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Lachlan Macquarie Institute

Community and Property Manager

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Location: Murrumbateman NSW
Status: Full time
Date: Respond by 17 Sep
Name: Daniel Anderson


  • Job title: Community and Property Manager
  • Reporting to: General Manager
  • Workload: Permanent Full-Time (4 Weeks Annual Leave) [Negotiable]
  • Salary: $55,000 + accommodation and utilities
  • Location: Murrumbateman, NSW, 2582. Note: the CPM is expected to live onsite at our property in rural Murrumbateman. Some events may involve travel.
  • Applications Close: 17th September 2021


The purpose of the Community and Property Manager (CPM) role is to steward and manage the life of the residential community at the Lachlan Macquarie Institute (LMI), and to help manage other residential training programs (e.g., conferences and intensives) conducted by LMI. This role will facilitate the spiritual, intellectual, and capacity development of participants in LMI programs through providing a well-ordered community and thus enable LMI to achieve its objective of raising up wise leaders.


The CPM is expected to work as part of a Christian staff team that strives to uphold the standards of godly leadership set out in Biblical passages such as 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus; 1 Peter 5:1-4 and in the pattern of Christian maturity set out throughout the New Testament.

Core Responsibilities include:

  1. Event Management and Program Logistics
    1. Plan and execute logistics for program: researching and booking venues, transport, accommodation, food, including extra-curricular activities and outings.
    2. Organise and communicate about catering and duty rosters for cooking, cleaning, gardening and shopping during programs as necessary.
  2. Hospitality
    1. Welcome fellows, faculty and guests and help them to feel valued and supported throughout their time at LMI.
    2. Involvement in shopping, cooking and meal preparation when necessary to ensure the functioning of community meals and formal dinner program.
    3. Assist international participants, guests and speakers in adapting to their new context
  3. Community Life
    1. Participate in community life as appropriate, eating studying and enjoying recreation with course participants.
    2. Give insights into the wellbeing of the community to the Director and General Manager.
  4. Facilities Management
    1. Oversee property maintenance-roster, monitor facility upkeep and coordinate fellows in cleaning and tidying.
    2. Training Residential Fellows in tool and machinery use for chores.
    3. Engage and manage contract cleaners when appropriate to clean and make up guest rooms.
    4. Monitor gardens, fences, roading, water, electricity, and buildings for any necessary upkeep and liaise with GM to engage contractors for necessary maintenance.
    5. Oversee regular stocktake and replacement of kitchen and household breakables and consumables (e.g., glassware and crockery, linen, towels, cleaning products, etc).
    6. Plan for any necessary property development in consultation with GM.
  5. Risk Management
    1. Manage Workplace Health and Safety; Food, Health and Safety; Bullying and Harassment policy compliance; Maintain First Aid, and Food, Health and Safety Certification
    2. Brief LMI participants on safety policies
  6. Personal Growth and Self-Care:
    1. Take appropriate time for personal spiritual disciplines.
    2. Plan for ongoing professional and spiritual development in consultation with the Director.
    3. Take annual leave.
    4. Have appropriate time off each week.
  7. Collaborative Responsibilities
    In addition to the above, the CPM exercises a number of responsibilities in collaboration with the rest of the LMI Staff Team, including:
    1. Vision Development: working with the Director and Staff team in partnership with the LMI Board to develop the vision for LMI and in long range and short-term planning and implementation of this vision.
    2. Staff Team development: working with the Director and Staff team to create a spiritually healthy and effective team environment for all LMI staff that includes appropriate staff support, supervision, development, and accountability for work outcomes.

Other duties, as required from time to time, supporting the LMI Vision and Mission


With Purpose

1. Director: The CPM works under the direction of the Director of LMI and is responsible to the Director for work performance.

2. General Manager: On a day to day basis, the CPM will work in collaboration with the General Manager (GM). In specific projects or responsibilities and with consultation with the Director, the GM may be given a lead role and the CPM expected to take direction regarding tasks.


There are no academic requirements although these may be taken into account in offering a remuneration package.

  1. Strong Christian faith and active engagement with a local church.
  2. Demonstrated professionalism, including personal presentation, personal initiative, timely and reliable communication, and ability to achieve outcomes in unstructured and unsupervised contexts.
  3. Experience in event planning and management, facilities management, and hospitality.
  4. Experience in managing a team to achieve specified business outcomes.
  5. Experience in community living and ability to manage complex relational issues within the community in partnership with the Director and General Manager.
  6. Experience in rural living is advantageous.
  7. International and cross-cultural work experience is advantageous.
  8. Experience in assisting in conflict resolution and mediation is advantageous.


The tenure of the contract is for two years with an option by the employer to extend at the completion of this period. Notwithstanding this, the employee and employer may terminate employment on three months' notice. [Negotiable]
The varying intensity of the program means that work days and frequency of work will be irregular but averaging five days per week over a twelve-month period. [Negotiable]


The Director will conduct annual evaluations of staff members. Reviews will be based on mutually agreed upon performance goals established at the beginning of the annual review cycle. Evaluation is intended to be a positive and growing experience with emphasis on the positive qualities of leadership, celebration of achieving objectives and the determining of new objectives. Unreached objectives or weaknesses can be discussed positively and with plans for improvement.

To find out more or to apply contact Daniel Anderson,

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