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COVID-19 Policy

Please note, before you submit an application to work at Wayside Chapel that we are firm in our belief that we must embrace all efforts within our remit to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, we have made it mandatory for all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For more info, click here and get in touch with any questions. 

Fundraising Coordinator

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The Fundraising Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Philanthropy and the Partnerships Manager to help meet the fundraising goals of Wayside Chapel across the Major Donor, Corporate and Trust & Foundation revenue streams.

You are a key member of the team, with a concentration on successfully coordinating special events, corporate activity and donor stewardship initiatives.

You will also be responsible for effective and efficient use of resources and the donor management system to measure and achieve development goals.

Key skills 

  • Ability to work across several projects simultaneously, ensuring activities are well coordinated within budget and delivered on time.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the development and delivery of events and activities
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with a range of stakeholder groups
  • Acute attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Administrative, co-ordination and organisational skills
  • Sound judgement and proven ability to both exercise autonomy at times and work with a diverse group of collaborators to realise the organisation’s goals
  • Ability to have fun, celebrate wins and embrace errors
  • Passion to make a positive impact on the community and a willingness to work within the Wayside Chapel ethos, support its values and advance its mission.
  • At least 3 years work experience in an office environment preferably within a fundraising field
  • Intermediate / Advanced Microsoft Office skills including Outlook
  • Intermediate CRM skills (preferably Salesforce)

   

Benefits include

  • Not For Profit Salary Packing
  • Five weeks of annual leave (pro rata), so you can recharge, rest and travel.
  • A blended work model (in-office & home)
  • An inclusive paid parental leave policy
  • Unlimited EAP program
  • Learning and development opportunities

   

To view the full position description, click here. 

Applications will be assessed as they are received and the role may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found, so please apply right away by clicking Apply Here.

For more information about this role please contact our Talent Lead, Tom at [email protected]

Payroll Officer

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The Payroll Officer is responsible for the full payroll function. The role effectively and efficiently manages all activities associated with the processing cycles whilst providing a quality and efficient service to all internal and external stakeholders. The role works closely with People & Culture staff and other Finance team members and provides support to the wider finance team if and when required.

The key software programs currently in use to support the payroll function are Xero and Employment Hero – HR and Payroll modules. 

   

Position Purpose 
  • Encouraging financial maturity
  • Reporting on the performance of strategies and tactics
  • Measuring the impact of proper internal controls
  • Developing

   

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities 

Payroll

  • Management and processing of complete payroll function including new employee set up, various award interpretations and compliance, record management, timesheet collation, leave and termination calculations and superannuation administration ensuring awards and other legislative and statutory requirements are adhered to and met.
    • Management and processing of stipends and associated allowances for ministers and pastors within the rules of the Uniting Church.
  • Accurate closing of payroll within prescribed deadlines.
  • Liaison with ATO regarding Single Touch Payroll (STP) when required.
  • Provide data for the annual Wage Gender Equality Agency report; lodgement and reporting to the ATO as well as other periodic reporting.
  • Periodic internal reporting on payroll KPIs and process measures.
  • Provide data for the annual compensation report.
  • Provide payroll data for input into annual budget and forecasting process.
  • Support workers compensation insurance and claims administration process for payroll related matters.
  • Ongoing implementation and administration of payroll related systems and functions including Employment Hero – HR and Payroll modules and other systems when required.
  • Understanding of and implementation of salary packaging components in a not for profit organisation.

   

General Duties 

  • Identify and recommend improvements of procedures and systems to maintain and increase efficient operations.
  • Ensure compliance with all Wayside policies and process at all times.
  • Perform other duties if and when required to support the finance function.
  • Demonstrate professional, positive and constructive behaviours and work collaboratively as a team player within the Finance team and with staff within Wayside.

   

Wayside Support and Team Values 

  • Actively contribute to the Wayside team and team meetings.
  • Contribute to effective communication within Wayside.
  • Demonstrate loyalty to professional colleagues within Wayside.
  • Maintain confidentiality of organisational information in accordance with policy and employment contract obligations.
  • Actively demonstrate behaviours consistent with Wayside Team Values. 

   

Quality Administration

In consultation with the Financial Controller:

  • Establish and maintain performance standards for relevant administrative functions.
  • Respond to customer feedback on improving processes and procedures.
  • Maintain administrative accuracy and due attention to detail.

   

Professional Development

  • Evaluate personal and professional performance and undertake personal and professional development programs in consultation with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate an active commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Participate in the performance review/feedback process.

