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Community Engagement Facilitator, Government Accountability Team

NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations

The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (NSW CAPO), is a coalition of peak Aboriginal community-controlled organisations in NSW. The NSW CAPO provides a strong, coordinated, and united voice to address Aboriginal rights, including in the areas of health, education, housing and employment, amongst other sectors. NSW CAPO, through the national Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peaks, is a signatory to the National Agreement and is working in partnership with the NSW Government on its implementation in NSW.

The Community Engagement Facilitator, Government Accountability Mechanism position will be hosted by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), the peak body for Aboriginal Land Rights in NSW and a member of NSW CAPO.

Working from the NSWALC Parramatta office or remotely, you will be part of a broader team of committed, passionate and expert people that strive for a culturally safe, inclusive and collaborative workplace environment that honours Indigenous Knowledges and Aboriginal governance structures and cultural values. You will have the opportunity to engage directly with senior Aboriginal leaders of NSWCAPO and will thrive in developing innovative Aboriginal-led solutions to complex problems and working with government to bring about real change for Aboriginal people. Your work will contribute to a national movement, led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations around the country, to change the way governments work to improve outcomes for First Nations people. You will share the excitement of driving structural changes to the way government works and partners with Aboriginal community-controlled organisations to deliver on the National Agreement.

Role overview

The Community Engagement Facilitator will work with the NSW Aboriginal community-controlled organisations and communities to transform the way government works to close the gap, as part of seven new projects under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap (National Agreement). This project fulfils commitments in the National Agreement and the NSW Implementation Plan under Priority Reform Three (PR3): Transforming Government Organisations.

As the Community Engagement Facilitator, you will play a key role in implementing the Government Accountability Team’s engagement strategy. The Community Engagement Facilitator will be responsible for organising and facilitating engagement activities with relevant stakeholders across NSW, including Aboriginal community members, ACCOS, and experts. In particular, the Community Engagement Facilitator will need to identify and build strong relationships with key stakeholders, promote meaningful engagement at consultations, facilitate workshops and meetings, take accurate records, and adapt their approach based on learnings. This role requires regular travel within NSW.

This role offers you a wonderful opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference to structural reform in NSW by:

  • Identifying and building key networks within the Aboriginal Sector in NSW, including community leaders and organisations, experts and government representatives.
  • Organising engagement activities, including facilitating workshops and meetings, arranging travel and meeting logistics, and maintaining records of participants’ contributions.
  • Working collaboratively with other project staff to engage with Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal organisations.
  • Employing learnings from engagement with Aboriginal communities to support the research and policy design objectives of the project team.

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Aboriginality – this is an identified position under Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977
  • Strong community engagement skills, including the ability to facilitate discussions in diverse environments.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to represent CAPO effectively.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a range of a complex and divergent stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Ability to work independently, with limited direction, against established priorities. Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects to achieve desired results.
  • Demonstrated commitment and capacity to promote the rights, interests and aspirations of Aboriginal people.

For a confidential discussion on this position, please contact Frank at 3 Emus on 0411 514 453, or email [email protected] using the subject line: Community Engagement Facilitator, Government Accountability Team enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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