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Community Development Officer - Alice Springs

Central Land Council
  • CL 6 (Commencing at $76,854 progressing to $88,283) 3 year fixed term contract

Who we Are

The Central Land Council (CLC) is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. The CLC represents traditional landowners, native title holders and other Aboriginal people across the southern half of the Northern Territory—an area of almost 780,000 square kilometres.

The CLC provides its constituents with advice, advocacy and practical assistance to support their aspirations, manage their land and realise and protect their rights.

Affirmative Action Recruitment

Central Land Council job vacancies are advertised based on affirmative action as detailed by the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016 work with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

Applicants with proof of Aboriginality are eligible in the first instance for this position. Applicants must have qualifications and demonstrate essential criteria to be considered. An applicant selected under this affirmative action will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility prior to commencement, such as a:

  • completed Statutory Declaration form, or
  • supporting statement from an appropriate Aboriginal organisation

The Role 

This position is responsible for working with traditional owner and resident groups and their income from land use to support Aboriginal led planning, development and implementation of community benefit projects in the CLC region. In applying the CLC’s Community Development (CD) Framework, the position includes the facilitation of regular meetings in remote communities to identify and plan project priorities, the development of project proposals and the oversight of project implementation.

This position will have a focus on the support of the project management and delivery of significant community benefit projects.

The candidate must have tertiary qualifications in community development or other relevant field and a minimum of three (3) years demonstrated professional experience applying CD methodologies or project management, preferably with remote Aboriginal communities. For more information please contact Ian Sweeney on 08 8951 6211.

An Ochre Card (working with vulnerable people check) and a driver’s licence are mandatory requirements for all employees employed at the Central Land Council.

Contact details

For more information contact Leonie Jones 08 8951 6377 or jobs@clc.org.au using the subject line: Community Development Officer - Alice Springs enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, relocation assistance, annual airfare allowance and salary packaging options. Annual progression within the salary scale is subject to satisfactory performance. Progression is in accordance with annual increments set out in an enterprise agreement.

The filling of this vacancy is an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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