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Community Development Advisor - Blackstone

Ngaanyatjarra Council (AC)

  • Location: Blackstone Community (Ngaanyatjarra Lands), Western Australia
  • Are you a community leader wanting to make a difference in the lives of remote Aboriginal people?
  • Join an Aboriginal Council representing the interests of around 2000 people in the Central Desert region of WA!
  • Attractive salary package PLUS free accommodation and utilities, return airfares and more!

About Ngaanyatjarra Council

Ngaanyatjarra Council Aboriginal Corporation (NCAC) was incorporated in 1981 with the aim of supporting the development of all Ngaanyatjarra people. At the core of this work was assisting the Ngaanyatjarra Communities to be strong and sustainable with reliable essential services, air transport, bookkeeping, agency and road transport, fuel distribution, health services, community services and improved housing.

The Ngaanyatjarra Council represents the interests of around 2000 Ngaanyatjarra, Pintupi and Pitjantjatjara people, living in 12 communities in the Central Desert region of Western Australia.

Today, Ngaanyatjarra Council is one of the largest Indigenous Corporation in Australia and has grown to be the major representative body for Ngaanyatjarra people.

About the Opportunity

Ngaanyatjarra Council currently has an opportunity for a Community Development Advisor to join their team, working in the remote community of Blackstone on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, WA, on a full-time, 2-year contract.

Reporting to the General Manager for Community Services and Development, you will be responsible for providing advice and guidance on all matters related to the administration of the community, ensuring the aspirations of the community are effectively achieved.

Your day to day duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Liaising with a wide range of individuals / organisations in the operations of the community and the securing of resources to further the interests of the community
  • Oversee and assist with the administration of community meetings and elections in line with its Constitution to include calling and arranging Annual General Meetings and General Meetings with adequate notice, preparation and distribution of agenda, keeping of minutes, following up recommended actions and providing constitutional advice
  • Overseeing all community staff employed but NCAC, as well as community meetings and elections
  • Ensuring the effective recruitment, training and management of staff
  • Maintaining a financial system that meets the requirements of funding agencies, in cooperation with Ngaanyatjarra Services (NGS) and monitoring all relevant funds
  • Encourage community engagement in decision-making and working with the Community Council to developing policies for all areas of the community

About You

Ngaanyatjarra Council is open to candidates from a range of backgrounds, provided you have demonstrable leadership experience in the community sector and have lived and worked in a remote Aboriginal/Indigenous location previously.

Moreover, as you will be tasked with overseeing the functioning of an entire Aboriginal community, your strong commitment to the principles of Aboriginal self-determination and respect for Aboriginal culture must be of paramount importance.

With previous experience working in a remote Aboriginal/Indigenous location, you will be resilient and self-aware, able to handle the unique challenges associate with working either of these isolated, desert locations, while having a strong understanding of governance processes within similar communities.

You will also need to be comfortable engaging directly with local stakeholders and integrating yourself effectively as a community leader; influencing outcomes, respecting the need for local engagement and collaboration, and handling any conflicts as they arise.

Ideally, Ngaanyatjarra Council is looking for candidates who are patient, have high-level time management and administrative skills, have a well-rounded understanding of financial management, be capable of leading and developing others, and demonstrate a willingness to work extended hours to cater for community needs and requirements.

Please note: You will need a current, unrestricted Manual Driver's Licence prior to commencing employment.

About the Benefits

This is a unique opportunity to affect the lives of remote Aboriginal people as a leader in the community!

You will be joining a friendly and dynamic organisation with ongoing support and training. You will also be provided with free fully furnished accommodation and utilities.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a generous remuneration package of a base salary of $90,000 per annum, inclusive of 8 weeks' leave.

Ngaanyatjarra Council is also offering the successful candidate a host of outstanding benefits to help you enjoy life in the local community, including:

  • Salary packaging
  • Annual District Allowance of $4,333
  • 17.5% leave loading on Annual Leave
  • Work vehicle for work use
  • An annual airfare allowance of $1,950
  • 3 additional airfare allowances at $690 each
  • Support from the wider team in Perth and Alice Springs

Enjoy real job satisfaction as you see the impact your leadership has on the community - Apply Now!

Kendall Williams
HR Assistant
Ngaanyatjarra Council
kendall.williams@ngcouncil.org.au using the subject line: Community Development Advisor - Blackstone enquiry via EthicalJobs
08 9363 1805

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