management, IT and other relevant business support skills with experience working in for-purpose organisations providing business support functions.
  • Strong project management skills and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Willingness and ability to work independently to meet deadlines and commitments.
  • Experience and success in fundraising and grants writing. 
  • Commitment to work within a social justice framework with a sensitivity to cross-cultural issues.
  • Marketing and social media experience an advantage.
  • Proficient working knowledge of computer applications.  


  • Purpose with a mission to help shape and lead a positive impact contributing to homeless women and children
  • Opportunity to collaboratively lead the business across a traditional shelter and core and cluster space 
  • A flexible workplace.
  • Salary Sacrifice Fringe Benefit – meaning you can package up to $15,900 pa of your pre-tax salary before income tax is calculated, you take home even more pay!
  • Feminist organisation embedded in strong foundational practice frameworks.
  • Supportive learning culture with career development and training opportunities.
  • An inclusive organisation, member of ACON’s Welcome Here Project
  • Disability inclusion, in part through our Disability Inclusion Action Plan
  • Access to free counselling through our Employee Assistance Program.

HOW TO Apply

  • Please send us your up-to-date resume (no longer than 3 pages) and cover letter addressing the selection criteria to the role.
  • 2 referees, contact number and email addresses preferably your most recent Supervisor/Manager.
  •  Employment is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks, Proof of Covid-19 medical certification.
  • We seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society, race, gender, religious background, age, ethnicbackground, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, family, or carer responsibilities, that will reflect the communities we work in. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. 
  • To be female is a genuine requirement for the position under Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
  • If you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks after the closing date, please do consider your application as unsuccessful.

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