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CURRENT 2019 VACANCIES  

 

Independent Director

Waardi Limited

 

Waardi Limited is seeking one (1) Independent Director

BROOME, WA

 

Waardi Limited is the admin body under the Browse LNG Precinct Project Agreement and will be working with the PBC and the Jabirr Jabirr Ngumbarl native title holders on the implementation of that agreement and the management of native title rights and interests.

 

About the role

Waardi is looking to appoint one (1) suitably experienced Independent Director to work with the Waardi Board of Directors. Attendance and participation are required at quarterly full day board meetings held in Broome and regular teleconferences in between meetings appropriate to the matters being considered.  

 

Eligibility Criteria 

The full Eligibility Criteria or is available as a stand-alone document on the Waardi website (www.waardi.com.au) or by contacting the General Manager.

 

The Independent Director must substantially satisfy the following criteria:

  • Board Experience – at least 2 years as a director;
  • Financial Literacy;
  • Leadership Experience;
  • Absence of Conflicting Commitments;
  • Reputation and Integrity; and
  • Will be required to produce an acceptable National Police Clearance Certificate.

 

In addition:

  • Shall not be an employee or contractor of Waardi or any related entity;
  • Shall be free of any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with the Independent exercise of their judgement;
  • Shall not be eligible for membership of Waardi or related to a Member;

 

Interested applicants can contact the General Manager, Josepha Howard at the Waardi office for further information by calling (08) 9192 2713, or generalmanager@waardi.com.au or www.waardi.com.au

 

CLOSING DATE 4.30pm Monday 18thNovember 2019

 
 

 

Chief Executive Officer

Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute (WAALI)

 

 
The Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute (WAALI) is an independent not-for-profit incorporated charitable organisation established in 2017, to empower and improve the well-being and reduce disadvantage of Aboriginal People by facilitating leadership development for Aboriginal People.  The flagship program, Aboriginal Women’s Leadership Program is a Chevron sponsored program which is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

 

WAALI is at an exciting time of growth and development.  2019 has seen WAALI celebrate 100 graduates of the Yorga Djenna Bidi Aboriginal women’s leadership program, the development of a pilot Emerging Aboriginal Leaders program, Elders Knowledge Exchange retreat and a pilot Aboriginal men’s leadership program.  WAALI has also partnered with many Government and corporates to promote its core leadership values.



The WAALI Board and CEO are looking to continue the organisation’s development and strategic advancement in 2020 and beyond with the recruitment of an Aboriginal CEO.  The WAALI Board and CEO are proud that the organisation is ready for this important next phase.



Reporting to the Board, the CEO will lead the organisation and implement the strategic plan that has been agreed with by the board.  The CEO will also lead the organisational performance including:
 
  • All financial and statutory compliance processes, reporting and accountabilities that are required;
  • Planning and managing in an efficient and effective manner all operational aspects of WAALI – in particular project management of leadership programmes;
  • Building the public image of WAALI;
  • Developing and sustaining relationships with all key stakeholders including the Board, Aboriginal communities, sponsors and supporters;
  • Managing the operations including future employees, volunteers, consultants, office and venues.


 
This is a Perth based role with flexible conditions for the right person.  The successful applicant will have the following skills and experiences:
 
  • A strong alignment with WAALI’s purpose;
  • Proven experience working with Aboriginal people and communities;
  • An understanding of culturally appropriate teaching and learning, and an interest in leadership development;
  • Proven experience in the areas of securing corporate and government sponsorship;
  • Operations experience, in a small organisation or team.
 


Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered. 
 
 
Enquiries to Chris Tan on +61 8 9322 0852 quoting ref S51230.

All applications to gd@gerard-daniels.com quoting 51230.
 


Applications close at 4:00pm, 11th November 2019. 

 

 


 

Independent Directors

Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation

 

Port Augusta, SA 

 

Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation Registered Native Title Body Corporate (KAC) is an important community organisation for the native title and traditional custodians of Kokatha country in the northern region of South Australia. The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) placed KAC under special administration on 23 September 2019 to initiate and ensure corporate reform. That reform will include a new governance framework and the appointment of a new Board of Directors. 



KAC seeks two (2) specialist independent directors to be appointed initially to an advisory group for the period of the special administration. On the completion of the special administration and the corporation’s hand-back to its membership, the advisory group will be invited to form the new board as Non-Executive Directors to strengthen the leadership, governance and development of the organisation. 



Expressions of interest are invited from experienced executives motivated to contribute and participate in the governance, leadership and commercial oversight of KAC in its important role in securing the living standards and well-being of Kokatha people in the region. 



Prior board experience is required and persons with expertise and/or interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services are encouraged to apply. Applications from individuals with finance, legal, business or other professional backgrounds will be highly regarded. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate strong understanding of the role of the board, executive and stakeholder partners in the strategic and commercial oversight of an organisation. 



These corporation directorships receive sitting fees, with travel and associated expenses provided. 



Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged, but these are not designated/identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander appointments. 



Please send expressions of interest in the form of a brief resume and/or cover letter by email to: response@kmsearch.com.auquoting ref #4258. 



For more information, contact Keith Mackay of KMSearch on 07 3289 6071 

 

Applications close 10 November 2018. 

 

 


 

Registered Native Title Body Corporate Manager

Indjalandji-Dhidhanu Aboriginal Corporation

 

 

Mount Isa Based, FIFO Available $170k + Superannuation – Permanent role 

 

The Myuma Group is a group of non-profit corporations owned by the Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People – the traditional Aboriginal landowners of the upper Georgina River region in far Northwest Queensland.  

Our Vision: To sustain people and country through Aboriginal Enterprise 

 

The Myuma Group is currently seeking to engage a Indjalandji- Dhidhanu Aboriginal Corporation Registered Native Title Body Corporate Manager. The role is based in our Mount Isa head office with travel to other work sites in the area, as required. 

 



Role Responsibilities:   

 
  • Work with Traditional Owners and other relevant stakeholders 
  • Manage the operations of the Country and Culture unit to ensure effective service delivery across the Unit’s three core areas of operation: native title and other tenure-based services, cultural heritage services, and natural resource management services
  • Fulfil all external reporting requirements associated with the Country and Culture Unit’s activities  

 

 

The successful candidate will have the following skills:

 
  • Tertiary qualifications in law, with a minimum six years’ experience in native title/cultural heritage practice, and ideally with experience of associated natural resource management issues and frameworks
  • Strong understanding of the native title and cultural heritage legislative and associated management framework in Queensland and the Northern Territory
  • High ability to manage information, quality assurance, financial and other compliance requirements associated with the operations of the Country and Culture unit
  • Previous professional experience in a similar role 
  • Previous experience working in a remote location within Australia with Aboriginal Traditional Owners and/or broader Indigenous communities
  • Current Open C-class driver’s licence 

 



What we offer:

 
  • Working with a values-based, pioneering Indigenous organisation 
  • Dedicated dynamic working team environment
  • Stable Aboriginal organisation (PBC)
  • Permanent opportunity with a regional company 
  • Opportunity to be a part of a team that is innovative and committed to growth
  • 5-weeks annual leave 

 

 

APPLY NOW

 The Myuma Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
For a detailed position description or further information, email HR@myuma.org.au, or alternatively email John Ievers at johnievers@myuma.org.au



To apply, email HR@myuma.org.au



Due to the high volume of response anticipated for this role, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 


 

 

Financial Controller

MG Corporation

 

The traditional owners of the Kununurra and surrounding areas are looking for an experienced financial controller to ensure success.

 

 

Located in Kununurra and representing the interests of the traditional owners of the surrounding areas, the Miriuwung and Gajerrong (MG) peoples, the MG Corporation is one of the leading Aboriginal organisation in the East Kimberley.



The MG Corporation and its associated entities receives and manages the benefits transferred under the Ord Final Agreement (the OFA) to the MG peoples and oversees their native title rights and interests. 

 

It is committed to achieving an economically and culturally strong MG community through leveraging the OFA benefits and the protection of their native title rights and interests. 


 



What’s on offer:

 

Reporting directly to the Executive Chairman, you will work closely with the Board’s Finance Committee on all matters related to the effective financial management and governance of the organisation.  The person appointed will also work closely with the operational managers of the various businesses advising them on relevant commercial matters and business opportunities.  

 

 

About You:

 

We are looking for an experienced leader who will possess the core skills required to ensure success. These in particular will be: 

 
  • Qualified CA / CPA or equivalent;
  • Relevant experience in a similar financial/commercial management role;  
  • High level analytical skills;
  • Commercial negotiations experience;
  • Stakeholder engagement skills; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Organised and with a strong attention to detail;
  • Cultural awareness; and
  • Previous experience living and working in a remote, regional location is a benefit but not an essential requirement.


Intending applicants should be aware that the position is based in a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, however periodic travel to Perth will be necessary.  This position is not considered to be fly in fly out. 

 

Remuneration:

 

A competitive remuneration package, including relocation assistance and a housing allowance, reflective of the senior nature of this role and its location will be negotiated.  

 

How to apply:

 

Applications may be made in Word format to Lester Blades – Executive Search & Board Advisory at applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302335.  Initial telephone enquiries to James Fairbairn are welcome on 9221 0744.

 


 

General Manager Operations

MG Corporation

 

The traditional owners of the Kununurra and surrounding areas are looking for an experienced General Manager Operations to ensure success.

 

Located in Kununurra and representing the interests of the traditional owners of the surrounding areas, the Miriuwung and Gajerrong (MG) peoples, the MG Corporation is one of the leading Aboriginal organisation in the East Kimberley.



The MG Corporation and its associated entities receives and manages the benefits transferred under the Ord Final Agreement (the OFA) to the MG peoples and oversees their native title rights and interests. 

 

It is committed to achieving an economically and culturally strong MG community through leveraging the OFA benefits and the protection of their native title rights and interests. 


 



What’s on offer:

 

Reporting directly to the Executive Chairman, and with an organisation wide remit, the key accountabilities of the position will include:

 
  • Responsibility for the day-to-day operational management, human resources, administration and legal compliance;
  • Provide commercial support and oversight of business activities;
  • Provide input in the development and operation of projects and programs; 
  • Provide support to the Executive Chairman in the operation and administration of the Board’s requirements;
  • Extensive stakeholder engagement with regulators, commercial partners, government agencies and community stakeholders;
  • Ensuring that the members culture and heritage are recorded, protected and shared in the community. 

 

 

About You:

 

We are looking for an experienced leader who will possess the core skills required to ensure success. These in particular will be: 

 
  • Relevant academic credentials in business, commerce or a related field;
  • A good understanding of working with indigenous communities or in a cross-cultural context;
  • Strong experience in team leadership and mentoring;
  • Commercial negotiations experience;
  • Well-developed community and stakeholder engagement skills; 
  • High level communication skills;
  • An outcomes focussed approach.
  • Previous experience living and working in a remote, regional location a benefit but not an essential requirement;


Intending applicants should be aware that the position is based in a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, however periodic travel to Perth will be necessary.  This position is not considered to be fly in fly out. 

 



Remuneration:

 

A competitive remuneration package, including relocation assistance and a housing allowance, reflective of the senior nature of this role and its location will be negotiated.  

 



How to apply:

 

Applications may be made in Word format to Lester Blades – Executive Search & Board Advisory at applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302334.  Initial telephone enquiries to James Fairbairn are welcome on 9221 0744.
 

Independent Director

Kuruma Marthudunera Limited Trustee Board

 

The Kuruma Marthudunera People are seeking applications for an Independent Director for the Board of Kuruma Marthudunera Limited (KML).  KML is the Trustee of the Kuruma Marthudunera Charitable Trust and Kuruma Marthudunera Direct Benefits Trust.

 

 

The Role of KML is to:

 

  • Accumulate and invest part of the capital of the Trust Fund to provide income for Charitable Purposes for future generations of Community directors;
  • Recognise the importance of the Robe River Kuruma Aboriginal Corporation (RRKAC) within the Community and improve, enhance and support the capacity building activities and corporate governance practices of RRKAC;
  • Fulfil all obligations within the Deed and the Sub Fund Agreement;
  • Make distributions of Trust funds in accordance with the relevant Distribution Policies;
  • Engage required Service Providers;
  • Provide the functions of executive office to administer the Trust an day to day management of the Trust.

 

 

The Independent Director’s role will:

 

  • Provide leadership, direction and support to the Board;
  • Work with the KML Board to develop and review the KML strategic plan;
  • Work with the KML Board to review the management of the Corporation’s finances;
  • Promote and uphold principles of good governance;
  • Attend all board meetings;
  • Promote effective and efficient lines of communication; and
  • Undertake appropriate cross-cultural training as required.

 

 

A person is eligible for appointment if they:      

                                                      
  • Experience: can demonstrate at least 3 years of recent experience as a director of an Australian company governed by the Corporations Act and/or the administration of charitable and other trusts, plus a willingness to demonstrate a preparedness to question, challenge and critique and a willingness to understand and to commit to the highest standards of governance.
  • Board Education: has, or within the first year of the Independent Director’s term will have, completed a director’s course approved by the Australian Institute of Directors or a suitable successor to the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • 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.
  • Endorsement by the Traditional Owner Group and approved by Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO). 

 

 

Commitment:



The Independent Director for the KML Board will be appointed for three years.   The expected commitment of the Board directors is approximately once per quarter each year and the Annual General Meeting.  Meetings will typically be held in Perth.

 

 

Applicants:

 

Your EOI should include a CV and a letter detailing your interest and a demonstration of your eligibility, by 4:00pm on the 25 October 2019.



For further information or to submit your expressions of interest, please contact Jana Francis, Senior Native Title Trust Manager, Perpetual, at jana.francis@perpetual.com.auor call 08 9224 4402. 




 

Closing date 25 October 2019 (WST)

 


 

Independent Director

Ngarlawangga Trust Decision Making Committee

 

The Ngarlawangga People are seeking applications for an Independent Director for the Decision Making Committee (DMC) for the Ngarlawangga Charitable Trust.



