Business Development and Loan Portfolio Manager – TOWNSVILLE OR CAIRNS

  • Location:
    Townsville City Townsville City Townsville City Townsville City , Queensland Queensland Queensland Queensland , Australia Australia Australia Australia
  • Salary:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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Indigenous Business Australia

Business Development and Loan Portfolio Manager

Townsville or Cairns QLD

Affirmative Measures
(To apply for this role you must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander)


Full Time| Non-Ongoing (3 Year Term)



About the organisation

IBA’s vision is for a nation where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are economically independent and an integral part of the economy. We recognise and respect that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities are resilient, intelligent and forward thinking. Throughout history, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have navigated country, culture and new systems to improve the well-being of their families and communities. The world will continue to change and although IBA is not able to tackle all challenges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face, we contribute meaningfully to increasing economic participation and development.

IBA serves, partners and invests with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who want to own their future. We provide financial products and services, and we invest in people, places and ideas. We’re deeply invested in the financial success and economic independence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It’s why we exist. (source: IBA Corporate Plan 2019-2020)

Through the Business Development and Assistance Program, IBA helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to start, acquire and grow commercially viable businesses by providing pre and post business guidance, business finance, business development and business support at all stages of the business life cycle.


About the role

The Senior Business Development Officer positions report to the Team Leader (Business Development),  and provide a broad range of business advice to Indigenous entrepreneurs and business owners. This will include developing business and financial proposals as well as preparing commercial credit submissions.

This role will appeal to people who have a high level of financial literacy which is complemented by strong business acumen capabilities. Customer service skills, and high-level communication capability are also foundational for success in this position.

Deep community connections in the Indigenous sector is also a must-have attribute. As a Special Measures classified position, assessment to this attribute will be thorough.

This role will require strong communication within IBA and into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and businesses and you will need to demonstrate:

  • A strong connection to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community
  • An ability to partner and work closely with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Success in business development
  • A strong entrepreneurial track record.


About you

You will have strong ties with Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people and their communities.

You will be able to show you can work effectively with a range of stakeholders to support the vision and values of IBA. To do this, you will have the following capabilities:

  • Strong leadership capability
  • High level business development skills, including financial and business planning and development
  • Be driven to make a difference in Indigenous communities
  • Excellent communication skills, including report and proposal/business case preparation
  • Customer focus, displaying skills with working with people and their communities particularly in a business context.

You will bring with you a wealth of knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures, and a proven ability to engage with Traditional Owners and build Aboriginal community capacity.

You will also hold a current Driver Licence, and be able to undertake regional and remote travel (sometimes up to 5 consecutive nights).


The Selection Criteria

Using the information provided about the role, your application should include a short ‘pitch’ covering a statement of claims – this is to be no longer than 2 pages. The statement of claims should draw out why you are interested in the role, what you can offer the agency, your skill set, relevant career history and achievements, and your leadership attributes.


What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary range: IBA level 5 – $88,092 – $97668
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • An inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated
  • Travel to regional and remote destinations
  • 3 year appointment


How to Apply

All applications must be made in writing and include the following:

  • Current CV.
  • Cover letter outlining why you have applied for the position.
  • Your claims against the Selection Criteria – up to 2 pages.

Applications which do not clearly address the Selection Criteria will not be accepted.

Applications are to be emailed to with the heading “IBA – Senior Business Development Officer” in the subject line.

Applications must be received by 5.00pm Sunday 19 January 2019

Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.


How to get more information

For further information on the position, please contact Pipeline Talent via phone or email for a confidential discussion 02 8001 6603.