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Indigenous Protected Areas Development Officer - Simpson Desert

Central Land Council


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 in 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.


Eligible Aboriginal applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy. If an Aboriginal applicant is selected, the remaining non-Aboriginal applicants will not be assessed.

Applicants must have relevant qualifications and demonstrate that they meet essential criteria in order to be considered. An applicant selected under this affirmative action plan will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility prior to commencement, such as:

  • completed statutory declaration form, or
  • supporting statement from an appropriate Aboriginal organisation



CL 6 ($78,314 - $89,960)


This position will assess the feasibility of establishing an Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) on Aboriginal Land Trusts (ALTs) spanning the Simpson Desert (Atnetye, Pmere Nyente, Aputula and Pmer Ulperre Ingwermine Arletherre ALTs) situated to the east and south east of Alice Springs. Over the contract period the development officer will work with traditional owners and Aboriginal communities of the region to:

  1. Initiate an on country and community-based planning process to support the development of indigenous land management in the region;
  2. Investigate the feasibility of establishing an IPA over the above listed ALTs across the Simpson Desert.
  3. Create a Plan of management (POM) documenting the results of the consultation process, in accordance with the ‘Our Country, Our Way’ guidelines for Australian Indigenous Protected Area Management Plans.

The position will require extensive field work and remote travel.


  • Attractive base salary and 13% super
  • Generous salary packaging (maximum $29,000 annually, depending on individual circumstances);
  • Ongoing district allowance (circa $3,100 for an individual or $5,670 with dependents);
  • Yearly airfare allowance (circa $1025;)
  • Relocation assistance, should you be moving to the region; and
  • Subsidised, fully furnished accommodation for the first four months.

The Central Land Council is dedicated to delivering ongoing professional development and career progression for its people. You'll have the opportunity to undertake professional development and to take part in a number of new projects as the organisation continues to grow and innovate.

Most importantly, this role will allow you to work in a diverse environment where you affect real change.


  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and received a booster by Friday, 22 April 2022.
  • Ochre card (working with vulnerable people check)
  • National police clearance
  • Driver's licence


If you're interested in using your skills to make a real difference apply now!

For further information about this role, please contact Martin Campbell (Regional Land Management Coordinator) on 08 8951 6306.

For more information about the application process please contact Jessica Clarke (Human Resources Advisor) on 08 8951 0646 or jobs@clc.org.au, using the subject line: Indigenous Protected Areas Development Officer - Simpson Desert 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 1975.

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