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577,123

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Relationships with employers

5 Stars

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 6 Employment Service Areas –  7 locations in NSW (Wollongong, Warilla, Dapto, Liverpool, Auburn, Fairfield and Cabramatta), Darwin NT and Cairns QLD. 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.

Priscilla Beattie

General Manager - DES

Priscilla Beattie is the General Manager of Jobfind Centres Australia, a Disability Employment Services division of the Angus Knight Group who believe in ‘Empowering people’ and specialise in connecting our customers to a job they love.

Working across the employment and human services sector for 18 years, including 15 years management and leadership experience, Priscilla has successfully lead multiple teams to high performance and customer satisfaction, as well as managed key projects and solutions.

Whilst currently residing in the sunshine state with her family and Twin sons after originating from the country, Priscilla’s operational and business support has taken her extensively throughout both Metro and Regional areas across Australia, as well as representation in the United States.

Along with her passionate team of industry specialists at Jobfind, Priscilla enjoys providing great service and outcomes as well as building resilience in those around her to take on the many challenges we can all face. “It’s all about Attitude, and I’m proud of our culture that values its people and customers like we do”

To contact Priscilla and her team, please contact [email protected] or 1800 931 976

Wendy Young

General Manager Quality and Compliance

Wendy Young has been working with Jobfind for over 15 years and holds in-depth knowledge across multiple government contracts. Currently Wendy leads our Business Support Centre as the General Manager of Quality and Compliance.

15 years management experience in private sector and employment service “I just love the culture and people that I work with at Jobfind. Employment Services is just such a worthy vocation, helping the most disadvantaged move into employment is just as thrilling as it was the first time”.

Wendy young has done it all from Job Search Training,  General Manager, Compliance, Risk Management  to Tenders and still working on the front line when we give her scope too.

Marty Chambers

National Indigenous Engagement Manager

Marty is a proud indigenous man with Torres Strait Island heritage. In this role Marty builds strong connections with local people and helps communities develop business proposals together. Marty is a great communicator and understands the issues indigenous people face in remote areas of Australia.

 Marty has held various roles within Jobfind and RISE over the time of his employment with Angus Knight.  He was the Community Development Officer in Lockhart River and managed projects and indigenous relationships, he then moved across to Coen as the Site Manager.  He was then offered Pormpuraaw and Kowanyama as the Business Manager for 3 years before going back to his tradesman roots and taking on the WfD Coordinator position for Pormpuraaw.

Marty has a background in trade carpentry which he draws experience from when managing projects and also has more than 8 years’ experience with indigenous communities and relationships. Marty’s passion is family and communities and he loves to help build capacity in people.

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

 

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Sam Knowles is committed to his employment and loving it! Sam registered with Jobfind Centres Australia because we specialise in jobs for people with disabilities. Disability jobs in Wollongong can be difficult to findhowever with the right disability job agency to support you, ‘Anything is Possible’.  It’s all about attitude and application and with Sam. The…

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Committed to his employment and loving it!

Sam Knowles is committed to his employment and loving it! Sam registered with Jobfind Centres Australia because we specialise in jobs for people with disabilities. Disability jobs in Wollongong can be difficult to findhowever with the right disability job agency to support you, ‘Anything is Possible’.  It’s all about attitude and application and with Sam. The…

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