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 Ngarlawangga People, the & the Ngarlawangga Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Foster mutual respect and cooperation between the Ngarlawangga People, the Trustee & the Ngarlawangga Aboriginal Corporation.
  • 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 DMC;
  • Review the management of the Trust’s finances;
  • Promote and uphold principles of good governance;
  • Attend all DMC meetings;
  • Promote effective and efficient lines of communication; and
  • Undertake appropriate cross-cultural training as required.

 

A person is eligible for appointment if they:

 
  • Experience: can demonstrate a preparedness to question, challenge and critique and a willingness to understand and to commit to the highest standards of governance.
  • Independent: is independent
  • 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 Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO).

 

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.

 

Commitment:

 

The Independent Member for the DMC appointment is for the remainder of the financial year following appointment and two subsequent financial years, unless otherwise terminated. The expected commitment of the DMC members is approximately once per quarter each year. Meetings will typically be held in South Hedland or Karratha, Western Australia.

 

Applicants:

 

Your EOI should include a CV, salary expectations and a letter detailing your interest and a demonstration of your eligibility, by 4:00pm on the 21 October 2019.
 
For further information or to submit your expressions of interest, please contact Jana Francis, Senior Native Title Trust Manager, Perpetual, at jana.francis@perpetual.com.au or call 08 9224 4402.

 

 

Closing date Monday 21 October 2019 (WST)

 

 


Independent Directors

Injalak Arts & Crafts Aboriginal Corporation ICN 9005

 

 

Injalak seeks two (2) specialist independent board directors to be appointed to the new board as non-executive directors at the end of the special administration to strengthen the leadership, governance and financial sustainability of the organisation.

 

 

About Us

 

Injalak Arts & Crafts Aboriginal Corporations (Injalak Arts) is an Aboriginal-owned social enterprise, regulated by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) and is governed by the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006. Injalak Arts is a remote community art centre located approximately 300 km east of Darwin, just inside Arnhem Land.  Artists are renowned for unique screen-printing local designs on fabric, painting, weaving and carving. Injalak Arts has an on-site workshop where printers hand screen-print fabric with designs by local men and women. 
 

Injalak Arts is relatively unique amongst Art Centres in that the majority of its income is generated through tourist activities and retail sales, both through online stores and in-storeretail at the Gunbalanya Art Centre and through the Provenance Arts gallery in Darwin. Injalak Arts is a registered charity with PBI and DGR status.

 
In February 2019 the corporation was placed into Special Administration by the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations. While the Corporation is under Special Administration, the directors’ positions are vacated.  During the special administration, an advisory group has been formed to work with the special administrators. The special administration is due to end on 22 November 2019.  Prior to the ending of the special administration a new Board of Directors will be appointed to take over stewardship of the Corporation. 

 

The new Board will comprise:
  • 10 member directors; and
  • 2 non-member independent directors.
 

Ms Hayley Birchley has recently been appointed as the new CEO and will commence on 14thOctober. Ms Birchley will work closely with the new Board of Directors. 

 

Position Requirements

 

Part-time

Ongoing

Board meetings are required to be held at least once every three months.

 

Salary and Conditions

 

The Corporation pays remuneration of $100 per day for directors’ meetings plus travel and associated expenses.



Job Description / Overview

 

Expressions of interest are invited from experienced executives motivated to contribute and participate in the governance, leadership and commercial oversight of Injalak Arts in its important role of operating a unique arts and culture based social enterprise. 

 

Prior board experience is preferred and persons with expertise and/or interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultural organisations or art centre are encouraged to apply. Applications from individuals with finance, legal, business or other professional backgrounds will be highly regarded. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate strong understanding of the role of the board, executive and stakeholder partners in the strategic and commercial oversight of an organisation. 



Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged, but this is not a designated/identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander appointment.



Ideally, candidates will have expertise and skills in the areas of:
  • financial management
  • corporate governance
  • tourism development
  • Aboriginal arts and cultural enterprises
 
Candidates should also show a commitment to high standards of integrity and ethics.

 

Location

 

Injalak Arts is based in Gunbalanya, Arnhem Land, NT.



Preference is that the Independent Directors are based in Darwin. Travel support will be provided only from Darwin to Gunbalanya return and it is expected that they participate in person for most of the meetings.

 



Further Information



Further information is available as follows:

●     Injalak Arts website: www.injalak.com

●     Provenance Arts website: www.provenancearts.com.au

●     ORIC website: www.oric.gov.au

 

 

Contact person and how to apply



For more information, contact Sally Clifford, Matrix on Board, 08 8985 1728

Please send Expressions of Interest in the form of:



●      A resume showing relevant professional and governance experience; and

●      Cover letter



 by email to: sally.clifford@mobct.com.au 



Closing date: Friday 18 October 2019 (CST)

 

 


IMPLEMENTATION AND COMPLIANCE MANAGER

Tjiwarl Aboriginal Corporation

 

About Us

The Tjiwarl Claimants are the native title holders (determined in May 2017) over approximately 13,000 square kilometres of land in the Northern Goldfields region of WA.

Tjiwarl (Aboriginal Corporation) was established to hold on trust the native title rights and interests of the Tjiwarl native title holders. The corporation is responsible for delivering core governance and operational activities, fulfils obligations under land use agreements, implements programs for the betterment of Tjiwarl native title holders, protects and preserves land and heritage for the Tjiwarl community.  

 

The Role

The Corporation requires a highly effective individual to support the CEO to initially establish the office for the Corporation and to manage the implementation and compliance of:

  1. Organisational governance to ensure compliance with relevant legislation relating to Prescribed Body Corporates; and
  2. Compliance and implementation of all Land Access and Future Acts Matters as well as other key Tjiwarl Agreements, programs and projects.

The Implementation and Compliance Manager will be required to work with the CEO and other staff as they are employed, as well as a broad range of stakeholders including, but not limited to, board members, members in remote communities, trustee representatives, service providers, mining company representatives, government departments, not-for-profit organisations and businesses.

 

The Duties:

  • Contributes to the strategic development and management of the objects, vision and priorities of Tjiwarl. 
  • Assists in the development and management of Corporation resources, including human and financial.  
  • Management of organisational governance to ensure compliance with the Native Title Act1993 (Cth)Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006(Cth) (CATSI Act), Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth), Native Title (Prescribed Bodies Corporate) Regulations 1999(Cth) and Tjiwarl’s Constitution. 
  • Development of governance systems and procedures. 
  • Support development of distribution policies that support and meet the strategic priorities and objectives of Tjiwarl. 
  • Management of Membership Processes.
  • Ensure compliance with Comprehensive Agreements, Trust Deed and Tjiwarl Rule Book.
  • Ensure Tjiwarl is complying with all its Land Access and Future Acts obligations under the Native Title Act and Service agreements.
  • Develop and maintain systems to monitor and comply with land access and future acts processes and key agreements with the ability to generate regular and ad-hoc reports.
  • Establish and maintain Registers in relation to, Membership, Land Access and Future Acts matters, Native Title Agreements and Service Provider Agreements.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with key stakeholders and agreement partners.
  • Arrange and manage implementation meetings for key programs and projects.
  • Act on actions from key meetings (e.g. AGM, Board).
  • Report regularly to the CEO on compliance, implementation, risk, relationships.

 

Selection Criteria

Essential:

  • Experience in Native Title or other relevant experience;
  • High level interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive and productive relationships with major partners and stakeholders;
  • Cultural competence, particularly with Aboriginal people; 
  • Experience in managing compliance with major agreements;
  • Managing information systems to maintain records and generate reports;
  • High level organisational skills and ability to consistently follow-through on tasks;
  • Excellent written skills for a variety of purposes; and
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.

 

Desirable:

  • Qualification in compliance management or business administration; and
  • Experience working with Aboriginal organisations and people.

 

Are you passionate about your work, willing to work to a high quality and in a demanding environment? If you have these competencies and can work in good unison with a small team then we would love to hear from you.

 

Salary & Benefits

Initially offered up to a one year contract with an immediate start and possible extension.

A competitive salary will be negotiated based on experience.

The role is based in Perth with occasional local WA travel as required.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, we would love to hear from you. 

 

To Apply

To request a confidential discussion: please email a request to, jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au

To apply: please email your application which should include a cover letter outlining your skills and experience relative to the essential criteria and your resume with contactable references to jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au with the subject line Application: Implementation and Compliance Manager.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted when received. 

Please note: Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.  All candidates will be assessed based on their suitability to the criteria. The corporation reserves the right to employ their candidate of choice. There will be no appeal process.

Closing Date: 21stOctober, 2019

 


 

PAST VACANCIES - 2019

 

 

INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS

Meenangu Wajarri Aboriginal Corporation

 

Expressions of interest are invited for two (2) Independent Director roles for Meenangu Wajarri Aboriginal Corporation ("MWAC") 

 

Background

Meenangu Wajarri Aboriginal Corporation ("MWAC") was principally formed in 2013 to exercise the rights and comply with the obligations of the Approved Body Corporate and the Wajarri Yamatji people under the Murchison Radio Observatory (MRO) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA).

Over the past 12 months MWAC has grown its membership base by over 100% to approximately 1,750 members. This growth phase is expected to continue over the next 6-12 months and these two positions are to identify the appropriate talent to assist the Wajarri Yamatji community during and beyond this phase.

 

Independent Director

We are seeking an Independent Director to join up to Wajarri Yamatji Directors on the board. The role is seen as an exchange of ideas and sharing of Aboriginal culture. The Independent Director role is viewed as important to:

  • Guide and support the development of the board, increasing community capacity and capability,
  • Encourage the development, advancement and future growth of the Corporation. 
  • Provide an independent voice at the board table. The role of the Independent Director is an key component of the composition of the board, ensuring the appropriate mix of expertise, experience and community connection, is maintained.
  • Provide technical input in their areas of expertise

The Independent Director cannot be a member of the Wajarri Yamatji community as per the constitution.

 

The Ideal Candidate

  • Previous Native Title experience would be advantageous for one of the Independent Director positions
  • Experience working with Indigenous Communities and understand the decision making process
  • Minimum of 3 years of recent board experience as a Director of an Australian Company governed by the Corporations Act
  • Extensive financial or business management experience with a finance or business qualification
  • Completed or prepared to complete the AICD Company Directors course or similar  
  • Leadership and influencing experience and a collaborative style of engagement.
  • High reputation and integrity.
  • Prepared to commit to attending all board related meetings.
  • Provide an adequate level of engagement between meetings as required

Board meetings are conducted alternatively between Perth and Geraldton and held bi-monthly. Additional meetings are called on an as needs basis. 

Expressions of interest are invited now. Condition and term of appointment including remuneration will be discussed in detail with the appropriate candidates as well as the selection and endorsement process by the community.  

                   

Your Application

Meelup Management is partnering with the MWAC Board to conduct the selection process and can ensure privacy and confidentiality to all enquiries from local and interstate candidates.

Please email your resume to chris@meelup.com.au 

 

Closing date for applications 13th October 2019   

 


 

Manager of Finance and Administration

Bring your management accounting expertise to help drive significant social change

 

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) has an exciting opportunity available for a Manager of Finance and Administration. This newly created position will be responsible for day-to-day oversight of the organisation’s financial management, financial reporting to program managers, senior management and the board, as well as supervision of the KJ administration and logistics support staff.

 

About KJ

“KJ is working with Martu to build strong, sustainable communities”.

KJ is an established, successful and highly regarded Indigenous organisation based in the East Pilbara town of Newman, WA.  It has been operating as an independent Martu company for over 10 years and works in the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

KJ is focused on three complementary objectives:

  • to support Martu to look after culture and country;
  • to build a viable economy in Martu communities; and
  • to build pathways for young Martu to a healthy future.

To do so, KJ delivers a suite of social, cultural, environmental and economic programs.  It has a strong reputation for engaging and supporting Martu in successfully delivering these programs and is the biggest employer of Martu in the region.

KJ staff are passionate, creative, committed and resourceful in the design and implementation of programs and activities, in partnership with Martu. Building these partnerships requires KJ staff to be adaptive and consultative; and it demands the ability to listen to, understand and respect Martu views and attitudes. For more information about KJ, its mission and background visit the KJ website www.kj.org.au.

 

About the role

The successful applicant will be a resilient and creative individual, with initiative and experience in the financial management of a diverse organisation. This involves having oversight of a high transaction load in a complex and changeable operating environment, influenced by multiple funding streams from an array of funding partners. 

Creativity is important when communicating complex financial information to the board, program managers and Martu employees. Each cohort will require a specific approach and it will be the challenge for the Manager of Finance and Administration to present the information in a way that adequately communicates the required message and is easily understood.

Experience with a not-for-profit organisation is desirable but not essential.  What is more important is the willingness to adapt to, and comply with, the organisation’s external financial reporting needs and to ensure that all levels of the organisation are provided with relevant, reliable financial information. 

Management accounting experience in a dynamic and changeable operating environment would be very relevant.

Please refer to the documents in the application pack for more information on this role, its specific functions and the required competencies of the successful applicant. 

 

Location

The position is based in Newman, WA.

 

Remuneration

A remuneration package consisting of a base salary plus superannuation, commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant, will be negotiated. 

The position has generous conditions including:

  • Accommodation provided in Newman as per KJ’s Housing Subsidy Policy;
  • Mobile phone contract or reimbursement for business calls;
  • Salary packaging of allowable pre-tax earnings; and 
  • 8 weeks’ annual leave.

 

How to Apply

Please contact Jodie Rowell at jrowell@hmsolutions.com.aufor an application pack consisting of:

  • KJ corporate overview
  • Manager Finance and Administration Overview of Role
  • Manager Finance and Administration Personal Competencies
  • Manager Finance and Administration Position Functions

 

All applications should include the following;

  • A letter introducing yourself and briefly outlining your ability to fill the role;
  • Current Resume/CV 
  • ‘Application for Employment’ form

 

Applications will close 30th September 2019

 

 


 

 

General Manager

Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation

 

Roebourne 

$120,000 - 140,000

Rental assistance up to $350 p/w plus access to vehicle

 

Ngarliyarndu Bindirri Aboriginal Corporation (NBAC) are seeking a General Manager to take responsibility to lead the operations of NBAC, expand its reputation as an innovative service provider for the Aboriginal people of Ngarliyarndu (people associated with Roebourne), continue to drive and measure performance and source new opportunities that expand the authority of Aboriginal people and their wellbeing within the coastal Pilbara of Western Australia.

