Manager, Traditional Owner Nation-building

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1446546
Closing Date: 23-Feb-2020
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Manager, Traditional Owner Nation-building - Social Policy - VPSG6 - February 2020.docx (Word, 197KB)


Contact: Sally Smith
0429 029 807

Position Details

Manager, Traditional Owner Nation-building VPS6

Aboriginal Victoria is recruiting for a new position of Manager, Traditional Owner Nation-building. This position will be responsible for providing strong leadership and management for the implementation of the Traditional Owner Nation-building Support Package which supports nation-building (foundational, formal recognition and treaty readiness) activities with Victorian Traditional Owners.

The Manager will:

  • lead the implementation of the Traditional Owner Nation-building Support Package including facilitating the Traditional Owner Nation-building Support Services Partnership, which is comprised of Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations, First Nations Legal & Research Services and Traditional Owner Programs, Aboriginal Victoria.
  • lead a team responsible for working with Traditional Owners without formal recognition of the regions of far east Gippsland, north east, central north and mid north west to facilitate nation building (foundational, formal recognition and treaty readiness) activities and formal recognition and treaty processes.
  • coordinate and support regular communication with regional engagement officers and engagement officers in formally recognised Traditional Owner organisations to allow for coordination and information sharing.

The Manager will work collaboratively with the Traditional Owner Nation-building Support Partnership and a small team of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff dedicated to working with Victorian Traditional Owners to support self-determination, formal recognition and treaty.

This is a designated position established as a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position.

The closing date for this position is Sunday, 23 February 2020.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply:

Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages)

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.


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