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Manager Aboriginal Outcomes (Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corp)

Manager Aboriginal Outcomes (Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corp)

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  • Community
  • Identified Positions
  • Projects

The Department of Regional NSW is committed to increasing our Aboriginal workforce across all areas of our organisation as we aspire to be an employer of first choice for Aboriginal people. We are committed to continuously improving our knowledge, awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture through on-country Aboriginal cultural immersion for all staff. We have workplace strategies in place to focus on the development and career progression of our Aboriginal staff.

  • 3-year full time Identified role
  • Location: North Coast region 
  • Competitive salary from $131,094pa plus super (plus flexible work hours)

This is an identified position under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent and be recognised as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such. Under Section 14(d) of the Anti-discrimination Act (1997), Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification, therefore, proof of Aboriginality will need to be provided upon request to ensure you qualify for this position.

About the role

The Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) is a development corporation established following the 2022 floods across Lismore and Northern Rivers region of NSW. It formally came into effect from 1 July 2022. The NRRC manages the rebuilding of these communities by coordinating planning, rebuilding and construction work across multiple government agencies. More information can be found here. 

In this role as Manager Aboriginal Outcomes, you will play a pivotal role in delivering on Aboriginal Outcomes enabling Northern Rivers business and industries targeting Aboriginal people and communities. This role is accountable for building and maintaining strong program structures, evaluation and reporting; working in collaboration and partnership with Aboriginal businesses and community as a trusted advisor to co-design and deliver initiatives that increase economic participation, business growth and development, land activation, employment, improved skills and employability for Aboriginal people in the Northern Rivers region NSW.

About you

Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent, identify as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such, with demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal people and their communities, government organisations and key Aboriginal stakeholders, with the ability to communicate across cultures.

In this exciting and varied role, you will:

  • Work with colleagues to provide a team approach to the successful development and implementation of regional projects, strategies and initiatives that support Aboriginal economic opportunity.
  • Provide timely and expert advice and prepare reports and briefs for the Director and Senior Management to inform strategic decision making and advise on strategies to effectively engage Aboriginal communities in the development of new policies and programs.
  • Work with key internal and external stakeholders and Aboriginal people to design innovative approaches to service delivery that meet the needs of Aboriginal people.
  • Participate in and provide advice to departmental or industry working groups and committees to address identified capability gaps and barriers to Aboriginal participation and procurement opportunities
  • Maintain effective stakeholder relationships to deliver key Aboriginal outcomes and represent Aboriginal matters of interest on interdepartmental committees relevant to the structure and performance of Aboriginal outcomes.

About Us

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. The Department has responsibility for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

To find out more about our department, please visit our website or LinkedIn

To Apply: Simply submit a cover letter and current resume outlining your experience and capabilities relevant to the role. 
*All applications must be submitted online. Please note that email applications cannot be accepted.

For more information about the role, please click here to read the full role description.

Applications Close: 11.55pm on 17 August 2022.

If you would like to find out more about the role or would just like to have a yarn, please contact Craig Jenkins on 0411 248 482 or via craig.jenkins@regional.nsw.gov.au

Need support with your written application?

The Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) are happy to provide free support and mentoring through the application process / employment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in these positions. Please visit the AES website https://aes.org.au/our-services/recruitment-services/ for more information and contact details.

Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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