NSW Aboriginal Land Council
Lead the first Indigenous Business and Employment Hub to be implemented under the Commonwealth Government’s Indigenous Business Sector Strategy.
As the State’s peak representative body in Aboriginal Affairs, the NSWALC aims to protect the interests and further the aspirations of its members and the broader Aboriginal community.
The NSWALC is committed to ensuring a better future for Aboriginal people by working for the return of culturally significant and economically viable land, pursuing cultural, social and economic independence for its people and being politically pro-active and voicing the position of Aboriginal people on issues that affect them.
NSWALC and the Commonwealth Government have partnered to design and deliver the NSW Indigenous Business and Employment Hub (The Yarpa Hub). This is the first Indigenous Business and Employment Hub to be implemented under the Commonwealth Government’s Indigenous Business Sector Strategy (IBSS).
The Yarpa Hub provides a one-stop-shop for Aboriginal people in NSW to access business and employment advice and connect with existing mainstream and Indigenous specific business and employment support services. Employers wishing to employ Indigenous Australians or engage Indigenous businesses in their supply chain will also be assisted to access the most appropriate service or advice.
The Yarpa Hub Director plays a pivotal role in the development, delivery and evaluation of the Yarpa Hub’s strategy to build service capacity, engagement of industry leaders, employment providers and the Indigenous community to achieve strategic outcomes.
The Director is the public face of the Yarpa Hub, as well as hold responsibility of guiding activity and reporting results to internal and external stakeholders, including the Commonwealth and NSW State Governments, NSWALC Council and senior leadership. The Director is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient administration of the Yarpa Hub and will be required to engage in extensive stakeholder engagement and facilitate partnerships with service providers to build the Yarpa Hub’s service capacity.
The Director manages the staff within the Yarpa Hub, together with the allocated operating budget and will provide regular comprehensive financial and operational reports to the NSWALC Executive Director, Network Delivery. They are also responsible for ensuring that all Hub staff have in place and adhere to appropriate policies for the efficient management of their activities, the probity of all financial and contractual transactions, and the most efficient application of funds allocated to the Yarpa Hub.
They are required to develop and maintain sound and effective relationships with Local Aboriginal Land Councils across NSW and the broader Aboriginal community.
Success in the role will be achieved by demonstrating the following technical skills, knowledge and behaviors:
This role will attract thought leaders who can see the opportunity in shaping and building a new service delivery capability supporting the vision of the NSWALC. Strong communication capabilities will be a core strength, as will a track record of service design, implementation and community connection with Aboriginal people. You’ll have the right mix of leadership, judgement, passion and business acumen.
You must be able to engage and develop meaningful relationships with stakeholders including Indigenous community, industry leaders, Government and employment providers in order to facilitate opportunities for the Indigenous business community. You will also need to be able to monitor and respond to sectoral and Industry trends and lead the hub accordingly.
Your understanding of State and national policy frameworks, government process and good governance has been gained through working in leadership positions in the Australia community.
All applications must be made in writing and include the following:
Key accountabilities required to achieve the primary objective of the position:
|Leadership||• Lead the formulation of strategies and identifying the Yarpa Hub’s service responses to meet the needs of clients including Indigenous business, industry leaders and Indigenous job seekers.
• Lead community and industry engagement activities to drive desired outcomes which improve the situation for members of the Indigenous community of NSW.
• Manage all Hub staff, including those employed directly to the Yarpa Hub or contract staff, and oversight of those staff present or operating through the Yarpa Hub via service providers.
|Operations Management||• Formulate and monitor the Yarpa Hub annual budget in consultation with the Executive Director, Network Delivery.
• Provide monthly reports to the Executive Director, Network Delivery in respect of any budget over-expenditure with reasons and proposed corrective actions.
• Ensure that correct and appropriate administrative and financial records are maintained in accordance with Commonwealth Government Financial Agreement and Project Schedule, the NSWALC Policies and Procedures Manual, The Act (ALRA) and audit requirements.
• Ensuring all contractual issues are appropriately documented, satisfy all requirements for probity and transparency and are periodically reviewed.
• Ensuring maintenance of professional and honest relationships between the Yarpa Hub and service providers.
• Facilitating and overseeing the establishment of Hub premises in Liverpool.
• Analysing risk and formulating effective Risk Management strategies which best serve the interests of the Yarpa Hub.
Applications are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading “Yarpa Hub Director Application ” in the subject line.
Applications must be received by 5pm Monday 9 December 2019
Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria will not be accepted.
For further information on the position, please contact Lucy at Pipeline Talent via phone or email.
email@example.com 02 8001 6603.