Roper Gulf Regional Council

Indigenous Workforce Engagement Coordinator

Job No: 94685
Location: Katherine, NT

  • Join a growing Local Government in remote Northern Territory!
  • A unique opportunity to make a positive difference to Indigenous employment outcomes in three remote communities!
  • Attractive remuneration $62,489.50-$68,976.97 plus super
  • A range of great benefits including 6 weeks annual leave, phone, laptop 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 Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Indigenous Workforce Engagement Coordinator to join Roper Gulf Regional Council in their Human Resources team based in Katherine, NT. This position is being offered on a full-time, fixed term contract basis until 31 December 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Council is committed to a two year trial of this new role and are looking for a dynamic and culturally sensitive individual with the drive to successfully implement this new program.

Operating under the direction of the Human Resources Manager and with the support of the Indigenous Workforce Engagement Steering Committee, you will be maintaining a high-level of recruitment and retention for existing and potential Indigenous staff. This will be achieved by:

  • Balancing and managing competing deadlines and priorities between mentor relationships and Council's regional plan, policies, mission and vision;
  • Providing culturally appropriate advice on Council policy, requirements and expectations; and
  • Contributing as part of a team to the development and implementation of Council's Indigenous Workforce Engagement Strategy. 

To be considered, you will have relevant tertiary qualifications, demonstrated knowledge, understanding and skills in engaging with Aboriginal communities, a range of verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adjust to be appropriate for different groups, and a knowledge and understanding of community development principles in an Indigenous society.

In this role it is essential that you have well developed interpersonal and communication skills, enabling you to liaise with a wide variety of employees and external stakeholders, ensuring strong working relationships are established and maintained. You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively, including negotiating and consulting with Aboriginal people.

Some out of hours work, including occasional travel to remote communities requiring overnight stays, will be required and you must be comfortable with this.

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About the Benefits

If you’re looking for a change of pace, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, you’ll find it in the Northern Territory.

The successful candidate will receive  attractive remuneration circa $62,489.50-$68,976.97 commensurate with your skills and experience, plus a vehicle for business purposes.

You’ll enjoy flexible working conditions, relocation assistance and 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading, ensuring you’ll make the most of your time in this region of the NT.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

Applications will close midnight AEST on Sunday 10th December, 2017.

Prior to employment with Roper Gulf Regional Council you must obtain the following:

  • Hold a current Northern Territory 'C' class manual driver's licence;
  • Undertake a new criminal history check at commencement of employment with RGRC;
  • At commencement of employment hold a current Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) or provide an application receipt for an exemption to be approved by SAFE NT prior to commencing; and
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.

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