   

Work Health and Safety

  • Maintain duty of care of own health and safety and all others in the workplace.
  • Comply with workplace WHS instructions, policies and procedures.
  • Report workplace hazards and risks to employer.
  • Undertake WHS training as required.

   

Other

  • Engage in other duties commensurate with experience and within the scope of this role.
  • Follow legal requirements and organisation policies and procedures.

    

Key Performance Indicators 
  • Evidence of active support for the work of the Wayside Chapel
  • Evidence of performing satisfactorily according to the key responsibilities outlined in this document. Details will be specified as part of the annual performance review process.
  • Evidence of service delivery to agreed standards and positive feedback from customers, Wayside and Regions.
  • Evidence of effective collaborative, professional relationships and communication within Wayside and behaviour consistent with Wayside team values.
  • Evidence of timely and accurate documentation and records.
  • Evidence of engagement in appropriate professional development and application to role.

   

Qualifications Experience and Competencies (Selection Criteria)
  • Experience (5+ years) in payroll function.
  • Demonstrated understanding of award system and latest legislation requirements.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and payroll software.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Evidence of commitment to remain up to date with legislative and other requirements.
  • Utmost discretion and confidentiality.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to adopt new methods and processes in a systems-based approach.
  • Experience with Employment Hero – HR and Payroll modules desirable.

   

To view the full position Description, click here. 

   

Application and recruitment process

To apply, please include a covering letter describing why you are the right person for the role. Applications will be assessed as they are received and the role may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found, so please apply below. 

Community Engagement Coordinator

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The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for facilitating and coordinating community events and activities for Wayside Chapel with a particular focus on building relationships with volunteers, community partners, and schools. The Community Engagement Coordinator will work closely with Way-side Chapel staff and services to deliver community engagement activities in line with Wayside mission and values.
The Community Engagement Coordinator support event owners at the site to coordinate and deliver their events.

 

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

Community Engagement

  • Support the development and implementation of community engagement strategies, policies, procedures and tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Wayside Chapel community en-gagement.
  • Review and update, policies, procedures and tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Wayside Chapel community engagement.
  • Design and deliver Wayside Chapel’s educational school programs at the site.
  • Ensure that visitor activities are included in the events and activity calendar.
  • Undertake public speaking opportunities to represent Wayside at local schools, businesses, and community groups.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with community representatives, school, and cor-porates to support the successful delivery of community engagement programs.
  • Prepare community engagement project reports and presentations in collaboration with project stakeholders.

      

Event Management

  • Support the Community Engagement Manager in the design of events and activities to increase the profile of Wayside Chapel in line with our mission, values, and strategic plan.
  • Support the event owner in coordinating external events and activities at the site to increase the profile of Wayside Chapel. For example, major donor events.
  • In partnership with the local Community Engagement Coordinators, Community Event Manager and key staff develop an annual community engagement, activities, and events calendar for all Wayside Chapel sites.
  • Support the minster at the site in coordination of chapel and congregation events and activities including weddings, funerals and christenings at the site.
  • Support the Community Engagement Manager to establish a decision-making framework to as-sist with event and venue hire requests or enquiries.
  • Working with the partnership and growth team support Corporate Volunteering Experience by delivering and facilitating programs including Awayside Days.
  • Support local ministry agents to deliver their local Christmas themed events and activities excluding the Christmas Day event at Kings Cross.

     

Culture and Leadership

  • Proactively contribute to the creation of a positive, fun, and value-driven culture

     

People and related risk management 

  • Comply with all relevant legislation and all Wayside policies and procedures.

     

Work health and safety

  • Accountable for complying with legislation and all Wayside WHS policies/procedures and instruc-tions, reporting any hazards or safety issues to your manager and performing all tasks in a man-ner which guards against risk to self and others within the workplace.
  • Undertake risk assessment and safety plans in collaboration with People and Culture. 

     

Core Competencies– key skills, work experience, qualifications

  • Ability to work across several projects simultaneously, ensuring activities are well coordinated within budget and delivered on time.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the development and delivery of events and activities.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in working with a range of stakeholder groups.
  • Acute attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Excellent interpersonal, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Administrative, co-ordination and organisational skills.
  • Sound judgement and proven ability to both exercise autonomy at times and work with a diverse group of collaborators to realise the organisation’s goals.
  • Ability to have fun, celebrate wins and embrace errors.
  • Passion to make a positive impact on the community and a willingness to work within the Way-side Chapel ethos, support its values and advance its mission.

     

To view the full position description, click here. 

 

Application and recruitment process

To apply, please include a covering letter describing why you are the right person for the role. Applications will be assessed as they are received and the role may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found, so please apply below. 

