Acting Senior Manager – Financial Inclusion

Hours: 38 hours per week (acting position)

Location: Fitzroy

Applications close: Friday, 6 July 2018 at 5pm

An exciting opportunity exists to lead the Financial Inclusion Department at the Brotherhood.

Summary of program and its objectives

The Brotherhood defines "social inclusion" as a state in which individuals and families have the personal capacities and material resources necessary to fulfil their potential to participate in the mainstream economic and social life of the nation.

Financial Inclusion therefore, can be defined as all Australians having access to mainstream, affordable and appropriate financial services and having the opportunity to build assets. 

Financial Inclusion at the Brotherhood covers a broad range of areas including programs, policy and our advocacy and influencing agenda. The Brotherhood currently runs a number of Financial Inclusion programs which complement our advocacy and influencing agenda. Our work is broadly grouped into the following areas:

Asset building – Saver Plus is a national program developed in partnership with ANZ and delivered by a range of community agencies under license across 60 communities. Saver Plus works with people on low incomes to establish lifelong savings habits and build their financial capabilities. 

Financial capability initiatives – includes the provision of Money Minded (a financial Literacy program delivered in partnership with ANZ) and a renewed focus on development of new programs and alternatives policy approaches.

Policy and advocacy – practice and programs provide insight for the Brotherhood to advocate for policy change in and across the broader financial services sector (including government and private sector) so all Australians having the opportunity to build assets.  The Brotherhood also sits on several consumer advocacy forums.

Affordable Cars for Employment (ACE) pilot – The pilot is designed to assist school leaving job seekers in the Hastings region to overcome the capital barrier to functional car access in order to improve their employment experience. The partners are CBA, ASIC and Westernport Secondary School

Main responsibilities of the role

The main responsibilities of the role will be to lead the Financial Inclusion Department in developing and maintaining a financial inclusion strategy, and advocate for change in the way financial services are delivered to low income people with government and other financial institutions; developing, demonstrating and fostering partnerships to achieve effective financial capability and asset building programs for disadvantaged and vulnerable people; advocating for the establishment of a universal asset building scheme(s) for low income earners as the cornerstone of a coordinated national financial inclusion strategy; and advocating for universal access to mainstream, affordable and appropriate financial and consumer services.

To meet the selection criteria, candidate will require:

  • experience in strategic leadership and advocacy in social policy including a demonstrated track record in representation at senior levels of Government, community organisation and private sector
  • knowledge and experience in the financial services/consumer services areas and understanding of the barriers to financial inclusion of low income people and communities
  • experience leading and managing an effective team
  • demonstrated ability to manage service/product development and delivery including the capacity to develop innovative ideas and opportunities to securing funding and partnerships with Government, philanthropy and private sector
  • well developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills at a high level, including proven public presentation skills and submissions writing
  • understanding of and sympathy with the values and ideals of the Brotherhood.


  • relevant tertiary qualifications such as business, economics, law or finances.

The position is a full time (acting position) at 38 hours per week. Salary will be between $95,000 to $105,000 per annum plus a car allowance (pro rata per annum), based on skills and experience plus superannuation. Attractive salary packaging provisions are available to increase take home pay.

For further information about the role please view the Senior Manager - Financial Inclusion position description (PDF, 361kb) or phone Marian Petit on (03) 9445 2478.

To apply

Applicants are required to submit a resume and complete the screening questionnaire »

Email written applications to: recruitment(at)

Applications Close: Friday, 6 July 2018 at 5pm

The Brotherhood of St Laurence has a vision of an Australia free of Poverty. We embrace, and value, diversity of culture, working arrangements, sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure our workforce is representative of the community that we work within. We promote a workplace that actively seeks to include and welcome unique contributions of all people. We embrace and celebrate the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, their skills and contribution to our organisation. Applicants should be aware that as required, we conduct police and working with children checks as we acknowledge the importance of Child Safety.

Application process

In making an application for a position at the Brotherhood all applicants must:

  • read the position description
  • provide a brief cover letter
  • complete the application process as specified in the vacancy. Failure to complete the application process as specified in the vacancy may result in rejection of your application.
  • provide a current resume outlining your work history, details of any relevant qualifications and licences and two referees, either current or most recent Manager.
  • recommended applicants will be required to undertake Psychometric testing. Further assessments may include skills testing and presentations.

Applicants not shortlisted for interview will be contacted as soon as practicably possible. 

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Police and Working With Children Checks

The Brotherhood works with children, youth and vulnerable people and requires all staff to undertake a Police Check and, where applicable, a Working with Children check, prior to commencement. A person's criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from working or volunteering at the Brotherhood. Police Checks are administered and paid for by the Brotherhood. 

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Please note:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply
  • For more information or assistance with your application, please contact the Human Resources Team on (03) 9483 2444 or email: recruitment(at) 
  • The Brotherhood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you would like some more information about our recruitment process or require assistance with your application please contact our recruitment team at recruitment(at) or visit Jobs at the Brotherhood on our website.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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