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National Financial Wellbeing Specialist

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
  • Max-Term 2 year Contract, Full Time
  • Head Office, La Trobe Street, Melbourne
  • $150,000 - $160,000 (plus super and salary packaging)

Role Purpose

The role will drive the design and development of new service partnerships and alliances within the Financial Wellbeing sector, government, corporate, and community organisations. They will ensure there is alignment with the organisation's strategic objectives, particularly emphasising client-centered, integrated and ecologically focused services delivered with and through others. They will represent Good Shepherd and foster networks at senior levels, nationally and locally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the overall Financial Wellbeing sector engagement strategy aligned with the organisation’s mission, vision and long-term strategic objectives.
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance GSANZ's presence and impact within the financial wellbeing sector, aligning partnership and alliance efforts such as our Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP) Program with the organization's strategic goals and objectives.
  • Contribute sector expertise into the organisational Impact Framework and performance reports to measure improved financial wellbeing outcomes across service delivery and partnership initiatives.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to explore opportunities for joint initiatives, funding opportunities, and knowledge-sharing initiatives.
  • Create a service-orientated culture in the Service Ecosystem Design and Development team and throughout the organisation, inspiring teams to deliver excellence

About you

  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as finance, business, community development, social work or industry specific qualifications such a Diploma of Financial Counselling.
  • At least 5 years of management experience delivering services within the financial wellbeing sector.
  • Demonstrated deep expertise within the Financial Wellbeing sector with knowledge and understanding of the determinants of financial wellbeing, gendered and intersectional dynamics and impacts of financial hardship and poverty.
  • Proven track record of successfully developing and nurturing strategic partnerships within the financial wellbeing sector focused on supporting people living on a low-income (financial counselling, financial inclusion, asset-building and financial capability etc), including government agencies, corporate entities, community organisations, and other stakeholders.

About Us

Our 2023-2027 strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role in advancing it. We aspire for all women, girls, and families to be safe, well, strong, and connected. We strive for equity, dignity and social justice for women, girls and families by collaborating globally and acting locally, supporting our communities in Australia and New Zealand to thrive.

We want women, girls and families to live full and dignified lives, have dignified income and enjoy financial wellbeing.  We aim to provide place-based, people-centred, holistic services while working at the system level to achieve bold and audacious reform. We currently offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family and domestic violence support services, family and youth programs, playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and strong advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality. 

Good Shepherd employees are committed to inclusive practice that responds to the specific needs, context, and circumstances of service participants. We embrace the diversity and intersectionality of individuals and recognise a person’s right to a unique identity comprising culture, language, ability, community, gender, sex, sexual orientation and lived experience.


  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • + more

How to apply

To apply please submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV.  Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.

To request a copy of the position description, please email [email protected] using the subject line: National Financial Wellbeing Specialist enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

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.

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