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The Thalanyji People are seeking applications for an Independent Member for the Trustee Advisory Council (TAC) for the Thalanyji Charitable and Direct Benefits Trusts.

The Role of TAC is to:

  • Review the Trustee’s compliance and provide recommendations to the Trustee on how it fulfils its obligations under the Trust Deeds.
  • Provide recommendations to the Trustee as to the fulfilment of the Trust Objects.
  • Assist the Trustee to manage its relationships and liaise with the Thalanyji People, the & the Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Foster mutual respect and cooperation between the Thalanyji People, the Trustee & the BTAC.
  • Develop the executive capacity and community development functions of the Executive Office.

 The Independent Member’s role will: 

  • Provide leadership, direction and support to the TAC;
  • Review the management of the Trust’s finances.
  • Promote and uphold principles of good governance.
  • Attend all TAC meetings.
  • Promote effective and efficient lines of communication; and
  • Undertake appropriate cross-cultural training as required.

A person is eligible for appointment if they are:

  • Independent: is independent
  • Experience: has a minimum three years’ experience as a director of an Australian company or in a professional, financial, or business management role.
  • Financial Literacy: is ‘financially literate’
  • Leadership Experience: possesses leadership experience, and shall possess qualities reflecting a proven record of accomplishment and ability to work with others
  • Absence of Conflicting Commitments: does not have commitments that would conflict with the commitments of a Director of the Corporation
  • Reputation and Integrity: is of high repute and recognised integrity and; 
    • Is not a person who is not permitted by the Corporations Act (or an order made under the Corporations Act) or the CATSI Act to be a director;
    • Has not been disqualified (either automatically or by Court order) from managing a corporation under from doing anything else contemplated by the role of the Independent Director, under any applicable law;
    • Is not a person who has been convicted of an offence other than a traffic infringement or other minor offence;
  • Endorsed by the Trustee and approved by Chevron.

In appointing an Independent Member, regard shall be had to whether the person:

  • Has experience working with Aboriginal communities;
  • Has experience working with the administration of charitable and other trusts;
  • Has experience with successful business developments, or other relevant qualifications or experience; and
  • Is willing to undertake cultural awareness training.


The Independent Member for the TAC appointment is for a two-year term. The expected commitment of the TAC members is approximately once per quarter each year. Meetings will typically be held in Perth, Onslow or Karratha, Western Australia.


Your EOI should include a CV, salary expectations and a letter detailing your interest, experience, and a demonstration of your eligibility, by 4:00pm on the 10 August 2022.

For further information or to submit your expressions of interest, please contact Claire Levido, Native Title Trust Manager, Perpetual, at or call 08 9224 4457.

Applications close 4:00pm on the 10 August 2022




The Keeping Place

  • Lead the growth of an Aboriginal owned social enterprise and SaaS business

  • Support Traditional Owner groups to protect cultural heritage 

  • Be part of an innovative and exciting social venture


The Keeping Place is an Aboriginal owned social enterprise and not-for-profit company. We support Traditional Owner groups to protect cultural heritage and manage Country through an innovative software platform. The software is sold as a B2B SaaS. To find out more visit


We have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and commercially astute leader to join as CEO and lead the continued growth of The Keeping Place.


You will work at both a strategic and operational level to drive business growth, build and manage successful relationships with our varied stakeholders, oversee the operations of our SaaS solution and provide leadership and support to a small team of passionate staff.


To be successful in the role you will have the drive and energy to be a leader in a hands-on start-up like environment. You will have outstanding commercial acumen and the skills to apply this in growing a successful company. You’re also great at relationships and partnerships and are able to move seamlessly from strategy to practical tasks of all manner. 


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 


We are looking for a someone with:

  • Proven experience as a successful CEO or in a senior managerial position.

  • A high level of cultural competency.

  • Outstanding commercial acumen and demonstrated experience in applying this to grow a business

  • Strong relationship building skills.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. 

  • High level of IT knowledge and skills.

  • Good understanding of corporate governance principles.

  • Bachelor’s degree or master's degree in a relevant discipline.


Previous experience in or an understanding of the native title and/or cultural heritage management industry would be an advantage.


An attractive salary and potential relocation assistance will be offered to the successful candidate in line with their skills and experience. The position is based in Perth.


Applications for this very exciting position close on Monday 25 July or until a suitable candidate is found.


To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter that demonstrates why you’re the right person for this role to


Applications close 25 July 2022




Expressions of Interest


Nominations Committee - Investment Committee


The South West Native Title Settlement between Noongar People and the WA Government is the largest and most significant native title settlement in Australia. This is an an exciting opportunity to get involved and contribute to the success of the Settlement.


Perpetual Trustee Company Limited (Perpetual), in its capacity as the first Trustee for the Noongar Boodja Trust, has opened expressions of interest for Noongar candidates (in accordance with s.50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984) to be members of the Noongar Nominations Committee and the Noongar Investment Committee.




