For those lucky enough to secure a position in the inaugural Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) team and it will be an opportunity to play a vital role in shaping the agency’s culture and ethos, and be instrumental in helping to administer services for farmers and regional communities.
The RIC’s work contributes to the investment in regional communities with two main objectives:
Providing loans to farm businesses in need
Supporting government on water infrastructure projects
As a national agency they bring together loans expertise, ensure efficient and nationally consistent decision-making and streamline administration of farm business loans. RIC employees support this in a range of corporate, agri-finance and executive roles.
The RIC Offers a Flexible Workplace
The RIC will be a small agency with an agile approach to staffing and service delivery. They are interested in people with broad capabilities who can add value beyond their specialist area. Therefore multi-skilled candidates with a flexible approach to their work and who thrive in collaborative team environments will be well regarded.
Similarly, the RIC will approach selection flexibly – candidates seeking part-time or flexible hours are encouraged to apply. They are also open to adapting and blending roles to match individual competencies and to form strong, cohesive teams.
This is the first recruitment round the RIC will undertake in the establishment phase, however, additional roles will be required in the future. They are seeking to establish a pool of candidates that are “merit listed” during this process to support future recruitment efforts. This is a great time to get involved and stake your claim for a great opportunity!
The RIC’s employment conditions include:
RIC 1 – $130,000 – $160,000
RIC 2 – $95,000 – $125,000
RIC 3 – $60,000 – $90,000
Leave provisions including:
4 weeks of annual leave, plus the option to purchase additional leave
20 working days of personal (sick and carers) leave
14 weeks paid maternity leave and adoption leave
2 weeks paid parental leave
Christmas/New Year close down
The RIC offers a range of flexible work options so staff can balance their working life and other commitments, including family and the community.
The RIC will also provide essential work related equipment to ensure our employees are able to work as efficiently and effectively as possible.
The RIC will consider support for approved studies that will contribute to your professional development.
Inclusivity and Diversity
HorizonOne and the RIC are committed to fostering a diverse and flexible workplace. We value differences, promote inclusiveness and encourage our employees to achieve their potential. Our commitment to diversity means supporting all employees regardless of:
- Cultural background
- Sexual orientation
- Caring responsibilities
About the Regional Investment Corporation
Located in Orange NSW, the RIC is a new agency established under the Regional Investment Corporation Act 2018 (RIC Act). It launched on 1 July 2018.
The Regional Investment Corporation encourages growth, investment and resilience in Australia’s regional communities. It does this by providing low cost finance for Australian farmers as well as major water infrastructure projects.
The RIC’s farm business loans offer farmers financial relief when times are tough, and the chance to improve their farm business situation at the same time. These loans can be used to refinance existing debt to free up cash flow or to fund a wide variety of on farm activities including operating expenses, infrastructure projects or drought related activities.
The RIC also provides loans to state and territory governments for ‘shovel-ready’ water infrastructure projects like dams, weirs, pipelines and waste water treatment facilities that will enhance water security and provide affordable water.
The RIC is governed by an independent board. The role of the board is to ensure the proper, efficient and effective performance of the Corporation’s functions.