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Highest Government-Awarded Performance Rating

Delivering Workforce Solutions that make a Difference

Jobfind is a leading provider of employment, training, recruitment and post-employment services in Australia. Jobfind was established in 1998 and has provided job seekers with a variety of Government Employment Programs, having placed over half a million job seekers all over Australia with thousands of employers, both large and small.


Jobfind Centre Australia delivers Disability Employment Services (DES) across 5 locations in NSW (Wollongong, Warilla, Dapto, Fairfield and Cabramatta). We are a high performing provider, consistently rated 5 STARS by the Department – the highest rating attainable. Through the DES program, we provide streamlined services for job seekers with an injury or disability. Our dedicated consultants work individually with job seekers focusing on skills development and training whilst engaging with local employers to proactively seek employment opportunities, particularly in local skill-shortage industries.

Duncan James Angus

Founder and Director

Duncan entered the hospitality industry in 1985, serving in a number of managerial capacities and later focusing on recruitment services to the industry. In 1991, Duncan as one of the founders, setup Angus Knight as a training services company, which successfully expanded operations throughout Australia, delivering training programs in every State.

In 1998, Duncan led Angus Knight in a successful bid for the Federal Government’s Employment Services Contract. Duncan continued to lead the Group up until early 2000, when a professional executive team was appointed to lead the company through the next phase of growth.

Michael Hobday

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Hobday has 25 years’ experience in the Commonwealth and QLD state governments and 16 years as a CEO in the human services industry. Michael has been at the forefront of business performance and policy development at an international and national level and prides himself on the philosophy of “helping to build stronger communities”.

Michael has a Bachelor of Arts and Post Graduate qualifications in Industrial Relations and Marketing.

Stephen Moore

Chief Operating Officer

Stephen Moore has 30 years’ experience working within the Commonwealth Government, the last 24 years of which saw him leading IT and information teams in employment services, within the Department of Employment. Notably, Stephen set up the first outsourcing program for employment services within the Commonwealth Government, and more recently delivered the necessary IT solutions that support the government’s jobactive,

Disability Employment Services and Community Development Program. Stephen holds advanced qualifications in Economics (Econometrics and Quantitative Economics) and is currently an Adjunct Professor in Information Systems at the University of Canberra.

Wendy Young

General Manager – Disability Employment Service

Wendy has more than 13 years management experience and over 20 years’ experience in the Employment Services industry. Prior to joining Jobfind in 2003 she worked with the Commonwealth Government, Employment National, Wesley Mission and Work Directions. She has developed an in-depth knowledge of employment services and a high level of contractual expertise.

She is passionate about developing staff to reach their full potential and building dynamic teams to deliver the services associated with helping people with disability achieve their goal. Wendy has a strong commitment to helping unemployed people find sustainable work and has seen firsthand the transformation of many individuals over her career.

As General Manager of our Disability Employment Services for Jobfind, she is responsible for leading the teams across Sydney and Wollongong ESA’s.

Jobfind Centre Australia was established in 1998, a founding member of the Job Network program. Throughout our growth we have successfully managed a range of pre-employment training, recruitment and post-employment services. Since inception, we have improved the quality of life for over 500,000 job seekers by matching them with local and national businesses.

We have then helped tens of thousands of local businesses by providing them with quality people. No one understands the employment services industry like we do. We have had time to perfect our education and training solutions, readying those who lack the skills for the workplace. At Jobfind we also address and overcome traditional barriers to training and employment such as language and technology skills. Jobfind is a division of the Angus Knight Group, a privately-owned Australian company.

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In 2010 the Australian Government launched the Disability Employment Services (DES) as its new national employment services system for people with disability.

DES focuses on immediate and tailored services for individuals, their families, carers and employers. Through the DES program, we provide streamlined services to our participants. Dedicated experienced consultants work individually with participants focusing on skills development and training whilst engaging with local employers to proactively seek employment opportunities, particularly in local skill-shortage industries to find meaningful work for our participants.

How to Register

If you are receiving a Disability Support Pension, you can volunteer to participate in DES services. You can request Centrelink to refer you to Jobfind or come in to one of our centres to register directly. If you are a person receiving a Centrelink benefit who has an injury or disability and feel you would benefit from DES services, simply contact Centrelink to discuss the possibility of a referral to Jobfind .

For more information on our DES services please contact us on 1300JOBFIND.

 

Our commitment to corporate responsibility at Jobfind is a simple one, and sits under the strategy adopted by the wider Angus Knight Group.

It is only by fully integrating corporate responsibility into the way we do business that we can improve communities in which we work. For us corporate responsibility means conducting our business so that we meet our financial, social and environmental responsibilities in an aligned way. At its core, it’s about having a set of core values and behaviours that underpin our everyday activities:

  • Treatment of our people
  • Attitudes to and treatment of our clients
  • Putting people at the center of everything we do, and treating all with dignity and respect.
  • Links within the community

 

Spotlight

Job seeker of the week – Wollongong

Michelle Kelly came into Jobfind Centre and was looking to up skill I suggested Cert III Business was hesitant at first in a lot of ways but we built up a rapport with each other and with constant building up her confidence, decided to do the above course Michelle is now confidently streaming ahead with…

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In My Shoes 2017

Australian business puts shoe on the other foot Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in someone else’s shoes? Eddie Goncalves got the chance to run the company for a day as Jobfind Centre Australia celebrated its In Your Shoes Campaign to mark International Day of People with a Disability (IDPWD)…

Job seeker of the week – Wollongong

Michelle Kelly came into Jobfind Centre and was looking to up skill I suggested Cert III Business was hesitant at first in a lot of ways but we built up a rapport with each other and with constant building up her confidence, decided to do the above course Michelle is now confidently streaming ahead with…