Senior Indigenous Employment & Engagement Advisor 

Posted 1 week ago
  • Opportunity to make a real difference  
  • Ongoing senior role based in Adelaide 
  • Salary range $120,922 to $134,247 FTE plus 15.4% Super 

Are you ready for a unique opportunity to have a significant impact on the lives of First Nations peoples, while contributing to a strong and effective People & Capability (P&C) Team?  The Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) is looking for a forward thinking, solutions-based professional to join our newly built P&C team to generate excellence in service to our inspiring and evolving organisation.    

About Us 

The ILSC is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Act and subject to the Public Governance, Performance & Accountability 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 fresh water country. 

The People & Capability team plays a pivotal role in empowering the ILSC by actively shaping the organisation’s workforce strategies, fostering continuous growth, and providing guidance and resources for executives and managers in all facets of workforce relations.   

About the Role 

The Senior Indigenous Employment & Engagement Advisor will play an integral role in driving the ILSCs Indigenous Employment Strategy (IES). In line with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act 2005 (ATSI Act), this role will contribute towards the self-determination of First Nations peoples by maximising Indigenous employment within the ILSC as well as fostering a workforce with cultural skills, knowledge and capability, making the ILSC an employer of choice for Indigenous talent. 

Supported by the Manager People & Capability, you will: 

  • Develop effective networks, engagement opportunities and partnerships to raise the profile of ILSC for future Indigenous talent. 
  • Coordinate the provision of reports on the outcomes and benefits derived through the ILSC’s programs and projects and make recommendations to ensure that ILSC policies and programs deliver sustainable and lasting benefits to Indigenous staff. 
  • Continuously develop the Cultural Capability of the ILSC to drive cultural inclusion and create a workplace that is culturally inclusive and safe for its Indigenous employees, ensuring their cultural identity and perspectives are valued. 
  • Contribute to the ILSC Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) working group in the development and embedding of the RAP initiatives and targets. 
  • Review Talent Attraction and Recruitment processes to better attract Indigenous talent. 
  • Coordinate the ILSC traineeship and cadetship programs. 
  • Design and implement career pathway maps for Indigenous staff across the ILSC. 
  • Contribute to the ILSC Indigenous Consultative Group (ICG) to promote the forum as the voice for Indigenous employees on employment matters.          
  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Manager, People & Capability. 

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 (two days WFH) 
    • Not-For-Profit salary packaging  
    • Paid leave between the Christmas and New Year’s period  
    • Training and development opportunities 
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives including Screen Based Equipment Scheme (eye testing and an allowance towards spectacles) as well as 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 preferred applicant will be engaged under the provisions of the ILC Enterprise Agreement. 

TARGETED VACANCY – This role is open to all applicants, however those who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and meet the requirements and are ranked suitable for the role will be given priority consideration in this recruitment process.   

Applications are to include a current CV and covering letter (covering letter to be maximum two pages detailing how your skills and experience align with the Selection Criteria outlined in the Role Description accessed via the link below).  Further information may be requested if you are selected for interview.  You must be an Australian resident to apply for this role. 

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact: Jennifer Hyde, Manager People & Capability on 8100 7166. 

Applications close 10 March 2024. 

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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