Lead - Aboriginal Employment Development

Water Corporation

Location: Leederville

Job Type: Not Specified


  • Lead a team of cultural experts based in Leederville
  • Lead delivery of cultural support and mentoring programs
  • Permanent opportunity with a salary of $124,176 plus Super

This position is pursuant of Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Australian Aboriginal descent.

Where can water take you?

Advancing your career will advance our community too.

Working for Water Corporation means you'll be part of an essential workforce on a very important mission - to secure Western Australia’s most precious resource in the face of climate change.

You'll get to work flexibly alongside innovators, creators, thinkers, and doers to make a meaningful difference to lives all over WA.

Plus, you'll get the opportunity to carve a career path as diverse as the different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of our 3500+ people. Where will water take you? The possibilities are endless.

What the role will offer you

In this role you will Lead the development and delivery of Corporate strategies and initiatives that drive enhanced Aboriginal employment, development, and retention.

You will provide coaching, advice and support on all people management and specialist support and advise the Aboriginal Employment and Development Aboriginal team.You’ll act as an escalation point for complex cases.

What you’ll do:

    Engage and educate, be the Subject Matter Expert to enable a capability uplift in cultural intelligence across the Corporation

      Maintain strong relationships, engagement and consultation with Aboriginal communities, organisations, external networks and internal stakeholders to further Aboriginal employment

        Coach the Aboriginal Advisors in their work with Aboriginal employees and employee managers to identify critical employee development and employment initiatives

          Lead and develop partnership opportunities and promote Water Corporation's Aboriginal employment strategy to external stakeholders

            Provide cultural advice and partner with the Talent Acquisition team on the development of career entry programs for Aboriginal people

              Lead complex case resolution and provide expert advice and support in relation to employees

                Design and implement the Corporation’s Cultural Intelligence program

                Your skills and experience:

                There are a few things that we’ll look for in your CV:

                  This position relates to Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, where Aboriginality is considered a genuine occupational qualification for this position

                    Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal culture and history and impacts of past and present policies on Aboriginal communities and people

                      Extensive experience in Aboriginal engagement

                        Considerable experience in program and / or strategy development

                        Apply: If you are interested in the above opportunity, please submit a covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.

                        As part of the recruitment process you may be required to complete pre-employment screening which may include a medical, reference check, qualification check, police clearance and Australian working rights check.

                        Applications close on Friday 9th June 2023

                        We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

                        Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace:

                        Diversity and inclusion are more than words. They guide us on building a thriving workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and our community.

                        We encourage applications from every background, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, youth, LGBTQIA+ folks and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

                        Applicants with disability who require adjustments, or alternative methods of communication in the recruitment process, can contact a Recruitment Officer at recruitment@watercorporation.com.au or 9420 2000.

                        To read our diversity and inclusion statement, please visit our website

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