Executive Officer

Job Title: Executive Officer
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle
Reference: 302545
Contact Name: Ali Kimmorley
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 27, 2021 17:00

Job Description

About the company

Carrie’s Place provides domestic and family violence and homelessness services to vulnerable people in the Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock and Hunter Valley regions.  Carrie’s Place is a safe place for all and has helped change the lives for many, in their 40-year history. 

Located in East Maitland, Carrie’s Place services are underpinned by the values of social justice. Their philosophies are based on feminism and human rights and their focus is person centred, based on a strong commitment to the principles of social inclusion and capacity building. 
About the opportunity

Following the appointment of a new CEO to the organisation in late 2020, the team at Carrie’s Place is excited by the future and the many ways in which they can positively impact the lives of their clients.  An integral part of sustainable change and growth will be the appointment of the Executive Officer role into the organisation, for the first time. 
The Executive Officer will assist the CEO to position Carrie’s Place for opportunities in which it can compete effectively for funding, become quality accredited, and become an employer of choice to retain the most talented employees.  As a main point of contact for the CEO, the Executive Officer will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and be involved across the organisation with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.  The position extends to providing high level secretarial services to the CEO.      

The role of Executive Officer will:

  • Design, develop and implement a business excellence program, encompassing fit for purpose policy, records management and governance frameworks to achieve quality standards and accreditation

  • Ensure that Carrie’s Place compliance environment is of a sustainably high standard to build a strong reputation and attract funders

  • Work closely with the CEO to identify grant and funding opportunities that align with business strategy

  • Project manage grant submissions by allocating required tasks of other internal stakeholders and ensure timely collation of information in readiness for submission

  • Assist with implementation of successful grants awarded into Carries Place, focusing on ensuring compliance with reporting requirements to external stakeholders

  • Manage corporate services and administration team members, and provide secretarial and support services to the CEO and Governance Committee

About you

We are seeking the expertise of an Executive Officer who can provide the organisation with the confidence that their exceptional skills and experience in creating and implementing governance and business excellence frameworks will make a difference….and be an extremely effective ‘wing person’ to the CEO at the same time!  Your prior experience in grant writing and grant management will be well received.
Just as high on our wish list, is the way in which you go about your role….our ideal profile is upbeat, positive and resilient. 
How to apply

To learn more about the key responsibilities and company culture of this opportunity, please contact Ali Kimmorley on 0421 697428 for a confidential discussion.  Applications require responses to the essential criteria and the position description can be accessed by clicking here
Please submit your response to the selection criteria and attached your CV by clicking “apply for this job”  

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