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Finance Officer

Location : Melbourne (Preston)

Organisation : Westside Circus

Work Type : Part-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $55,000 - $65,000

Application Closing Date : 07-05-2018

About the Role

Westside Circus FINANCIAL Officer

An exciting opening to support the ongoing success of Westside Circus

Westside Circus is seeking an organised and capable team member to manage financial aspects of the organisation and lead operation effectiveness to support Westside Circus’ growth and increasing vibrancy.

The Financial Officer will be an important team member, supporting the Chief Executive Officer with a key focus on the organisations strategic financial management and governance. The position works closely with the CEO and Program Manager to deliver the vision and mission of Westside Circus. It would suit an accountant looking to gain experience in management.

The primary responsibility of the role is the daily financial operation of the company, cash flow monitoring, annual budget management and monthly reporting. Experience using MYOB is highly desired.

The position starts at a minimum of 15 hours per fortnight (0.2 FTE), which can be structured to suit someone with school age children. Additional hours will be granted based on the skill set of the successful candidate and the resources of the organisation, i.e. 0.2 FTE towards Governance and further hours negotiated based on desirable skills in marketing, business development, IT systems.

Come and join this unique organisation and help make a positive difference to the lives of young people.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Westside Circus
Westside Circus is a unique not-for-profit organisation in Melbourne, dedicated to creative approaches that produce transformative programs for young people, aged 3–25. These programs promote individual and relational abilities, equipping participants with important skills for everyday life.

For 22 years we have connected young people and their communities with professional artists to create projects and activities that build self-esteem, respect, autonomy and creativity along with physical literacy and fitness.

Our programs focus on the personal development of participants, by developing qualities such as open-mindedness, self-esteem, tolerance, respect, responsibility, autonomy, perseverance and self-confidence. These qualities are basic requirements for work-readiness and are transferable across most industries and we establish long-term partnerships across youth services and schools working with disadvantaged youth to help them achieve recognised qualifications.

Through actively emphasising transferable skills that are inherent in circus (i.e. trusting peers in exercises like doubles trapeze or understanding persistence and breaking down stages of learning through juggling) Westside Circus gives young people the confidence, creativity and autonomy required to positively change the world.

Our values-based workshops and other artistic activities are used as a learning tool to embed creativity, and kinaesthetic learning within educational programs, or to supplement formal education programs. Our goal is to encourage a sense of purpose and build positive pathways for disengaged youth, CALD communities, youth with disability, and mainstream communities.

WSC endorses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 27:
“Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts...”

We believe that:
• This right applies crucially to young people.
• Access to arts and cultural activity helps young people develop pathways to a positive future.
• The diverse activities in circus inspire attainable goals for all ages, interests and abilities making it the most accessible of the performing arts.

We are excited by how each young person responds creatively to the world around them.

Apply for this Job

Position Description : 2018_04 WSC Financial Officer PDpack

For details concerning this role, please contact

Simon Clarke

Phone : 0394712928

Email : ceo@westsidecircus.org.au

To make an application, please obtain and respond to the selection criteria, addressing each criteria separately and directly (approx. 300 words per criteria).

Submit your responses to the selection criteria along with a cover letter and resume to Simon Clarke to be received by, 10 AM Monday May 7, 2018

In your cover letter, please indicate your availability for an interview and start date, should you be successful.

Applications should be addressed to Westside Circus CEO Simon Clarke and will only be accepted if sent via email to ceo@westsidecircus.org.au

Please quote in application: Finance Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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