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Job Ready Manager

National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Ltd (NCIE) is built on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. The NCIE builds capabilities and creates opportunities by delivering life-changing programs from our heritage-listed facilities in Redfern.

Our values are Excellence, Inclusiveness, Integrity and Growth.

Job Ready

The NCIE's Job Ready program provides training and mentoring in the hospitality industry and other areas that can lead to employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander job seekers.

Since 2006, the Job Ready Program has trained, mentored and supported up to 100 participants a year into further training and employment, in cooperation with numerous small and large employers.

We have strong relationships with corporate and community organisations, well established connections to the local Indigenous community and a reputation for quality support and mentoring.

About this job

The Job Ready Manager will manage the development and implementation of the Job Ready program alongside a small team with 1-2 direct reports. They will lead Job Ready training, oversee employment placements and be responsible for realising desired outcomes of the Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS) Contract held with the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C). They will also lead the development of the future direction of the program, ensuring it adapts to the needs of the community and resourcing opportunities available.

The Job Ready Manager will be responsible for optimising potential for each Program participant to complete the full program, from recruitment, through training, to completion of the Program, and support towards successful placement in employment. The role will provide detailed administrative support for the PM&C, including necessary administration, documentation, reporting and managing financial budgets.

Key stakeholders include the PM&C, external course providers such as TAFE and other mentors such as the Educational Ambassador.

Some Interstate travel may be required.

Selection Criteria


  1. Highly developed communication skills to effectively facilitate and negotiate significant outcomes with a wide range of people, including the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders and a knowledge and understanding of their cultures
  2. Strong demonstrable project management skills, including experience in development and delivery of outcomes specified by funding contracts
  3. Demonstrated budget management, data analysis, and reporting skills to communicate social and financial impact to a variety of stakeholders
  4. Sound understanding of risk management and WHS in teaching/educational and catering environments
  5. Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
  6. Experience managing teams and working in a small team environment (including management of interns and volunteers), with a high degree of initiative and self-motivation
  7. Computing skills, particularly advanced experience in departmental software and the ability to utilise the Microsoft Office suite of applications in a MS Windows environment
  8. The successful candidate will have or have the ability to get a NSW Working with Children Check clearance
  9. Current First Aid Certificate


  1. Appropriate and current tertiary qualifications such as Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
  2. At least five years’ relevant experience in employment and job readiness programs, including knowledge of Indigenous employment
  3. Possession of a driver’s license

Benefits of Working with NCIE:

  • Attractive salary packaging - NFP
  • Free on-site gym & pool membership
  • Bonus leave days for all - just because

We recognise the value of and strongly support the principles of equal employment opportunities in the workplace and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

All applicants will be subject to a Criminal History Check.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged.

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