General Manager

The general manager role is a broad role that manages the day-to-day tasks that are not specifically managed within a subcommittee, and supporting those subcommittees that do manage day-to-day tasks. The role includes mentoring and interaction with the learning community within the broader THS community.

The role requires working with many different groups; students, volunteers, professional staff, professional learning facilitators (teachers), executive, and requires a good amount of flexibility in approach, and a strong sense of the hard-to-measure, if not unmeasurable, values of a community and a sense that “profit” is multi-dimensional and not just financial.

The educational and learning environments are changing and as a key parent body in the THS community we are always looking at ways to added to this environment. This role includes an element of mentoring as we make the Canteen and other THS P&C owned trading businesses accessible to students and learning facilitators (teachers) as a authentic space to learn.

Role Objectives

Establish and maintain process and procedures as per the THS P&C policies.

Manage operational concerns & associated compliance obligations.

Input on strategic direction.

Work with the professional learning community to create authentic learning opportunities.

Specifically ensuring that ...

Canteen is:

    • a community and educational hub.

    • a place students actively engaged, contributing to positive outcomes and setting direction, and gaining retail, management and business experience.

    • producing food that is healthy and enjoyable to eat - including accordance with all relevant policies, especially in relation to healthy food.

    • an integrated part of the school community.

Uniform shop:

    • meets community expectations of equity and a sense of belonging at a reasonable cost

    • is constantly working towards improving uniform supply quality and reducing costs.

Environment (“Grounds and buildings”) is:

    • managing the community contributions and margin generated from the community owned operating businesses (canteen, uniform shop) and ensuring it is invested in the THS learning community (school) environment effectively.

    • working with the school and external suppliers to manage projects and expedite project delivery.

Social events:

    • Logistically supported (including catering coordination) where / when required.


    • ensuring compliance as an employer… FairWork Australia, staff management, Tax, ACNC, Workcover, Insurance, Payroll, Financial Accounting, including banking.

    • helping set direction in collaboration with the P&C Executive and sub-committees



  • General Manager update to each P&C General Meeting and Sub-Committee Meeting

  • End of term financial report, presented at first P&C general meeting of the subsequent term

  • End of year financial report.

Community Safety:

  • Working with children check

  • NSW Education department checks

THS Learning Community:

  • Mentoring of students in authentic learning programs

  • All activity in collaboration with THS Principal or nominated representative.

THS P&C Staff:

  • Management of all P&C Staff, including:

    • Recruitment

    • Contract Management

    • Annual Performance Reviews, and other performance management as required

    • Training and certification

    • WHS compliance

    • Day to day assistance

Performance Measures / Controls:

  • Key financial measure is in regards to the committee approved annual budget in terms of;

    • Margin generated from community-owned trading businesses;

    • Delivery of environment projects

  • Number of students engaged within trading businesses & number of student years engaged - ie how broad is the engagement

  • Annual learning community feedback from school leadership

  • All compliance (THS P&C Policy & Common Law) items are completed.

  • Minimum of 40 hours per week.



  • At least three(3); with at least one(1) in relation to management skill and one in relation to work in a professional educational context.