NSWALC Employment and Training Ltd (NET Ltd) – Aboriginal Services Designer/Planner

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    1 month ago
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    Not for profit
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Role Details
Organisational Environment
The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) was established under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (ALRA).  NSWALC is a self-funding statutory authority responsible for protecting and promoting the rights and interests of Aboriginal people in NSW.

The Aboriginal Land Council network operates as a two tiered system consisting of the peak body, (NSWALC, including Zone Offices) and 120 LALCs. For more information regarding NSWALC, access our website: http://www.alc.org.au

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.

The NSW and Commonwealth Governments are committed to improving employment outcomes for Aboriginal people. This commitment is demonstrated through procurement policies governing infrastructure construction and other procurement contracts. At the same time, government, businesses and non-government organisations alike are seeking to increase their Aboriginal workforce, articulating this commitment through Reconciliation Action Plans.

NSWALC Employment and Training Ltd (NET Ltd) has been established to increase the number of Aboriginal people achieving economic independence through improved access to vocational education and training (VET) and jobs in growth industries. NET Ltd’s initial focus will be on the delivery of Commonwealth-funded employment services commencing with VTEC in Sydney, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Illawarra and Southern Highlands. It will also:

·       map regional and local trade corridors projected to deliver high employment growth for Aboriginal people where this information is not available publicly

·       implement jointly funded regional and local partnerships with businesses and VET service providers in prioritised areas designed to support Aboriginal people to secure and stay in employment while meeting the commercial needs of business

·       offer a suite of costed service packages to businesses and training organisations for an agreed fee.

NET Ltd provides a significant opportunity for NSWALC to diversify its services and impact for Aboriginal peoples through leading by example with innovative and evidence-based solutions designed to link Aboriginal job seekers with employment opportunities available in growth and other industries.

Primary Purpose of the Role
The Aboriginal Services Designer/Planner is responsible for supporting the Manager Partnerships Development in the design and costing of evidence based service packages that reflect Aboriginal practices and values and improve employment outcomes for Aboriginal job seekers in regional and local trade corridors across NSW.
Key Outcomes/Accountabilities
Key Outcomes / Accountabilities for the role are:

·       Identify and map business strengths and the needs of Aboriginal job seekers.

·       Research business opportunities and viable income streams.

·       Support NET Ltd executive in the negotiation of jointly funded partnerships with businesses and vocational education and training (VET) providers.

·       Research and provide recommendations on costed, evidence-based service models/service packages designed to improve employment outcomes for Aboriginal job seekers and which reflect Aboriginal cultural practices and values.

·       Develop models of projected utilisation for particular services.

·       Support service model design project reference groups, project teams, advisory committees and working parties to ensure key deliverables are achieved.

·       Utilise high level project management skills and tools in delivering service model design projects.

·       Maintain effective engagement and liaison with key stakeholders including business and VET partners, members of the NSWALC Land Council Network, peak bodies, professional associations, academics, and Aboriginal consumers with respect to the work being undertaken.

·       Manage and/or coordinate the design and implementation of impact and outcome evaluations of services offered through NET Ltd’s partnerships to ensure they are sustainable, reflect Aboriginal practices and values, and result in improved Aboriginal employment and retention rates.

·       Maintain a comprehensive understanding of government policy and industry trends locally, nationally and internationally, particularly as they relate to Aboriginal people.

Key Challenges and Influences
Major challenges currently faced by the position include but are not limited to:

·       Timely design and costing of evidence-based service models/packages which are founded on Aboriginal practices and values in collaboration with business and training partners, Local Aboriginal Land Councils and other Aboriginal organisations.

·       Building and maintaining diverse and complex relationships with business partners and key stakeholders to facilitate the achievement of agreed outcomes in a politically sensitive, complex and dynamic environment.

·       Managing the expectations of a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

·       Ensuring the best interests of the NSW Aboriginal community remain central to design and delivery of all projects.

Key Communications
The Aboriginal Services Designer/Planner reports to and consults regularly with the Manager, Partnerships Development.

The Aboriginal Services Designer/Planner operates with a degree of autonomy in engaging and interacting with key stakeholders, and so requires sound judgement and discretion.

This important and challenging role requires a person who is self-motivated, and who can deliver results in a busy environment, while maintaining positive relationships.


Decision Making
The Aboriginal Services Designer/Planner is responsible for the delivery of agreed projects in accordance with the Project Partnerships operational plan, budget and delegations.
Role Dimensions
Staffing: No direct reports.
Success Profile – Technical Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
Success in the role will be achieved by demonstrating the following technical skills, knowledge and behaviours:


·       Demonstrated experience in new business development, service innovation, or human services planning and design using contemporary practices.

·       Sound understanding of the labour hire, Commonwealth employment service, and/or VET systems, and the organisation and delivery of these services in NSW, nationally and internationally, particularly as they relate to Aboriginal peoples.

·       Sound knowledge of contemporary, culturally informed service models designed to improve social and economic outcomes for Aboriginal people and evidence on their effectiveness.

·       Knowledge and understanding of the cultural practices, values and issues that affect Aboriginal peoples in today’s society.

·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including report writing, negotiation and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, oral presentation and facilitation skills.

·       Well-developed analytical, conceptual, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

·       Experience in utilising and interpreting human services data and information to support planning, reform and inform human services policy advice.

·       Highly motivated with an ability to work independently and as part of a team.



·       Post-graduate qualifications in health planning, epidemiology, business development or related area.

·       Experience in the delivery of employment, labour hire and/or vocational education and training services.