NSW State Manager

NSW State Manager


Whitelion is looking for an experienced leader to lead our committed team working towards a world where no young person is left behind.

The essential criteria for this role is someone who has at least five years in senior management roles in an organisation of a similar size and scope, and who has demonstrated experience with building strong networks with sector and government stakeholders.

You will have a growth mindset with an appetite to grow our footprint and revenue for long term sustainability and impact. The State Manager is a member of the National Operations Management Team, as well as being a key member of the organisation’s Senior Leadership Team.

Based in Sydney’s western and southwestern suburbs,the role has overall strategic and operational leadership of the NSW team with the following objectives:

  • Develop and support staff
  • Contribute to building a national organisation
  • Lead the development of grants and tenders
  • Build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of external stakeholders
  • Budget and contract performance
  • Evidence informed program practice and evaluation
  • Support the national office with fundraising and events in NSW


Whitelion is passionate about creating a workplace that promotes and values diversity. Our vision is for a world where no young person is left behind, where all young people have the right to equitable opportunities to reach their potential. We exist to build positive connections and pathways to work for young people at risk. Success depends on the voice and lived experience of highly vulnerable, high risk young people, systems around them and the Whitelion community.


Great salary packaging plus 17.5% annual leave loading

An additional two days gifted Wellbeing leave per year, plus gifted leave between Christmas and New Year for eligible staff

Great team environment and organisational support

Access to Employee Assistance Program

If you are interested in joining our purpose driven organisation and being part of a positive and highly supportive team, we would love to hear from you!


To be considered for this position, applicants will need to provide a resume and cover letter addressing why you are interested in working at Whitelion, what you will bring to the organisation, and the skills and attributes relevant to the role. Please address your application to Tanya Hendry, Director of Operations and email to:

For the position description, click here

Applications close 06/04/2021