Job description

About us

Key behaviours and values

At First Australians Capital we believe in a more just and prosperous Australia.

These values underpin how we behave, why we do what we do, who we are today and where we want to be tomorrow. Each value builds to our aspiration of a better tomorrow.

Through curiosity, optimism, entrepreneurial spirit, community and enthusiasm we create a culture where ideas flourish and we work together to create a new economy driven by First Australians.

  • Curiosity – We live our lives curiously and encourage others to do the same.
  • Optimism We’re a determined bunch, optimistic about our future and that of the next generations.
  • Enthusiasm – It’s easy to be enthusiastic doing what you love
  • Entrepreneurial spirit – Knowing a good idea and having the guts to run with it is what we are all about
  • Community – Community spirit and a collaborative approach is at the heart of what we do.

The Role

The Business Relationship Manager is responsible for delivering the enterprise capacity building program and working with Indigenous Businesses pre and post access to capital.

The role has a focus on business planning, financial management and forecasting, accountability and communications. In addition, the role is responsible for coordinating the procurement of strategic and operational accounting, marketing, legal and HR activities for the Indigenous businesses we support.

At FAC, we believe CAPACITY building is all about providing practical, relevant advice as well as rolling our sleeves up and lending a hand.

Key selection criteria

Skills, knowledge and experience
You will have a broad range of skills in operating small to medium sized enterprises, preferably having run your own business. You may also have experience in the not-for-profit sector.

You will need exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and a sound understanding and experience working with Indigenous people.

Experience

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in business development including financial management, business planning, marketing communications, and public relations.
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organisational and personal sales skills.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and setting up new technology solutions for small businesses.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and managing budgets and financial forecasts
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging specialist subcontract agencies and pro-bono partners.

Skills

  • Strong interpersonal and multi stakeholder management skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Creativity and Strategic thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong computer and technology skills across a range of marketing and customer relationship programs.
  • Whilst not essential experience with Hubspot, Zoom, WordPress and other content generating platforms will be highly regarded.

Indigenous Business and Community knowledge

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Indigenous societies, cultures and issues affecting Indigenous Australians in business
  • Knowledge of Indigenous economic development and/or impact capital markets context will be highly valued.

Desirable Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, or equivalent life experience.

Additional requirements

  • A current driver’s license.
  • Attendance at after-hours meetings and/or events may be required.
  • Intra and Interstate travel may be required.

What’s the deal?

  • Contract : Full-time, 12 month contract initially
  • Salary: From $100K (inclusive of PBI salary sacrificing, more detail below) + super as a Full Time Equivalent package. This would be pro-rated based on your part-time hours.
  • Work-life balance – we acknowledge the need to balance your work and personal life and have developed and value a workplace culture that encourages self-care and a healthy and sustainable staff team
  • Location: Remote
  • Starting: As soon as possible!

More on Salary Packaging

As a registered charity with PBI status, First Australians Capital is able to offer employees the option to salary package a portion of their wages.

You may choose to package a range of items, such as your mortgage, rent, school tuition fees, private health insurance or even a personal loan repayment, or everyday living expenses including groceries, clothing and utility bills.

You can package up to the allowable maximum of $15,900 each FBT year.

If you choose to package your salary (it is an option) money is deducted from your salary pre-tax. You pay tax only on the remaining portion of your salary not the salary packaged money, significantly reducing the income tax you pay.

Applying

If you’d like to join our journey and believe you can take this mandate on, please apply here through Beam.

If you’re not already part of our marketplace please sign up to Beam. Applying is easy — upload a CV, answer 3 questions and record a 1-minute intro video so we can get to know you.

We have clear policies that support flexible work arrangements, and promote staff development and training. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

We will be meeting candidates as soon as we see strong applications coming through and may close applications before the advertised end date. So raise your hand! We can’t wait to meet you!