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• Part time (0.6 EFT) fixed term contract until Dec 2021
• Located in Salisbury (SA) & surrounds
• $92,259.44 pro rata + super & generous salary packaging benefits available

The Project Facilitator will work with the Good Shepherd FIAP team (based in Melbourne) to deliver the place-based FIAP project in Northern Adelaide, engaging with stakeholders from across all sectors to form a coalition of organisations committed to taking action to enhance economic participation for the local communities in Salisbury and Playford Council areas.

Overview

Launched in 2016, the Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) program was a call to action – inviting all sectors to play their part in creating a more financially inclusive society. Despite Australia being the ‘lucky country’, we know that before the COVID-19 crisis – 11% of the adult population or 2.1 million Australians were experiencing severe or high financial stress, only half the population reported having three or more months of savings, one in five adults felt over-indebted, or, just managing to keep up their repayments. Our goal is to build more financially resilient communities and we believe that it is everyone’s business.

Today we are a national and place-based network of over 50 organisations representing a broad range of sectors from financial services, to utilities, social services, government, education, and legal services amongst others. The core of the program is a Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) that is a commitment made by each of these organisations to take strategic and practical actions that can improve financial wellbeing for its customers, employees, business, and community.

Good Shepherd has been funded by the South Australian Department of Human Services (DHS) to develop a place-based Financial Inclusion Action Plan in Northern Adelaide. A place-based FIAP approach acknowledges that local leaders and organisations understand the unique and nuanced financial hardship, resilience and wellbeing challenges their people and region face and have important insights and collective capacity to address them.

The Project Facilitator will work with the Good Shepherd FIAP team (based in Melbourne) to deliver the place-based FIAP project in Northern Adelaide, engaging with stakeholders from across all sectors to form a coalition of organisations committed to taking action to enhance economic participation for the local communities in Salisbury and Playford Council areas.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for:

  • Consultations with local organisations from multiple sectors to identify opportunities for actions which will enhance economic participation for local communities
  • Organise and facilitate workshops for the network of organisations to share action ideas and explore potential collaborations
  • Assist organisations in formulating, refining and finalizing actions
  • Prepare the Northern Adelaide FIAP document
  • Support the FIAP launch event
  • Prepare the final project evaluation report for the funder

Qualifications and Experience

To be successful In this role you will have:
• Relevant tertiary qualifications, preferably in social sciences or business management
• Experience in multi-stakeholder engagement with an ability to build strong relationships
• Intimate understanding of the local community as well as strong connections with local organisations in the Northern Adelaide area especially Playford and Salisbury LGAs
• Demonstrated capacity to organise and facilitate workshops
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to communicate complex ideas to diverse stakeholders; preparing program reports etc.
• Previous experience in co-designing and managing programs/projects; experience implementing place-based approaches a plus
• Knowledge of social policy in Australia; with strong understanding of financial inclusion, financial resilience and economic participation
• Proven analytical skill and demonstrated capacity to convert data into insights that can be shared with a wide range of audience
• A satisfactory National Police Check
• A satisfactory International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)
• A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent

Applications close at midday Monday, 7 June 2021.

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How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au. Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.