 

Position Description

  • Deliver the Objectives of Ngarliyarndu Bindirri AC with professionalism, determination and innovation
  • Represent the interests of the NBAC Membership.
  • Support the Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson
  • Implement the Strategic and Operational Plan
  • Provide high quality administration and financial advice to the Chief Executive Officer, and by invitation the NBAC Board
  • Exhibit high levels of accountability and ethical behaviour that respects and promotes the long and proud history of NBAC
  • Lead the NBAC team with the CEO and develop their careers and aspirations
  • Administer the budget and appropriate monitoring and reporting procedures
  • Communicate effectively with NBAC’s membership
  • Oversee delivery of all aspects of Ngarliyarndu Bindirri services in the community
  • Establish effective alliances and working arrangements with other Indigenous businesses
  • Prepare and deliver reports to the Board of NBAC
  • Ensure that Board resolutions are implemented in a timely manner
  • Represent, expand and defend NBAC’s reputation

  

 

Key Criteria

Personal Abilities/Aptitudes/Skills

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire others to achieve
  • Predisposition to action, solutions, partnership and discipline
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a medium sized commercial entity at a senior level
  • Personal integrity and resilience
  • Proven ability to negotiate at senior levels of government and private industry
  • A good listener and humble and respectful communicator, both verbally and in writing, across a wide range of audiences
  • An encourager of people, promoting shared authority and respect
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects within budget and agreed timeframes
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and evaluate group and individual performance against agreed objectives



Experience

  • Experience in providing leadership to a medium size commercial entity in a climate of continuing change, increasing the effectiveness and accountability of the entity and/or other ventures
  • Experience in working effectively with Indigenous communities
  • Experience in establishment and management of budgets
  • Experience in the development and implementation of organisation policy, systems and procedures
  • Experience in the preparation of complex tenders and negotiations
  • Experience in the management of human, financial and material resources
  • Experience in business evaluation and continuous improvement activities

 

Knowledge

  • Demonstrated comprehension of factors that impact planning, development, funding and delivery of commercial activities
  • Knowledge of management and financial reporting requirements and acquittal processes
  • A demonstrated understanding of the cultural, political, social and economic factors that affect the Indigenous community of the Pilbara
  • Knowledge of legislation covering human resource management issues and employee conduct standards, including Work Health & Safety laws
  • Knowledge of the mining industry, its procurement processes and expected service delivery methods



Educational/Vocational Qualifications

  • Appropriate tertiary level qualifications in Business, Finance, Economics or related fields, or demonstrated equivalent industry experience

  



For a confidential discussion or more information, please contact

Chief Executive Officer, Susan Shirtliff (08) 9185 8888.

  

For an Application Job Package, please contact

Executive Assistant

Phone:  08 9185 8888 or execassist@bindirri.com


 

Applications close 8th September 2019 (COB AWST)

  


 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

 

About the Corporation

Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (BNTAC) is the Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) that holds native title on trust for the Banjima People.

The Banjima native title determination area covers a large area of land and waters in the east Pilbara region of Western Australia.

As well as their roles and responsibilities as a PBC, BNTAC's objectives also include to provide relief for disadvantaged Aboriginal people, maintain and support traditions, laws, language and culture of Banjima people, as well as provide economic, social and cultural benefits, including housing, training and education.

 

About the role

The Chief Executive Officer leads strategy development and implementation while overseeing and assisting the implementation of BNTAC’s strategic plan by leading and managing business objectives, polices, programs, standards and targets.



The CEO must maintain an awareness of opportunities for Banjima members, industry developments, and external pressures and threats with the aim of increasing cultural, social and economic outcomes for BNTAC and its Members. Provide leadership to the organisation in the management of human, legal, financial, technical, funding and marketing resources on behalf of the BNTAC Board of Directors, within established strategic plans, policies and procedures.  

 

Skills and experience

Previous experience as a CEO or in a Senior Management role, successfully balancing strategic development and implementation with clear, measured outcomes.

Ability to work with Aboriginal people in a culturally appropriate way, displaying excellent communication skills and a high level of cross-cultural competency.

Understanding of theNative Title Act and how to strategically leverage determined rights and interests for social, environmental and economic opportunities for native title holders.

 

Essential Criteria:

  • MBA or other relevant qualifications
  • Experience in establishing community based service delivery organisations
  • Understanding of the responsibilities of BNTAC as the PBC and LAC
  • Relevant skills for managing external agreements, contracts and relationships
  • Understanding of land management
  • Ability to build and manage a geographically dispersed team
  • Deep commitment to building the capacity of Aboriginal People, in particular the Banjima People
  • Commitment to the role of the CEO in advising and servicing the board
  • Willingness to travel across Regional WA areas
  • Experience working in an Aboriginal Corporation and with aboriginal people
  • Current Drivers Licence.

 

How to apply

Please ensure your application consists of the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Current CV
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria

 

Please email applications marked ‘confidential’ to Jodie Rowell at jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au

For a confidential discussion about this role and to obtain a job description, please contact Jodie Rowell by email at jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au

Applications close 8thSeptember, 2019

 


 

 

 

 

Independent Director

Robe River Kuruma Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC 

 

About Robe River Kuruma Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC.

Kuruma Marthudunera Ltd (KML), was established in 2011as the Trustee for the Robe River Kuruma (RRK) people. It is responsible for holding and managing the monetary compensation payable by contributors for the impact of operations on the native title rights and interests of the RRKPeople.

Robe River Kuruma Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (RRKAC), was established in 2013 as a corporation entity for the RRK People. As the appointed Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBC) for RRK People, KMAC is responsible for monitoring and implementing the obligations and commitments of various participation agreements. RRKAC also provides services that protect and preserve RRK cultural heritage and utilises Charitable Trust funds to deliver programs for the betterment of the RRK people.

There are approximately 320 adult members in the RRK community. The total population including spouses and family members likely to benefit from RRK programs is in excess of 700 people.

In 2018, RRKAC was the recipient of the National Top5 Australian Governance Award by Reconciliation Australia

The Role.

The role of the Independent Director is an important aspect to the composition of the board, ensuring the appropriate mix of expertise and experience is maintained.
 

The Ideal Candidate.

·      Minimum of 2 years board experience

·      Strong financial or business management experience

·      Completed or prepared to complete a Company Directors course

·      Have experience working with a smaller resource-restricted but mission strong corporation

·      Are culturally attuned to decision-making processes

·      Have highly effective information intake and listening skills

·      Have a high level of ethics that properly responds to a long term community presence

Condition and term of appointment including remuneration and meeting protocol will be discussed in detail with the appropriate candidates as well as the selection and endorsement process.

Your Application.

Please send your resume and cover letter outlining your specific qualifications, relevant experience and why you believe you are ideally suited to this opportunity.

Applications close 15thAugust 2019. 

For further information please contact RRKAC Chair Sara Slattery on 0467 480 598 or via email s.slattery@rrkac.org.au

 


 

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR BOARD MEMBERS 

for

NTS GOLDFIELDS LTD


 

Expressions of Interest are being sought from suitably qualified individuals with an interest in serving on the Board of a newly formed native title organisation. Vacancies exist for two Aboriginal Board members to be invited to make up a skills-based Board of five (5) Directors.

 

 

NTS Goldfields Limited (NTSG) will officially commence operations in early October 2019 as a not-for-profit provider of native title services for the Aboriginal people of the Goldfields region of Western Australia. The region encompasses a large geographic area including the towns of Kalgoorlie, Menzies, Leonora, Laverton, Norseman, Esperance and their surrounds.



The objective of the NTSG Board is to provide leadership, governance and oversight of the running of the organisation on behalf of its members. The Board is interested in Aboriginal applicants with expertise in a range of skills and in particular in two broad areas.



The first area of expertise is in knowledge and understanding of the Goldfields Aboriginal community, particularly in relation to native title. The second area of highly desirable expertise is in leadership, either in a community context or in a professional role. The positions are voluntary but travel, accommodation and related expenses will be met by NTSG. Where Directors need to take leave from their employer to attend to Board duties, NTSG can reimburse forgone wages. Directors are initially appointed for a one-year term and they can be reappointed at the end of the term.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

To request an Expression of Interest form, please email hr@centraldesert.org.au.

Applications close 27 August 2019.

If you wish to discuss the roles in more detail, please contact Mr Terry Grose on 9425 2000. Shorted listed applicants will be contacted for interview.



Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered.

 

 


 

COMPLIANCE, HERITAGE & LAND MANAGER

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation

 

Opportunity for an experienced heritage professional to join a key

Aboriginal organisation in the Pilbara region.

 

Well established Aboriginal Corporation

South Hedland based position

Package Includes Fully Serviced Vehicle & Housing Benefits

 

About KNAC

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (KNAC) is the registered native title body corporate holding the native title in trust for the Nyiyaparli People. The Nyiyaparli People are the Traditional Owners of approximately 36,684 square kilometres of land and waters in the east Pilbara region, including the township of Newman, Western Australia.

 

KNAC has the responsibility for compliance with a number of significant mining related Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs), acts as the Local Aboriginal Corporation (LAC) and is a key stakeholder in the Nyiyaparli Benefit Management Structure.

 

KNAC’s mission is to consistently maintain best practice corporate stewardship, from this solid foundation KNAC will have the capacity and capability to respond to the changing needs and aspirations of members. KNAC’s vision for its members is that they are equipped and enabled to realise their aspirations.

 

The Role

Based in South Hedland and reporting to the CEO, the Compliance, Heritage and Land Manager (CHLM) is a key member of leadership team. Leading a small team, you will be responsible for the delivery of Heritage Services, the development of sustainable land management and on Country programs and ensuring compliance with Native Title Agreements.

 

About You

  • Sound knowledge of Aboriginal cultural heritage management issues relevant to the Pilbara including current legislation;
  • Have an understanding of the contemporary factors influencing Aboriginal People and Communities;
  • Experience in managing and working within small teams;
  • Ability to build partnerships and manage a wide diversity of people;
  • Sound financial acumen;
  • A working knowledge of the CATSI Act;
  • A proven track record of project management and delivery;
  • Well developed inter-personal skills;
  • The ability to successfully work remotely and autonomously.

 

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged, but this is not a designated/identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander appointment.

 

People interested in considering this position are encouraged to contact Lester Blades Partner, James Fairbairn, on 08 9221 0744 for a copy of the Position Description.  

 

We would prefer to receive your application by 9am WST on Monday 19th August 2019.

 

Confidential applications should be made in Word format to applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302306.

 


Executive Support Officer 

Tjiwarl Aboriginal Corporation

About Us

The Tjiwarl Claimants are the native title holders (determined in May 2017) over approximately 13,000 square kilometres of land in the Northern Goldfields region of WA.

The Role

The Corporation requires a highly effective individual to logistically and administratively support the CEO to initially establish the office for the Corporation and to then support in running the operations.

This will entail providing high quality administrative and executive assistance in a variety of areas, including the support and co-ordination of human resources, legal, financial, technical, funding and communication activities, along with secretarial and administrative duties.

This position requires balancing multiple, often simultaneous activities and the ability to constantly re-prioritise. A high level of professionalism, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to support and work in a dynamic and forward-thinking environment.

The primary objective of this role is to provide the CEO, the Tjiwarl community members and the Board with high quality and timely administrative and operational support, and to ensure that the head office is highly functional and responsive.

The Executive Support Officer will be required to work with the CEO and other staff as they are employed, as well as a broad range of stakeholders including, but not limited to, board members, members in remote communities, trustee representatives, service providers, mining company representatives, government departments, not-for-profit organisations and businesses.

The Duties:

·       Providing high-level administrative support including formatting letters and PowerPoint presentations;

·       Report writing and managing committees;

·       Implement, monitor and review administrative operating systems and procedures, making recommendations for efficiencies and improvements, where required;

·       Managing diaries, emails and calls; highlighting priority matters and responding accordingly;

·       Organising meetings including compiling and distributing agendas, presentations and any associated paperwork;

·       Liaise in an effective and professional manner with staff and external stakeholders at all levels;

·       Being pro-active including briefing for forthcoming meetings and events;

·       Maintaining confidentiality and privacy at all times;

·       Participating in ad-hoc projects and activities as required.

 

The Person:

·       Minimum of 5 years previous experience as an Executive Assistant or similar;

·       Broad knowledge of administrative processes, with highly developed organisational and administration skills with the ability to forward plan and think strategically;

·       Strong business acumen and excellent communication skills;

·       Enthusiastic and personable, with the ability to liaise with a range of personnel;

·       Customer oriented and resilient;

·       Strong attention to detail and accuracy in all activities;

·       Significant experience in understanding board/ executive presentations and reports;

·       Technically proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;

·       Discretion when handling sensitive and confidential information;

·       Experience in accurately managing complex itineraries and travel arrangements;

·       Agile, with the ability to work under pressure with competing demands and priorities; and

·       A strong sense of team and collaboration.

 

Essential Criteria:

  • High competency in English written and verbal communication;
  • High competency  in organisational skills and flexibility;
  • High competency in  administration capability;
  • Capacity to manage a large and dynamic workload;
  • Indigenous Cultural sensitivity;
  • High level of Initiative;
  • Can take direction and work in a team but also work independently as required;
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and implement administration systems, electronic filing and use MS Office, Power point, excel and any programming will be an advantage;
  • Experience in assisting a small but dynamic team administratively; and
  • Demonstrated ability to organise work, manage time, determine priorities and meet deadlines.

 

Desirable Criteria:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or experience in business administration, legal or financial sectors will be an advantage. 
  • Experience working with Native Title, Aboriginal organisations will be highly advantageous. 
  • Experience in setting up and running new offices and organisations administratively.
  • Completion of or willing to undertake Indigenous cultural awareness studies 
  • Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged, but this is not a designated/identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander appointment.

     

Are you passionate about your work, willing to work to a high quality and in a demanding environment? If you have these competencies and can work in good unison with a small team then we would love to hear from you.

