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General Manager


Full time, contracted until 30 June 2020. Ongoing employment subject to funding and performance.


Are you a dynamic leader able to drive organisational change?

Blue Mountains Food Services (BMFS) is looking to appoint a General Manager to drive the future development of our programs and services for older people and people with disability, during a period of enormous growth and change for the organisation.


About Us


BMFS is an innovative and well respected community based organisation serving the Greater Blue Mountains. We are a registered service provider under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), providing meals and cooking programs both individually and in groups to eligible NDIS participants. These programs enable young people to become more confident and independent in cooking at home. Through its social enterprise arm, The Ben Roberts Café, BMFS provides the opportunity of work experience and mentoring for young people wishing to pursue work in the hospitality industry.


With funding through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) we support older people in the community through the provision of nutritional meals, social support and opportunities for social inclusion.


BMFS has a committed staff in the vicinity of 200, including over 160 volunteers, which work towards meeting the needs of older people and people with disability in our community and furthering the goals of the organisation.


About you


To be successful in this position, you will need to be a leader who can excel in an ever changing environment and who can bring staff along with you on the journey. You will be a collaborative operator and a strategic thinker, not afraid to take risks, with an ability to think outside the square.


The General Manager is a voting member of the BMFS Board of Management. You will be comfortable working with the Board, service users, volunteers and staff in developing and overseeing the implementation of strategies to drive the service into the future.

Selection Criteria



  • Strong managerial and leadership skills

  • Tertiary qualifications and demonstrated experience in management

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the regulatory and compliance regimes governing community organisations

  • Understanding of the reform environment in aged and disability services and its impact on small to medium organisations

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategic partnerships

  • Knowledge of financial systems, budgeting and acquittals

  • High level written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to support and manage staff across diverse programs

  • Understanding of the principles and processes of the NDIS

  • Demonstrated experience in change management



  • Experience in volunteer management

  • Experience working with Boards of Management

  • Digital literacy skills

  • Ability to use social media platforms


Salary according to SCHADS Award, depending on skills and experience. A fully serviced motor vehicle and salary sacrificing form part of the remuneration package.


Applications addressing the selection criteria should be sent to

by Wednesday 12 September.


Interviews will take place at Lawson on Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Initial inquiries should be directed to Fran O’Leary - 4759 2811.

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