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Aboriginal Partnerships Advisor

  • Geelong
  • Flexible

If you have plenty of initiative, love working in a vibrant, team-focused environment, take pride and ownership of your work, have a passion for building relationships and shaping Barwon Water’s engagement with local Aboriginal communities, read on!

We are looking for an Aboriginal Partnership Advisor who has a proven track-record of engagement and collaboration with Aboriginal Australians and a working understanding of the Native Title Act 1993, Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 and Aboriginal Heritage Act 2010 (and amendments) and other relevant legislation.

This position has been approved for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. It is a designated position under the “special measures” section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.  Only Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position.  Applicants will be required to provide a completed Aboriginality form.

A large component of this role will be leading the implementation of our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). You’ll be responsible for delivering actions within the RAP in collaboration with others across the business. The actions focus on building relationships with local Aboriginal groups, respecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their culture, identifying and realising opportunities to embed this culture across the business and creating tangible outcomes for individuals and local Aboriginal groups.

You will provide specialist advice and assistance on a range of different projects across the business, ensuring that Aboriginal values and cultural considerations are incorporated through appropriate engagement with local Aboriginal and Traditional Owner groups.   

With your demonstrated experience forming partnerships with Aboriginal people, you’ll build trusting relationships across the region with local Aboriginal and Traditional Owner groups and work closely with a range of key internal and external stakeholders.

You’re a collaborative self-starter with a high degree of personal initiative. With your high-level communication skills, you are empathetic and an active listener. You use these skills to independently interact with and influence a range of internal and external stakeholders.  

You will enjoy the freedom to share your ideas in an environment that inspires professional growth and success whilst fostering team work and inclusive behaviour. You’ll be trusted to innovate and are encouraged to be bold about your contribution. Every step of the way, we’ll support you through a combination of structured training, informal learning on-the-job training, mentoring and regular check-ins. You’ll have access to extensive training and development opportunities and enjoy plenty of hands-on experience.

You are a developing professional, with an understanding of legislative and policy context relating to recognition of Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage. With a relevant tertiary qualification (or equivalent work experience), you’ll demonstrate your key attributes and qualities, outlining significant achievements centred around delivering outcomes, coupled with your proven ability to work well with others.  

For enquiries or a copy of the position description, contact David McKinnis, Environmental Management Systems Coordinator (03) 5226 2568.

Applications close Sunday 15 April 2018

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