 

Salary & Benefits

Initially offered up to a 3-month contract basis with an immediate start with a view to be made permanent.

A competitive salary willbe negotiated based on experience.

The role is based in Perth with occasional local WA travel as required.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience, we would love to hear from you. This position is available for an immediate start therefore applicants are required to be available at short notice and interviews are to commence immediately.  

To Apply

To request a confidential discussion: please email a request to, jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au

To apply: please email your application which should include a cover letter outlining your skills and experience relative to the essential criteria and your resume with contactable references to jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au with the subject line Application: Executive Support Officer.

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted when received. 

Closing Date: Mid Aug. 

Please note: Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.  All candidates will be assessed based on their suitability to the criteria. The corporation reserves the right to employ their candidate of choice. There will be no appeal process.

 

 

Well established and with a large workforce this leading Aboriginal corporation provides a number of support services including community development, housing, and employment, as well as having a sizeable and successful enterprise arm. They also provide a forum through which their members can discuss and act on issues of common concern.

 

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, and with an organisation wide remit, the key accountabilities of the position will include:

 

  • Responsibility for the day-to-day operational management, administration and legal compliance;
  • Leading a focussed team in the implementation of the operational plan;
  • Provide direction in the development and operation of projects and programs;
  • Identifying new business and investment opportunities that will help diversify and further strengthen revenues;
  • Provide support to the CEO in the operation and administration of the Board’s requirements;
  • Ensuring that the members culture and heritage are recorded, protected and shared in the community.

We are looking for an experienced leader who will possess the core skills required to ensure success. These in particular will be:

  • Previous experience living and working in a remote, regional location;
  • A good understanding of working with indigenous communities or in a cross-cultural context;
  • Strong experience in team leadership and mentoring;
  • Commercial negotiations;
  • Financial and business management;
  • Well-developed community and stakeholder engagement skills;
  • High level communication skills;
  • An outcomes focussed approach.

Intending applicants should be aware that the position is based in a small town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, however periodic travel to Perth will be necessary.  This position is not considered to be fly in fly out.

 

A competitive remuneration package, including relocation assistance and a housing allowance, reflective of the senior nature of this role and its location will be negotiated. 

 

Applications may be made in Word format to Lester Blades – Executive Search, Selection & Retention at applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302256.  Initial telephone enquiries to James Fairbairn or Tony Lester are welcome on 9221 0744.

EXPRESSION ON INTEREST

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet will be inviting applications from organisations interested in providing native title services to traditional owners in the Goldfields region, under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy Grant Guidelines.
 
To be eligible for consideration, organisations need to be able to satisfactorily perform the functions set out in Part 11, Division 3 of the Native Title Act 1993. They also require an understanding of the cultural, historical and social factors which have influenced native title outcomes in the Goldfields region, and have capacity to engage productively with traditional owners and institutional stakeholders. They should make provision, either through their governance or other arrangements, for local native title holders and claimants’ involvement in decision-making. They need administrative and financial capacity to manage a significant funding grant, and preferably have previous experience in managing public funding. They must be able to meet the requirements of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy’s Head Agreement and specific native title requirements which would be set out in a Project Schedule.
 
The Department may invite applications relating to a part of the region if an organisation has an existing track record relevant to a particular area. The outcome of this could be two or three providers servicing different parts of the region. Applicants would need to be in a position to begin preliminary transitional functions from the current provider immediately, moving to full service provision by 1 July 2019. A Change Manager will be engaged to assist in this process.
 
Applications will be assessed against the assessment criteria at Section 8 of the IAS Guidelines. The assessment criteria will be weighted evenly. You will need to demonstrate specialised capability in native title activities and understanding of the Goldfields region in your responses

If you consider your organisation meets the above requirements, you may request an application form by emailing an expression of interest to nativetitle@pmc.gov.au, including ‘Goldfields native title service provider application’ in the subject line.

The request must be received by midday AEST, 23 April 2019. Application forms will be provided to invited organisations by email on 24 April 2019.

Completed applications are due by 14 May 2019.

VOLUNTEER VACANCY - BOARD DIRECTOR POSITION
 
Advocare has an exciting opportunity for skilled individuals to join our board. We have come through a period of significant change and as we advocate for older West Australians we hear more and more about elder abuse. If the issues of older Australians are of concern to you and you have the skill and experience for our board, we would love to hear from you.
Advocare is an independent, community-based, not-for-profit organisation that supports and protects the rights of older people in Western Australia through advocacy, information and education. 
 
OUR VISION: Power, respect and informed choice for older people 
OUR MISSION: To provide an independent voice on behalf of older people, informing service delivery and influencing practice 
OUR VALUES: Integrity – Empowerment – Social Justice –Equity
 
Our advocacy services are provided to older people, or their family members and carers, are client directed, confidential and free. We interact with a wide range of residential and home-based aged care providers, recipients of care and community groups across WA.
 
Our voluntary board consists of eight people who come from a wide range of professional backgrounds. We maintain our governance expertise and sustainability in seeking out new board members who have completed the AICD Company Director Course.
 
We are seeking two new board members with expertise in several of the following areas:
  • risk management and strategic planning
  • Information management
  • communications and stakeholder engagement
  • public relations, branding, positioning the organisation
  • social justice
  • knowledge of the community services sector

Previous experience in board roles for not for profit organisations will be well regarded, as would applications from individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

We are based at The Perron Centre, Suite 4/61 Kitchener Avenue, Victoria Park, Western Australia 6100.
Please email Chairperson Brian O’Keefe at chair@advocare.org.au for further information about these roles. 
Applications should comprise a resume and a one page covering letter which should detail your interest in joining our board and what relevant skills and experience you will contribute.
 
Please submit your application to chair@advocare.org.au 
Applications close 19 April 2019.

 

JIGALONG COMMUNITY INC

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Aboriginal Communities and Organizations Interim Award 2011; Level 10

Salary Package $117,000.00

The Jigalong Community Inc (JCI) is seeking Expressions of Interest for this important position, pivotal to the well-being and future social and economic development of this remote and independent Martu community of over 400 people.

A very special person is being sought to respectfully and professionally assist this strongly culturally-based community, which is striving to maintain Martu traditional culture and values, and its leadership, address diverse and complex matters affecting its future social and economic development within a rich mining region, that potentially offers many opportunities for social and economic advancement.

Not only will the highly skilled administrator sought possess all the technical skills, knowledge and experience required to successfully manage the municipal services and diverse organizational operations of this complex remote self-managed community, they will also demonstrate a deep commitment to the advancement of the Martu community and its members.

Located 160 kms east of the town of Newman in the Shire of East Pilbara, JCI is governed by an elected Council of Martu people, responsible for the planning and oversight of the delivery of community administration and management, municipal services, commercial operations and stakeholder management and engagement.

The CEO:

  • is the principal staff member and carries overall responsibility for the successful day to day management and operation of JCI, including delivery of municipal services and a number of commercial enterprises and other leases within the reserve.
  • is responsible for assisting the Council with strategic planning, identification and accessing of resources, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the success of municipal services and program delivery within Jigalong, and
  • as required and directed, represent JCI and its Council in meetings with government, industry and the general public.

The community infrastructure includes 74 houses, a Remote Community school, a health clinic, a community store, a WA Multi Function Police Facility, a large workshop/training facility, an airstrip and a swimming pool.  Other providers deliver specialist services from time to time.

For further information, duty statement, selection criteria and employment conditions please contact Alan Stewart, M 0417 932 246. E aljanstewart@bigpond.com

Applications Close 5pm Friday 19 April 2019.

INDEPENDANT DIRECTOR

Ngarluma & Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd.

About Ngarluma & Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd.

Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation Limited is an Aboriginal owned Charitable Organisation. The Foundation was established to promote the interests of the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi people, and the wider Aboriginal community by:

  • creating and operating initiatives for social, cultural, economic, business and educational developments;
  • creating and operating initiatives for better health and wellbeing;
  • developing, maintaining and providing assistance for education, advancement and training;
  • preserving and enhancing the spoken languages of our people, and developing literacy programs and literature and art consistent with the culture;
  • developing business enterprises, assist in evaluating business opportunities, acquiring business and management skills and helping to develop successful business enterprises; and
  • developing, encouraging, maintaining and supporting social development programs.

We are seeking expressions of interest for the position of Independent Director on the NYFL Board of Directors.

The Independent Director is viewed as important to:

  • Guide and support the development of the board, increasing community capacity and capability;
  • Encourage the development, advancement and future growth of the Foundation;
  • Provide an independent voice at the board table. The role of the Independent Director is a key component of the composition of the board, ensuring a mix of expertise, experience and community connection;
  • Provide technical input in their areas of expertise.

​We anticipate that the successful applicant would have the following skills:

  • Business acumen
  • Social impact mindset
  • Experience of, and insight into, the issues and opportunities facing Indigenous people
  • Sound understanding of governance and compliance frameworks
  • A sound understanding of government and philanthropic grant funding processes
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural communication ability
  • A track record of providing well informed, independent advice
  • Knowledge transfer, mentoring and/or coaching skills
  • The capacity to attend meetings a minimum six times per year with a mix of teleconference meetings and travel to the Pilbara
  • This position will receive a remuneration competitive with market rates

Closing date for Expressions of Interest is 5th April 2019 with applications to amee.leane@nyfl.org.au

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Tjiwarl (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC ICN 8628

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leads strategy development and implementation while overseeing and assisting the development and implementation of Tjiwarl AC’s strategic plan by establishing business objectives, polices, programs, standards and targets.



The CEO must maintain an awareness of opportunities for expansion, industry developments, and external pressures and threats with the aim of increasing cultural, social and economic outcomes for Tjiwarl AC and its Members.


Key Accountabilities

·Strategy and leadership

·Finance

·People

·Executive support

·Land access agreement

·Advocacy

·Culture, Heritage and Caring for Country

·Business development and wealth creation

·Employment, training and education

·Healing and health

Personal attributes

·Leadership

·Communication skills

·Interpersonal skills

·Negotiation and problem solving

·Opportunities

 A more detailed outline of the role is found here.

For further information please contact Julian Santamaria on 08 9425 2099 or juliansantamaria@dss.org.au.

 


1.Previous experience as a CEO or in a Senior Management role, successfully balancing strategic development and implementation with clear, measured outcomes.

2.Strong leadership skills in developing and implementing strategic plans, aligning goals and objectives with Members’ aspirations, inspiring confidence.

3.Experience and skill in developing strong financial governance policies, procedures and systems to ensure efficient allocation and use of money, inspiring confidence from the Board, Members, stakeholders and the wider community.

4.Expert skills in delegation and managing human resources to utilise a multi-disciplinary team to provide exceptional service.

5.Ability to work with Aboriginal people in a culturally appropriate way, displaying excellent communication skills and a high level of cross-cultural competency.

6.Lifelong demonstration of integrity, honesty, resilience and personal values when encountering challenging, complex scenarios.

7.Capacity to influence others through strong advocacy and strategic interactions with key stakeholders.

Desirable

1.Understanding of the Native Title Act and how to strategically leverage determined rights and interests for social, environmental and economic opportunities for native title holders.

2.Experience in developing projects and programs that further the social, environmental and economic goals of Aboriginal people with proven success in attracting government or private sector funding.


Your application

Your application must be a single PDF including the following:

1.A cover letter (optional, no more than a page);

2.The key information sheet;

3.A document addressing the key selection criteria (no more than 3 pages);

4.Current resume (no more than 3 pages); and

5.Details of two professional referees.

Please submit your application through Seek.com.au or via email to juliansantamaria@dss.org.au addressed to CEO Selection Panel, Tjiwarl (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC.

Applications close 5.00pm Thursday 28 March 2019

INDEPENDANT DIRECTOR (X3)

The Keeping Place

About Keeping Place

The Keeping Place is a powerful, innovative and safe tool for collecting, protecting and appropriately sharing cultural knowledge. Designed, owned and managed by Indigenous Australians, this platform enables Traditional Owners to regain data sovereignty, apply cultural protocols, improve governance and unlock social and economic opportunities for current and future generations.

The Keeping Place entity will be formed as a not-for-profit public company limited by guarantee with charitable status. To ensure the company always maintains majority Indigenous ownership and control, Indigenous organisations that purchase and use The Keeping Place software will become members of the company. This model ensures that the software system will continue to evolve to meet the varying needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups across Australia.


Independent Director Position Overview

Responsibilities

  • Contribute towards the development and approval of a strategic plan, core values and guiding principles for The Keeping Place.
  • Review board papers and consider issues in advance of board meetings.
  • Provide mentorship and support to Traditional Owner directors on the board.
  • Be accessible to the CEO and provide advice in the area of the board member’s expertise.
  • Participate and/or assist with activities of strategic importance to the ongoing sustainability of the company (eg negotiations with technology partner, meetings with funding providers, attendance at launch event).
  • Support the CEO to secure financial resources, either through direct assistance or by cultivating relationships with relevant personal and/or professional contacts.
  • Serve as an advocate and ambassador for The Keeping Place.
  • Exhibit agility and responsiveness to meet the governance needs of a start-up company.
  • Promote and uphold the principles of good governance.
  • Undertake appropriate cross cultural training as required.
  • Avoid making any improper use of their position or of any information acquired by virtue of their position so as to gain any material advantage for themselves, or for any other person, or to the detriment of The Keeping Place.
  • Promote constructive and respectful relationships between the board and management and members.

Further details about this position can be found here.

For more information please contact Clint Shaw via email at: clint.shaw@thekeepingplace.com or phone 0407 552 736.


Your application

To submit an EOI, please send the following documents to: info@thekeepingplace.com:

  • a current resume (with the names of 2 professional referees); and
  • a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) outlining your specific qualifications, relevant experience and why you believe you’re suited to this opportunity.

Expressions of Interest close 4pm Thursday 14 March and it is anticipated that successful candidates will be appointed in late March

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Tjiwarl (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC ICN 8628


Tjiwarl (Aboriginal Corporation) is seeking an experienced and skilled

Independent Director to join the Board   

Tjiwarl (Aboriginal Corporation) was established in 2017 to hold on trust the native title rights and interests of the Tjiwarl native title holders. The corporation is responsible for delivering core governance and operational activities, fulfils obligations under land use agreements, implements programs for the betterment of Tjiwarl native title holders, protects and preserves land and heritage for the Tjiwarl community.  There are approximately 230 adult members of Tjiwarl (Aboriginal Corporation).  


