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Position of Chief Operations Officer

The Financial Rights Legal Centre (Financial Rights) is a community legal centre that specialises in helping consumers understand and enforce their financial rights, especially low income and otherwise marginalised or vulnerable consumers. We provide free and independent financial counselling, legal advice and representation to individuals about a broad range of financial issues. Financial Rights operates the National Debt Helpline, which helps NSW consumers experiencing financial difficulties. We also operate the Insurance Law Service which provides advice nationally to consumers about insurance claims and debts to insurance companies; and the Mob Strong Debt Help service which assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples with credit, debt and insurance matters. Financial Rights took close to 25,000 calls for advice or assistance during the 2017/2018 financial year.

Financial Rights employs nearly 30 staff including financial counsellors, solicitors and policy and communications officers to help consumers understand and enforce their rights in relation to financial services. This involves using a range of tools and approaches, including direct financial counselling and advice, legal advice and assistance, litigation, research, policy work and advocacy through the media.

Following a review of our service and additional funding to assist Financial Rights to grow its service delivery, we are looking for a Chief Operations Officer to assist the CEO to effectively manage the service.

We are looking for a skilled administrator who can ensure there are adequate resources, facilities, systems and procedures in place to enable the CEO to direct Financial Rights’ work, manage staff and monitor and report on outcomes.

You will have:

  • experience as a COO or Director of Operations within a significant organisation, or other relevant experience and ability in organisational management.
  • experience working with or in the government or community sector, including an understanding of government funding processes;
  • strong financial and human resource knowledge and skills;
  • an understanding of, and commitment to, the principles of social justice, equity and access;
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • experience in client databases, data analysis and reporting;
  • expertise in technology to support Financial Rights’ operations; and
  • the ability to be pragmatic and resourceful.

Financial Rights can provide an attractive remuneration package relative to the community sector. The position description and application details are available below.

1. Cover letter Chief Operations Officer

2. Financial Rights Purpose & Objectives

3. Position Description Chief Operations Officer

4. Selection Criteria Chief Operatons Officer

5. Salary Info Chief Operations Officer

For more information on the position, contact the Office Manager, Nicola Sutton on 02 8204 1315. Applications close at 11pm Monday 3rd December 2018.