Central Divisional Manager – Adelaide

Posted 2 weeks ago
  • 3 year fixed term appointment
  • Exceptional opportunity to have a positive impact for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
  • Attractive salary (plus 15.4% Super)

The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the ATSI Act and subject to the PGPA Act. The ILSC assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to acquire land and water rights, and to manage land and water so as to provide economic, environmental, social or cultural benefits.

The Divisional Manager will lead the Central Division of the ILSC in delivering the ILSC’s core acquisition and management functions in South Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria and Tasmania.

Specifically, the Divisional Manager will lead the implementation of the ILSC’s Our Country Our Future Program and in doing so lead delivery of the ILSC’s National Indigenous Land and Sea Strategy and Regional Indigenous Land and Sea Strategies across a large and diverse regional footprint.

This is an exciting senior executive role that will play an influential leadership role in the ILSC’s vision that Indigenous Australians enjoy the rightful entitlements, opportunities and benefit that the return of country and its management brings.

Reporting to the Executive Director Programs, the Central Divisional Manger will be expected to:

  • Lead and manage the key functions of the Central Divisional Office of the ILSC through effective leadership, planning, organising and the achievement of outcomes in line with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005, NILS and OCOF Program objectives.
  • Drive strategic partnerships with Indigenous owners of land and water country, corporate, philanthropic and government partners resulting in social, cultural, economic and environmental outcomes.
  • Provide high-level advice and recommendations on the ILSC’s land and sea acquisition and management functions and activities to the ILSC Executive and ILSC Board.
  • Lead, evaluate, review and report on Divisional activities, including the delivery of continuous improvement strategies, ensuring that the Division meets agreed KPI’s relating to the acquisition and divestment of land and sea and the delivery of benefits on Indigenous owned country.
  • Lead and motivate a divisional team focussed on performance, partnerships and client outcomes.

Key requirements for this position will include

  • Strong project management skills focused on acquisition and divestments (land and water specialties highly regarded).
  • Ability to manage a pipeline of complex and dynamic projects whilst ensuring high levels of governance and accountability.
  • Ability to drive and deliver a positive and productive workplace culture.
  • Strong personal drive and integrity.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with Indigenous people, and a knowledge and understanding of their cultures.
  • Ability to create and maintain an expectation of trust and confidentiality and the ability to display sound judgement regarding highly sensitive and/or volatile issues.
  • Tertiary qualifications in business, project management or related fields desirable but not essential.

Regular inter/intra state travel is a requirement of this role with the successful candidate being based in Adelaide.

The preferred applicants will be engaged as a Senior Executive Employee on a 3 year fixed term basis.

Applications are to include a current CV and covering letter (covering letter to be maximum 2 pages detailing how your skills and experience align with the position profile).  Further information may be requested if you are selected for interview.  You must be an Australian resident to apply for this role.

For any additional information please contact: Tricia Stroud, Chief Operating Officer – 07 3854 4685 or Freecall 1800 818 490.

Applications close COB 31 January 2022

At the ILSC we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we support.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

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