Ideal Candidate 

  • Minimum of 2 years board experience
  • Professional experience in any of the following areas: native title, Aboriginal heritage matters, business, financial, law, community development
  • Completed a company director or governance course
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Absence of conflicting commitments
  • Ability to develop human talent and work as a team

​Candidates must satisfy the eligibility requirements.  A more detailed outline of the role is found here.  

Please note that interviews for the position will take place the morning of Wednesday, 6 March 2019 in Perth.  The successful candidate is expected to attend the Tjiwarl General Meeting in Leinster on Tuesday, 2 April 2019.


Your application

Please send your resume and cover letter outlining your specific qualifications, relevant experience and why you believe you are ideally suited to this opportunity to egoodger@jacmac.com.au.  For further information please contact Emily Goodger on 9426 6792.

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 1 March 2019  

 

SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR TWO INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR ROLES 

The PKKP People are seeking applications for the following two Independent Director roles:

  • Independent Director for the Decision Making Committee (DMC) for the PKKP Charitable and Direct Benefits Trust; and
  • Independent Director for the Board of the PKKP Aboriginal Corporation. 

TO APPLY:

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

For further information or to submit your expressions of interest, please contact Taliah Payne, Trust Manager – Native Title, Perpetual, at taliah.payne@perpetual.com.au or call 08 9224 4447. 

Applications close on Friday, 22 February 2019 at 4pm AWST.

For more information, click here

SEEKING AN INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR WITH LEGAL BACKGROUND

The Marra Worra Worra Aboriginal Corporation ("MWW") is based in Fitzroy Crossing. We are a large resource agency, one of the largest Aboriginal Corporations in Australia, with a long and rich history in servicing the Fitzroy Valley. Refer to our website at www.mww.org.au for details on our service offerings and interests.

We are seeking to source an independent director to join our board for a term of 2 years, to assist with our strategic direction and supporting best practices in corporate governance.

Expressions of interest are sought from experienced independent directors with a background in the legal space.

Please submit a detailed expression of interest outlining your relevant experience, proposed day rate (noting that we are a not-for-profit) and a detailed rationale as to why you are applying for this position.

Contact: Richard Gregson +61437213700 richard.gregson@mww.org.au.

Applications close 25 January 2019.


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PAST VACANCIES - 2018

 

FDIO is renewing its Board to become a majority Aboriginal Board - seeking up to six directors

Established in 2012, the Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations (FDIO) is an independent, not for profit charitable trust that prepares, supports and advises Boards, Directors and Executives of Aboriginal organisations to practice effective, culturally informed governance

 

FDIO is WA based, with national ambitions.  FDIO’s office is in the Perth CBD and its staff are frequently on the ground engaging with Aboriginal organisations across WA.

Directors of FDIO are part of an active Board which advises, provides advocacy and strategic visioning and support to its Executive Office staff.  If you are an experienced Director with the governance credentials and cultural understanding required to support FDIO’s work with Aboriginal organisations, we encourage you to express your interest and to receive a Candidate Information Package. Aboriginal candidates from Perth and the regions are strongly encouraged to apply. Aboriginal Youth candidates (aged 18-30) are also encouraged to apply.

Applications close on Friday, 28 September 2018

For more information, click here


Wongatha Peoples Education and Recreation Trust (WPERT)

seeking a Financial Trustee

The Wongatha Peoples Education and Recreation Trust (WPERT) requires a trustee with financial/accounting qualifications, or considerable experience working with organisational finances. The WPERT distributes the earnings from native title compensation to the Wongatha People of Western Australia for the purpose of assisting with education and training costs.  You will join three other trustees with either financial or education skills.

The position requires attendance at 4 quarterly meetings in Perth (or by video conference) and some decision making via email. The position is voluntary but travel expenses will be re-imbursed.

Please contact Phil Mcevoy on 0429181802 or philmcevoy@yahoo.com.au.


seeking Inaugural CEO

The Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute (WAALI) is an independent not-for-profit incorporated charitable organisation established in 2017, to empower and improve the wellbeing and reduce disadvantage of Aboriginal People by facilitating leadership development for Aboriginal People.  

This is a Perth based role with flexible conditions for the right person.  The successful applicant will have the following skills and experiences:

  • A strong alignment with WAALI’s mission and values
  • Proven experience working with Aboriginal people and communities
  • An understanding of culturally appropriate teaching and learning, and an interest in leadership development
  • Proven experience in the areas of securing corporate and government sponsorship
  • Operations experience, in a small organisation or team

For more information, please contact Chris Tan on +61 8 9322 0852 (quoting ref S50704) or go to the Seek advertisement here.


is seeking a

Chief Executive Officer

Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation is the corporate body for the Dambimangari Peoples, providing a range of programs for the benefit of the Traditional Owners which provide employment, business and social/economic assistance.

DAC’s mission is good governance, strong financial management and focused cultural activities will strengthen the independence of DAC people. Values are to create a strong, healthy and economically sustainable community for Dambimangari people. This is a Derby based role focused on the further establishment and growth of the corporation including development of Enterprises. Responsible for ensuring that the organisation achieves its strategic objectives in accordance with the strategic plans. This role includes business growth initiatives: build a strong business development focus to develop existing and new business opportunities either through enterprise or grant funding; strengthening of external stakeholder partnerships and relationships; financial oversight and accountability; and overarching accountability to funding bodies, the community, stakeholders and the Board of Directors. Leading a small but focussed team of professional managers and staff, characterised by its constructive, collaborative and innovative culture. 

For more information on this role, click here

JH Consulting Services Management is assisting the DAC Board to conduct the selection process and can ensure privacy and confidentiality to all enquiries from candidates.

Please send your résumé and cover letter outlining your specific qualifications, relevant experience and how you meet the selection criteria to Jennifer Hill by email: jhconsultingpl@gmail.com or call +61(0)47864 4114 for a confidential discussion regarding your suitability for this role.

Closing date for applications is COB Friday, 1st of June, however we would encourage interested candidates to express interest prior to this date.




GELGANYEM GROUP

seeking a 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)

In June 2005, Traditional Owners in the East Kimberley of Western Australia, entered into an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) and Management Plan Agreement (MPA) with Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Ltd. The Gelganyem Group of entities (‘Gelganyem’) was established to create meaningful change and choice for a healthier community and business success for all generations of Traditional Owners of the Argyle Participation Agreement. ‘Gelganyem’ currently consists of Gelganyem Trust, Kilkayi Trust and Gelganyem Enterprises Trust and its subsidiary businesses. Each of these Trusts is administered from an Executive Office in Kununurra, Western Australia. Collectively the Boards of the Trusts steward resources to ensure compliance as set out in the Agreements including how to look after country, improve the financial wellbeing of Traditional Owners, help the local Aboriginal community get training and jobs at the mine and help establish new Aboriginal businesses.

Gelganyem is in a critical time of development with the closure of the Argyle Diamond mine scheduled for 2020. The Boards of Gelganyem are looking to capitalise on business opportunities that come with the closure and to create new, diversified revenue streams that will sustain Traditional Owner interests beyond the tenure of the mine. During this period of change, Gelganyem will also streamline its governance structure to establish an operating model that is sustainable and cost-effective while meeting the requirements of the Trust Deeds.

Led by the Board of Gelganyem Limited, we aim to recruit a commercially astute, governance savvy, outcome driven CEO to guide Gelganyem through this period of opportunity and change.  The role is a 2-year term, with an extension possible by mutual agreement.

The CEO will be responsible for the:

  • Assurance of compliance of Agreement commitments and obligations set out in the ILUA and MPA;
  • Implementation of the revised strategic direction and Executive Office functions of Gelganyem following the restructure; 
  • Review, management and potential growth of Gelganyem’s commercial interests so that businesses are profitable and revenue streams are expanded and diversified;
  • Financial management of the Group’s existing businesses ensuring sound, sustainable and compliant control and reporting ;
  • Leadership of a small but focussed operations team in a manner that builds an accountable and high performance culture;
  • Development of mutually beneficial relationships with stakeholders in the Kimberley and northern Australian regions;
  • Effective collaboration with Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamonds Senior Leadership team to develop, implement and monitor mine closure plans that maximise the benefits to Traditional Owners of the Argyle Agreements;
  • Provision of efficient and cohesive governance support to the Boards of the Gelganyem; and; 
  • Compliance with relevant legislation, constituent documents and agreements. 

The ideal candidate will have proven results and demonstrated success in an organisation of similar complexity.

People interested in considering this position should offer:

  • A passion for contributing to the advancement of Aboriginal people, with a focus on Traditional Owners of the Argyle Agreement;
  • Extensive governance, change management and business development experience; 
  • Demonstrated skills and experience successfully growing commercial businesses and diversifying business opportunities preferably in northern Australia
  • Examples of where they have improved an organisation’s financial sustainability; 
  • Leadership qualities that motivate others and inspire confidence in Gelganyem;
  • The ability to seamlessly move between an operational and strategic mindset;
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong ability to effectively engage with Traditional Owners  and other key stakeholders;  
  • A collaborative mindset that can identify potential partnerships and win:win opportunities;
  • Strong management skills to manage up (to the Board), across with peers from similar organisations and down (with staff);
  • Strategic, operational, financial, people management and sound decision making skills are all essential.  

Intending applicants should be aware that the position is based in Kununurra. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. Secondments from like-minded organisation will be considered for the right candidate.

A competitive remuneration package, including housing support and motor vehicle, reflective of the senior nature of this role and its Kununurra location will be negotiated.  

The Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations (FDIO) is assisting the Board of Gelganyem Limited in recruiting the new CEO.  An information package for this role containing application guidelines may be obtained by emailing tahnee.davies@fdio.com.au.  Initial telephone enquiries may be made to Amanda Wheeler on 0438 929 834.

Confidential applications should be made in Word format to Amanda Wheeler, FDIO Chief Executive Officer at info@fdio.com.au quoting Gelganyem CEO by 9am WST on Monday 4 June 2018.


The Nyiyaparli People

are seeking  an 

Independent Member for a Decision Making Committee

The Nyiyaparli People and The Myer Family Company Ltd (MFCo), the Trustee of the Nyiyaparli Direct Benefits Trust and Nyiyaparli Charitable Trust, are looking to secure the services of an experience individual to be the Independent Member of the Decision Making Committee (DMC) for the Nyiyaparli Direct Benefits Trust and Nyiyaparli Charitable Trust.

The Independent Member will sit as a member of the DMC with the Nyiyaparli member representatives and Trustee Representative and will be involved in providing financial, management and corporate governance advice and support to the DMC.

The successful candidate should demonstrate proven business and administration skills as well as excellent communication (written and oral), extensive network, community development and or commercial experience and relationship building skills. The candidate must also display a demonstrated commitment to collaborative work practices and competence in analysing the critical issues affecting Indigenous Australians.

For more information on the role and job criteria, please click here.

Applicants:

Your Expression of Interest and CV should be provided by email to nicole.hutchinson@mutualtrust.com.au by Friday, 25 May 2018.


Expressions of Interest sought for an Independent Director

West Pilbara, WA

The Yaburara and Coastal Mardudhunera People, along with the Professional Trustee (Pascoe Partners Custodian Services Pty Ltd) are seeking expressions of interest for an Independent Director to join the Charitable Trust Board. 

The ideal candidate will have experience and qualifications in the area of finance, law, business development, corporate governance or similar areas.

Previous experience workiing with Indigenous organisations and on Boards will be looked upon favourably.

For more information, click here or contact Chris Derman on (08) 9100 1000 or chris.d@ppacc.com.au

Applications close at 5pm AWST 25 May 2018


The BANJIMA People

are seeking an

Independent Advisor

for their


Native Title Direct Benefits Trust (DBT)

  • The Banjima people are a Pilbara-based Traditional Owner Group. The Banjima Direct Benefits Trust has been established to guide the use of royalty monies for the benefit of the Banjima people.
  • The Traditional Owner Advisors to the Trust are seeking to appoint an Independent Advisor for a three-year term to work alongside them as they:
    ◦    Shape the Trust distribution policies
    ◦    Assess applications to the Trust for assistance 
    ◦    Make decisions regarding the accumulation, investment and distribution of Trust fund and
    ◦    Collaborate with other entities to develop strategies that improve the wellbeing of the Banjima community
  • Candidates will require the following attributes:
    ◦    Business acumen
    ◦    Social impact mindset
    ◦    Experience of, and insight into, the issues and opportunities facing Indigenous people
    ◦    Sound understanding of governance and compliance frameworks
    ◦    Demonstrated cross-cultural communication ability
    ◦    A track record of providing well informed, independent advice
    ◦    Knowledge transfer, mentoring and/or coaching skills
    ◦    The capacity to attend meetings at six-weekly intervals and travel to the Pilbara several times a year
  • This position will receive a remuneration competitive with market rates

FDIO is facilitating the recruitment process. If you are interested in this position, please forward a signed copy of this Confidentiality Agreement along with your expression of interest by email to FDIO Executive Officer, Tahnee Davies c/- tahnee.davies@fdio.com.au.  You will then receive a candidate information package including advice regarding the application process.

Please note, applications close on COB Friday 13 April. No late applications will be considered.


Kuruma Marthudunera Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC 

seeking an Independent Director

Kuruma Marthudunera Ltd (KML), was established in 2011 as the Trustee for the K&M people. It is responsible for holding and managing the monetary compensation payable by contributors for the impact of operations on the native title rights and interests of the K&M People.

Kuruma Marthudunera Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (KMAC), was established in 2013 as a corporation entity for the K&M People. As the appointed Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBC) for K&M People, KMAC is responsible for monitoring and implementing the obligations and commitments of various participation agreements. KMAC also provides services that protect and preserve K&M cultural heritage and utilises Charitable Trust funds to deliver programs for the betterment of the K&M people.

