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National Manager Cultural Practice

headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation Ltd

About the role…

The National Manager of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Practice and Engagement will provide advice and guidance to headspace National and the headspace network workforce in the planning, development and implementation of policies, strategies, programs and services to support successful participation by and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement and initially with two direct reports, the National Manager's primary role and function will be:

"To advocate for the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and communities within the headspace context; and strengthen the cultural capacity of the headspace network by providing expert advice and through the implementation of culturally informed initiatives that aim to improve the delivery of headspace services and programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people."

Who are we looking for?

We're seeking proven senior management experience in strategic and operational leadership, planning and delivery of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander policy, programs or services. Ideally you have degree level qualifications in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, or Mental Health, Human Services, Human Resources, Social Science or a related discipline. If you're a people person motivated by continuing to build relationships and strategic partnerships internally across the headspace network and externally with government, non-government and community partners, we would love to hear from you.

As an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person, your cultural and social awareness will be central to this role.

Please note, headspace considers that being an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

The finer details….

We offer a flexible and dynamic environment where you have the opportunity to truly make a difference to young Australians, in a highly engaged workplace culture.

The salary for this role is $110,000 - $120,000, commensurate with skills and experience, plus superannuation and generous salary packaging opportunities up to the maximum amount. For more information on salary packaging, please refer to: https://www.smartsalary.com.au/.

The headspace Reconciliation Action Plan was launched in July 2019 and was developed through a co-design process with staff across the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for all headspace vacancies - Learn more about our Reconciliation Action Plan (headspace.org.au).

headspace National is based in the Melbourne CBD, however, this position may be based anywhere in Australia. However, regular travel to our head office in Melbourne and regular interstate travel is required.

Application Process

The position description for this role can be viewed by clicking on the "Apply Now" button below. To apply for this position, please upload your cover letter and resume outlining why you would like to be considered.

To be eligible for this position you must have the right to live and work in Australia. A Working with Children Check (or State/Territory equivalent) and a Police Check will be completed in the final stages of the recruitment process. You must also be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

Applications will be reviewed as received, therefore interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible

For more information: Please contact Julia Smith, Chief Operating Officer via jsmith@headspace.org.au, using the subject line: National Manager Cultural Practice enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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