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Firmer Foundations is Good Shepherd’s flagship financial capability program and is currently operating in NSW only.   Firmer Foundations supports women to be more confident with their money through a strength based, trauma informed coaching program. The Project Lead, Firmer Foundations will take ownership of the Firmer Foundations program.  The role will report through to the Program Manager Financial Capability and will have up to two direct reports.

We have expansion plans to extend the program into a multi-state program, supporting more clients and community sector workers with this financial capability coaching program.  The role will lead this development by reviewing the existing co-design learnings of the program, prioritising and leading the development of the continuous improvement of the program and by working with internal and external stakeholders to secure longer term funding and position the program for future success.

Furthermore, the Project Lead will manage the current coaching team and will work cohesively within the Financial Capability Team and with other internal stakeholders at Good Shepherd


l Review the co-design learnings, together with the knowledge of the existing program and develop a comprehensive plan to position Firmer Foundations as a multi-state program;

l Prioritise the backlog of continuous improvement for the program, identify key activities that are required to be undertaken to support the development of the program;

l Work cohesively with internal stakeholders to package and promote a new Firmer Foundations program and identify key funding opportunities for the program;

l Ensure the program Is informed by client voice and is client centred in its approach;

l Lead and engage a small team of current coach/es to delivery the current program in NSW and to support the development of the new program;

l In consultation with the Program Manager Financial Capability, develop and submit all required reports to the funding body as per the agreed timelines and contractual obligations;

l Develop and manage budgets allocated to the program and ensure that project milestones are being met to meet project requirements;

l Proactively manage project issues, risks, and opportunities as they arise within the program;

l Foster a dynamic culture of collaboration, innovation and agility within the team;

l Comply with all existing Good Shepherd policies and procedures.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Formal qualifications in project management, business or equivalent demonstrated experience of 5+ years
  • Experience with financial capability programs is essential
  • Experience within a not-for-profit organisation or working with not-for-profits is essential
  • A satisfactory Police Check
  • A current Working with Children’s Check (WWCC)

Position Description

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Long Service Leave

Flexible Working Arrangements

How to Apply

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