Senior Manager First Peoples Strategy - Melbourne CBD

Location: Melbourne
  • Industry: CEO & General Management
  • Work Type: Permanent
  • Salary: 148000
  • Posted: 12 Mar 2024

Position Title: Senior Manager First Peoples Strategy

Group: People and Integrity
Division: Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness
Remuneration Level: 5.3
Employment type: Permanent Full Time
Position Reports to: Director – Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness
Location: 452 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

The People and Integrity (P&I) Group is responsible for developing and ensuring standards for the behaviour and capability of the workforce.
This includes the delivery of people services including recruitment, training, workforce planning employee relations and payroll.
The P&I Group is responsible for establishing and delivering tailored leadership, management, and cultural change programs; educating, promoting, and holding all people to account for high standards of integrity and compliance expected within modern public sector values and behaviours.
The Group via its integrity function has a direct line of accountability to the CEO as part of ensuring proper conduct of both organisation staff and as a public sector entity.

This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This employment opportunity is only available to people who identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
This position manages and leads the development and implementation of strategies, projects, frameworks and initiatives that enable the organisation to embed Aboriginal cultural knowledge, improve cultural safety, consciousness and capability across our workforce.
The position brings high level subject matter expertise, Aboriginal cultural proficiency, connections, and a commitment to positively supporting the organisation in the journey of cultural development and lifelong learning. The position will engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, communities in Victoria and our employees in a collaborative and respectful manner in support of the organisation’s inclusion activities and self-determination for Aboriginal people.
This position will provide high level support and strategic advice to the Director – Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness in achieving the strategic and operation outcomes in line with the People and Integrity strategic plan.
As well as performing duties specified in this position description an employee may be required to undertake other duties or functions consistent with their classification, capabilities, and skills.

  • Manage, lead, develop and deliver strong working relationships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander individuals, communities, and stakeholders across Victoria through advanced liaison, communication, and coordination skills.
  • Provide expert advice and information to stakeholders to raise awareness, information program development, highlight emerging issues and present recommendations to support delivery
  • Gather insights on social and economic priorities for Aboriginal communities for policy and program development.
  • Manage, lead, develop and deliver strategies and tools to improve Aboriginal Cultural safety programs that enhance respect for Aboriginal people and cultural knowledge to enrich relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the wider community.
  • Utilise strong experience in stakeholder engagement and management, and project management and implementation.
  • Provide expert advice and information to stakeholders to raise awareness, information program development, highlight emerging issues and present recommendations to support delivery.
  • Provide leadership through education, awareness and mentoring of staff about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, and challenges.
  • Partner with stakeholders to enhance relationships through effective communication, negotiation, and issues management to develop and maintain effective relationships.
  • Lead, develop and support a comprehensive communications strategy and plan to inform, educate and engage employees about plans, activities, events, and successes related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Take actions to implement, follow up progress, report on (internally and with key external stakeholders) and continuously refine the organisation’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Action plan.
  • Identify and provide support to manage project risks through genuine community engagement
  • Aboriginal Partnerships and Employment
  • Work within the organisation to increase engagement with the Aboriginal community and community initiatives and activities
  • Develop strategies to identify and promote opportunities for sustainable Aboriginal employment
  • Partner, support and participate in community initiatives that celebrate the Aboriginal history and identity across Victoria
  • Partner and collaborate with key stakeholders responsible for Transforming Aboriginal Outcomes, Aboriginal Employment Strategy, Inclusion and Diversity and cultural practice partners.
  • Identify opportunities to promote Aboriginal peoples, histories and cultures
  • Build confidence, understanding and capacity of the organisation in engaging with Aboriginal peoples, cultures, histories and issues.

  • Facilitation and/or training experience.
  • Report writing – able to synthesise data and information to present a clearly articulated proposal, board paper etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and communities in Victoria
  • Strong capability in communication skills, written and verbal
  • Competency in understanding customs and appropriate ways of connecting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and other key stakeholders, including Government
  • Presentation skills – written and verbal
  • Project management – able to plan, deliver and perform post implementation success reviews
  • Analytical – ability to extract and analyse data and form insightful conclusions and actions
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in working with Indigenous communities or relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training in this specialised area
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence effectively to build positive relationships and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the principles of cultural safety as it relates to building respectful dialogues, understanding and recognition with a focus on development
  • Educating and embedding traditional mindsets and behaviors
  • Addressing the negative impact of conscious and unconscious bias
  • Managing a variety of interdependencies and competing demands
  • Managing expectations given varying viewpoints, interests, and assumptions
  • Influencing and negotiating with high level stakeholders to adopt and engage in strategies within limited resources and tight deadlines
  • Consult directly providing accurate information, professional advice, and timely responses to issues.
  • Collaborate and maintain open relationships to expedite responses and information transfer.
  • Provide sound and reliable advice; manage expectations, resolve and provide solutions to issues; negotiate outcomes and timeframes
  • Participate in meetings, share information and provide input on issues
  • Respond to queries, identify needs, communicate services and redirect, escalate or resolve issues

  • Working with Childrens Check
  • Police Check
  • Employee References

  • Certificate level qualification in Communication or aligned field or extensive work experience in Indigenous Community role
  • Stakeholder engagement and management
  • Project Management and delivery
  • Presentation and report writing


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