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Project and Compliance Coordinator

Palyku-Jartayi Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC
  • Perth location
  • Fulltime
  • Travel to Pilbara

About Us

The Palyku-Jartayi Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (‘PJAC’) was incorporated in January 2020 under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.

As the prescribed body corporate of the Palyku Native Title Holders, PJAC holds the Palyku people’s native title rights and interests in trust to:

  • Promote the management of the language, culture, and traditional practice of the Palyku people;
  • Ensure that the Palyku people’s culture and heritage is recorded, protected, and shared within the Palyku community;
  • Ensure compliance with the obligations of the Palyku people detailed within Native Title and Aboriginal Heritage Agreements;
  • Develop and implement a Strategic Plan for PJAC;
  • Promote Palyku community development programmes;
  • Foster business and employment opportunities and promote sustainability;
  • Promote in all Corporation endeavours the common good of Palyku people through equitable action and enterprise.

The Role

Reporting to the CEO of the corporation, the Project and Compliance Coordinator (PCC) supports all functions of the business to meet legal, legislative and agreement responsibilities. The PCC will liaise with internal and external stakeholders including the PJAC management team and staff, elders, members and various commercial, government and non-government stakeholders to ensure timely and compliant outcomes for the corporation.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

NTA Agreement Compliance

  • Specific Agreement Compliance checks
  • Agreement reviews including variations. 
  • Agreement reporting
  • Tenure management

Project Coordination

  • Funding/Project Submission Preparation 
  • Project Coordination/management
  • Women’s project activities
  • Palyku member “Back to Country” Program coordination
  • Language/Membership program Coordination


  • Be responsible for the compliance and legal requirements of projects.
  • Build constructive commercial relationships with mining companies, government agencies and departments including third party service providers. 
  • Adhere to PJAC policies and procedures, the ORIC Rule Book, Code of Conduct and all other legislative requirements as directed and amended by PJAC.
  • Any other duties as directed by the line manager or executive team.

Selection Criteria


  • Qualifications or previous experience in Heritage Management, Project Management, Law (preferred but not essential) and Compliance or equivalent required.
  • Previous fieldwork experience – working on heritage, environment or ranger programs and activities.
  • Previous experience in compliance and project management.
  • Sound knowledge of Aboriginal cultural heritage management issues relevant to the Pilbara including current legislation
  • An understanding of contemporary factors influencing Aboriginal people and communities
  • Managing information systems to maintain records and generate reports. 
  • Experience in working with small teams.
  • Ability to build partnerships and manage a wide diversity of people.
  • Sound financial acumen
  • Working knowledge of the WA ACH Act 1972
  • Proven track record of project management and delivery
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Ability to successfully work remotely and autonomously. 
  • Cleared National Police Check
  • A current Australian Driver’s Licence (manual).


  • An understanding of and previous experience working with indigenous communities, preferably within the Pilbara region. 
  • Experience in undertaking a range of administrative duties with intermediate level MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint and GIS software.
  • Strong self-management skills/well organised.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills.

Remuneration and requirements

This fulltime role requires travel to the Pilbara from time to time.

The salary is negotiable based on experience up to $90,000 pa plus statutory superannuation and salary sacrifice options.

How to apply

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your application, including:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter stating your experience for the role.

Send any queries to Jodie Rowell at  [email protected] using the subject line: Project and Compliance Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications will be assessed as received and interviews scheduled accordingly.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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