Role:                    Corporate Services Manager

Part Time – Initial 12 Month Contract

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Reporting to:     CEO and working collaboratively with the CEO and Head of Finance

Location:            Moore Park, Sydney

GO Foundation Story

Integrity. Equality. Opportunity. Strength in culture.

The Goodes O’Loughlin Foundation Limited (the “GO Foundation” or “GO”) was founded by Sydney Swans Legends, Adnyamathanha and Narungga man Adam Goodes and Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri man Michael O’Loughlin whose names are synonymous with integrity, equality, opportunity and strength in culture. Their inherent qualities define our values as a platform for change.

The GO Foundation was established to provide scholarships to Indigenous students from primary school through to university, in public and independent schools, to students who live with family, in community. Through a GO scholarship, our students access the resources and support they need to ensure their journey through school is as rewarding as possible.

The GO scholarship is the entry point to the GO Ecosystem, a model of collaborative impact where our partners work with us to open doors and provide GO Scholars with a broad range of opportunities.

At the heart of the GO Ecosystem is a burning desire to strengthen our Scholars’ cultural identity – to connect them in a meaningful way to their history, culture and heritage. In addition, by sharing our Scholars’ perspective and their culture with our Ecosystem partners, we hope to create workplaces that are truly inclusive and welcoming of all Australians. We do this so that we can all share in the oldest living culture in the world. The GO Ecosystem is based on the concept that by working together, we can empower Indigenous Australian youth to determine their own futures.

About the role

Reporting to the CEO and working collaboratively with the CEO and Head of Finance, the focus of the role is to provide oversight of the day-to-day operations of the organisation that is in its next phase of growth. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Support development/delivery of strategic operational plans, as well as project management such as systems development, implementations and upgrades
  • Develop and update policy frameworks, oversee Insurance, risk and compliance processes
  • Manage contracts and legal agreements
  • Manage general HR functions such as recruitment, staff contracts, on and off boarding, employment reviews (with CEO)
  • Understand basic award legislations, manage employee lifecycle and performance management
  • Provide a Secretariat role and support the Head of Finance with preparing reports and information as required for Board/Committee meetings

About you

  • You are excited by the opportunity to be part of a high performing team who improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
  • You have demonstrated experience in operational and corporate services
  • You have experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders to deliver outcomes
  • You will be solution-focused, tech-savvy, and work well in a small business environment and team.
  • You will have advanced computer software skills, including Excel. You may also have experience working with CRM’s, including Salesforce
  • You will have a commercial mindset and a strong focus on building and developing relationships
  • You will have strong experience in a start-up / not-for-profit environment or a corporate where you had a role that was broad and required delivery across a range of outcomes.
  • You have a general understanding of what it takes to make a business work – insurance, facilities, technology, legal and financial.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • Experience in engaging and communicating effectively at all levels including Board level
  • Clear communicator – written and verbal. Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively, cooperatively and effectively as part of a team


  • The opportunity to really make a difference in our GO Scholars lives
  • Competitive salary including access to NFP salary packaging benefits
  • The opportunity to work closely with the Sydney Swans, our partners and GO Scholars
  • The opportunity to work flexibly in terms of hours and location, subject to meeting schedules and deadlines
  • The opportunity to build a growing brand and create a strong program of support for our Scholars
  • GO considers professional and personal development as integral to the success of our staff and organisation.

What’s Next

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) detailing your interest and claim to the role, along with your CV (maximum 5 pages) to marked Attention: CEO – ‘Corporate Services Manager – GO Foundation’ in the subject line.

For enquiries about this role please contact Celine Bonnaire on 02 9339 9191.

Applications Close: Wednesday 20 October 2021 (close of business)

We look forward to hearing from you!

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