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Regional Manager - Children And Library Services - Nhulunbuy

East Arnhem Regional Council

About us

East Arnhem Regional Council (EARC) provides services to nine remote communities across East Arnhem Land. We are dedicated to promoting the power of people, protection of community and respect for cultural diversity. Working with EARC will mean that you will be part of a wider team that is passionate about the people it serves, and you’ll have access to career growth and professional development opportunities.

East Arnhem Land is home to incredibly rich Indigenous culture and boasts some of Australia’s most unique landscapes, ranging from rich red bauxite soils to pristine white sand coast lines. With activities such as fishing, boating, camping, walking and exploring the diverse vegetation and landscapes right on your doorstep, working with the EARC can offer you a great work life balance. For a full list of employee benefits please visit the ‘Employment’ page on our website here: https://www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/ 

About the role

The Regional Manager – Children & Library Services is responsible for the planning, delivery, improvement and expansion of children & library services for East Arnhem Regional Council within the nine communities.

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following

  • Tertiary qualification in a related discipline to Community Services, Library or Children Services and demonstrated previous experience of more than 5 years in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to prioritise and manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the frameworks and practices relating to child development, family services and community engagement.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to relate appropriately to the local community.
  • Previous experience in writing programs, reports, funding agreements, procedures and other relevant resources.
  • Proven proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite with sound Word, Excel, Outlook skills.


  • Previous experience working or living within an Indigenous setting and ability to demonstrate a high level of cross cultural awareness in the workplace.
  • Awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people to ensure effective participation in a cross-cultural environment.

Note: The preferred applicant must be able to travel to remote communities on a regular basis via light aircraft and/or 4WD vehicle. Must hold a current C Class Drivers Licence.

The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a Criminal History Check and obtain a Working with Children Clearance. Criminal history will not exclude an applicant unless it is relevant to the position.

What you'll get in return

A full time permanent employment receiving a salary of $120,665.62 before superannuation contributions and locality allowance. You will also benefit from 6 weeks of annual leave with 17.5% leave loading. Housing will be provided in Nhulunbuy Community. Relocation and repatriation assistance will also be provided to the successful applicant.

Under the EARC's Special Measures Recruitment Strategy, eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.

Thank you for your application for a position with East Arnhem Regional Council. Please note that only short-listed candidates who move to the next stage in the selection process will be contacted. Please note your personal information will only be used for recruitment purposes. Personal information of the candidate can be accessed by contacting hr@eastarnhem.nt.gov.au using the subject line: Regional Manager - Children And Library Services - Nhulunbuy enquiry via EthicalJobs.

East Arnhem Regional Council is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer.

A full Position Description can be obtained by visiting the EARC website at www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/positions-vacant.

For further information please contact Human Resources - hr@eastarnhem.nt.gov.au 

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