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  • Are you one of those unflappable, no nonsense, want-to-make-a-difference kind of people?
  • Are you passionate about seeing women transform their lives?

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Wellington Women’s House is seeking a women-centred, well-organised Manager on a flexible/part-time basis.

If you have the following skills and experience we would love to hear from you:

  • Experience of managing and leading staff
  • Experience of developing, maintaining and sustaining excellent relationships with partner organisations.
  • Desirable to have management experience in the social services sector and knowledge of homelessness and its challenges, particularly in relation to women.
  • Demonstrate sound judgement at all times.
  • Calm and composed in the face of challenging situations.
  • Comfortable with working with databases and technology.

Wellington Women’s House is a truly unique place: begun in 1992, the House is located in Mount Victoria and provides low-cost, comfortable, supported, short to mid-term accommodation for 16 women.  

About the role

The Manager will take overall responsibility for the provision of a safe, clean, supportive and culturally responsive environment for the residents.  It reports into the Management Committee (a small group of volunteers who provide a governance and management role for the House).  This will include managing all other staff (our Social Worker, Contract and Support Manager and Cleaners); managing the House (maintaining the budget and occupancy rates, overseeing the cleaning, ongoing maintenance); and building relationships with stakeholders, others in the sector and community to raise the profile of the House. The overarching purpose of this role is to deliver on the kaupapa of the House and our vision for every woman-identified individual having a home –  so all tasks and responsibilities must contribute to, and prioritise, that kaupapa.  We are open to considering candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience, provided they are an organised and proactive person who is willing to get stuck in and do what needs to get done to ensure the House achieves its purpose.

This is an opportunity to make a difference for women.  The role is for 24 hours a week, with some flexibility as to when these hours can work (eg school hours or flexibility of days/times of work) provided the role requirements are met. 

How to apply

Please review the job description before submitting your covering letter and CV via Seek. Applications will close on 20 January 2021, but we are keen to fill this vacancy as soon as we can so applications will start being considered in the New Year.