Management Accountant

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Wayside Chapel is a Parish Mission of the Uniting Church of Australia with operations in Kings Cross and Bondi Beach. Wayside seeks ‘to create a community of no us or them’ via a range of programs seeking to build community and end loneliness. It supports two community centres, outreach services, a youth employment pathway, a range of cafes and op-shops under its Social Enterprise Group. Wayside employs over 100 staff and has an annual turnover of $12 million.

Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Management Accountant is part of the collaborative Finance team, focused on reporting and providing invaluable support to the organisation leaders. As Wayside is redeveloping processes and systems, the Management Accountant has a key role in supporting change management across Wayside.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities Reporting:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with leaders and other key stakeholders
  • With the Financial Controller develop the overall financial and internal reporting systems and pro- cesses
  • With the Financial Controller manage fortnightly and monthly reporting across a variety of metrics
  • Preparing regular acquittals, funding reconciliations, financial analysis and the preparation of budgets for leaders
  • Analyse financial and management reports for trends, issues or opportunities to deliver benefit to Wayside
  • Assist leaders to deliver meaningful insights, identify risks/opportunities and support operational and commercial decision-making
  • Assist the Financial Controller in Board and Board Committee Reporting Assist with the development and implementation of Wayside Chapel’s forecasting and budgeting processes
  • Proactively provide financial, management and administrative expertise as required

Accounting:

  • Support the Financial Controller in month end close and meeting reporting deadlines
  • Support the Payroll Officer in payroll administration and fortnightly processing for all Wayside em- ployees
  • Balance sheet reconciliations as required
  • General process improvement
  • Participate in year-end External and Internal audit processes
  • Assist with ad-hoc finance tasks as required

Organisation:

  • Provide direction and advice to all teams across Wayside on reporting including budget and fore- cast queries
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  • Maintain work-life balance by practicing appropriate self-care on an individual, team and organisation-wide basis

Workplace Health & Safety

  • Actively promote health and safety, and take reasonably practicable steps to control risks, ensur- ing a safe workplace for visitors, staff and volunteers
  • Comply with legislation and all Wayside OHS policies/procedures and instructions, reporting any hazards or safety issues and performing all tasks in a manner which guards against risk to self and others within the workplace

Culture, People and Leadership

  • Proactively contribute to the creation of a positive, fun, and value-driven culture
  • Celebrate wins and embrace errors

Other

  • Any other duties as directed by the Financial Controller or equivalent role
  • Undertake training as required and directed
  • Adhere to the Policies and Procedures of Wayside
  • Practice and promote appropriate self-care at an individual, team and organisation wide level.

Work Health and Safety

  • Accountable for complying with legislation and all Wayside WHS policies/procedures and instructions, reporting any hazards or safety issues to your manager and performing all tasks in a manner which guards against risk to self and others within the workplace.
  • Undertake risk assessment and safety plans in collaboration with People and Culture

To view the full position description, click here. 

Application and recruitment process 

To apply, please include a covering letter describing why you are the right person for the role. Applications will be assessed as they are received and the role may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found, so please apply below. 

Barista/Cafe All-Rounder

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The Barista Café All-Rounder supports the Wayside Café, Kings Cross supervisor in achieving the commercial operations and social impact for the Wayside Café. The barista promotes coffee consumption through education, sales and high-level quality coffee making. The barista café all-rounder will also be an integral part in successfully completing all day-to-day café duties whilst providing excellent customer service in the Wayside Café. The social impact requires the Café all-rounder to provide support and assist in the training and development of the Wingspan project trainees and have a desire and strong understanding for working with young adults experiencing barriers to employment.

   

About the Candidate

You encompass a positive, authentic, inclusive personality with strong communication skills and the ability to actively listen and offer critical feedback. You role model professional behaviours and continuously strive to up lift and support the people around you. You are an adaptable and innovative person with the ability to negotiate, compromise, and work well with others. You have the openness to work in a diverse, dynamic and changing environment and the ability to maturely navigate workplace challenges. You will have an uncompromising belief in the value of each young person, and in their ability to succeed in their employment goals.

     

Skills and Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience as a Barista and FOH.
  • Able to handle high volume service with a smile. Comfortable in a fast-paced setting.
  • Right attitude – high energy levels, hardworking, reliable, honest, passionate, always welcoming and smiling to customers.
  • Well presented, excellent clear & effective communication skills both with the team and the customers.
  • Relevant experience in the preparation and service of food and beverages.
  • Previous experience working in a café, previous experience in food preparation, POS and cash handling experience, knowledge of food handling procedures.
  • Must be able to provide consistency of quality work performance.
  • Demonstrate initiative, have a sense of urgency, be hands-on and able to multi-task, be able to work quickly & efficiently with a strong focus on detail and delivering excellent service.
  • Be able to work well under pressure and stay calm under pressure.
  • Able to maintain an excellent clean working environment.
  • Strong team player and a commitment to collaborative working practices.
  • Willingness to work within the ethos of The Wayside Chapel mission, vision and values.

