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Youth, Sport and Recreation Coordinator - Umbakumba

East Arnhem Regional Council

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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/


You will provide overall community based coordination and leadership of Youth, Sport, and Recreation (YSR) activities, guided by community priorities, and supporting the strategic direction of East Arnhem Regional Council.


Demonstrated prior experience in youth work, community development, sport and recreation, events management, working with First Nations communities, or other related field.

  • Demonstrated ability to assess program capacity, and strengthen service over time.
  • Have a knowledge of and commitment to apply a strengths based and community development approach, including working within an Indigenous cultural framework.
  • Strong organisational skills including ability to effectively manage time between service delivery, team mentoring, facility / asset maintenance and administrative tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including high level written and oral communication, mediation and negotiation skills.
  • Adaptable and resilient, with the ability to live, work and thrive in complex cross cultural environments.
  • Strong cross cultural awareness, respect, and understanding of First Nations people and their history.
  • Must hold a current and valid C Class Driver’s Licence with the ability to driver a manual transmission vehicle.


  • Previous experience living in a remote First Nations community.
  • Remote four wheel drive experience and training.
  • Trauma informed care and youth case management.

The preferred applicant must be prepared to travel and work for short periods in remote communities by various means including boat and light aircraft.

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.

A full Position Description may be obtained by visiting our website.


Full time permanent employment receiving a salary of $87,190 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 Umbakumba Community. Relocation and repatriation assistance will also be provided to the successful applicant.

For further information about this position please contact our Regional Manager Youth Sport and Recreation, Peter Dunkley via email [email protected] using the subject line: Youth, Sport and Recreation Coordinator - Umbakumba enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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 [email protected].

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

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