Director, Aboriginal Inclusion Support

• An inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated

• Competitive salary with flexible working arrangements

• Up to 5 year fixed term contract

• Ongoing professional development

Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50922195
Closing Date: 22-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $185,711 - $240,789
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Director Aborginial Inclusion Support PD.docx (Word, 111KB)

Contact: Pipeline Talent
02 8001 6603 or email

Position Details

About the organisation

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) creates livable, inclusive and sustainable communities that support jobs and growth in Victoria. DELWP has distinct legislative obligations to Traditional Land Owner groups that are paramount in its responsibilities in managing Victoria's resources, and works with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities across the State to care for country. In 2016 DELWP launched its Aboriginal Inclusion Plan, Munganin-Gadhaba, with the role of Director, Aboriginal Inclusion Support created to support the successful implementation of this plan.

About the role

Reporting to the Executive Director Policy and Planning, in DELWP's  Forest, Fire and Regions Group, the Director Aboriginal Inclusion Support will provide leadership and strategic direction to executives and senior managers across DELWP. Collaborating with all department portfolios, the appointee will identify strategies and programs to effectively build relationships and partner with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, and foster Aboriginal inclusion to improve Aboriginal employment, cultural wellbeing and economic prosperity. In this dynamic and high-profile role, the Director will build, lead and mentor a team of six with responsibility for program delivery support, monitoring, policy development, research and analytics.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be articulate and energetic, an enabler and a natural mentor with exceptional relationship development skills and a focus on outcomes and opportunities. You will bring with you a wealth of knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultures, and a proven ability to engage with Traditional Owners and build Aboriginal community capacity. Your understanding of State and national policy frameworks, government process and good governance has been gained through working in a leadership position in government. You relish the opportunity to make a difference across DELWP and Victoria's Aboriginal communities, environments, landscapes and heritage.

Specialist/Technical Expertise

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and society and ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people.
  • Experience in drawing upon research and evidence about what it takes to effectively engage Aboriginal people and build Aboriginal community capacity with a community development approach.

How to apply

All applications must be made in writing and include the following:

  • Up to date CV.
  • Cover letter outlining why you have applied for the position.
  • Your response to the selection criteria.

Please ensure these are sent though in WORD format.

Applications are to be emailed to with the heading “Director, Aboriginal Inclusion Support” in the subject line.

Applications must be received by 9am Monday 22 July 2019.

Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.

How to get more information

For further information on the position, please contact Pipeline Talent via phone 02 8001 6603 or email for a confidential discussion. 

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