Perpetual requires three (3) Noongar members for the Noongar Nominations Committee. Individuals will be leaders in their field, have experience in interviewing and assessing candidates for positions, and have a genuine desire to contribute to the social and economic advancement of the Noongar Community.


Candidates for Noongar members for the Noongar Nominations Committee are required to provide:

  • a current CV;

  • a cover letter confirming they meet the eligibility requirements and selection criteria in this Nominations Committee EOI Information Pack; and 

  • the names and contact details of one (1) professional referee and one (1) cultural/community referee.


Applications for the Nominations Committee close 21 July 2022



The Noongar Boodja Trust Nominations Committee is seeking applications from experienced Noongar professionals for the Noongar Boodja Trust Investment Committee. Individuals will have at least five years’ investment or property development expertise or experience, and a genuine desire to contribute to the social and economic advancement of Noongar People.


Two (2) positions are available for Noongar members for the Noongar Investment Committee. Candidates are required to provide:

Applications for the Noongar Investment Committee close 31 July 2022

Candidates must send their completed application by email to:


Should you have any questions about the application or the selection process, please contact:


Jai Wilson, Senior Trust Manager – Noongar Boodja Trust, by phone: +618 9224 4456



Polly Farmer Foundation

On behalf of the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, Lester Blades is delighted to invite applications for the position of CEO. For more than 25 years, Polly Farmer Foundation has achieved positive outcomes by taking a “strengths-based approach” to support Aboriginal students who have the potential to succeed, and who have the support of their family/carers.


The Foundation’s educational enrichment programs have empowered Aboriginal students to complete school and move into successful post-school pathways, including university, direct employment, apprenticeships, traineeships and technical training. The Foundation partners with many of Australia’s largest corporations, and is supported by State and Federal Governments. See for further information on the work of this leading charitable organisation in the field of Aboriginal education.


The next CEO of Polly Farmer Foundation will build on years of success, and lead the Foundation in the next stage of its development.


Relationship management is key to success in this role, whether it be working with the directors, with funders such as Australia’s largest resources companies, Aboriginal communities or the families of students. The CEO must be capable of achieving and demonstrating real and positive results for students, and in particular those outcomes that lead to self-determination for young Aboriginal people.


The Foundation is interested in candidates who have successfully held a similar leadership role, people who have worked in corporate affairs/relations or similar would be of interest. A background in education is also relevant, though not essential. Critical though is your alignment and sense of purpose towards the mission of the Foundation. This is a position for someone who brings passion with professionalism, who understands and embraces what social impact really means, and who can continue to leverage the great results that the Foundation continues to achieve. In addition to your great strategic leadership capabilities, you are also someone who can develop and nurture the workforce of circa 80 staff.


The Foundation will offer a competitive remuneration package to attract an outstanding candidate to the position.


People interested in this position are encouraged to contact Geoff Blades on 08 9221 0744 for a preliminary discussion, or request a copy of the Candidate Information Pack from


Applications should be lodged at Lester Blades via quoting reference no. LB302805. 

Preference to receive applications by Monday 25 July 2022.



Waardi Limited


  • Permanent Full Time

  • Dynamic, experienced General Manager / CEO

  • Strategic thinker with hands on operational management

  • Base salary up to $180K

  • Indigenous applicants encouraged


The Position

This Permanent, full time Broome based role will oversee the day to day operations and management of the organisation, implementing the strategic goals and objectives and enable Waardi Ltd and Guumbarr Trust Boards to fulfil their governance function and to support the strategic direction in community development and planning.   This role reports to both Boards to ensure the successful outcomes of the organisation, including staff and financial management, risk management, governance and compliance.  


The Organisation

Waardi is a member-based organisation established in 2011 to manage the benefits from the Browse LNG Precinct Project Agreement. The organisation is currently undergoing a restructure in order to align the newly formed PBC, Waardi (as the administrative body) and the existing Guumbarr Trust.  Further information is available on and  Waardi currently runs several Early Years parenting and literacy programs in communities and schools across the Kimberley. The newly formed PBC is currently finalising the new direction of the organisation.


The person we seek

To be successful in this position, you will be an experienced CEO or General Manager with demonstrated understanding and passion for furthering the interests of our Members.  You will have excellent people management skills to lead a team and foster effective relationships with members, the Board and other stakeholders.  Your proficient business and financial management skills and knowledge of governance and Board operations will ensure compliance requirements are met as the organisation evolves.  You will be able to deliver on strategic objectives and drive continuous improvement and strategic planning processes.   Ideally you will have previous experience in working in an Aboriginal organisation or with Aboriginal people.  


