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Yinhawangka Benefits Management Structure


Background Information

The Yinhanwangka People are the native title claimants and traditional custodians of approximately one million hectares of land and water in the central Pilbara, including the mining town of Paraburdoo.

Mutual Trust is the Trustee of the Yinhawangka Benefits Management Structure, which includes the Yinhawangka Charitable Trust and the Yinhawangka Direct Benefits Trust.

Mutual Trust has been asked to seek proposals from multiple individuals who believe that they have the skills, experience and qualifications to act in the role of the Independent Member of the Yinhanwangka Decision Making Committee (DMC).


The Role

The DMC is an important driver in regard to the administration of the Yinhanwangka Trusts. They assist with liaison between the Trustee and the Beneficiaries, helping to run the Trusts in an appropriate way. The DMC creates, develops and approves Policies for both Trusts, to distribute, invest and accumulate trust funding. It also helps the Trustee to create and set an Annual Plan of how it will spend money each financial year and to also develop Strategic Plans for both Trusts.



Candidates must meet some particular standards in terms of skills, abilities and qualifications, as set out in the Trust Deeds. More information is contained in the Expression of interest document.


To Apply

For an expression of interest (EOI) pack, please email Andrew Morgan, Senior Client Manager via email:

Candidates will need to make a written submission in response to the EOI document and provide a copy of their current CV prior to the closing date.


Next steps

Proposals will be reviewed and following preparation of a short list of applicants, invitations to attend a selection committee meeting in early November in Perth will be issued, where candidates will be expected to provide a presentation to the selection committee. 


Applications Close 5pm WST Friday 15 October 2021




B1 Banjima Direct Benefits Trust and Banjima Charitable Trust


Members of the Decision Making Committees of the B1 Banjima Direct Benefits Trust and the Banjima Charitable Trust are seeking expressions of interest from experienced, qualified and motivated individuals who are interested in appointment as independent members to carry out Banjima strategic aspirations - supporting Banjima culture, building the capacity of Banjima People and promoting strong and healthy families today and for future generations.


About Banjima Country

Banjima Country is located in the central Pilbara region of Western Australia and covers more than 1 million hectares of land. The Banjima People continue to have a strong bond to this ancient landscape and the unique places within it — including the Fortescue Marsh and Karijini National Park.


The Banjima People were granted determination of Native Title on 11 March 2014 following 15 years of legal processes.


The Committees

The Direct Benefit Trust and the Banjima Charitable Trust form part of the Benefits Management Structure established to receive, hold and manage all assets arising from the determination, specifically substantial and on-going contributions from Rio Tinto and BHP. 


Under the structure, the Decision Making Committees work closely with the Trustee, Australian Executor Trustees (AET), other sub-committees and Councils, and Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (BNTAC), the Prescribed Body Corporate.



The Role

The primary objective of these positions is to provide to the Banjima Traditional Owners independent advice that supports the diligent distribution of Banjima Charitable Trust and Direct Benefits Trust funds in line with internal and external compliance requirements and the Banjima people’s strategic aspirations.


The impartial expertise and guidance of independent members is vital to corporate governance compliance, bolstering growth, locating core issues and playing a pivotal role in increasing the capacity of all members.


Independent members will be appointed for a period of up to three years and meetings for members of both Committees are convened in the Pilbara and in Perth. The roles are remunerated.



The Criteria

Ideally, candidates will have experience and qualifications in management, governance, finance, business and community economic development or similar areas. Demonstrated business acumen and an understanding of the social impacts of decision making will be highly valued, along with knowledge of Native Title principles and laws, and an understanding of the opportunities and issues of regional implementation. 


Previous experience in governance with high standards of integrity, ethics and corporate governance is essential and a capacity to demonstrate culturally appropriate leadership with resilience, intrinsic motivation and independence is vital.



To Apply

For an overview of the eligibility and selection criteria, and information on how to apply, please email


For more information, please contact Danielle Edman, Executive Officer, FDIO on the above email.


Applications Close Monday 11 October 2021





Yamatji Funds Management Limited (trustee) Board and Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation (YSRC) Board.



The YSRC Nominations Committee is seeking expressions of interest from experts with relevant professional skills to fill a vacant Independent Expert Trust Director position to be a director of Yamatji Funds Management Limited and YSRC. 




