Rural Financial Counselling Service NSW - Southern Region

The Rural Financial Counselling Service, NSW strengthens communities by helping rural and regional businesses be prepared, responsive and sustainable. To continue to be a relevant, adaptive, and innovative organisation who delivers high quality support to our clients we must leverage the full potential of all our people.

We are currently seeking Small Business Coaches to join our team on a 12 month maximum term contract in various locations across NSW. Our Small Business Coaches provide unbiased and independent financial counselling to rural and regional businesses who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, financial hardship.

We use a defined case management approach to deliver our service and support our clients with financial analysis, goal setting and business planning as well as helping them to connect with other professional service providers.


To be successful in this role you will have: 

High level written and verbal communication skills with the ability to engage with a diverse range of people
Strong financial acumen and experience in business planning
Case management and coaching skills
IT literacy and capability
Knowledge and understanding of small business management and issues that impact small businesses relevant to the local region
Ability to identify Government assistance and/or grants that may be relevant to our clients and, assist clients with the application process
Demonstrated ability to plan, manage and report on work, and prioritise to maintain control of multiple tasks whilst working as part of a dispersed team
Current unrestricted drivers’ licence
Successful completion of a Diploma in Financial Counselling or willingness to undertake*
Other relevant qualifications and/or experience
*Applicants who do not have the Diploma must be prepared to commence their studies within six months of appointment and complete within two years.

Preferred locations for candidates include Orange, Bathurst, Dubbo, Forbes, Goulburn, Deniliquin and Broken Hill.

We encourage candidates to apply who have gained transferable skills and experience through a combination of activities such as employment, study and/or having owned/operated a small business.

The key skills and experience required for this role are further detailed in the position description. To obtain a copy of the position description, please email emma@rfcsnsw.com.au.

A remuneration package will be offered to the successful applicant commensurate with skills and experience. A car may be provided, and travel will be required however, we are a flexible employer, and we are willing discuss individual circumstances. Full time or part time employment will be considered. There may be an opportunity for employment beyond the initial term.

All applications should be submitted via Seek and must include a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role and a current resume.

For further information please contact Emma Smithson, HR Manager on 0401 874 926 or via email – emma@rfcsnsw.com.au
Employer questions – Your application will include the following questions:

Have you worked in a role which requires experience with financial analysis and modelling?

How many years of accounting experience do you have?

What’s your highest level of education?

What’s your expected annual base salary?

Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?