There are approximately 290 adult members in the K&M community. The total population including spouses and family members likely to benefit from K&M programs is in excess of 700 people.

Independent Director.

The role of the Independent Director is an important aspect to the composition of the board, ensuring the appropriate mix of expertise and experience is maintained.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Minimum of 2 years board  experience
  • Minimum of 2 years financial or business management experience
  • Have experience or knowledge of native title processes and/or Aboriginal heritage matters
  • Completed or prepared to complete a Company Directors course

Condition and term of appointment including remuneration and meeting protocol will be discussed in detail with the appropriate candidates as well as the selection and endorsement process.

A more detailed outline of the role and package is found here.

Your application.

Please send your resume and cover letter outlining your specific qualifications, relevant experience and why you believe you are ideally suited to this opportunity to s.slattery@kmac.org.au.

For further information please contact KMAC Chair Sara Slattery on 0467 480 598 or via email s.slattery@kmac.org.au

Applications close 21st March 2018. 




Meenangu Wajarri Aboriginal Corporation (MWAC) seeks CEO [Geraldton based role]

MWAC are seeking a passionate, hands on and outcomes driven CEO to join MWAC at a pivotal time as it seeks PBC and further establishment. Whilst short term focus is on achieving PBC status, building capacity and longevity within the corporation as it serves the community is critical.

The role includes:

  • Preparing, submitting and achieving PBC status.
  • Providing strategic direction, leadership and management of MWAC in order to maximise the realisation of the ancestor family groups vision, values and strategic goals.
  • Preparing strategic plans down to budget levels whilst maintaining the ongoing buy in of the community and key stakeholders.
  • Providing advice to the Board of Directors on strategic positioning, economic development opportunities and progress of the Prescribed Body Corporate application.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Previous indigenous working experience as a leader, stakeholder or community member.
  • Possess strong strategy, systems and process understanding, engagement and implementation skills.
  • Previous history of guiding a PBC pre and post determination to visible and concrete benefits for the community.
  • An advanced leadership and influencing style to work alongside different cultures, personalities and context which ensure interpersonal relationships are positive and long term focused.
  • Advanced communication skills to match context and audience.
  • Learns, understands and respects Wajarri Yamatji people's Lore and Culture.
  • Tertiary qualifications appropriate to the role.
  • Advanced financial literacy as well as the ability to translate and add meaning for those without the same level of financial literacy.
  • Commercial acumen.
  • Demonstrate a history of making sound decisions and have strong skills in strategic, operational and financial management to identify, plan and execute strategic activities.
  • Demonstrates a history of creating strategy and implementation via an engaging and compelling leadership style.
  • Skilled in mediation, conflict resolution and negotiation.

You can email your resume to chris@meelup.com.au or call +61(0)418 914 862 for a confidential discussion and suitability for this role. 

A competitive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate.  ​For more information go here.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 9 March 2018, however we would encourage interested candidates to express interest prior to this date.


Waardi Limited seeking two Independent Directors

Description of Role / Duties:

Waardi is looking to appoint two suitably experienced Independent Directors, one to work with the Waardi Board of Directors and one to work with the Guumbarr Limited Board of Directors

They wil be required to attend quarterly full day board meetings held in Broome and participate in board teleconferences in between meetings appropriate to the matters being considered.  

Eligibility Criteria: Please download the full Eligibility Criteria from the Waardi website. 

The Independent Director must substantially satisfy the following criteria:

  • Board Experience – at least 2 years as a director; 
  • Trust Experience
  • Financial Literacy;
  • Leadership Experience;
  • Absence of Conflicting Commitments; and
  • Reputation and Integrity.

In addition:

  • Shall not be an employee or contractor of Waardi or any related entity;
  • Shall be free of any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with the independent exercise of their judgement;
  • Shall not be eligible for membership of Waardi or related to a Member;  
  • Will have a mix of experience in law, accounting or finance, corporate manager or leader, especially in the area of social services delivery; and or business administration;
  • Will be prepared to commit to the vision, goals and values of Waardi;
  • Be able to talk to fellow directors in your area of expertise;
  • Be willing to undertake Cross Cultural Awareness Training and respect the cultural knowledge and practices;
  • Display a genuine desire to work with Waardi and its members;
  • Will have voting rights; and
  • Will be required to produce an acceptable National Police Clearance Certificate. 

Closing date for applications: COB Friday, 16 March 2018 with email to admin@waardi.com.au

Further details on the role contained here and director criteria contained here


 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is a unique Corporation, bringing together five language groups (the Ngarluma, Mardudhunera, Yaburara, Yindjibarndi and Wong- Goo-Tt-Oo peoples) to pave the road forward, working together for Country, guided by their cultural lore and traditional owners.

MAC owns freehold title to the Murujuga National Park (4,913 ha) which adjoins industrial and other lands on the Burrup Peninsula. The Murujuga National Park is the 100th park in WA and has enormous cultural significance to the people of Murujuga and experts alike.  It commands the attention of researchers and archaeologists from all over the world.

We are seeking a passionate and outcomes driven CEO to join MAC.  The role is a 2-year term, with a 2-year extension possible by agreement and will include the following core duties:

  • Provide strategic direction, leadership and management of MAC; 
  • Providing direction, leadership and management in order to maximise the realisation of their people’s vision, values and strategic goals; 
  • Identify new business and investment opportunities that will help diversify and further strengthen revenues;
  • Leading a small but focussed team, characterised by its constructive, collaborative and innovative culture;
  • Securing and managing their people’s native title rights and interests and the Corporation’s human, physical and financial resources;
  • Ensuring that their peoples’ culture and heritage are recorded, protected and shared in the community. 

The MAC is looking for a CEO who has prior experience at executive leadership and will possess the core skills required to ensure success. 

People interested in considering this position should offer:

  • Extensive senior level experience in a leadership role, one that has included multiple and diverse responsibilities;  
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong ability to effectively engage with the members and other key stakeholders;  
  • Strategic, operational, financial, commercial, people management and sound decision making skills are all essential.  
  • Experience in the tourism sector is a desirable attribute however not essential. 

Intending applicants should be aware that the position is based in Karratha, however periodic travel to Perth as well as remote communities in the Pilbara will be necessary.  This position is not considered to be fly in fly out. 

Aboriginal people are strongly encouraged to apply.

A competitive remuneration package, including housing and motor vehicle, reflective of the senior nature of this role and its Karratha location will be negotiated.  

An information package for this role may be obtained by emailing enquiries@lesterblades.com.au quoting Job Reference LB302092.  Initial telephone enquiries may be made to James Fairbairn on 08 9221 0744.

Confidential applications should be made in Word format to Lester Blades – Executive Search, Selection & Retention at applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302092. 

Applications close 9am, Tuesday 6th March 2018.


 

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER



Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation (‘KNAC’) represents the Nyiyaparli people from the Pilbara region south of Marble Bar, in all matters concerning their native title claim and conducts negotiations and business dealings with all parties on behalf of the Nyiyaparli people. The Corporation was registered in 2001. The Corporation has agreements in place with mining companies for access to its lands – including with Rio Tinto Iron Ore, Fortescue Metals Group, BHP Billiton Iron Ore and Roy Hill. KNAC is headquartered in South Hedland and employs around 10 staff. It is governed by the Board and led by the CEO.

It is committed to achieving an economically and culturally strong Nyiyaparli community through leveraging the resources benefits of their lands and the protection of their native title rights and interests. 

Key accountabilities of the position will include:

  • Providing advice to the KNAC Board of Directors on strategic positioning, economic opportunities, and community development programs. 
  • Providing direction, leadership and management in order to maximise the realisation of the Nyiyaparli people’s vision, values and strategic goals. 
  • Leading a small but focussed team, characterised by its constructive, collaborative and innovative culture. 
  • Securing and managing the Nyiyaparli people’s native title rights and interests as well as KNAC’s human, physical and financial resources. 
  • Ensuring that the Nyiyaparli people’s culture and heritage are recorded, protected and shared in the community. 

The Board of KNAC is looking for 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; 
  • leadership and mentoring;
  • community and stakeholder engagement; 
  • high level communication skills;
  • an outcomes focussed approach.

You will bring a very good understanding of working with indigenous communities or in a cross-cultural context. 

Intending applicants should be aware that the position is based in South Hedland, however periodic travel to Perth will be necessary.  This position is not considered to be fly in fly out. 

A competitive remuneration package, including relocation, housing allowance and motor vehicle, reflective of the senior nature of this role and its South Hedland location will be negotiated.  

A copy of the position description may be obtained by calling Lester Blades on 9221 0744.

Closing date for applications, 9.00am Monday 12th February 2018.

Applications may be made in Word format to Lester Blades – Executive Search, Selection & Retention at applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302086.  Initial telephone enquiries to James Fairbairn are welcome on 9221 0744.


CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation (YAC) was established as a corporate entity for the three Yinhawangka ancestor family groups – Minatangunha, Jardhunha and Thurantajinha & Wilga (MJT&W).  The Yinhawangka people have native title rights to an area based around Paraburdoo in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Paraburdoo lies within the shire of Ashburton and is surrounded by spectacular natural scenery. 

The Corporation will be pivotal in progressing the broader interests of approximately 300 Yinhawangka adults, plus associated children, who reside in the majority of the broader Pilbara region, and in representing the Yinhawangka people in their dealings with government and private industry in general.

YAC very recently achieved prescribed body corporate (PBC) status to hold native title for the benefit of the Yinhawangka people.

We are seeking a passionate and outcomes driven CEO to join YAC at a pivotal time in its growth and further establishment.  This includes the expanding ranger unit and the construction of a substantial YAC office in 2018-2019. The longer term ambition of the community is to develop their own people towards self-determination and roles in management and leadership.  Teaching, coaching and sharing knowledge is part of the incoming CEO's role.

The role is a 2-year term, with a 2-year extension possible by agreement and will include the following core duties:

  • Provide strategic direction, leadership and management of YAC; 
  • 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; 
  • Ensuring that the MJT&W peoples’ culture and heritage are recorded, protected and shared in the community, and becomes embedded in the best practice systems of the Corporation; 
  • Providing advice to the Board of Directors on strategic positioning, governance best practice and economic development opportunities;
  • Oversee the construction of the $4M office to commence mid 2018;
  • Engage with MJT&W community and all other stakeholders;
  • Implement recent trust review recommendations. 

People interested in considering this position should offer:

  • Extensive senior level experience in a leadership role, one that has included multiple and diverse responsibilities;  
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong ability to effectively engage with the Yinhawangka people and other key stakeholders;  
  • Strategic, operational, financial, people management and sound decision making skills are all essential.  

The person appointed must bring a very good understanding of working with indigenous communities. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

Intending applicants should be aware that the position is based in Paraburdoo, however periodic travel to Perth as well as remote communities in the Pilbara will be necessary.  This position is not considered to be fly in fly out. 

A competitive remuneration package, including housing and motor vehicle, reflective of the senior nature of this role and its Paraburdoo location will be negotiated.  

An information package for this role may be obtained by emailing enquiries@lesterblades.com.au quoting Job Reference LB302080.  Initial telephone enquiries may be made to James Fairbairn on 08 9221 0744.

Confidential applications should be made in Word format to Lester Blades – Executive Search, Selection & Retention at applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302080. Applications close 9am, Monday, 5 February 2018.


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EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY

DEPUTY HEAD OF CENTRE – 50D POSITION

KURONGKURL KATITJIN

MOUNT LAWLEY (PERTH) CAMPUS



$141,569 - $155,963 LEVEL D OR $182,362 LEVEL E

FULL TIME, FIXED TERM 5 YEARS

COMMENCING JANUARY 2018 OR AS NEGOTIATED

Are you able to make a difference to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' participation and success in higher education?

 Edith Cowan University is looking for a suitably qualified academic leader as its Deputy for its renowned Centre for Indigenous Education and Research, Kurongkurl Katitjin. 

It is intended that the suitable candidate will successfully shadow and transition fully to the Head of Centre role by 2019.

 By attracting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to ECU, this challenging and rewarding role will improve participation, retention and graduation outcomes, while strengthening Kurongkurl Katitjin’s capability for teaching and research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture across the University.

 As Deputy Head of Kurongkurl Katitjin, you will:

 • Lead and advise on strategies to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and support success across the diverse disciplines at ECU;

• Enhance local, regional and national relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider community to improve education outcomes;

• Establish strong and lasting industry links that enhance teaching and research programs; and 

• Provide innovative leadership and guidance in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture across teaching, research and engagement.

 You will be an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person as provided for under the Equal Opportunity Act (WA) 1984, Section 50D, with a strong motivation and relevant background to make a difference in Aboriginal education, affairs and the broader community.

 You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

 Benefits & Remuneration

This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $141,569 - $155,963 (Level D) or $182,362 (Level E) plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

 ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

 For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Future Staff website.

 Contact

Interested applicants are welcome to call Professor Colleen Hayward AM on 08 9370 6689 for more information.

 How to Apply

Please upload your resume along with a statement addressing the Selection Criteria. 

Visit the Jobs@ECU website to start your application.

 Closing Date: Applications close on Sunday 5 November 2017 at 11:30pm WST.


 Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

INAUGURAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

In September 2015, the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura peoples celebrated their Native Title Determination. The PKKPAC RNTBC was established to protect the rights and interests of their peoples who have traditional rights to lands and waters that cover approximately 10,888 square kilometres of Western Australia’s Pilbara region, between Onslow and Tom Price. Subsequently the establishment and governance framework for the Corporation has been put in place and the board is now pleased to invite applications for the position of its inaugural Chief Executive Officer. 

Key accountabilities of the position will include:

  • Implementation of the Community Strategic Plan and Operational Plan developed as part of the establishment framework;
  • Strategic planning and Annual plan development in consultation with the Board and wider PKKP community; 
  • Develop and lead a small but focussed team, creating a constructive, collaborative and innovative environment;
  • Ensure compliance with the range of Native Title, Statutory, Legal, financial and contractual obligations; 
  • Ensuring that the PKKP peoples’ culture and heritage are recorded, protected and shared in the community, and becomes embedded in the best practice systems of the Corporation; 
  • Providing advice to the Board of Directors on strategic positioning, governance best practice and economic development opportunities.

