General Manager

  • Location:
    Wyong Shire Council Wyong Shire Council Wyong Shire Council Wyong Shire Council , New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales , Australia Australia Australia Australia
  • Salary:
  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Middle Management
  • Deadline:

Please note that this is an identified role, therefore you will need to describe your Aboriginal identity and cultural connections in order to apply.

About the organization

Barang Regional Alliance Ltd (Barang) is a not-for-profit Aboriginal organization supporting the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on Darkinjung Land in the Central Coast of NSW. We advocate to reform current thinking, systems and processes to deliver more effective service delivery outcomes and accountability to the Central Coast Aboriginal Community.

We achieve this through our participation in the innovative Commonwealth Government Empowered Communities (EC) initiative which is being piloted in 9 regions across Australia. The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet provides funding to Barang to lead the design and delivery of this major Aboriginal reform agenda.

Barang is also supported through our participation in the NSW Government ‘Local Decision Making’ (LDM) initiative which aims to increase local Aboriginal involvement and decision making in the services being delivered to the community by NSW Government service providers.

About the role

The key focus of the role is to provide operational and strategic leadership and support to Barang’s backbone organisation to plan, drive and promote our service delivery reforms to create a positive future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities across the Central Coast of NSW, Darkinjung Country.

You will work closely with Barang’s Co Chairs who are our strategic ‘ambassadors’ in the community and with key partners, leading and representing our vision and regional reform agenda.  You will work primarily with the Board, “Opt In” organisations, Aboriginal Community and external partners such Government Ministers and bodies.

Key accountabilities of the General Manger role include:

  • Strategic planning and delivery.
  • Organisational leadership,
  • Organisational and staff management.
  • Reporting and project management
  • Advice and guidance.
  • Financial management.
  • ‘Risk , compliance and corporate governance.
  • Building industry presence.
  • Maintaining the up to date knowledge, profile and network of the organisation.

About you

This is an identified role, therefore you will need to describe your Aboriginal identity and cultural connections.

  • You will have a deep understanding of the Aboriginal community and an ability to navigate the landscape.
  • You will have a proven ability to act as an agent for change and drive a culture of collaborative reform.
  • You will have a proven ability to act with influence and inspire while maintaining a culture of empowerment.
  • You will have the ability to get on with people to achieve the needs of the organisation.
  • You will be extremely flexible and be resilient.
  • You will have a proven ability to think strategically and systematically over many organisational levels at multiyear horizons.
  • You will have proven executive leadership experience.
  • You will have a current drivers license, national police check and working with children and vulnerable people check.

We strongly encourage Central Coast based Aboriginal people with proven skills and experience to apply.

What we can offer you

  • A full time contract till June 2022.
  • An attractive salary package.
  • A vehicle
  • A supportive and dynamic environment.
  • The chance to make a change for the better within the community.

Key Selection Criteria

(Skills and Competencies required)

Note: The following criteria needs to be addressed in your application for the General Manager position

About you and others

  • A testimonial describing your Aboriginal identity and cultural connections
  • Display a deep understanding of the Aboriginal community and how to navigate that landscape
  • Ability to influence – to be a change agent, to lead and drive a culture of collaborative reform
  • Ability to create and maintain a culture of empowerment
  • Ability to act with influence, inspire confidence and constructively challenge the status quo.

About others

  • Proven people acumen – ability to get on with people whilst achieving what needs to be done.
  • Display emotional intelligence – can be defined as the ability to perceive, assess, and manage one’s own, as well as the emotions of others

About you

  • Articulate your ability to develop resilience – an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.
  • Ability to facilitate open and challenging discussions with a wide range of people from community government and corporate backgrounds whilst still maintaining relationships
  • Display an open and innovative outlook with the ability to have a collaborative approach to solutions
  • Courage – a preparedness to challenge current thinking in a constructive manner
  • Advance strategy and planning skills, including the ability to operate strategically on both organisational and systemic levels over multi-year horizons


  • Proven executive leadership skills and experience
  • Current drivers licence
  • National Police Check
  • Working with Children Check

How to apply

Applications must be made in writing with a cover letter outlining why you have applied for the position, your responses to the selection criteria and an up to date resume.

Please ensure these are sent though in WORD format.

Applications are to be emailed to with the heading “Barang General Manager Application” in the subject line.

Applications must be received by 5pm Thursday 13 June 2019

Unfortunately late submissions will not be accepted.


How to get more information

For further information on the position, including obtaining a copy of the Barang Recruitment Pack which contains more information about the organisation, please contact Lucy at Pipeline Talent via phone or email. or 02 8001 6603.