Job Vacancy: General Manager

Published on 24th Mar, 2020

The General Manager is the custodian of the physical, financial and staffing resource (people) of the Diocese of Palmerston North and is responsible for ensuring they are appropriately protected, efficiently managed, utilised in the provision of pastoral services (as directed by the Bishop) and that all resources are strategically managed for the future.

With the impending retirement of the current long standing General Manager, the Diocese is now seeking applications from suitably experienced professionals for the position.  It is anticipated that the new General Manager will be available to take up the appointment to the role before 30 June 2020.

Reporting to the Bishop, and leading a capable and committed team of people, the General Manager will:

– Take responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the diocesan office by providing leadership and direction to the organisation and ensuring that the strategic objectives of the Diocese are met;

– Demonstrate excellent all-round skills in financial & resource management, human resource management, planning and risk management;

– Be an excellent communicator with well-developed interpersonal and problem-solving skills and with the ability to relate effectively with stakeholders;

– Hold appropriate tertiary qualifications in business or in a related discipline.

It would be preferable if the applicant had experience of working in a leadership capacity within the wider Catholic Church, whether nationally or in a parish or school context.

This is a challenging and rewarding senior management position.  The appointee will have the chance to play a key role in the strategic management and development of the Diocese of Palmerston North.

For more information please contact Mike Hurdle on (04) 917 7355 or apply online.

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