Manager – Remote Aboriginal Communities

  • Location:
    City of Vincent City of Vincent City of Vincent City of Vincent , Western Australia Western Australia Western Australia Western Australia , Australia Australia Australia Australia
  • Salary:
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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  • Deadline:
  • Shape decisions that develop & sustain WA’s remote water sources
  • Influence our investment opportunities for Remote Aboriginal Communities
  • Permanent opportunity based in Leederville

For a rewarding career, we’re leading the way Fresh Water Thinking starts with leadership.


Different backgrounds. Different experiences. Different areas of expertise. It’s our diverse mix of people that makes Water Corporation such a hugely rewarding place to work. As the principal supplier of water, wastewater and drainage services across Western Australia, we offer exciting career opportunities state-wide. Needless to say, we welcome ambitious new job seekers who share our commitment to providing excellent customer service for West Australians. Fresh faces wanted.


About the role


We have a permanent opportunity for our Manager – Remote Aboriginal Communities to lead the Remote Aboriginal Communities Team to effectively manage the Remote Aboriginal Communities Program, directing the delivery of the program to the communities. This includes planning, engagement and investment decision frameworks. This role will be based in our Leederville office reporting to the Head of Asset Investment Planning Regional.


Key responsibilities


  • Develop strategies and objectives to enable the transition for the Corporation to regularise Remote Aboriginal Communities and Town Based Communities
  • Manage and coordinate policy positions and provide advice to the Board, Executive and Senior Management on the key external issues related to the Remote Aboriginal Communities Program
  • Act as the conduit between the Corporation and the Department of Communities to influence both parties to deliver beneficial outcomes for the Remote Aboriginal Communities
  • Represent the Water Corporation at key external stakeholder committees with agencies such as the Department of Communities, Horizon Power and Treasury
  • Responsible for financial and business performance of the Remote Aboriginal Communities Program to achieve program delivery criteria, including budget and scope
  • Undertake business performance reviews and provide strategic advice on individual investment and/or program proposals
  • Manage the program and schedule to ensure optimum capital and operating solutions are proposed to be funded to meet business requirements


Key skills and experience


  • Degree level qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Considerable experience working with Aboriginal communities and stakeholders
  • Significant leadership experience in management or supervisory positions in a similar function.
  • Considerable experience developing and leveraging relationships with Government departments to influence and deliver beneficial outcomes
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of past policies and legislations impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people
  • Ability to manage large scale, state-wide programs, including stakeholder engagement



If you are interested in the above opportunity please submit a covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role. Applications close on Sunday 8th December 2019.


Applications can be submitted at:


Our commitment to an inclusive workplace


Through our Equity and Diversity Management Plan and People Strategy, Water Corporation is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace of the future. We understand that unique perspectives, ideas and contributions only strengthen our workforce and are recognised and valued.


We encourage applications supporting our key priority communities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women and people with disability.


For people with disability, we are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment enabling full participation in all aspects of employment wherever possible by offering reasonable adjustments.


As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete pre-employment screening which may include a medical, police clearance and Australian working rights check