The Regional Investment Corporation (RIC) has launched its first and major recruitment drive, calling for applications for a range of corporate, agri-finance and executive roles. The RIC is funded for up to 32 positions.
The RIC is a new government agency that encourages growth, investment and resilience in Australia’s regional communities. It provides solutions for Australian farmers, who due to circumstances outside their control, are in financial need. The RIC’s low interest loans can make their future more certain. The RIC also provides finance for the construction of major water infrastructure projects to support regional economic growth.
For those lucky enough to secure a position in the inaugural RIC team, 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 finance solutions for farmers and regional communities.
Chair of the Board, David Foster says that a major focus of the agency is to establish the brand, educate networks, and help build awareness of what the RIC does and the support we provide.
“If you really want to make difference to rural and regional Australia and have a diverse range of skills and experience, then the RIC is for you,” he said.
“The RIC will be a very customer-focussed workplace. We will be helping producers when they need assistance, and then helping them set up for the future. We will also be working proactively to ensure that producers are aware of the RIC and how we can support them and their business.”
Orange, NSW is a significant hub which makes it a great place for the RIC headquarters to be housed. It is also a coveted location for a “tree change” and used to welcoming new residents keen to leave the grind of city life.
Tim Berryman, local business owner and recruitment partner relocated to Orange 10 years ago with his wife and has since had two children in Orange.
“It’s a good community and a great place to raise a family. My commute to work is just 2 minutes, and a nice comfortable home costs a lot less than the major cities. We also have a great food and wine culture, with lots of ways to socialise. There are so many opportunities here, and I see the RIC as a really nice fit for Orange and where we’re headed.”
Applications for all available roles close Monday 29 October 2018 at 11:00am (AEDT). To see the jobs available and to apply visit: www.horizonone.com.au/ricrecruitment
Media Contacts: Regional Investment Corporation: Liz Rodway 0439 699 791 Liz.Rodway@agriculture.gov.au
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