What we offer

A total minimum base salary of $150,000 - $180,000 per annum is offered depending on your qualifications and experience.  Five weeks Annual Leave p/a and generous Salary Packaging benefits are offered.  As Waardi Limited is a Public Benevolent Institution and a remote area employer, they are able to offer a range of optional benefits that may be salary packaged including, 17.5% Leave Loading and a range of other salary sacrificing benefits, including rental and Mortgage interest expenses.


Application Process

Jabirr Jabirr / Ngumbarl members and Indigenous applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.


Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Advanced interpersonal skills to lead and motivate staff and maintain effective relationships

  • Expert knowledge and substantial experience in the area of management and Board operations.

  • Advanced strategic planning skills and experience implementing high level outcomes within time and financial constraints.

  • Skills and capacity to network and maintain effective relationships with Members and relevant stakeholders.

  • Ability to think, use initiative and make decisions within guidelines.

  • Demonstrated high ethical standards and ability to understand and interpret guidelines including constitutions, Trust Deeds and legal agreements.


Desirable Skills and Experience 

  • Experience working with Indigenous people and organisations at a Board/Director level

  • Knowledge of the Browse Basin Agreement and The Native Title Act 


Application Process

If you decide to apply for this position, please include the following:

  • A current CV and a cover letter

  • A document addressing the selection criteria and

  • Details of 3 work referees


Position Description and Details

A copy of the Position Description is attached. For any further details please contact Catherine Tribble on 

0407 744 997.


Applications close Friday 15 July 2022.



APONT Aboriginal Governance & Management Program

Full Time | Darwin or Alice Springs, NT

Up to $132,000 + super + salary packaging


This role is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only.


About the organisation

Operational since February 2014, the Aboriginal Governance and Management Program (AGMP) provides high quality culturally based governance & management support to Aboriginal organisations across the Northern Territory. The AGMP was established by APO NT (Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory). The program is entering a new chapter of growth and development looking to scale up its service offering towards the program’s objective of increasing the capability and capacity of Aboriginal organisations in the NT. For more information about the Program, please visit their website:


About the role

The AGMP Manager will be responsible for all aspects of program management, engagement, advocacy, strategic partnership and business development for the APO NT Aboriginal Governance and Management Program (AGMP). This position will travel to remote communities throughout the NT for meetings and to support engagement, partnerships and capacity building activities with Aboriginal Boards. In addition, the Manager will contribute to APONT’s strategic policy and advocacy work on behalf of the Aboriginal community-controlled sector.


For a full list of responsibilities, please contact Pipeline talent at

About you

You will be a highly skilled and strategic First Nations leader with prior experience in program management, business and enterprise development skills. You will have a thorough understanding of the complex governance and management challenges facing Aboriginal community-controlled organisations throughout the NT, and the significant value and importance of Aboriginal community-controlled service delivery towards achieving self-determination. You will bring knowledge and experience in participatory, cross-cultural training and capacity building, competency in strategic partnerships, high level advocacy and engagement and superior communication skills. You are passionate, adaptable and thrive in a dynamic work environment. You will be creative and innovative in your approach to scaling up the program towards meeting the governance needs of Aboriginal organisations.


Key Selection Criteria

Superior knowledge of the NT Aboriginal Affairs sector and the key issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory

Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or demonstrated experience and skills in program management, strategic business development and/or governance and leadership 

Firm commitment to Aboriginal community control and self-determination 

Demonstrated understanding of project management principles and approaches

Highly developed strategic, analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities 

Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills combined with a demonstrated ability to write clear and concise advice, submissions, briefing papers and reports

An exceptional ability in stakeholder engagement and an ability to influence decision making.


Role requirements

This is an Aboriginal identified position

Willing to undergo a criminal history check and obtain a Working with Children Clearance.

Current manual Driver’s Licence

AGMP is a COVID-19 safe workplace and follows the NT Chief Health Officer’s direction in relation to the COVID-19 vaccination mandate. Therefore, you will need to be fully vaccinated.

Proficient IT skills including competency in Microsoft and Google suite.


What we can offer you

An attractive salary working in a culturally significant role with enticing salary sacrifice arrangements including vehicle access

Full time position with generous leave entitlements of six weeks annually

A unique and dynamic work environment with others passionate about Aboriginal advancement and self-determination. 

12-month fixed term contact with ongoing extension expected upon the renewal of funding. 


How to apply 

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

  • Up to date CV

  • Cover letter (maximum 4 pages) addressing the seven (7) selection criteria above, outlining why you have applied for the position and how you meet the requirements of the position.


Applications are to be emailed to with the heading “AGMP Manager”


For further information on the position, please contact the team at Pipeline Talent.

Lachlan Holton

Talent Acquisition Specialist | Pipeline Talent

(02) 8001 6603 or      



Applications close midnight Thursday 14 July 2022.




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