Project Manager: ACCESS

Full time

About the role

  • Develop a pilot mentoring program
  • Create education and employment pathways for women experiencing DFV
  • Work with community partners and volunteers

The Project Manager: ACCESS is responsible for developing, documenting and implementing the first year of the ACCESS Program; a pilot mentoring and coaching program that will create pathways to training, education and employment opportunities for women. ACCESS is possible due to a partnership and investment by Pepper Money with WAGEC.

The core responsibilities of this role are:

  • Develop and document the ACCESS program manual
  • Train, coordinate and support volunteer mentors
  • Implement the pilot program throughout WAGEC programs
  • Proactively develop and manage relationships with WAGEC, partners and stakeholders
  • Plan, coordinate and oversee the workshop and group program timetable.
  • Oversee the implementation of ACCESS to transitional client program
  • Actively contribute to WAGEC’s organisational culture


The Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a non-government, not-for profit charitable organisation that delivers a range of crisis and early intervention accommodation and support services to women, children, young people, and families who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness and/or domestic and family violence.

We have operated in Sydney’s inner city and inner west for over 40 years. We currently deliver our Families Service through an alliance with the St Vincent De Paul Society, Jewish House and Stepping Out. Other WAGEC activities are delivered in partnership with community, business and government stakeholders.

The ideal candidate

To excel in this role, you will have experience in designing complex projects and programs in a community services setting. You will be self-motivated and able to prioritise competing tasks and create positive relationships with diverse stakeholder groups. You want to contribute your professional skills to creating a safer future for women and families.

To be considered for this role, you can demonstrate experience or extensive professional knowledge in these areas:

  • Designing, implementing and evaluating programs in a community services setting
  • Practical understanding of the drivers and impacts of domestic and family violence on women and children
  • Developing and managing stakeholder relationships 
  • Case management or similar direct client support
  • Delivering mentoring and/or coaching programs
  • Working with women with complex needs
  • Managing volunteers
  • Providing training in a workplace and/or adult education setting

You also have achieved or have made progress toward:

Qualifications and/or equivalent experience in the areas of coaching, mentoring, adult education/training or community services.

How to Apply

1)     If you have any questions, please call/email us before making an application

2)    Send us your application which should contain:

  • Your 2-3 page CV, and
  • A 2-page cover letter telling us why you think you are the best person to fill this role and what characteristics you will bring to the WAGEC team.

3)    Applications close at 9.00am (Sydney time) 14 October 2019.

4)    Applications should be emailed to

**  if you think you have what it takes to do this role but you don’t meet our selection criteria, please get in touch anyway to discuss your situation.

We recognise that sometimes the right candidate for a job is based in personal qualities not just qualifications **

For Further Information:

Meredith Turnbull

WAGEC Recruitment Consultant

Phone: 0437 880 010