First listed on: 29 July 2019

Aboriginal Community and Social Planner

Council is deeply committed to the journey of Reconciliation. We have a long and proud tradition of working with the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, the traditional custodians of the land council operates on. We are a primary resource and supporter of the Barrbunin Beek Aboriginal Gathering Place and we seek guidance from the Banyule Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee (BATSIAC).


 The Role

 As the Aboriginal Community & Social Planner you will be working with a small team, strongly committed to diversity and cultural safety. You will work alongside our Reconciliation Projects Officer to support and strengthen Council's Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander strategies and services including extending project support to the Barrbunin Beek Aboriginal Gathering Place in Heidelberg West.


Over the first 12 months, a considerable part of the workload of the Aboriginal Community and Social Planner will be to implement the new Barrbunin Beek Governance Structure and work to develop and implement the Barrbunin Beek Strategic Plan


Key Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of the new Barrbunin Beek Governance structure and the appointment of a Barrbunin Beek Committee of Management with working groups.
  • Develop and support internal and external partnerships focusing on Aboriginal community and stakeholder engagement.
  • Support the development of projects to improve inclusion, access and equity, and community and social wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


You will have

  • Strategic planning and program experience to demonstrate achievements, understanding of and commitment to community and social planning, and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Experience in writing submissions and securing funding in grants.
  • Degree or diploma in social sciences or related field and some relevant experience or lesser formal qualifications and substantial experience in field of specialist expertise.
  • Extensive experience and a high level of cultural competency working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and developing Aboriginal community programs or projects.
  • Experience with partnership development, and working with Committees of Management
  • Proven experience in project management.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both oral and written 


Please note: This is an identified position and is open to individuals of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, as per s12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010


We are offering

  • Full time temporary contract until June 2023
  • $84,825.51 - $92,220.59 plus super.
  • A diverse and friendly work space with modern office facilities, close to public transport and shops & learning and development opportunities


For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via the link below or to discuss your suitability, we encourage you to contact Theonie Tacticos for a confidential discussion on 9490 4364.


To apply for this position, please include your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description. For more information on how to apply, please refer to the Application Guidelines via the link below.


Applications Close 11.45pm on: sunday 25 August 2019.


Banyule City Council is a child safe organisation and an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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