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Nov 16

Vacancy: Finance Manager

2021-11-22T11:54:23+10:00

We are seeking a qualified and experienced finance professional to oversee and coordinate all financial management functions, reporting and internal auditing processes to ensure funding compliance.

Applicants must have an accounting qualification with minimum 5 years experience in a similar role, including use of budgeting; forecasting and financial reporting tools.

The position is based in Leongatha with some travel required within the Gippsland region. Flexible work arrangements are negotiable.

Detailed information about the role is outlined in the following link:  Position Description – Finance Manager

Applications Close 20 December

Please forward your application and resume addressing the selection criteria to Kylie Holmes, Executive Officer kylieh@rfcsgippsland.org.au

For further information please contact 1300 045 747

Vacancy: Finance Manager 2021-11-22T11:54:23+10:00
Aug 31

Vacancies Closed: Wellness Support Officer x 2

2021-10-08T12:48:54+10:00

Become the difference someone needs

RFCS Gippsland provide financial wellbeing support to clients throughout south-east Victoria.  To ensure complete support for our clients particularly during difficult times, we now offer wrap-around services extending to providing personal wellbeing support tailored to their individual needs.

We are seeking 2 part-time team members able to engage client across the Gippsland region with experience in case management, counselling, coaching and/or wellbeing support; and/or experience within the healthcare industry

Applications Close 21 September 2021

For additional information and selection criteria, Download the PD: WSO Position Description (Final)

Please forward your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via email to Executive Officer, Kylie Holmes

 

Vacancies Closed: Wellness Support Officer x 2 2021-10-08T12:48:54+10:00
Aug 25

Vacancy Closed: Rural Business Support Officer

2021-10-08T12:49:41+10:00

Make a positive difference to the financial future of Primary Producers in South Gippsland

We are seeking a new member to join our team as a Rural Business Support Officer

Applicants must:

  • have significant financial and/or agribusiness experience
  • have minimum 5 years experience in a financial, business management or counselling role
  • have strong understanding of risks and challenges experienced by Primary Producers
  • be able to work remotely and travel across South Gippsland and surrounding regions
  • have completed (or willing to) a qualification in Rural Financial Counselling

 

Applications Close 15 September 2021

For more information and selection criteria, Download the PD: Rural Business Support Officer – Position Description (Final)

Please forward your resume and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via email to Executive Officer, Kylie Holmes

Vacancy Closed: Rural Business Support Officer 2021-10-08T12:49:41+10:00
Aug 12

Vacancies Closed: Board Director x 2

2021-10-08T12:50:26+10:00

Help drive our organisation to continuously improve its community value, proudly supporting Primary Producers and Small Business remain profitable and resilient

The RFCS Gippsland Board are undergoing their periodic renewal and seeking expressions of interest to fulfil 2 Director vacancies commencing November 2021

 

We are seeking members with experience and significant understanding of the challenges, risks and opportunities faced by rural businesses.

Candidates specifically with an active role in farming operations or experience in community development are encouraged to apply.

 

Please download and refer to the Board Position Description for complete details of the Board’s governance and competencies sought.

Suitably experienced candidates are invited to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume via email prior to 13 September 2021

Vacancies Closed: Board Director x 2 2021-10-08T12:50:26+10:00
Jul 1

Cash-Flow Planning for New Financial Year

2021-07-01T10:15:54+10:00

Informative article on the importance of viable cash flow management and considerations when developing a plan.

If you need assistance to review your cash flow projections for the new financial year, arrange a meeting with our agri-experienced Rural Financial Counsellors 1300 045 747

Article: Cash-Drought to Cash-Flow

 

Cash-Flow Planning for New Financial Year 2021-07-01T10:15:54+10:00
Apr 29

Celebrating RFCS Gippsland’s Funding to 2024

2021-04-30T12:43:35+10:00

We are pleased and extremely proud to be awarded funding to continue providing Rural Financial Counselling Services to 2024; recently announced by the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment.

