Roper Gulf Regional Council

Training and Workforce Development Coordinator

Job No: 92058
Location: Katherine, NT

  • Excellent opportunity for a Training and Workforce Development professional 
  • Join a young local Government, committed to professional development, offering ongoing training and paid study leave
  • Remuneration package circa $62,489 - $68,976, PLUS laptop and phone, with a generous 6 week’s annual leave, salary packaging including remote area benefits and relocation assistance.

About the Organisation

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) provides a range of services over an area that spans 185,000 sq km (80% the size of Victoria) that covers the region east and southeast of Katherine, Northern Territory. The total estimated resident population of the region is 6,919. 

The Council’s mission statement is: “Working as one towards a better future through effective use of all resources”. This serves to give strategic direction to Council’s service delivery and its partnerships with the NT and Australian Governments and other stakeholders. 

The overall vision of Roper Gulf Regional Council is to be a sustainable, viable and vibrant leader in improving the quality of family and community life in the Northern Territory.  

About the Katherine Region

The Northern Territory is one of the most picturesque environments on the planet, spanning more than 1.4 million square kilometres from the centre to the northerly coast of Australia. Ancient woodlands meet sandy beaches and escarpments tower above lush billabongs in this land of diversity. This is the place to go for those seeking adventure! The region boasts the magnificent Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, where you can climb the escarpments, trek through chasms, or go 4WD'ing!

For those looking for a more relaxed way of life, you'll appreciate such treasures as Borroloola and the Gulf Region across the Roper River - Elsey National Park, Mataranka Thermal Pools, the majestic scenery of the Victoria River Region, Pine Creek and the Douglas and Daly River areas. Whether it's viewing rock art, catching fish or simply exploring the flora and fauna, there's the opportunity for a photograph in every corner.

Katherine is ideally positioned as a base from which to explore all the Top End has to offer. Located only a couple of hours from Kakadu, Litchfield and Gregory National Parks, the town of Katherine is the central hub of the region.

About the Opportunity

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) have an exciting opportunity for a Training and Workforce Development Coordinator to join their team in Katherine, NT, on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, your primary responsibility will be to facilitate the achievement of council objectives through the development and application of appropriate training and workforce development policies and procedures and act as a key link between management and staff.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Implementing and maintaining professional skills development systems;
  • Assisting in the induction of staff groups at Head Office and at remote service delivery centres;
  • Recording identified training needs, sourcing and evaluating external training providers;
  • Designing and implementing training resources for in-house delivery of identified units;
  • Identifying and implementing skills development plans and programs and coordinating regular analysis of skills development needs; and
  • Designing and maintaining a matrix of essential skills for each job role within Roper Gulf Regional Council.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have demonstrated experience in implementing, designing, and maintaining a professional skills development system, and developing and implementing Training and Workforce Development policy, strategies, and projects. 

You will be an excellent communicator, with a positive and encouraging interpersonal style, and the ability to draft high-quality correspondence and reports. You will have an advanced level of computer literacy, with word processing and computer application skills, and highly developed time management and organisation skills with a proven ability to work to strict deadlines.

A strong customer service focus and a genuine appreciation of Indigenous culture will be essential, as will your commitment to working constructively in a small team in the context of Equal Employment Opportunity, Workplace Health and Safety, and Cultural Diversity principles. A current NT ‘C’ Class Driver’s License will also be required as you may be driving considerable distances to remote communities (necessitating overnight absences) in the course of your duties.

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About the Benefits

This is an opportunity to define your career with a young Local Government in one of the most spectacular and iconic environments in Australia.

You will be rewarded for your hard work and dedication with a remuneration package circa $62,489 - $68,976, commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus a laptop and phone for business purposes. You will also enjoy flexible working conditions, 6 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading and relocation assistance.

Additionally, Roper Gulf Regional Council is dedicated to the ongoing professional development and training of its employees, providing paid study leave so your career continues to advance.

Please note: Applications will close at midnight, AEST on Sunday 17th September.

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Previous applicants need not apply

Please Note: Prior to employment with RGRC, you will be asked to obtain the following:

  • Criminal History Check;
  • Proof of Australian residency or relevant Visa (RGRC do not currently undertake sponsorship).

To be considered, you must respond to the questions outlined below and attach a current resume when prompted during the application process.

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