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Indigenous Employment Strategy Coordinator (Aboriginal Identified)

Indigenous Employment Strategy Coordinator (Aboriginal Identified)

  • Implement the BDCS Indigenous Employment Strategy, build and maintain trusted relationships to create sustainable careers for Indigenous people

  • Ongoing, full-time opportunity

  • Excellent training and career development offered


As an Identified role, this role is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons, Australia's First Nations people.

Where a position is identified, an applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and authorised by Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.


Salary range $100,000 - $112,000 plus super


About us

Bourke & District Children’s Services (BDCS) is a not-for-profit children's service situated on the banks of the Darling River in western NSW. We provide quality early childhood education and care services, including a Childcare Centre, Preschool, Mobile Play Group, Toy Library, and Before and After School Care.

BDCS also works collaboratively with other agencies, organisations, schools, and health care providers to support families, develop links to culture, build capacity of the child and community, nurture a lifelong love of learning and improve outcomes for the children of Bourke and surrounds.

This is your opportunity to make a difference in the vibrant and diverse Bourke community, rich in Indigenous Culture.


About the role

This newly created position within our growing organisation will be responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of an Indigenous Employment Strategy (IES) for BDCS.

The Indigenous Employment Strategy Coordinator (Aboriginal Identified) will work closely with internal and external stakeholders to identify and address barriers to Indigenous employment and will be responsible for coordinating a range of initiatives to support the recruitment, retention, and development of BDCS’s Indigenous staff.


About you

To be successful in this role you will demonstrate:

  • A deep understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures, traditions, and values.

  • Previous experience developing and implementing Indigenous employment strategies.

  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and programs related to Indigenous employment and workforce development.

  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  •  Ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a team environment.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and address complex issues related to Indigenous employment.

  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours as required.

To be eligible for this role, you must:

  • Identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications are desirable, but not essential for the right candidate.

The following criteria are considered highly desirable:

  • Relevant qualifications and experience in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.

  • Experience in a similar role, with a proven track record of developing and implementing successful Indigenous employment strategies or working in recruitment.

  • An understanding of the Bourke region and the local Indigenous community.

  • An understanding of, or experience in Early Childhood education services.


How to apply

Access the selection criteria and position description below:

Link to: Indigenous Employment Strategy Coordinator Position Description
For more information about this opportunity contact Prue 0418 472 156 for a confidential discussion.
Applications and enquiries can be directed via email to:
Applications to include:
•    Brief cover letter outlining why you are applying for the role.
•    Written responses addressing each of the selection criteria (separate to cover letter).
•    CV containing details of qualifications, relevant experience and contact details of two current referees

Applications close 10am Monday 27 May 2024.

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