People interested in considering this position should offer extensive senior level experience in a leadership role, one that has included multiple and diverse responsibilities.  Intending applicants must offer outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong ability to effectively engage with the PKKP people and other key stakeholders.  Strategic, operational, financial, people management and sound decision making skills are all essential.  

The person appointed must bring a very good understanding of working with indigenous communities. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

Intending applicants should be aware that the position is based in Karratha, however periodic travel to Perth as well as remote communities in the Pilbara will be necessary.  This position is not considered to be fly in fly out. 

A competitive remuneration package, including housing and motor vehicle, reflective of the senior nature of this role and its Karratha location will be negotiated.  

A copy of the position description may be obtained by calling Lester Blades on 9221 0744. Applications may be made in Word format to Lester Blades – Executive Search, Selection & Retention at applications@lesterblades.com.au quoting Reference LB302053.  Initial telephone enquiries to James Fairbairn are welcome on 9221 0744.

Closing date for applications, 9am Monday 30 October 2017


KARIYARRA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION (KAC) (ICN: 8355) 

is seeking an Independent Director to join its Board

KAC is a registered charity established to carry out a range of functions the Kariyarra people. KAC’s Board meets regularly in the Port Hedland area and works closely with Kariyarra Land Aboriginal Corporation. 

To be eligible for the role of Independent Director, applicants must:

  • Have no associations with the Kariyarra people or business affiliations with KLAC; and
  • Have a tertiary qualification.

Go here for more information. 

KAC hopes to fill this position as soon as possible.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 3 November 2017. 


KARIYARRA LAND ABORIGINAL CORPORATION (KLAC) (ICN: 8496) 

is seeking an Independent Director to join its Board

KLAC is a registered charity that carries out property related functions for the benefit of the Kariyarra people. KLAC’s Board meets regularly in the Port Hedland area and works closely with Kariyarra Aboriginal Corporation. 

To be eligible for the role of Independent Director, applicants must:

  • Have no associations with the Kariyarra people or business affiliations with KLAC;
  • Have a tertiary qualification; and
  • Have at least 3 years experience in either property management/real estate or senior management in land titles. 

Go here for more information. 

KLAC hopes to fill this position as soon as possible.

Closing dates for applications is 5pm on Friday, 3 November 2017. 


MG CORPORATION IS RECRUITING A LAWYER

MG Corporation is committed to building a strong economic and social base for Miriuwung and Gajerrong (MG) people, while protecting and enhancing MG culture and heritage.  

MG Corporation is looking for a Lawyer with a minimum of 3 years’ post-qualification experience, ideally with a commercial or native title background. 

Based in Kununurra, this position is a full-time, fixed-term contract. MG Corporation offers attractive salary, leave and salary sacrifice entitlements.

Go here for more information. 

For a copy of the relevant position description and details on the application process, please contact Claire Saffery: c.saffery@mgcorp.com.au 

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 6 October 2017

Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.


Banjyma Aboriginal Corporation

BAC is seeking a new Banjyma Lanugage Group Director for the IBN Board

Seeking one Banjyma member of Banjyma Aboriginal Corporation for appointment to IBN Corporation Pty Ltd, for an appointment of 4 years.  The IBN Board is Trustee for the charitable trust dervied from the Mining Area C Agreement (MACA) and also for IBN operations and services.

In accordance with the IBN Constitution, it is the board of BAC that appoints the Banjyma Language Group Director to the IBN Board.

Go here for more information.

Applications close at 5pm, 29 September 2017.


MG CORPORATION is recruiting an INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

for its subsidiary MG DEVELOPMENTS PTY LTD

Miriuwung and Gajerrong (MG) people are the native title holders of large areas in the north of the East Kimberley region. The MG Group is committed to building a strong economic and social base for MG people, while protecting and enhancing MG culture and heritage. 

MG Corporation is seeking to appoint an Independent Director with strong commercial and business development expertise to its subsidiary company MG Developments Pty Ltd. 

MG Developments Pty Ltd, in collaboration with the soon to be appointed Business Development Manager and supported by the CEO of MG Corporation, is tasked with realising value from the MG Group’s asset base, including substantial land holdings in the region. 

The successful candidate will be required to travel to Kununurra for quarterly board meetings of MG Developments Pty Ltd.

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 29 September 2017

Please submit an Expressions of Interest to the CEO at a.wedderburn@mgcorp.com.au.

For more information, please contact Lawford Benning (Chair, MG Corporation) on 0439 605 918.



YAC is seeking a dynamic new CEO

This is a Paraburdoo based role in the further establishment and growth of the Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation including members as well as expanding Ranger services and an on-going building program.

An ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Previous Indigenous working experience as a leader, stakeholder or community member.
  • Previous history of guiding a PBC from determination to visible and concrete benefits for the community.
  • An advanced leadership and influencing style to accomodate different cultures, personalities and context which ensure interpersonal relationships are positive and long term focused.
  • Learns, understands and respects MJT&W people's Lore and Culture. 
  • Tertiary qualifications appropriate to the role. 
  • Advanced financial literacy as well as the ability to translate and add meaning for those without the same level of financial literacy.
  • Commercial acumen. 
  • Demonstrate a history of making sound decisions and have strong skills in strategic, operational and financial management to identify, plan and execute strategic activities.
  • Demonstrates a history of creating strategy and implementation via an engaging and compelling leadership style.
  • Skilled in mediation, conflict resolution and negotiation.

Go here for more information.

Closing date for applications is COB Thursday 14th September, however we would encourage interested candidates to express interest prior to this date.


Winja Wajarri Barna Limited (WWBL) is seeking an Independent Director

Winja Wajarri Barna Limited (WWBL) was established in 2013 to be the Trustee of the Wajarri Yamatji Charitable Fund and the Wajarri Yamatji General Trust. WWBL has one member, Meenangu Wajarri Aboriginal Corporation, which is also a beneficiary of the General Trust.  

Independent Director Role

We are seeking an Independent Director to join up to 5 Wajarri Yamatji Directors on the board. The role is seen as an exchange of ideas and sharing of Aboriginal culture. The Independent Director is viewed as important to:

  • Guide and support the development of the board, increasing community capacity and capability, 
  • Encourage the development, advancement and future growth of the Trusts for the beneficiaries,
  • Provide an independent voice at the board table. The role of the Independent Director is a key component of the composition of the board, ensuring a mix of expertise, experience and community connection, 
  • Provide technical input in their areas of expertise.

Board meetings are conducted alternatively between Perth and Geraldton and held bi-monthly on a Saturday. Additional meetings on a needs basis. Sitting fee and reimbursement of travel, accommodation and meals. 

Go here for further information.

Closing date for applications COB Friday 22 September 2017. 


Yinhawangka Decision Making Committee is seeking an Independent Member

The Yinhawangka people are the native title claimants and traditional custodians of approximately 10,150 square kilometres of land and waters in the Pilbara region in the Shires of Ashburton and Meekatharra.

The Yinhawangka people, in conjunction with their Trustee (The Myer Family Company Ltd) are looking to secure the services of an experiencesd individual to be the Independent Member of the Decisions making Committee (DMC) for the Yinhawangka Direct Benefits Trust and Yingawangka Charitable Trust.

For more details, go to this document.

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is Monday, 11 September 2017.


Kuruma Marthudunera Ltd Seeks Independent Director (Pilbara, Western Australia)

Kuruma Marthudunera Ltd (KML), was established in 2011 as the Trustee for the Kuruma & Marthudunera (K&M) people. It is responsible for holding and managing the monetary compensation payable by contributors for the impact of operations on the native title rights and interests of the K&M People.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience working with Indigenous Communities
  • Minimum of 3 years board experience
  • Minimum of 2 years financial or business management experience
  • Completed or prepared to complete a Company Directors course
  • Experience dealing with similar trusts to the Charitable Trust.

Condition and term of appointment including remuneration and meeting protocol will be discussed in detail with the appropriate candidates as well as the selection and endorsement process.

For more details, click here.

To apply, email your résumé and cover letter outlining your specific qualifications, relevant experience and why you believe you are ideally suited to this opportunity to chris@meelup.com.au or call +61(0)418 914 862 for a confidential discussion and suitability for this role.

Applications close on Tuesday, 29 August 2017.


              

Gelganyem and Kilkayi seek Male Independent Director

Gelganyem and Kilkayi are seeking to appoint a male Director with strong financial and business skills to fill the role as Independent Director of Gelganyem Limited as trustee of Gelganyem Trust and Director of Kilkayi Pty Limited as trustee of Kilkayi Trust.

Essential Criteria

  • Demonstrable previous experience as a Director and a role in senior management;
  • Extensive financial and business experience with business or financial qualifications;
  • Experience in the highest standards of corporate governance;
  • Previous experience working with Trusts and/or Aboriginal organisations and awareness of and sensitivity to issues affecting Aboriginal people;
  • Availability for a minimum of 2 years;
  • Be available to attend a Board Meeting from the 11-13th September 2017 in Kununurra.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Tuesday, 15 August 2017.

Please click here for more information.

You may also refer to the Gelganyem website www.gelganyem.com.au or contact Patrick Low, General Manager on (08) 9169-3504 or 0408 071 297 or email patrick.low@gelganyem.com.au for more information. It is anticipated that interviews for shortlisted applicants will occur on Monday 28th August 2017.


MG CORPORATION IS RECRUITING A

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

MG Corporation is committed to building a strong economic and social base for Miriuwung and Gajerrong (MG) people, while protecting and enhancing MG culture and heritage.  

MG Corporation is looking for a Business Development Manager with relevant tertiary qualifications and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in business development to maximise the strategic opportunities available to MG Corporation and its related entities. 

Based in Kununurra, this position is a full-time, fixed-term contract. MG Corporation offers attractive salary, leave and salary sacrifice entitlements.

For a copy of the relevant position description and details on the application process, please contact Claire Saffery: c.saffery@mgcorp.com.au or click here.

Applications close on Friday, 25 August 2017

Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.


Education NFP Seeking Non-Executive Directors

SHINE Inspire Achieve Belong Inc is a not-for-profit organisation that works with female high school students who are at risk of disengaging from the education system and society, negatively impacting their employment and life opportunities into the future. SHINE offers a unique school-based program that educates and empowers young women, increasing educational engagement, school attendance rates and resilience.

 Originally founded and operating in two schools in Geraldton, SHINE has a strategic objective to open additional facilities at schools in other areas of Western Australia, including the metropolitan area and the Pilbara region. 

 An opportunity exists for suitably qualified individuals to fill three non-executive director positions on the board. Applicants with the following skills or experience are particularly sought: 

  • Marketing and public relations
  • Fundraising, including sponsor attraction and management
  • Experience working in or running not-for-profit organisations in areas related to welfare, education and/or disadvantaged youth; and/or
  • Finance

 Current members of the board are based in both Geraldton and Perth, and meet monthly via teleconference and face-to-face. 

 SHINE encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities. 

 For further information, please contact the board Chair, Miriam Stanborough on 0401 825 475. 

 Please email your CV and application before COB Friday, 18 August 2017 to natasha.lay@shinetoday.com.au


 

The Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) is seeking nominations from suitably qualified individuals to fill two Director positions on the NACC Board commencing from the NACC AGM on 6 October 2017.

Given the strategic direction for the organisation, the Board is particularly interested in applicants with knowledge or experience in the areas of: Not for Profit Governance, small Business Management, Finance and Risk Management, Marketing / Public Relations, Fundraising – Innovative funding models for NFPs, Climate Change and Law.

As a NACC Director you will make a concrete and meaningful contribution towards NACC’s Mission and Goals to address the range of environmental challenges in the Mid West region. NACC is developing a comprehensive Aboriginal environmental program: see http://www.nacc.com.au/aboriginal-participation/

NACC Directors are remunerated for travel, accommodation and sitting fees associated with meetings attended.

NACC encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from different cultural backgrounds and people with disabilities.

Application packs can be obtained from Evelyne Halikis by phoning 08 9938 0100, or by emailing Evelyne.Halikis@nacc.com.au.

Applications close strictly by 5pm Thursday, 3 August 2017 and must be emailed to Evelyne Halikis.


In-house Lawyer

As the Native Title holder, the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation has primary responsibility to deal with mining, development and heritage applications from a variety of proponents.  The successful applicant will ensure that the rights of the Ngarluma people are protected and suitable compensation acquired.

  • Karratha based
  • 2-year contract, with possibility of extension
  • Salary package of $140,000 including superannuation, to be negotiated
  • A current legal practicing certificate to practice law in Western Australia.
  • Experience in dealing with commercial law, including providing legal advice on a broad range of legal matters and preparing legal documents.
  • Undertake occasional intra and interstate travel, including to remote locations that will involve basic camping and travel in light aircraft and helicopters.

As a member of the Senior Management Team the Lawyer is responsible for advising the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation (NAC) on a range of legal issues relevant to its operations to ensure compliance and accountability.

The role will have responsibility to monitor best practice and due diligence with all commercial activities, including contracts and engagement of consultants.

The position will also have an ongoing responsibility to ensure best practice governance processes are maintained within the organisation including regular update of ASIC and ORIC requirements, contemporary rulings and interpretation of internal rule books.

Where required the role will have responsibility to brief external legal services to ensure precise and timely response to matters on hand.

The occupant of the role will be required to undertake occasional intra and interstate travel, including to remote locations that will involve basic camping and travel in light aircraft and helicopters.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position interested applicants must provide a current Curriculum Vitae, and in no more than 2 pages describe how their skills and experience match the requirements of the role as outlined in the Job Description Form, which can be obtained by emailing: jobs@pdtconsultancy.com.au

Send your completed application to: jobs@pdtconsultancy.com.au

Applications close: COB, Wednesday, 2 August 2017.

For further information please contact:

Bronwyn Elliott, Senior Consultant, PDT Consultancy on 0412 581 737.
 


