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Operations Manager

Organisation : Linkwest

Location : Perth (Nedlands)

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Operations Management

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Salary $91,000 (pro-rata if required) plus superannuation and 17.5% leave loading

Application closing date : 25 Jul, 2021

About the role

The Position

You will be responsible as the Operations Manager for all matters related to finance and accounting, IT, HR, corporate administration, quality assurance, taxation and payroll. You will directly manage a small team (including project staff as required) and work collaboratively with the Sector Development Manager, directly reporting to the CEO, to further Linkwest’s objectives. In addition, the role will have a sector development component, providing finance advice, updates, resources and training to Linkwest Members, customers and fee for service training in finance to other NFPs.


The Person

You will be a person comfortable in a dynamic, team-based environment with a track record of contributing to a productive organisational culture. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate the following experience and capability:

  • experience in a managerial role with responsibility for financial management/accounting and corporate services
  • experience contributing to organisational sustainability, including financial forecasting and cost benefit analysis
  • experience implementing continuous improvement strategies at an organisational level
  • knowledge and application of contemporary human resources practices
  • experience coordinating accreditation processes, including associated audit and preparation of relevant documentation


Qualifications in a relevant area (i.e. commerce, business administration or similar) would be highly desirable.

You will be required to within the Perth metropolitan area and across WA to help engage with our members.


Employee Benefits

In addition to working as part of a team driven by purpose, working to support community-led development, other benefits include:

  • salary $91,000 (pro-rata if required) plus superannuation and 17.5% leave loading
  • support and opportunities for both formal and informal professional development
  • family-friendly workplace and flexible working conditions
  • hybrid working conditions (i.e. work from home options)


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Linkwest

Linkwest is the Western Australian peak body for Neighbourhood and Community Resource Centres. Linkwest's primary purpose is to assist these Centres in being the best they can be, ensuring they develop vibrant, inclusive, and connected communities and remaining part of the local landscape for generations to come. Linkwest offers its members customised support; training and networking opportunities; personalised resources; information, advice and guidance; funding opportunities; marketing tools; and advice and assistance in areas such as centre governance, policies, and mediation.

Linkwest is committed to supporting Neighbourhood and Community Resource Centres to implement Community-led Development principles at a local level.

Community-led development can enrich individuals, groups and communities and subsequently build social capital and social cohesion by facilitating:

  • A sharing of experiences, knowledge, skills and resources.
  • The recognition of the value of the diverse contributions that people can make.
  • The acknowledgement of the individual needs, aspirations and skill level of others.
  • The development of relationships based on trust and respect.
  • Local participation in decisions and activities.
  • Individual and group empowerment through self-determination.

How to apply

To apply for the position, please submit the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter outlining how your relevant experience would add value to the role and its requirements.


Through the selection process, shortlisted candidates may be asked to provide samples of previous work and attend interviews. Shortlisted candidates may also be requested to undertake psychometric assessments, undergo criminal history screening and provide information on their work rights in Australia.


This position is being managed by Linkwest's recruitment partners, talenting.


Applications should be submitted via by 25 July 2021.

Note: The role may be filled at any time during the recruitment process, including prior to the closing date.


For further information please contact Tara Roopra on 08 6244 3222 or 0452 660 461, or via email


Please quote in application: Operations Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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