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- Key leadership role based in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs
- Strategic and operational focus
- Attractive remuneration and free, on-site parking
In 1838, five Sisters of Charity from Ireland arrived in Australia. They were the first religious women to come to the Colony. Their mission is to bring to all people “the love, tenderness and concern of Christ for the poor and marginalised”.
The Sisters of Charity of Australia led by the Congregational Leader and her Council have many mission involvements and work collaboratively with Boards and committees.
The Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Charity of Australia also leads the Congregation of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor.
The Congregational Office of the Sisters of Charity is located in Sydney’s Bondi Junction, with the Heritage Centre located at Potts Point. The office of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor is based in Coogee.
The Congregation is seeking an experienced and driven General Manager to lead their operations.
About the Role
Reporting to the Congregational Leader, and with responsibility for a multi-disciplined team of around 16 staff, you will manage the business affairs and operations of the Congregation in line with the strategic direction of the organisation.
You will lead and drive cultural change, ensuring the charism of the Congregation is reflected in the culture of the various workplaces.
You will provide high-level strategic advice, reporting and support to the Congregational Leader and Council and liaise with the two Congregations’ Advisory Committees and external partners.
You will oversee the compliance, risk, regulatory and legal functions of the Congregation, including Safeguarding and Professional Standards matters, insurances, work health and safety and other workplace policies and procedures.
Using your exceptional people skills, you will develop collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work with staff to optimise performance and ensure excellence in service delivery.
The role is a full-time role based in Bondi Junction, with travel to the Coogee and Potts Point offices as needed.
Occasional interstate travel may be required, as a handful of staff are located in Melbourne and Brisbane.
Your extensive experience in a similar, strategic and operational leadership role is key to this position.
Just as important are your superior communication and interpersonal skills and proven track record in leading and implementing cultural change.
Specifically, as the ideal candidate for this role, you will meet the following Key Requirements:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications in organisational leadership, management, business (or related discipline).
- Extensive experience in a similar role at a senior level.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and drive cultural change.
- Knowledge of issues related to the changing demographics of the Sisters of Charity and the Sisters of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor.
- Knowledge and understanding of Professional Standards matters, Safeguarding requirements and the National Redress Scheme.
- Experience and strong skills in people-management and team-building.
- An understanding of the foundation story of the Sisters of Charity of Australia, (including the story of Eileen O’Connor and Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor), and the related opportunities and challenges currently experienced.
- Willingness to model and uphold the ethos and mission of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity and the Congregation of Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor.
- Current NSW Driver’s licence and access to a fully insured motor vehicle.
What’s on Offer?
- The opportunity to work for a mission-focussed organisation that strives to make a difference in the lives of others.
- An attractive salary commensurate with experience.
- Free, on-site parking.
Enquiries and Application Process
To obtain a copy of the Position Description or enquire about the role, please contact Nevine Piperides at Reach HR on 0418 698 327 or [email protected]
Applications should be sent in confidence directly to [email protected] and include a resume and cover letter outlining your experience and suitability for the role, in particular, how you meet each of the Key Requirements outlined above.
Applications close Friday, 29 September 2023.
As this is an ongoing, full-time role, only candidates with the unrestricted right to work in Australia will be considered.
Preferred candidates must have a current NSW Working With Children Check clearance, National Police Check clearance and be vaccinated against Covid.