• Operations Manager 
  • Community broadcasting
  • Geelong location
  • Full time ongoing role
  • Commencing salary $65,000 plus 9.5% super p.a. plus car (negotiable)


Reporting to the CEO and a key member of the leadership team the Operations Manager oversees the day-to-day operations of 96three FM and works towards the strategic objectives of Geelong Christian Media/96three with a particular focus on legislative, administrative, creative and community responsibilities. 

As a new position in the organisation, the Operations Manager leads a team of approximately 20 staff and volunteers in the daily operations of the station with approximately 4 direct reports. 

The role provides supervision and guidance for all 96three FM content and events, representing the station at internal and external events as part of 96three’s commitment to its Community Consultation Strategy & Structured Engagement program.

Working closely with the CEO the Operations Manager is responsible for providing vision and leadership for the operational management of the station and cultivating and maintaining strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to the benefit of Geelong Christian Media. 


To be successful in this role you will be passionate about broadcasting the reality of Jesus. You will have high levels of integrity, honesty, and transparency in your dealings with others. You will be team-oriented and committed to representing the radio ministry as part of the leadership team.

You will have demonstrated experience in an Operations Manager role with strong financial and commercial acumen. You will have exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills with a customer focus and a demonstrated ability to deliver results through leadership. Ideally you will have experience within radio broadcasting and a working knowledge of ACMA and other federal, broadcasting regulations.

Relevant tertiary qualifications are desirable but not essential. 


Having recently celebrated 25 years of Christian broadcasting Geelong Christian Media Inc (trading as 96three FM) is an incorporated, not for profit, non-denominational Christian community radio station. 

96three FM seeks to ‘change lives’ by broadcasting hope and encouragement to our community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Radio knows no boundaries. It enters prisons, hospitals, cars, homes, and wherever human needs are present. We seek to provide a station that positively reinforces individual worth and builds up the family unit based on sound moral and Biblical guidelines.

96three FM holds a permanent community radio licence in the Geelong region broadcasting from the Surf Coast to Melbourne’s north and west, with streaming services available around the world. 96three FM is a registered charity, governed by an elected board and owned by its members.

At 96three FM you will not only join an Australian leader in Christian Broadcasting but a talented and committed team caring for the community.

If you require any reasonable adjustments to assist you with your application, please contact via email to: [email protected] 

For further information, please view the attached position description or email: [email protected]

Applications Close Friday 14th May 2021

Position Description

POSITION TITLEOperations Manager
REPORTS TOChief Executive Officer 
FINANCIAL DELEGATION$65,000 plus super and car (negotiable)
JOB PURPOSEThis position is responsible for the day-to-day operational management of 96three FM in line with the strategic objectives of Geelong Christian Media (trading as 96three FM). The role has a particular focus on legislative, administrative, creative and community responsibilities. 
Oversee and coordinate the continuous, multifaceted daily operations of the radio station, ensuring compliance with broadcast standards, relevant federal and state laws, and regulations. Maintain accurate schedules, records, and follow-through communications, ensuring all on-air broadcast programming complies with ACMA and Geelong Christian Media regulations and policies. Participate in the establishment, organisation, and implementation of short and long-term objectives, policies, and operating procedure. Monitor and evaluate program effectiveness and drive and facilitate ongoing improvement. Direct and administer the provision of day-to-day operational support to the various departments of the station, including the non-engineering portions of the station’s physical plant, space allocation and utilization, station supplies and inventory, and station safety and security. Plan, establish, and maintain organisational structures and systems that enable staff and volunteers to effectively accomplish the organisation’s mission and objectives. Training, scheduling, problem resolution, and performance management of staff and volunteers. Coordinate departmental workshops, special projects, and events. Develop and implement systems to maintain records on station operations, volunteers, equipment, and compliance activities; prepares regular reports. Provide advice and assistance to senior station management in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of modifications to existing operations, systems, and procedures. Research and make recommendations to management pertaining to acquisition of operating equipment; participate in the development and management of annual operating budgets. Provide services as an on-air host, as required. Miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
ORGANISATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESAs defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 – Victoria employees of Geelong Christian Media (trading as 96three FM) are to take reasonable care to ensure their own safety, not place others at risk by any act or omission, follow safe work procedures, report hazards and injuries and cooperate with the employer to meet work health safety obligations. Role model appropriate workplace behaviors based on Christ’s examples through interactions with others. “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve” (Col. 3:23-24). Participate in identification and development of initiatives, risks, changes, recommendations and implementation of appropriate work practices, policies, and guidelines to improve efficiency and/or effectiveness of work.
5+ Years of experience Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate staff and to work cooperatively in a team environment. Highly developed oral and written communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills with the capacity to interact effectively with a wide range of diverse stakeholders, creative professionals, senior management, staff, contractors, and volunteers.  Proven relationship-building abilities and skills in maintaining external and internal relationships. Demonstrated experience in community and stakeholder liaison. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, conflicting deadlines, and self-directed workflow. Project Management experience. Intermediate/advanced skills across a range of job-related software and social media applications including all aspects of MS Office Suite. Knowledge of ACMA and other federal, broadcasting regulations. Understanding of general finance and budgeting, including profit and loss, balance sheet, and cash-flow management. Understanding of facilities management, physical plant, safety, and building safety and security procedures.
Qualification in business / operations management or related field or the equivalent experience. Experience in management, operations, and leadership.