- Contribute to providing a better future for Aboriginal people
- Work for an organisation with the mob at its core
- Drive high quality governance and strategic management frameworks
The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is committed to ensuring a better future for Aboriginal people by working for the return of culturally significant and economically viable land, pursuing cultural, social and economic independence for Aboriginal people in NSW.
NSWALC seeks to appoint an Aboriginal person passionate about land rights as the Manager, Governance. The position reports to the Executive Director, Resource Management and Governance and is responsible for the development, application, monitoring and improvement in governance and compliance frameworks to ensure that Council meets all their statutory obligations in exercising their functions under the Act, and that NSWALC operates within an effective governance and compliance environment founded on sound policies and practices.
Success in the role requires advanced knowledge and experience of corporate governance, corruption prevention and risk management practices in the operation of Aboriginal organisations and/or statutory bodies. You will be an experienced leader and manager with demonstrated political awareness and astuteness and the ability to work in a complex environment. A collaborative team leader with excellent stakeholder management skills, you will have high level conceptual and analytical skills, and advanced oral and written communication skills.
You will understand the history of Land Rights in NSW and have sound knowledge and understanding of the ARLA 1983, Government Sector Finance Act and the Government Sector Audit Act 1983, Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) guidelines and other relevant legislation. An awareness of the cultural practices, values and issues that affect Aboriginal people and communities in society and the impact on governance and risk profiles in Aboriginal organisations is expected.
The successful candidate will have relevant tertiary qualifications and be a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) or comparable qualifications.
Potential candidates are requested to consider how they would bring these key attributes to the role:
- Results driven
- Support and equip Councillors’ ability to solve complex and sensitive problems in a timely manner
- Excellent communication skills
- Pragmatism and the ability to step back and take a holistic view
- Relationship builder
- Cross functional leadership
- Diplomacy and negotiation
- Progressive and thoughtful
- Political acumen with strong advocacy
- Empowering, encouraging staff to innovate
- Politically astute and proactive in voicing the position of Aboriginal people on issues that affect them
- Gets the job done with and through others, whilst modelling positive leadership behaviours
NSWALC head office has traditionally been located in Parramatta and supports a hybrid work model.
This is an identified Aboriginal person position.
The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), established under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (ALRA), is a self-funding statutory authority responsible for protecting and promoting the rights and interests of Aboriginal people in NSW. The Aboriginal Land Council network in NSW operates as a two-tiered system consisting of the peak body, (NSWALC, including Zone Offices) and 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALC).
For more information about NSWALC, please visit: NSW Aboriginal Land Council
Applications close: Friday, 19 August 2022
To apply – click on “APPLY ONLINE” using reference ALCgov0522, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or call +61 3 9016 6000 for further information.