Applications open: General Manager position

Basis: Part-time, 1 year

Hours: 12 hours per week

Remuneration: $26.66 per hour (Retail Award Level 8 part time)

Commitment required: We’re looking for someone that can fill the role while our general manager is on maternity leave from mid-April 2021 for 12 months.

Applications close:  9am, March 26th 2021

Role Description – duties include but are not limited to:

  • Procedural and shop infrastructure & maintenance
  • Staff and volunteer collaboration, management & correspondence
  • Business, office and IT administration
  • Finance management
  • Presiding over tenancy, body corporate, and insurance matters
  • Developing policy and procedure documents
  • Ensuring good OH&S procedures for all volunteers and staff
  • Strategic planning
  • Demonstrate a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to join an engaging, inclusive and strategic work environment
  • Attend monthly board meetings

Selection Criteria (max 1000 words total):

1.Understanding of and experience working within a community organisation

2. Ability to work cooperatively and communicate effectively within a diverse team

3. Proven skills in planning and prioritising tasks within a demanding and dynamic environment with limited supervision

4. Experience of office management and administration

5. Excellent written, electronic, individual face to face and group communication skills

6. Experience of and commitment to high standard of customer service

7. Understanding of financial business strategies

8. Understanding of and commitment to the goals of the Food Co-op, cooperative structures, consensus decision-making and conflict resolution strategies

9. Understanding of and commitment to workplace health and safety, and equal employment opportunity

How to apply for this job:

  • Please submit: 
    1. Your CV – including your contact details
    2. A brief cover letter
    3. A document addressing the selection criteria
    4. The names and phone numbers of two referees
  • Applications will only be accepted in digital form, ideally emailed. Attachments must be in
    Word (.doc only – NOT .docx), Rich Text Format, or PDF format.
  • The Food Co-op is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Email applications to using the subject line: General Manager application 
  • For further information email, or phone us on 02 6230 7505