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Organisation : WASH House Inc.

Location : Sydney (Mount Druitt, NSW)

Work type : Full-time, Part-time

Sector : Children, Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Domestic / Family Violence, Families, Homelessness & Affordable Housing, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 1 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : WASH House Inc.

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 role

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

Position Description : Info Pack_017WHI

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Executive Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management
Sector: #Children, #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #DomesticFamily_Violence, #Families, #Homelessness_and_Affordable_Housing, #Women


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