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Operations Manager

Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Greater Sydney) Limited


Operations Manager – Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Greater Sydney) Ltd

Applications Close

23 July 2024


Greater Sydney Conference Office

*This role requires travel to GSC schools and will include out of hours work so the incumbent will require their own vehicle and a current driver’s licence.

Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Greater Sydney) Ltd facilitates the mission of the Greater Sydney Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The focus of the school system is to reveal Jesus by providing a Christ-centred learning community that will inspire, develop and engage students and staff to enable them to achieve their full potential. To help achieve this, the school system strives to deliver a 21st Century working environment. Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Greater Sydney) Limited is committed to child safety by providing a safe culture, safe operations, and a safe environment.

Role Description

Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Greater Sydney) Limited is seeking a dedicated and passionate Operations Manager who will work with the Executive Director of Education at the Conference level to develop and implement key strategic priorities for Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Greater Sydney) Ltd. In addition, this role has a specific operational focus with responsibility for:

  • Ensuring the smooth and efficient running of Head Office operational services whilst developing and maintaining positive and healthy partnerships with staff and key stakeholders.
  • Providing support and advice to school leadership teams in the Master Planning process and taking oversight of any associated capital development programs under the direction of the CFO.
  • The Return to Work (RTW) program of the organisation.


  • Must be a practicing baptised member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a strong commitment to its mission. This would incorporate an active relationship with Jesus Christ characterised by a deep desire for worship and service to God.
  • Appropriate qualifications such as a Master of Educational Leadership, Master of Business Administration and/or experience in a similar role.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in educational leadership/management or a similar role in a related field.
  • A current Working with Children Check clearance.
  • Relevant training and experience to take responsibility for the RTW program or a willingness to undertake such training.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience of 5+ years in educational leadership/management.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the Education system within the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • A sound knowledge of the NSW Education System.
  • A sound knowledge of NSW workers compensation legislation and the legal obligations of NSW employers.
  • A working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Teams and SharePoint collaboration tools.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Operational services such as ensuring the smooth and efficient running of Head Office operational services in consultation with the Executive Director of Education, taking responsibility for the coordination of meetings as needed.
  • Liaise with the Executive Director of Education and CFO to develop a Capital Development Strategy for the company and oversee local site capital management and Master Planning.
  • Act as the RTW Coordinator for Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Greater Sydney) Ltd, working with injured employees, their school leaders and other key stakeholders to ensure a supported and timely return to work program, taking responsibility for all associated documentation and reporting.
  • Assist schools to meet their obligations under Workers Compensation legislation.
  • Prepare and present statistical data relating to employee injury and related matters.
  • Undertake a review of the RTW program on at least a biennial basis, ensuring that employees are consulted through this process.

For a full job description, please e-mail the People and Culture Team [email protected]

Only those with a legal right to work in Australia may apply.  The appointing body reserves the right to fill this position at its discretion and to close applications early.

Expressions of Interest

Applications can be emailed to Rhonda Belson, Executive Director of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Schools (Greater Sydney) Limited – [email protected]. Applications should include a covering letter addressing the selection criteria and a current resume with a minimum of three referees including contact details.

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