Department of Regional NSW
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Regional Aboriginal Partnerships Manager

Regional Aboriginal Partnerships Manager

  • 495065
  • Identified Positions
  • Policy
  • Projects
  • Temporary 3 Year fixed term
  • Locations – South East Region (Goulburn, Cooma, Bega, Yass, Queanbeyan, Batemans Bay , Moss Vale, Young, Crookwell)
  • Generous Salary starting from $110,745.00 + super + leave loading + flex leave
  • Clerk Grade 9/10
  • Dynamic working environment, inclusive and friendly team culture


Our Department is responsible 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.


We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.


This is an identified position under Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-discrimination Act (1997). You will need to confirm in your written application that you are Aboriginal and therefore qualify for this position.


About the role:

The role of Regional Aboriginal Partnerships Manager - is to identify and deliver support services to, and in partnership with, Aboriginal communities that improve economic and social outcomes for Aboriginal people in the South East.


The team is based in Queanbeyan and there is an expectation that the person in the role will spend time in the office however flexible working arrangements are supported by the Department of Regional NSW and the successful applicant can negotiate to work from another location if it is in the South East Region.


Key Accountabilities, but not limited to:

  • Design solutions to improve services for Aboriginal people in regional NSW, with a particular focus on the South East
  • Participate in the delivery of project and policy development
  • Utilise NSW Government facilitation services for the development and implementation of regional strategies and initiatives
  • Prepare briefings, correspondences and advice to key political delegates
  • Managing internal and external consultations and negotiations with a wide range of stakeholders


This role reports to the Director or Deputy Director South East.


About You:

We are seeking a highly motivated professional with exceptional written and verbal communication skills, allowing you to maintain the confidence and support of stakeholders through the delivery of critical projects across the cluster.


You thrive in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment and are confident in exercising autonomy when responding to and resolving sensitive issues.


Strong knowledge of government agency functions is a must.


Essential requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of the workings of Government, including Ministerial roles, agency functions and central agency responsibilities and capacity to achieve results in these contexts
  • Sound understanding of the environmental, social and economic regional issues facing governments, agencies and Aboriginal communities
  • A current driver’s licence


If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in creating a more prosperous NSW, we would love to hear from you!


Applying for the Role

To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.


Closing Date – Tuesday 3 August 2021 11:55pm


For further information about this opportunity please contact Laura Hartley, Deputy  Director, South East Regional Coordination on 0436 619 128 or via  or click here to view the role description.


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.



Closing date: Aug 03, 2021

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