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Business & Property Manager – Deadline extended

Writing NSW is looking for a highly skilled Business & Property Manager to join our enthusiastic and dynamic team.

Reporting to the CEO, you will work closely with the CEO and Program Manager as part of the organisation’s strategic management team.

In consultation with the CEO, you will lead a small team with responsibility for financial operations and accounts, IT systems, member services, human resources systems and other administrative and regulatory requirements, as well as management of the organisation’s heritage building, Garry Owen House.

You will have high-level experience in financial management and all aspects of office and organisational management. Experience working in the arts or not-for-profit sector will be an advantage.

A strategic thinker, you will work with the CEO to ensure the organisation’s ongoing sustainability through sound management and revenue diversification. You will be efficient, adaptable and an excellent communicator, with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time and to find solutions to problems as they arise.

This is a 0.8 position (4 days/week), with some out-of-hours required. The salary package will be pro rata of a full-time package of $70,000-75,000 per annum, depending on experience, including superannuation.

Applications should include your CV, a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (below) and contact details for at least two professional referees. Applications should be emailed to by midnight on Sunday 21 April 2019.

Writing NSW welcomes applications from Indigenous people and people from diverse backgrounds.

Writing NSW is the state’s premier organisation for writers, running a lively program of events and providing services to thousands of writers each year. A not-for-profit organisation formerly known as the NSW Writers’ Centre, we have been providing quality services to the writers of our state since 1991.

For a full position description, click here.

For further information, contact Jane McCredie at

Selection criteria


  • Demonstrated experience in financial management, including accounts, budgets, taxation compliance, and preparation of accounts for audit
  • Demonstrated experience in office management and high-level organisational skills
  • Demonstrated experience in managing human resources systems and processes, including payroll, leave systems, superannuation and workers’ compensation
  • Demonstrated experience in managing compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, preferably in a not-for-profit environment
  • Strategic thinking, strong analytical skills and the ability to find solutions to problems as they arise
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as a key member of a small team


  • Formal qualifications in accounting
  • Experience managing staff and contractors
  • Experience overseeing maintenance and development of IT systems, including websites, databases and CRMs
  • Property or building management experience, including maintenance and booking systems
  • Experience working in the arts or not-for-profit sector
  • Interest in writing and literature


Writing NSW encourages the submission of proposals to include in our twice-yearly course programming rounds. We schedule courses in March/April (for June-December of the same year) and in August/September (for January-June of the following year).

If you are a writer or author with experience teaching/tutoring, or if you have significant experience working in a relevant field with industry expertise, we will consider your proposal during the planning stages of our program.

To be considered you must complete the Expression of Interest form.


Writing NSW offers six half-yearly internships. These volunteer positions are an excellent opportunity for emerging arts workers with an interest in literature, communications or arts management to develop their skills by working with our talented and supportive team.

The internships are advertised each year in May and November. The successful applicants work one day per week from January-June or July-December at our office in Callan Park, Lilyfield.


Located in beautiful Callan Park, Lilyfield, Writing NSW is the premier writing organisation in the state, providing support to writers from all backgrounds and at all stages of their careers. A not-for-profit organisation, we run a lively program of courses, workshops and events as well as providing a range of services to our members and the broader writing community. Writing NSW receives funding from Create NSW, the Australia Council and the Inner West Council.