Community Microfinance Manager NSW/ACT

Good Shepherd Microfinance

Applications Closing: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 00:00
  • 0.8EFT (potential to move to full-time after 1 July)
  • Ability to work flexibly to the operational needs)
  • Temporary 12 month parental leave position
  • $88,584 per annum (+ super), salary packaging options available
  • Interviews will be held 3rd and 4th of February

Based in the Sydney or surrounding area and reporting to the National Microfinance Manager (situated in the national office in Melbourne) for a 12-month period to cover parental leave, you will be highly autonomous with support from the National Community Microfinance team in Melbourne and peer support from other colleagues in other states. Primarily, you will be responsible for 4 key focus areas:

  1. Supporting the community provider network by providing guidance regarding policy, procedures, and the ongoing development of the collaborative NILS delivery model.
  2. Engaging and supporting a diverse range of community organisations in NSW/ACT to ensure they are operating effectively and meeting their performance targets where applicable.
  3. Raising awareness of community microfinance and recruiting new partners to the community microfinance network.
  4. Liaising with stakeholders from government, corporate partners and peak bodies to maximise the impact of microfinance in NSW/ACT.
Category: Community Development, Leadership and Management
Field: Management and Operations
Employment basis: Part-time
Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000
Job Location: Sydney Wide
About us

Join a high performing team with heart!

Good Shepherd is a world leader in financial inclusion products, services and advisory. We offer fair and affordable financial programs to people on low incomes and advisory services for governments, businesses and other organisations.

As a part of this incredible work, the Provider Management team work with a diverse range of community organisations across Australia to increase the reach and impact of the No-Interest-Loan-Scheme (NILS) and StepUP programs. NILS is a service offering small ethical loans up to $1,500 with no interest or charges for essential household goods and services. StepUP is a low interest offering through a partnership between NAB and Good Shepherd.

Position details

Relevant tertiary qualifications in areas such as community development, social work, health, education

Essential Selection Criteria:
  • Relevant stakeholder management experience in the community sector
  • Demonstrated success working autonomously and collaborating with colleagues remotely
  • Demonstrated success building relationships and influencing others
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Confidence with new technology, information systems & online communication
  • Resilient with a positive approach
  • The capacity and commitment to work in alignment with the values of Good Shepherd

Please review the full list of desired skills and characteristics on the position description.

Other Information:

More about us

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued and we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life including professional development opportunities and paid study leave, flexible work hours where possible and salary packaging. For more benefits of joining our team visit

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Beverly Yubal
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 03 9495 9600
How to apply

You can download the position description or for further information and queries, contact Beverly Yubal, Office & People Coordinator at or on 03 9495 9600.

Please apply by 29th January 2020. Your cover letter should tell us why you want to work with us, why you see yourself in this role and how you believe you meet the criteria outlined in the points above (also in the Position Description).

Please note: Good Shepherd has recently implemented a new recruitment system. If you have any issues or questions about creating a candidate profile and submitting an application, don't hesitate to get in touch with us as

Date posted: 17 January 2020

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