Desirable 

  • Hold a Food Handling Certificate. 

     

To learn more, view the full job information pack here. 

Wayside Café Supervisor

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The Wayside Café, Kings Cross is a low-cost café serving fresh, wholesome and delicious food to some of Sydney’s most vulnerable people. Café meals are not free but they are very affordable, with items ranging from 20c to $4. 

The Wayside Café is also a social enterprise that forms part of Wayside’s employment pathway program, Wingspan. The young adults who partake in the program develop valuable skills that help them overcome personal barriers, before transitioning into the mainstream workforce. 

The role of the Social Enterprise Cafe Supervisor is a unique and exciting one. A fundamental aspect of the role is to create and nurture a vibrant and safe café environment, a place where visitors and staff alike will return to enjoy time and time again. To enhance visitor experience and enjoyment, the café will host a weekly series of activities and events. The Café Supervisor role is key in the successful execution of these.

To learn more, view the full job information pack here. 

Application and recruitment process

Applicants should provide their resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria.

Applications will enter a candidate pool, from which a shortlist will be made based on merit, interest, availability and need of the organisation.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted, so please apply right away.

Heart Cafe Chef/Cook

Applications will be reviewed right away, so please apply now!

Exciting opportunity to use your café experience in a social enterprise cafe, as part of one of Sydney’s most loved and well-respected Not-For-Profits

  • Fun, supportive and inclusive team
  • Beautiful Bondi Beach location
  • Salary Packaging benefits

 

An exciting opportunity to use your café experience in a social enterprise café, as part of one of Sydney’s most loved and well-respected Not-For-Profits.

  • Opportunity for Full-time, Part-time or Casual Contract
  • Great Bondi Beach location, swim in your break
  • We offer salary packaging benefits – reduce your tax and increase your take-home pay


Heart Cafe is Bondi’s first social enterprise café, where diners can enjoy delicious, local dishes while helping to bridge the gap from unemployment to mainstream employment for disadvantaged young people as part of Wayside Chapel’s Wingspan Project.

Our food is fresh, wholesome and seasonal with each dish reflecting the unique flavours, colours and lifestyle of Bondi. We have received amazing reviews from Sydney Morning Herald, Broadsheet and Concrete Playground, as well as overwhelming support from the community who believe in what we do.

A social enterprise that successfully combines a high-end Bondi café with an employment pathway requires a special staffing team.  We are a close knit and fun team who work together to maintain our reputation for exceptional food and customer service, whilst also upholding the highest standards of professionalism, respect for diversity, and unfaltering support for each other.

For more information on who we are and what we do, see links below:

heartcafe.com.au
waysidechapel.org.au/wingspan

About You

  • Previous café chef or cook experience
  • Ability to multi-task, to work in a fast-paced environment and remain calm under pressure
  • Team player
  • Excellent verbal English communication skills
  • High level time management skills
  • Must work in accordance with food safety regulations

We pay award rates, plus have the added bonus of salary packaging, which gives you the opportunity to reduce your tax and increase you take home pay.

If you think you’d be a good fit for our team, please apply right away. Send us your resume and tell us why you’re the right person for the role.

Immediate start and lots of shifts for the right person!

Please note: You must have the legal right to work in Australia, and successful candidates will be required to complete a Working With Children Check and Police Check as a condition of their employment.

Heart Cafe Barista/Cafe All Rounder

Applications will be reviewed right away, so please apply now!

About the Position

The Barista Café All-Rounder supports the Heart Cafe supervisor in achieving the commercial operations and social impact for the Heart Café. The barista promotes coffee consumption through education, sales and high-level quality coffee making. The barista café all-rounder will also be an integral part in successfully completing all day-to-day café duties whilst providing excellent customer service in the Heart Café. The social impact requires the Café all-rounder to provide support and assist in the training and development of the Wingspan project trainees and have a desire and strong understanding for working with young adults experiencing barriers to employment.

To learn more, view the job information pack here. 

Application and recruitment process

Applicants should provide their resume and a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the selection criteria.

Please also include in your cover letter your available days/times for work.

Applications will enter a candidate pool, from which a shortlist will be made based on merit, interest, availability and need of the organisation.

Applications will be reviewed as submitted, so please apply right away.

Contact

Email: [email protected]

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