RFCS Gippsland thank the Government for recognising our significant contribution in improving the livelihoods and sustainability of agribusiness; immensely important to the ongoing productivity of Gippsland and the other rural communities that we support throughout south eastern Victoria.

We are focused on delivering an enhanced RFCS program that meets the needs of our stakeholders as well as our client needs, and are determined to facilitate more positive change, focusing on resilience and long-term viability of farmers, small businesses and the wider community.

Read Media Release

Celebrating RFCS Gippsland’s Funding to 2024 2021-04-30T12:43:35+10:00
Mar 22

Vacancy Closed – Rural Skills Coordinator

2021-04-20T12:28:10+10:00

We are seeking a specialised Rural Skills Coordinator to help link farmers, their families and farm workers with qualifications and off-farm employment opportunities in East Gippsland.

The role includes identifying relevant skills that can be formally accredited and/or additional training requirements, connect and facilitate (not limited to) career advisors; employment services; training providers and financial services, as well as engage with local business communities to create work placements and employment opportunities.

Experience in the management of employment and training pathways is essential with empathy; compassion and appreciation of farming and rural community issues.

 

Great salary packaging on offer based on experience and qualifications

Download PD for more information:  Position Description – Rural Skills Coordinator

 

Applications close 9 April 2021 addressing the key selection criteria, including cover letter and resume

Please send applications directly to RFCS Gippsland Executive Officer, Kylie Holmes  kylieh@rfcsgippsland.org.au

Vacancy Closed – Rural Skills Coordinator 2021-04-20T12:28:10+10:00
Feb 12

Matching You With Support As Individual As You Are

2021-03-03T09:38:05+10:00

We welcome Christine Boucher, our Wellness Support Officer helping clients and their families connect with support specifically tailored to individual needs.

Not only do we assist with financial wellbeing… we also care about your personal wellbeing.  We also understand that everyone’s circumstances and needs are different and the positive impact the right support can make.

It’s not a one-size-fits-all approach.

Christine is here to help, and if needed, will make sure you are connected and receive the support that matches your individuality.

If you are feeling overwhelmed and need someone to chat to, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Christine for confidential, respectful and personalised support.

Call 1300 045 747 or if you don’t want to talk, email her directly wellbeing@rfcsgippsland.org.au

Read our Media Release

Matching You With Support As Individual As You Are 2021-03-03T09:38:05+10:00
Nov 20

Annual Report 2020

2020-11-20T11:55:35+10:00

We are pleased to release our first ever online Annual Report detailing the operations, achievements and challenges of supporting Gippsland primary producers and small businesses navigate and recover from financial crisis.

RFCS Gippsland Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report 2020 2020-11-20T11:55:35+10:00
Jun 16

Regional Recovery – Small Business Support

2020-06-18T13:00:42+10:00

Rural and regional small businesses across Australia financially affected by COVID-19 can access free financial counsel and support to recover from restrictions and build future resilience.

Small Business Financial Counsellors have been funded by the Australian Government to make it easier for eligible businesses to

– access immediate support
– navigate recovery
– receive personalised assistance to develop long-term plans and improve viability

“RFCS providers have been assisting rural small businesses for over 30 years.  Our significant strength is planning and negotiating with finance providers, which will be a critical role during COVID-19 recovery.”
Geoff Fader, Chair – RFCS Network

“Small Businesses may take years to recover and adapt to a new operating environment. If regional businesses don’t survive, the economic impact throughout these communities is incomprehensible. Small businesses must be given every chance to rebound and thrive.”
Peter Strong, CEO – Council of Small Business of Australia, (COSBOA)

If your business is facing hardship due to COVID-19, arrange a time with RFCS Gippsland 1300 045 747 or email support@rfcsgippsland.org.au

 

Find out more:

Regional Recovery – Small Business Support 2020-06-18T13:00:42+10:00