Geraldton based YSRC was established in Jan 2020 following the authorisation of the Yamatji Nation Indigenous Land Use Agreement (YNILUA), in Dec 2019.  YSRC is responsible for the implementation of the YNILUA and is part of the Governance Framework that has been established to receive, hold and manage all of the assets arising from the agreement. The governance structure also provides for Yamatji Enterprises Limited, Yamatji Funds Management Limited and Bundi Yamatji Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC as subsidiary entities. The Directors of the three subsidiaries are also Directors of YSRC.


Yamatji Funds Management Limited is a joint trustee with licensed trustee Mutual Trust, which manage Yamatji Nation Trust, beneficiary of YNSRA benefits.



The Role

The Independent Expert Trust Director will act and provide impartial expertise and guidance to fellow board members on the YSRC and the Yamatji Funds Management Limited boards. The role of Independent Director will be vital to bolstering growth, locating core issues and playing a pivotal role in building generations of strength. The Independent Director can join meetings virtually and sometimes on country. The role is remunerated. 



The Criteria

The Nominations Committee will evaluate individuals with demonstrable experience and expertise in some or all of the following areas: corporate governance; strategic planning and implementation; communication; business development or business management; finance, accounting or financial management; and legal.


Applicants are required to have at least 2 years Board experience, successful completion of a Company Director’s course, be financially literate, possess leadership experience and have a proven track record of teamwork. In addition, the applicant must be able to meet criteria specific to Yamatji Funds Management Limited as detailed in the Expression of Interest information pack. A genuine interest in contributing to the social and economic future of the Yamatji people is essential.



How to apply

For an Expression of Interest information pack and further details on how to apply, please email



Applications close 4pm Friday 1 October 2021







The Board of Shine is seeking expressions of interest from individuals identifying as ATSI to fill two (2) vacancies for Non-executive Directors to actively increase the Indigenous voice within the organisation.




SHINE is a complementary education program that supports girls and young women who are at risk of disengaging from the mainstream education system because of personal disruption to, disconnection from, or discontinuity with the school curriculum and the school community. SHINE includes students from Years 7 – 10.  SHIMMER is an extension of Shine that runs in primary schools for Year 6 students.


The multi-faceted life skills program develops a fundamental understanding amongst students of accountability, responsibility, connection, confidence, self-love, trust, structure, respect for oneself and others, communication and the ability to make decisions in their own lives.



The Role

The Board is responsible for providing strategic direction and governance oversight of SHINE Inspire Achieve Belong Inc (SHINE), acting in accordance with the Code of Conduct and the law, in order to best serve the interests of students, partners, members, employees and suppliers as well as the local community where it operates.


SHINE currently has two Non-Executive Director vacancies and is particularly seeking individuals who can actively increase the indigenous voice within the organisation. 


Non-Executive Director roles and responsibilities include:

  • Support the provision of education to Indigenous and non-Indigenous girls and young women

  • Support the empowerment of girls and young women, often from disadvantaged backgrounds

  • Provide non-executive leadership 

  • Make key connections into networks

  • Build the profile of SHINE regionally and nationally

  • Set the strategic objectives / long term SHINE vision

  • Provide useful insights to the Board and CEO to help guide SHINE forward

  • Oversee management’s implementation of SHINE’s strategic objectives and its performance generally

  • Ensure SHINE has an appropriate risk management framework and risk appetite 

  • Actively contributing to scheduled Board meetings

  • Approve operating budgets and major capital expenditure

  • Stay abreast of issues relating to the sector SHINE operates in

  • Appoint the chairperson of the Board and

  • Other statutory and normal Board functions.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Knowledge and appreciation of Indigenous culture

  • Active networks and connections

  • Board and governance experience

  • Previous experience in the Not-for-Profit sector, particularly related to Indigenous education provision

  • Financial acumen


Desirable / Highly regarded:

  • A background in business development

  • Experience in fundraising and communication

  • A Board governance qualification 


For further details please contact: or






The PKKP People are seeking applications for Independent Director for the Decision Making Committee (DMC) for the PKKP Charitable and Direct Benefits Trust.


PKKP VISION To build a strong PKKP People who are self-determined and prosperous.



The Role of DMC 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 PKKP People, the PKKP Council & the PKKP Aboriginal Corporation.

  • Foster mutual respect and cooperation between the PKKP People, the PKKP Council, the Trustee & the PKKP Aboriginal Corporation.

  • Develop the executive capacity and community development functions of the Executive Office. 



The Independent Director role will:


  • Provide leadership, direction and support to the DMC and PKKPAC Funding Committee;

  • Monitor and review the PKKP strategic plan and strategic objective outcomes;

  • Review the management of the Trusts finances;

  • Promote and uphold principles of good governance;

  • Attend all board meetings, occurring bi-monthly;

  • Promote effective and efficient lines of communication; and

  • Undertake appropriate cross-cultural training as required.

