Position Vacant: Adventist Senior Living

General Manager - Lifestyle Communities

  • GM role based at Cooranbong
  • Retirement Village Experience
  • Understanding of Sales, Marketing and Development Cycle
  • Valued member of Senior Executive Management Team


Do you love working with people?  Are you looking for a challenge that makes a real difference in people’s lives? Do you know how to motivate a team?  Adventist Senior Living (ASL) is seeking a dedicated General Manager - Lifestyle Communities to lead our lifestyle community operations in  retirement living . The position reports to the CEO and is a key member of the Senior Executive Team. The lifestyle communities business unit oversees sites at Cooranbong, Jewells and Wyee Point with a secondary focus on Alstonville and Tweed Heads.  Please note this role has a mixture of strategic and operational tasks and will suit someone who likes to get out and meet people to collect information and solve issues in the field.  You will need to be confident in public speaking and capable of understanding, researching and solving financial and legal issues.


If you love working and serving others, have senior management experience plus tertiary qualifications in a business-related field this role may be for you.  While experience is desirable in retirement living or the sales and marketing sectors other disciplines will be considered. You will work closely with the site managers to deliver strategic and operational results.  You are aligned to the organisations signature behaviours and committed to a genuinely positive culture. You understand the issues facing retirees, the not-for-profit sector and are committed to the organisations mission to serving older Australians.

Selection Criteria

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications
  2. Demonstrated experience in a senior leadership role, particularly during periods of change or crisis response.
  3. Demonstrated experience working in a highly regulated industry, ideally retirement living.
  4. Sound understanding of budgets, Profit and Loss statements and experience achieving financial targets.
  5. Experience in sales and customer communication
  6. Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and basic budget and database tools (e.g. finance or maintenance management systems).
  7. Demonstrated skills and experience in:
    1. Leading and Supervising
    2. Deciding and Initiating Action
    3. Persuading and Influencing
    4. Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking
    5. Working with People
  8. Demonstrated experience in leading a positive workplace culture.
  9. Current driver’s license.
  10. Current national police check clearance and flu vaccination.


Adventist Senior Living is a ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church seeking to enhance the physical, spiritual, social and emotional wellbeing of older Australians through Christ-centred care. Our facilities include residential aged care, retirement villages and a growing Home Care service supporting our retirement villages and the broader local community.  Adventist Senior Living is an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all candidates who meet the selection criteria outlined above.


If you have any questions regarding this opportunity please contact David Knight on 0409 368 110.

For a copy of the position description or to apply for this position - please contact Dawn Davison at [email protected] or 02 4977 0169. 

Applications close Monday 28th September 2020


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