Eastern Division General Manager (Indigenous Identified Opportunity) 

Posted 4 days ago
  • 3-Year Contract opportunity based in Brisbane 
  • Indigenous Identified opportunity – open to Indigenous applicants only 
  • Opportunities to work on rewarding and diverse projects  

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 realise economic, social, cultural and environmental benefits that the ownership and management of land, water and water related rights can bring. The ILSC provides this assistance through the acquisition and management of rights and interests in land, salt water and freshwater country.  

The ILSC is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Eastern Division General Manager to build and lead our Eastern Office. With a diverse project portfolio, this role is both rewarding and challenging as it delivers economic, environmental, social and/or cultural benefits to Indigenous Australians.    

Under the direction of the Chief Operating Officer, you will: 

  • Lead and manage the key functions of the Eastern Division of the ILSC through effective leadership, planning, organising and the achievement of divisional outcomes in line with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005, National Indigenous Land & Sea Strategy (NILSS), Regional Indigenous Land & Sea Strategy (RILSS) and Our Country Our Future (OCOF) Program objectives. 
  • Provide positive leadership and support to a large team of Operations Manager’s and Project Advisors.   
  • Provide high-level advice, recommendations and decisions to the ILSC Executive and Board regarding the ILSC’s acquisitions of country and management of country functions, including the return of ILSC land and water assets to Indigenous organisations, related activities and policy.  
  • Ensure that human resources, financial and physical assets are effectively and efficiently deployed to meet divisional and organisational goals and objectives. 
  • Oversee implementation, monitoring, measuring and reporting on ILSC acquisition of country and  management of country investments, property management and return of ILSC land and water assets with a focus on financial and governance compliance and project performance of funding recipients. 
  • Contribute to operational and strategic outcomes, and the efficient and effective functioning of the ILSC. 

At the ILSC we offer

  • More than just a job. We offer you the opportunity to make a real, positive difference to the lives of First Nations peoples. When we return land and water Country to Indigenous ownership, or fund a new Indigenous enterprise or management project, we strengthen and deepen Indigenous connection to Country and advance progress towards self-determination. 
  • Generous leave entitlements and work conditions, including: 
    • 15.4% superannuation on top of your salary 
    • Flexible hybrid work environment (2 days WFH) 
    • Not-For-Profit salary packaging  
    • Paid leave over the Christmas and New Year’s period  
    • Access to generous parental leave  
    • Training and development opportunities 
    • Generous Studies Assistance program 
  • Health and wellbeing programs: 
    • Healthy Employment Scheme (HES) – An annual allowance towards your wellbeing 
    • Screen Based Equipment Scheme – Includes eye testing and an allowance towards spectacles 
    • Free Skin Checks 

If you have a passion to drive change and want your work to align with your values to make a real difference, we invite you to apply now and start the conversation. 

The filing of this employment opportunity is intended to constitute a special measure under subsection 8 (1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.  This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. 

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 and selection criteria).  Further information may be requested if you are selected for interview.  You must be an Australian resident to apply for this role. 

If you’d like to find out more, please contact Matthew Salmon – Chief Operating Officer by email at Matthew.Salmon@ilsc.gov.au 

Applications close on Sunday 9th June 2024. 

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

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