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Nov 12

Vacancy – Rural Financial Counsellor

2019-11-15T07:34:58+00:00

Make a positive impact to the lives of Gippsland farmers by joining our team as a Rural Financial Counsellor.

RFCS Gippsland’s primary objective is to assist clients improve their financial performance as well as personal wellbeing.

We assist farm businesses facing hardship to become more resilient, profitable and sustainable through free, confidential and independent planning and support services.

We currently have a vacancy in East Gippsland based at our Bairnsdale office with flexible work arrangements and salary packaging benefits.

Applications close Monday 2 December

Submit application attention Executive Officer, Kylie Holmes at kylieh@rfcsvg.com.au

Download Position Description – Rural Financial Counsellor

Vacancy – Rural Financial Counsellor 2019-11-15T07:34:58+00:00
Oct 7

Vacancy (Closed) – Business Development Officer

2019-11-12T08:44:53+00:00

Great opportunity for an experienced business analyst to join our team contracted until 30 June 2020.

The Business Development Officer will be responsible for developing and delivering process improvement programs, focusing on best practice for client and records management compliance, as well as assist with the development of project documentation and submissions for new business initiatives in line with our strategic vision.

Based in Leongatha, flexible work arrangements are offered.

Download Position Description – Business Development Officer

Please forward your application and resume to Kylie Holmes (Executive Officer) via:

email: kylieh@rfcsvg.com.au

or post

RFCS Gippsland
PO Box 362
Leongatha Victoria 3953

Applications close 25 October 2019

Vacancy (Closed) – Business Development Officer 2019-11-12T08:44:53+00:00
Sep 23

RFCS Board Director Memberships (Closed)

2019-11-12T08:45:17+00:00

RFCS Gippsland are seeking expressions of interest for 2 (paid) Board Member positions to commence November 2019

We are seeking knowledge and expertise in one or more specific areas and preferably have a farming or agricultural connection:

  • Financial
  • HR/People & Culture Management
  • Government or NFP organisations
  • Project or Legal qualifications

RFCS Gippsland Board Position Description

Expressions of Interest close midnight 11 October 2019

Submit your interest via email: Attention Aubrey Pellett (Chair) detailing your skills, experience and background suitable for the position.

These are paid positions with rates based on the Remuneration Tribunal (Remuneration and Allowances for Holders of Part-Time Public Office) Determination 2019

 

RFCS Board Director Memberships (Closed) 2019-11-12T08:45:17+00:00
Feb 26

Small Business Financial Counsellor Appointed

2019-02-26T10:38:50+00:00

RFCS Gippsland have recently appointed a Small Business Financial Counsellor to commence much needed support to small businesses in East and Central Gippsland.

Michael Anderson is rural Gippsland resident and an experienced business broker, consulting Victorian small businesses for over 25 years. Michael understands how to value a business, what makes a strong; viable business, as well as identify its strengths, risks, and market opportunities.

RFCS Gippsland are partnering with key organisations to provide small businesses with one-on-one support of a financial counsellor, business coach, industry mentors, and any other needs identified by the business community to help them become more resilient.

If you are a small business located in East and Central Gippsland interested in receiving professional support, please contact us to Express Your Interest

Read Media Release

 

 

Small Business Financial Counsellor Appointed 2019-02-26T10:38:50+00:00
Feb 26

New Directors for RFCS Gippsland

2019-02-26T08:51:17+00:00

RFCS Gippsland have recently appointed two new members to the Board, Ms. Raelene Hanratty and Mr. Dean Cullen.

Commencing February 2019, the new appointees are expecting to inject a new perspective to the governance, direction and increasing future demand of RFCS Gippsland.

Read Media Release for more details

New Directors for RFCS Gippsland 2019-02-26T08:51:17+00:00
Jan 16

RFCS Gippsland Helping Farmers with the Red Cross & Lions Club Drought Appeals

2019-01-16T12:19:06+00:00

East Gippsland farmers have expressed gratitude as more than half a million dollars has been successfully distributed to drought-affected families across Eastern Victoria during the Christmas period.

Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Gippsland teamed up with the Red Cross who donated $500,000 from their Aussie Farmer Appeal, and Lions Club of Heyfield contributed a further $43,000 helping with the cost of living for 180 households.

Read more

RFCS Gippsland Helping Farmers with the Red Cross & Lions Club Drought Appeals 2019-01-16T12:19:06+00:00
Jan 16

Funding to Improve Business Viability in Drought-Affected Gippsland

2019-01-16T12:14:19+00:00

Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Gippsland is pleased to welcome funding from the Victorian Government, and the Financial Counselling Foundation (FCF), together with the ANZ Bank to support and strengthen small rural businesses in the drought-affected areas of Gippsland.

The additional funding will enable RFCS Gippsland to expand services and provide free professional assistance to rural businesses also experiencing financial hardship, while continuing to assist farmers.

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Businesses in East Gippsland and Wellington Shires interested in seeking support contact RFCS Gippsland on 1300 045 747  or email 

Funding to Improve Business Viability in Drought-Affected Gippsland 2019-01-16T12:14:19+00:00
Nov 1

Financial Counsellor Welcome Return

2018-12-07T06:31:29+00:00

We are pleased to welcome back Peter Pauwels, our Rural Financial Counsellor servicing East and West Gippsland regions. Peter has been a Rural Financial Counsellor for over 8 years in both Victoria and Queensland.

With extensive business consulting experiences, nationally and internationally, Peter brings significant exposure and working knowledge of a variety of rural businesses and product supply enterprises, with particular understanding of the challenges and opportunities http://www.healthandrecoveryinstitute.com/antabuse-disulfiram-alcoholism/ within cattle, sheep, and deer products; as well as cow and goat dairy.  He brings knowledge in land conversion, as well as a vast understanding of production systems within grain and pulse; red meat; wool; fibre and horticulture.

Read more about Peter’s extensive background and the value he brings to our farmers and rural businesses

Financial Counsellor Welcome Return 2018-12-07T06:31:29+00:00
Oct 29

Support for Rural Businesses

2018-10-29T18:21:17+00:00

We are now extending our services to non-agricultral rural small businesses throughout the drought affected areas of Gippsland thanks to funding recently announced by the State Government.

An additional Financial Counsellor will be appointed shortly to commence engagement with business owners to provide immediate assistance and help plan a path forward to build long-term resilience.

Interested businesses seeking this support are encouraged to contact us on 1300 045 747 or email

Click here to view Our Media Release

Minister’s Release

Support for Rural Businesses 2018-10-29T18:21:17+00:00