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Community Relations Officers x2

Queensland South Native Title Services
  • Location: Brisbane CBD
  • Employment Type: Full-time, Fixed Term Contract – 24 Months
  • Salary: $70,246.25 - $80,573.13 (negotiable based on skills and experience), plus Superannuation

It is a genuine occupational requirement under Section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (Qld) 1991 for the successful candidate to be an Indigenous person.

About Us:

QSNTS is a Native Title Service Provider funded by the Federal Government to assist Traditional Owners in the pursuit of their native title aspirations by providing a comprehensive range of statutory services under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (‘Native Title Act’).

About the Role:

The purpose of this role is to develop and maintain effective relationships between QSNTS and the Indigenous community to ensure the best possible advocacy and outcomes for claimants and Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs).

In this rewarding role, you will:

  • Be the central coordinator of Client Management plans to achieve outcomes across the full range of services QSNTS provides;
  • Contribute to the development of claim management plans by identifying social or cultural factors that may affect QSNTS’s work with the group, and advise on the best ways to address these;
  • Project manage a multi-disciplinary team to provide a range of services to support capacity building for PBCs;
  • Facilitate inter- and intra-Indigenous group dispute resolution as required;
  • Develop and facilitate capacity development workshops to clients, in order to protect and advance native title interests;
  • Identify capability gaps in client groups, particularly where a group is transitioning to a PBC, and recommend ways to address this gap;
  • Plan for, and Chair as appropriate, meetings with Traditional Owners to ensure the appropriate information is available to claim groups throughout a claim process;
  • Support the currency of the QSNTS client contact information database by gathering and maintaining client contact information.

About you:

The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications and professional experience:

  • It is a genuine occupational requirement under Section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act (Qld) 1991 for the successful candidate to be an Indigenous person;
  • Knowledge of current Indigenous issues in contemporary society and a commitment to the principles of advocacy and self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People;
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders in a professional and proactive manner;
  • Previous project management experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ethics of collaborative conflict resolution including: neutrality, confidentiality, objectivity, respect for differences, and honesty;
  • Written and oral communication skills of a high professional standard;
  • Experience in researching and preparing grant funding applications;
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment while managing competing priorities;
  • A track record of working effectively both autonomously and in a team environment;
  • Intermediate proficiency across the Microsoft Office suite;
  • Previous experience using a record management systems;
  • Ability to undertake regular travel through Queensland;
  • A current open C class driver’s licence.

QSNTS employees enjoy a host of generous employment conditions, including 17.5% leave loading and attractive salary packaging options.

A detailed position description is available below, and applicants seeking further information are encouraged to contact the QSNTS Human Resources Manager on (07) 3224 1200.

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