  • Have experience working with Aboriginal communities and/or willing to undertake cultural awareness training as required

  • Have completed the AICD Company Directors Course





  • Between 14 – 20 days of meetings per year. (Sitting fees and travel allowance payable)

  • Be easily contactable as business arises for circular resolution

  • Virtual attendance can be facilitated during COVID-19, however the preference is face-to-face

  • Attendance at 2x PKKP Peoples meeting per year (April & October)

  • Most meetings occur in Karratha, Onslow and sometimes Perth.

  • Uphold the PKKP values and achievement of the PKKP Strategic Vision

  • Maintain confidentiality and protect any PKKP Intellectual Property


To Apply:

Your EOI should include a CV and a letter detailing your interest and demonstration of your eligibility.

For further information or to submit your expressions of interest, please contact Taliah Payne, Senior Trust Manager – Native Title, Perpetual, at or call 08 9224 4447. 


Closing 9am WST 1 October 2021




Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation (NAAC)


Community Centre | Sobering Up Shelter & Night Patrol | Safe House | 7 Mile Rehabilitation Centre| Centrelink Agency

Wyndham WA 6740


A unique opportunity has arisen at the Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation (NAAC) for a passionate and driven Operations Manager at our organisation, located in Wyndham, some 100 kms from Kununurra and 2,200 kms north-east of Perth.


The person sought will bring excellent professional knowledge and experience relevant to managing the delivery of a range of preventative and rehabilitative alcohol and other drug programs and services, and possess people management skills and experience of a very high order.


The position is:

  • a permanent, full-time role with the leading employer based in Wyndham, WA, offering 

  • a generous remuneration, including a 3-bedroom house, car allowance and other benefits, and 

  • a rare opportunity to exercise personal and professional growth in both managerial and applied clinical AOD practice and to contribute to the continued growth and success of an important Aboriginal organization that has over the past 40 years established its status and resilience locally and regionally.



Bring your operational talent and skills to this role:


The Operations Manager leads operational excellence and drives the performance of all of NAAC’s services and programs.  Reporting directly to the CEO, this role is a key senior leadership position with a broad mandate to manage operations and provide commercial and people leadership across NAAC.


What the role entails:

  • Provides leadership, direction, and management of the day-to-day operations of the services and programs, fosters a collegiate culture and regularly shares information to promote a strong and cohesive service team.

  • Leads and implements the effective and efficient design and management of workflows and workloads to ensure technical and administration staff effectiveness and productivity.

  • Drives a dynamic and innovative culture within service and program teams where individuals inspire each other to continuously deliver exceptional outcomes and care for our clients.

  • Provides ongoing support, guidance, training and mentoring to an established team of Service Managers and Program Coordinators. 

  • Monitors and reports on the viability of all services and programs to ensure the effective and efficient utilisation of finances, technical services, human resources, space and equipment.

  • Assists in the development of the revenue, operating, capital budgets and long-term forecasts in line with business plans, including participation in the monthly P&L reviews and provides regular progress, performance reports and updates to the CEO and Board. 

  • Actively supports and champions NAAC initiatives to drive culture, quality, efficiency and access, taking on a leadership role within specific projects in consultation with the CEO, key funding bodies and other stakeholders.



You will have the following experience and attributes:


  • Experience in operational management in similar sized organisations.

  • Knowledge of (or willingness to learn) mental health, AOD and FDV issues in regional and remote contexts, and best practice approaches to addressing them.

  • A highly developed and demonstrated understanding of cultural competence, clinical governance, contract management, service design and delivery.

  • Experienced in developing strong community partnerships, and in working closely with state and federal government agencies to administer funding agreements.

  • Proven ability to manage cross functional teams, including experience overseeing, monitoring and developing staff and services. 

  • High level interpersonal skills enabling positive staff engagement and productive relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  

  • High level communication skills, including an ability to listen actively, positively influence others, negotiate constructive outcomes, and resolve disputes. 

  • Able to strategically plan for and manage NAAC operations with vision and integrity.

  • Able to prepare and present accurate and informative data and reports.

  • Able to effectively handle competing priorities.

  • Eligible to secure National Police Check and Working with Children clearances.  


What's in it for you:


  • Take an active part in NAAC's presence in the region

  • Connect with a thriving close-knit culture and community.

  • Extensive opportunities to work, mix and play with the local Balanggarra people and contribute to community cohesion.