Seeking passionate and outcomes-driven CEO

KMAC was established in 2013 as a corporate entity for the Kuruma and Marthudunera people. The Kuruma and Marthudunera people have traditional rights to an area covering nearly 16,000 square kilometres in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. KMAC is pivotal in progressing the broader interests of the Kuruma and Marthudunera people and in representing them in their dealings with governments and private industry.  KMAC has an advanced Board led by a Traditional Owner as a Chair and an independent Director. KMAC has strong processes and advanced relationships with stakeholders.

We are seeking a passionate and outcomes driven CEO who in addition to their duties as CEO, will "teach" and share their knowledge with others. 

The Ideal Candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Previous indigenous working experience as a leader, stakeholder or community member.
  • Learns, understands and respects K&M people's Lore and Culture. 
  • Tertiary qualifications appropriate to the role. 
  • Advanced financial literacy as well as the ability to translate and add meaning for those without the same level of financial literacy.
  • Demonstrate a history of making sound decisions and have strong skills in strategic, operational and financial management to identify, plan and execute strategic activities.
  • Demonstrates a history of creating strategy and implementation via an engaging and compelling leadership style.

For more information on the role, please go to the SEEK advertisement.

Closing date for applications is COB Thursday 27th July.

Email your resume to chris@meelup.com.au or call +61(0)418 914 862 for a confidential discussion and suitability for this role.


Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (GAC), the Shareholder of Gumala Investment Pty Ltd (GIPL), which acts as the Trustee of the General Gumala Foundation

is seeking

three suitably qualified Independent Directors

for appointment to the GIPL Board.

For more information, click here

Expressions of Interest close on Monday, 8 May 2017 at 5pm WST


Yijiyangu Corporation Limited (to be incorporated) and 

Yaramarri Banjima Direct Benefits Trust

 Seeking Expression of Interest for 

Independent Director and Independent Member of Decision Making Committee

Term of office:    
Initially 2 Years and subject to the terms of the Constitution and Trust Deed

Proposed remuneration:    To be agreed

For more information on this role, click here

Applications close on 3 May 2017


Chief Executive Officer 

of a Native Title Prescribed Body Corporate

Located in Esperance

• Make the sea change to idyllic Esperance WA 

• Support the board to build a culture and team 

• Generous salary package and benefits 

For more information, click here

Applications close on Friday 28th April 2017.


 

SEEKING COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST for a NATIVE TITLE TRUST

A Pilbara native title trust is calling for expressions of interest for communications specialists that have experience in developing communications strategies with community based organisations. 

The Trust has been operational for 18 months and in this time has established a strategic plan, operational policies and community programs. The governing committee and council of the Trust is now seeking to develop a communication strategy for the purpose of establishing internal as well as external communication protocols. 

Please provide your EOI to Shari Freeman, by email at shari.freeman@perpetual.com.au.

The closing date for submissions is 5:00pm Friday 27 January 2017

For enquiries please call Shari Freeman at 92244400. 

Further information can be found here.


 

Waardi Limited is seeking an Independent Director

The Independent Director must substantially satisfy the following criteria:

    •    Board Experience – at least 2 years as a director;

    •    Financial Literacy;

    •    Leadership Experience;

    
•    Absence of Conflicting Commitments; and

    
•    Reputation and Integrity.

More information about Waardi Limited and the Independent Director role can be found here.

More information about the Eligibility Criteria can be found here.

Closing date: 25 January 2017 (COB)

Location: Broome, Western Australia

Term: Two years, commencing 15 March 2017

How to apply

Please email your current CV and expression of interest (max 3 pages), which should demonstrate that you meet the Eligibility Criteria by the closing date to allan.wedderburn@waardi.com.au 

Contact person

Allan Wedderburn, Waardi General Manager

Email: allan.wedderburn@waardi.com.au

Further information 

Further information about Waardi, Guumbarr and Morrgul is available at www.waardi.com.auwww.guumbarr.com and www.morrgul.com.au


 

Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation

is seeking an Independent Director

Wirlu murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (WMYAC) was established in 2010, the Corporation is a community group based in Roebourne representing the Yindjibarndi people of Western Australia. 

WMYAC is seeking expressions of interest from experienced and committed individuals interested in being appointed as Independent director for a period of one year. 

Ideally, candidates will have expertise and skills in the areas of:

  •  Financial Management;
  •  Corporate Governance;
  •  Community Development;
  •  Law; and/or 
  •  Other similar areas 

And show a commitment to high standards of integrity and ethics. For more Information, go to this link or contact Rachael Cooyou on (08) 9182 1157 or email secretary@wmyac.com

To submit a confidential application, please email your resume to secretary@wmyac.com

Applications Close: 5pm WST Monday 16 January 2017.


PAST VACANCIES - 2016 (8)

SEEKING EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR INDEPENDENT MEMBER

Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation (BTAC) is the registered native title body corporate for the Onslow region of Western Australia.

The traditional owner group is looking to secure the services of an experienced and talented individual as an Independent member of the Trustee Advisory Council for the Thalanyji Direct Benefits and Charitable Trusts. The Independent member will sit on the Trustee Advisory Council with the Thalanyji member representatives and trustee representatives and be involved in providing financial management and corporate governance advice and support from day.



The successful candidate will bring to the role proven business, budget preparation and administration skills as well as excellent communication (written and oral), extensive network, community development and or commercial experience and relationship building skills as well as a demonstrated commitment to collaborative work practices and competence in analysing the critical issues of Indigenous Australians.

The closing date for EOIs is Monday, 14 November 2016

Full details of the role can be found at this link.

For more information, please contact Andrew Dundas of Perpetual Trustee at andrew.dundas@perpetual.com.au


EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FOR EXPERT DIRECTOR

SWALSC is seeking Expressions of Interest for two Expert Directors to join its Board. These directors will work alongside the six member elected directors (the member directors). The expert directors are expected to contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of sound governance principles and must be capable of working as a team member with fellow directors.

 Experience and demonstrated capability in at least two of the following areas is also sought: 

• Change management 

• Shared service delivery 

• Development and establishment of corporate support services, eg. IT, HR and finance. 

*NEW* closing date for EOIs is Friday, 25 November 2016

Full details of the role can be found at this link.

For more information, please contact the SWALSC Governance Coordinator on 9358 7400. 


Kununurra Region Economic Aboriginal Corporation (KREAC)

Nominations for Independent Directors

KREAC’s object is to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Kununurra region through social and economic development. KREAC aims to facilitate the delivery of employment programs and opportunities and to support education, job training, health service, work and housing for its members.

In 2017, KREAC aims to undertake a strategic planning process and identify options for its future development.

Board Composition and Term

The Board of KREAC comprises of up to 12 directors. Currently, KREAC does not have any independent directors. In the future, KREAC will be required to have at least 2 independent directors. Directors are appointed for 2 year terms. The independent directors will be appointed at the KREAC annual general meeting in November 2016.

Desired Skills

Preferred nominees will have skills in financial management, corporate governance, strategic planning, community services or be able to demonstrate strong business acumen.

Board meetings

The KREAC Board meetings approximately 6 times a year in Kununurra.

Remuneration

To be discussed confidentially.

Nominations

Please submit a current CV with at least two referees to KREAC Chairperson, Ian Trust, via email at itrust2006@gmail.com.

For more information please contact Ian Trust on 0419 949 856 or via email.

Nominations Close: 28 October 2016 at 5pm WST.


Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (BTAC)

Seeking people to join its Employment and Business Opportunities Committee.

BTAC is the registered native title body corporate for the Thalanyji People, based in the West Pilbara.

BTAC is setting up a new Employment and Business Opportunities Committee for making decisions about business ventures where a related party of BTAC wishes to apply.

The BTAC members will elect 4 persons who are independent of BTAC and have business and procurement experience to form a panel. Each independent member of the panel will be invited to manage 3-5 business opportunities a year.

Those interested in nominating themselves should submit a current CV with at least two referees to BTAC General Counsel via email at generalcounsel@thalanyji.com.au.

IMPORTANT: PLEASE NOTE THERE HAS BEEN A CORRECTION TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS! The correct email address is: generalcounsel@thalanyji.com.au

Nominations Close: Friday, 16 September 2016 at 5pm WST.​

For more information click here


Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY) Ltd - Seeking Independent Director

Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY) means “This is the place of Yawuru”. NBY is the operational company of the Yawuru Native Title Holders Aboriginal Corporation, based in Broome, WA. 

NBY is seeking expressions of interest from experienced and qualified people interested in being appointed as an Independent director. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic and skilled individual to support and assist NBY successfully achieve and deliver on its strategic objectives.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 21 September 2016 (5pm WST).

For more information click here.


Rottnest Island Authority Board - Seeking Aboriginal people to join an Aboriginal Reference Group

The interim Aboriginal Reference Group will guide the RIA in relation to issues associated with the conservation, interpretation and management of the Wadjemup/Rottnest Island Aboriginal Burial Ground and the Quod.

For further information regarding the Group and a copy of the selection criteria please email enquiries@rottnestisland.com


 

South West Native Title Settlement (Interim Pre-Qualification Committee) - Committee Members

The Government of Western Australia (State) and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC) are calling for nominations for Noongar community members and independent persons to join the Interim Pre-Qualification Committee (Committee). The nomination process will be conducted by FDIO.

The Interim Pre-Qualification Committee is being established to prequalify candidates for appointment as directors on the boards of the Nominee Noongar Regional Corporations and the Nominee Central Services Corporation before the Noongar Boodja Trust is formally established.

*NEW*Closing Date: Friday, 8 April 2016 (5pm WST)

For more information, click here


 

Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation (Jamukurnu-Yapalikunu) RNTBC - Indepedent Directors

The Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation (Jamukurnu-Yapalikunu) RNTBC (WDLAC) is the Prescribed Body Corporate for the Martu People of the Central Western Desert region in Western Australia.

WDLAC is seeking expressions of interest from experienced and qualified individuals interested in being appointed as independent non member directors for a period of up to two years. 

Closing Date: 22 January 2016 (5.00pm WST)

For more information click here.




PAST VACANCIES - 2015 (11)

 

The Yaburara & Coastal Mardudhunera Charitable Trust  - Independent Director

The Yaburara & Coastal Mardudhunera Charitable Trust are seeking expressions of interest from experienced and committed individuals interested in being appointed as an Independent Director.

The Board of the Yaburara & Coastal Mardudhunera Charitable Trust consists of four Directors nominated by ballot of the Yaburara and Coastal Mardudhunera People and two Independent Directors.

Closing Date:  30 October 2015

For more information click here.


 

Ngarluma Tharndu Karrungu Maya Limited - Independent Director

Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation’s intention is to re-constitute NTKML so it can resume its role as trustee of the Ngarluma Charitable Trust and Ngarluma Direct Benefits Trust.

NTKML is seeking two Independent Directors to join the Board.  The Independent Directors will assist NTKML to accept appointment and perform the function of trustee of the Ngarluma Charitable Trust and the Ngarluma Direct Benefits Trust.

Closing Date:  30 October 2015

For more information click here.


 

Ngarluma Ngurra Limited - Independent Director

NNL is a public company limited by guarantee.  It is governed by the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).  Its focus is on holding land on behalf of the Ngarluma People and addressing housing issues of the Ngarluma People.  NNL is also a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

NNL is seeking two Independent Directors to join the Board.

Closing Date:  30 October 2015

For more information click here.


 

Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd - Independent Director

The Directors of the Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd  (NYFL)  would like to appoint an Independent Director  to the board of  NYFL.  NYFL is a charitable trust formed to receive donations relating to goodwill and mutually beneficial relationships between the Ngarluma and Yindjibarni people and the JV partners of the North West Shelf Gas project.

Closing Date:  21 August 2015

For more information click here.


 

Yindjibarndi Commercial and Community Pty Ltd - Independent Director

The Directors of the Yindjibarndi Community and Commercial  Ltd  (YCCL)  would like to appoint an Independent Director  to the board of  YCCL.  YCCL is the Trustee of  the Yindjibarndi People Community Trust and the Yindjibarndi Commercial Trust. 

Closing Date:  21 August 2015

For more information click here.


 

PKKP Trust Decision Making Committee - Independent Member

The PKKP People and Perpetual Limited are seeking the services of an Independent Member to join the Decision Making Committee of the Trusts.  The Independent Member will provide financial management and corporate governance advice and support in relation to the trusts and act as a mentor to members of the Decision Making Committee on financial and corporate governance matters.

Closing Date:  7 August 2015

For more information click here.


 

Catholic Education in Western Australia

Catholic Education in Western Australia is seeking a Team Leader, Aboriginal Education.  This is a key leadership role that will have a direct impact on increasing Aboriginal enrolments, cultural competence and student achievement.

Closing Date:  29 May 2015

For more information click here.


 

Netball WA - Indigenous Programs Manager

Netball WA is seeking a General Manager - Indigenous Programs to lead and deliver the core Indigenous community engagement objectives of Netball WA.

Closing Date:  21 May 2015

For more information click here.


 

Ballardong Native Title Charitable Trust

The Ballardong People are potentially seeking the services of an Independent Advisory Trustee to assist and work with a group of 6 other Traditional Owner Advisory Trustees and the Trustee (Australian Executor Trustees) in respect of a Charitable Trust which exists for the benefit of the Ballardong People.

Closing Date:  27 May 2015

For more information click here.


 

Rio Tinto Iron Ore

Rio Tinto Iron Ore are seeking expressions of interest from independent directors for inclusion on the Register of Independent Directors for Benefits Management Structure Trusts.  Rio Tinto Iron Ore maintains a Register of eligible and suitably experienced independent directors to assist the boards of various trusts to fill vacancies as they arise. 

Closing Date:  29 May 2015

For more information click here.


 

Gelganyem Trust and Kilkayi Trust

Gelganyem Trust and Kilkayi Trust are seeking to appoint a female with strong financial and business skills to fill the role as Independent Director of Gelganyem Limited as trustee of Gelganyem Trust and Director of Kilkayi Pty Limited as trustee of Kilkayi Trust.

Closing date:  30 April 2015

For more information click here.

 

FDIO

The Forum for Directors of Indigenous Organisations (FDIO) is a professional network offering tailored information and support for all those engaged in the governance and operation of Indigenous corporations, trusts, businesses, joint ventures and community organisations.