ABOUT US

Engadine Community Services (ECS) is a not-for-profit, non-government registered charity that has been serving the community since 5th June 1971. We lease community space in Engadine Community Centre from Sutherland Shire Council. Through the efforts of our amazing team of volunteers and part-time staff, and contract exercise instructors, ECS runs a range of services to promote health and well-being.

ECS acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Land, and pays respect to Elders past and present.

OUR VISION

All people feel included in our community, & all abilities, cultures & strengths are recognised.

OUR PURPOSE

To build resilient communities by providing leadership & responsive services to identified community needs.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

ECS is overseen by a volunteer Management Committee, in line with our constitution, relevant legislation and funding contracts with NSW and Australian Government, and Sutherland Shire Council. Current members all live locally:

 

  • Suzanne Jenkins (President)

  • Garry Keir (Vice President)

  • Christina Mannyx (Treasurer)

  • Susan Ransom (Secretary)

  • David Gilmore (Committee Member)

  • Leanne Haynes (Committee Member)

OUR STAFF TEAM

MANAGER

 

Melinda works closely with the ECS Management Committee to oversee day-to-day operations of the organisation, including liaison with government funders, development of policy and procedures, WHS, promotion and direct supervision of paid staff.

FINANCE OFFICER

 

Mona manages accounts payable and payroll, as well as insurances etc in conjunction with the Treasurer and ECS Manager.

PA OFFICER

 

Karen supports the ECS Manager, Management Committee and specific projects, including the Collaborative Against Abuse of Older People in Sutherland Shire.

AGED SERVICES COORDINATOR

 

Lynette oversees volunteers in the community and contractors in the centre to deliver individual and group social support services to eligible seniors, with Australian Government funding through the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) and client fees.

CENTRE COORDINATORS

 

Lee & Karen oversee a team of office volunteers to manage services provided in the Resource Centre, with funding from Sutherland Shire Council and client fees.

BUILDING COMMUNITIES
COORDINATOR

 

Lee oversees volunteers, room hirers and contractors in the centre to manage the cluster of services eligible children and their families, including Sutherland Shire Toy Library, with funding through the NSW Targeted Earlier Intervention (TEI) Program and client fees.