About the Role
Main responsibilities of the role:
To lead Financial Inclusion Department in:
- developing and maintaining a financial inclusion strategy, and advocate for change in the way financial services are delivered to low income people with government and other financial institutions
- developing, demonstrating and fostering partnerships to achieve effective financial capability and asset building programs for disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
- advocating for the establishment of a universal asset building scheme(s) for low income earners as the cornerstone of a coordinated national financial inclusion strategy.
- advocating for universal access to mainstream, affordable and appropriate financial and consumer services.
To meet the selection criteria, candidates will require:
- Experience in strategic leadership and advocacy in social policy including a demonstrated track record in representation at senior levels of Government, community organisation and private sector.
- Knowledge and experience in the financial services/consumer services areas and understanding of the barriers to financial inclusion of low income people and communities.
- Experience leading and managing an effective team.
- Demonstrated ability to manage service/product development and delivery including the capacity to develop innovative ideas and opportunities to securing funding and partnerships with Government, philanthropy and private sector.
- Well developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills at a high level, including proven public presentation skills and submissions writing.
- Understanding of and sympathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.
- Relevant tertiary qualifications such as business, economics, law or finances
This is a full time (acting position) position working 38 hours per week.
Salary will be in the range of $95,000 to $105,000 per annum plus a car allowance (pro rata per annum), based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.
About the Organisation
Summary of program and its objectives:
The Brotherhood defines “social inclusion” as a state in which individuals and families have the personal capacities and material resources necessary to fulfil their potential to participate in the mainstream economic and social life of the nation.
Financial Inclusion therefore, can be defined as all Australians having access to mainstream, affordable and appropriate financial services and having the opportunity to build assets.
Financial Inclusion at the Brotherhood covers a broad range of areas including programs, policy and our advocacy and influencing agenda. The Brotherhood currently runs a number of Financial Inclusion programs which complement our advocacy and influencing agenda. Our work is broadly grouped into the following areas:
Asset building – Saver Plus is a national program developed in partnership with ANZ and delivered by a range of community agencies under license across 60 communities. Saver Plus works with people on low incomes to establish lifelong savings habits and build their financial capabilities.
Financial capability initiatives – includes the provision of Money Minded (a financial Literacy program delivered in partnership with ANZ) and a renewed focus on development of new programs and alternatives policy approaches.
Policy and advocacy – practice and programs provide insight for the Brotherhood to advocate for policy change in and across the broader financial services sector (including government and private sector) so all Australians having the opportunity to build assets. The Brotherhood also sits on several consumer advocacy forums.
Affordable Cars for Employment (ACE) pilot – The pilot is designed to assist school leaving job seekers in the Hastings region to overcome the capital barrier to functional car access in order to improve their employment experience. The partners are CBA, ASIC and Westernport Secondary School
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Applications close: Friday 6th July 2018 5pm
A copy of the position description and screening questionnaire can be downloaded above. For further information about the role phone Marian Pettit on (03) 9445 2478.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.
Please quote in application: Acting Senior Manager Financial Inclusion via Pro Bono Australia.