  • Live amongst spectacular and ancient landscapes. 

  • Supportive environment with encouragement and challenge to reach your highest potential both professionally and personally



Who we are:


We are an organisation of 76 trained professionals and support staff providing valuable and restorative care and support for individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drugs. We work closely with local and state agencies to offer opportunities and a high standard of care for the Aboriginal people of Wyndham and the surrounding area.  


Our four service sites provide comprehensive support including emergency accommodation, residential rehabilitation, night patrols and enrichment programs.  We proudly employ local Aboriginal people and enjoy making a positive contribution to our community through active involvement in projects and events.



Application Package:


If you'd like to make a difference, join us at NAAC.  For further information or to request a Job Application Package please contact Susan at  We are hoping to fill this role quickly.



Applications close 5.00pm Monday 20 September 2021.



Independent Member - Finance Sub-Committee

Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation, Registered Native Title Body Corporate ICN 8093


Port Augusta, SA


The Kokatha People are the Traditional Owners of a large area of land in the northern region of South Australia, estimated to extend over some 140,000 km2.  Traditionally the Kokatha people have been associated with the land that is to the north of Port Augusta, stretching from Lake Torrens in the east to the Gawler Ranges in the West.  This includes the land surrounding BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam Mine Project located at Roxby Downs and Oz Mineral’s new copper-gold project at Carrapateena.


The primary responsibility of Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC is to manage the native title rights and interests of the Common Law Holders.


The Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation board is establishing a Finance Sub-Committee to provide independent advice and assurance to the board which allows them to fulfil their fundamental obligation to have oversight of the corporation’s financial performance.


The role of the independent member is to build the financial skills of the Kokatha members of the committee to interpret the statement of financial position and provide robust advice to the board of directors on the corporation’s financial position.


The committee meets remotely by video conference five times per year.  Meetings are held in the month following end of each financial quarter and to review the end of financial year audited reports before presentation to the board.  The duration of each meeting is not expected to exceed four hours.


We are seeking a committed professional willing to develop and build the capacity of the sub-committee.  You must have accounting qualifications and a minimum of five years’ experience in commercial sectors, including the not-for-profit sector.


The appointment of the independent member is for a maximum term of three years and is remunerated at $450 per meeting.


Please download the Expression of Interest and the Terms of Reference for the position from our web site for more information.


Contact John Ramsay : Tel: 0475 603 935


Applications close 5.30pm (AEST) MONDAY 27 September 2021.




The Ngadju Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC is the prescribed body corporate for the Ngadju people. It holds and manages native title rights of a 102,000 km2 area of land surrounding the town of Norseman, WA, including exclusive native title rights to 41,300 km2. 


The Corporation is pivotal in progressing the broader interests of its approximately 1,200 members, and in representing the Ngadju people in their dealings with government and private industry in general.


With a high quality team in place, a new strategic plan and solid financials, this is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and outcomes driven CEO to join Ngadju at a pivotal time in its growth and further establishment.  


What’s on offer:

Reporting to the Board, your core duties will include:


  • Provide strategic direction, leadership and management; 

  • Lead a small but focused team of professional managers and staff; 

  • Ensure compliance with the range of native title, statutory, legal, financial and contractual obligations; 

  • Ensure that the Ngadju peoples’ culture and heritage are recorded, protected and shared in the community, and become embedded in the best practice systems of the Corporation; 

  • Provide advice to the Board of Directors on strategic positioning, governance best practice and economic development opportunities; and

  • Engage with the members and all other stakeholders.


About You:

We are seeking a CEO who has prior experience at executive leadership and who will possess the core skills required to ensure success. These in particular will be: 


  • commercial negotiations;

  • financial and business management; 

  • knowledge of, or exposure to, Western Australia’s native title and aboriginal heritage legal framework; 

  • leadership and mentoring;

  • community and stakeholder engagement; 

  • high level communication skills;

  • an outcomes focussed approach; and

  • importantly, you will also bring a very good understanding of working with indigenous communities or in a cross-cultural context. 


Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.


Intending applicants should be aware that the position is based in Perth, however regular travel to Kalgoorlie, Norseman and remote communities in the Goldfields will be necessary.  


A Candidate Prospectus is available by emailing Judith Clark . After reviewing the Prospectus further confidential telephone enquiries may be made to James Fairbairn on 08 9221 0744.


Confidential applications should be made in Word format to quoting Reference LB302649.  


Preference to receive applications by 9am WST 

MONDAY 6 September 2021.





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