Employment OpportunitiES

We are recruiting for the following position:

Chief Operating Officer

LOCATION: Parramatta


Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN) is a not-for-profit organisation that provides services and support for male survivors of child sexual abuse. We deliver groups and workshops for men and their families, and training for health professionals and service providers, while working to increase public awareness of the effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on men and their families.

Our work is grounded in principles of trauma-informed care and the following values:

Hope: The courage to believe in what’s possible

Dignity: We honour each other’s inherent worth

Connection: Together we achieve

Community: Engaging the power of networks for growth

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Operating Officer to join SAMSN in this critical leadership role. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for the overall performance and culture of the organisation. We are seeking someone who has visionary leadership skills and the ability to ensure short term deliverables are met, whilst building a sustainable organisation for long term growth.
You will play a key role in leading the development and successful implementation of strategies to maximise performance. Working closely with the team, you will be responsible for ensuring that the management, continuous improvement and high quality of SAMSN’s services are maintained through your leadership skills, ensuring best practice ideas and concepts are delivered to every aspect of the organisation.

Some key objectives and responsibilities include:
• Develop and lead the operational strategy, including running efficient and cost-effective operations;
• Translate strategy into actionable steps for growth, implementing organisation-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operations planning;
• Lead, manage and develop an effective high performing team and workplace culture within SAMSN.

Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, and the Policy, Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations Manager, you will make a real difference in the lives of men and their families, by supporting the organisation in addressing its ongoing needs and growth.

About you: 

We are looking for an experienced operational leader, who has a passion for people and client experience. This role will suit someone with the ability to drive forward thinking and initiatives. Ideally, you have experience working in the social sector.

The key qualifications, skills, and competencies we are seeking in the successful candidate include:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working within an Executive Team;
  • Tertiary qualification in business administration or a related discipline;
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to drive forward thinking and initiatives;
  • Strong experience in shaping organisational strategy;
  • Demonstrated experience in nurturing a supportive culture;
  • Knowledge and experience dealing with organizations and systems that provide key services such as Victim Services, Centrelink, housing and health services.

What we offer: 

We offer a hybrid and flexible working culture, access to EAP and a supportive team environment.

Our office is located in Parramatta, just off Church Street and is a 15min walk from the train station. There is also on-site parking available. The office is close to Parramatta River with nearby fitness facilities, restaurants, and a mix of stores.

SAMSN is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse and inclusive workforce where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Your Salary: 

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, you will also benefit from a $15,900 tax free salary packaging component.

Your Application:

Please submit a CV highlighting your relevant skills and qualifications, along with a cover letter detailing your interest in and suitability for this position, and what you would bring to the work of SAMSN.

To receive the full Position Description or for further information, please contact our Administration Team Leader, Vivianne Fatu at vivianne@samsn.org.au

Please address your application to Craig Hughes-Cashmore, CEO – craig@samsn.org.au

Applications close 7 May, 2023

SAMSN acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respect to Past, Present and Future Elders.

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