General Manager

Organisation Name Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2018-10-31
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Job Number 50257


  • Be part of the vision to create a welcoming Australia for people seeking asylum
  • Manage the operations of Australia's largest asylum seeker support centre
  • Suited to candidates from the NFP sector with transformational project delivery


The Organisation
The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is both a place and a movement. An independent not-for-profit organisation, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum. As a movement, they mobilise and unite communities to create lasting social and policy change.  Today, ASRC are the largest independent human rights organisation for refugees and people seeking asylum, delivering more services on the ground than any other independent asylum seeker organisation in the country.  Offering more than 40 holistic programs that protect people seeking asylum from persecution and destitution, support well-being and dignity, and empower people to advance their own future. Programs include a weekly food and groceries service, healthcare, legal aid and employment support and the operation of a new social enterprise arm.
Benefits & Culture
  • Additional meals and entertainment
  • Salary packaging
  • 1 rostered day off every month
  • 4 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading per annum
  • 2 additional weeks paid leave at Christmas (at times determined by the ASRC)
  • 22 days personal leave per annum
  • 10 days compassionate leave
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave after 12 months service (maternity and paternity leave both 12 weeks)
  • Professional development and paid study leave
  • Free lunch daily at the ASRC
  • Free car and bicycle parking available
The Role
Working closely with the founder and chief executive officer you will ensure operational excellence through all the corporate functions including finance, business analysis, HR, risk management including work health and safety, quality, compliance, IT/business systems, and business planning.
Specifically you will operationalise the new strategic plan, maintain the current framework ensuring performance measures are robust, aligned and driving business growth. You will project manage a transformational IT systems upgrade across all organisational streams and drive a budget review, analyse workflows and review the risk framework. You will form part of the finance audit and risk committee and prepare monthly board reports and attend board meetings.
Skills Required
You are currently operating at a senior level in a similar operational role in a complex organisation supervising sustainable financial practices and models, you have been integral in supporting organisational growth and managing a wide range of projects and internal functions across core business operations.  Via your already successful career in the not for profit sector, leading charities or like-minded corporates you’re able to demonstrate a deep understanding of an organisational culture required to successfully deliver program outcomes whilst driving business success.
You are a confident leader and stakeholder manager with conflict resolution skills and possess a genuine interest in employee wellbeing and development promoting a positive and ethical working environment. You have shown high levels of relationship building skills and can communicate comfortably with a diverse demographic. Outline where the ideal candidate is currently working and then more broadly describe other experience they may have; this is typically a couple of sentences followed by bullet points highlighting essential skills/experience.
If you are driven to deliver a robust transformational operational framework to enable this highly respected NFP to keep delivering support to people seeking asylum then please click apply, submitting your application in MS Word format including your resume, a covering letter including responses to the skills required above, quoting reference #50257 or contact Anna Skeels on (02) 8243 0570.
Please note that there is no formal closing date for this role. Early applications are encouraged and suitable candidates may be shortlisted for interview as applications are received.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.