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Business, Finance and Risk Manager - Kildare Ministries, Melbourne - Albert Park, VIC

An exciting opportunity exists with Kildare Ministries who are looking to employ their first Business, Finance and Risk Manager. The Trustees of Kildare Ministries have canonical responsibilities for ten schools and three community works and they appoint the Directors of the Incorporated and Association Boards of these entities. Kildare Ministries operates in Victoria, South Australia, NSW and Queensland.

Kildare Ministries seeks an enthusiastic, energetic and self-directed Business, Finance and Risk Manager who has a heart for serving the marginalised through education and social outreach. The successful candidate will have broad leadership experience in business, finance, property and risk and compliance management and enjoy building relationships with various ministries and their leaders.

The Business, Finance and Risk Manager reports to the Trustees of Kildare Ministries and on a daily basis works closely with the Executive Director and therefore requires leadership skills at governance level. Communication, interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with various levels in the organisation are vital. Skills in financial strategic planning, high quality analysis, problem solving related to resourcing, risk/compliance management and analysis, human resources and industrial relations are essential. Experience in working for not-for-profit organisations, religious congregations, education and community works would be a distinct advantage.

The time allocation for this position is negotiable though it is envisaged that this position will begin as part-time with an approximate time allocation of FTE 0.6. This will be dependent on experience and availability. The ability to work in a small, friendly and efficient office is essential and there is also the requirement for some overnight and interstate travel.

Applicants with suitable business, financial and compliance qualifications with suitable educational leadership experience should make further enquiries by contacting [email protected].

Application package can be obtained by contacting [email protected] or by ringing the Kildare Ministries Office: 03 96822973

Applications should include

  1. Cover letter outlining your reasons for applying for this position(no more than two pages)
  2. Address the four selection criteria (no more than 400-500 words for each)
  3. Complete the Application Form
  4. Provide the names of two referees, who might be able to speak with a panel representative
  5. Request written references from two colleagues
  6. Have two written reference forms completed and sent confidentially to Erica Pegorer via email to [email protected].

This will assist in the short listing process

  • Applications Close 25 February 2019
  • Commencement 23 April 2019 or by negotiation


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