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Small Business Financial Counsellor

Job No: 120395
Location: Central West/Lower North West Queensland

  • Use your financial knowledge to make a real, positive difference in the local community
  • Central West/Lower North West Queensland role – Pick your location within these areas and work from home.
  • Attractive remuneration circa $83,000-$91,000, negotiable with experience

About the Organisation

Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland delivers the Australian and Queensland Governments Rural Financial Counselling Service program. RFCSNQ is a registered business falling under the governance of the Central Western Qld Remote Area Planning and Development Board, or RAPAD, as it is more commonly known. 

RFCSNQ has experienced Rural Financial Counsellors based in Central, Central West and North Queensland areas. This team of experienced specialists service the regions surrounding these locations.  They provide confidential, free and impartial rural financial counselling service to primary producers, fishers and small rural businesses experiencing financial difficulties. 

About the Opportunity

Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland (RFCSNQ) is seeking to employ a Small Business Financial Counsellor to service the drought-affected regions of the RFCSNQ North Qld service region.

The successful applicant will ideally reside in the Central West or Lower North West service region.

It is expected the successful applicant will commence as soon as possible and the position will continue through to 30 June 2021.

Some of your day to day responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting eligible small businesses impacted by drought to understand their financial position, identify options, and implement plans to improve the viability of their enterprise;
  • Collecting key data to inform future demand for small business financial counselling, and assess the impact of the program, and;
  • Testing innovative approaches to service delivery and program administration to maximise counsellor reach and client engagement. 

For a full position description, including selection criteria, please click here.

About You

Please note: Due to the broad region that this role services, it is expected that the successful applicant lives in the Central West or Lower North West council areas, and have a current, unrestricted driver's license. There is also the possibility that this person will be required to work from home. 

Small business financial counsellors will be required to hold a Diploma of Financial Counselling or a Diploma of Financial Counselling (rural). New counsellors can commence employment without the minimum qualification, provided they have been assessed by the service provider as having a base-level of skills and experience in a related role suitable for the provision of financial counselling and provided they begin the diploma within 6 months. 

Preference will be given to applicants with proven qualifications and/or skills and experience in finance, business and/or law. Knowledge of small rural and remote communities would be considered very desirable.

RFCSNQ are looking for someone with high-level oral communication, interpersonal, mediation and networking skills, including the ability to communicate with diverse cultural groups. An understanding of the small business sector, including rural enterprise activities and small business management issues, will also be critical to your success in this position.  

About the Benefits

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a remuneration package circa $83,000 - $91,000 + super and loadings, depending on experience and qualifications. 

In addition to the financial benefits, you will enjoy working with an organisation providing a positive and much needed service to the North Queensland community.


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