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Community Services Manager

Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (BNTAC)

Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (BNTAC) is the Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) that holds native title on trust for the Banjima People.

The Banjima native title determination area covers a large area of land and waters in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. There are approximately 500 adult Banjima People and many more Banjima children.

As well as their roles and responsibilities as a PBC, BNTAC’s objectives also include to provide relief for disadvantaged Aboriginal people, maintain and support traditions, laws, language and culture of Banjima people, as well as provide economic, social and cultural benefits, including housing, training and education.

As the Community Services Manager, you will lead and drive our Banjima Country Management Program to deliver our community development projects, cultural projects and land management projects across Banjima Country.

You will be responsible for establishing key partnerships with regional community organisations, mining companies, government and non-governmental organisations.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Delivering of community, cultural and environmental projects
  • Overseeing development and implementation of work plans and budgets
  • Establishing and following frameworks for planning, policies and procedures for the delivery of work activity across the team
  • Ensuring infrastructure requirements are assessed as part of the approved business cycle and annual implementation plans are prepared with reporting milestones for BNTAC Board and Decision-Making Committee’s.
  • Establishment of key partnerships and economic diversification of the the BCM program
  • Overseeing and developing key partnerships to aid land and water management operations
  • Being the key BCM representative and main organisational contact for all proposed activities impacting Banjima lands and waters relating to environmental management;
  • Raising revenue for BCM by working on local strategies for business development, including liaising with and reporting to Banjima’s
  • Decision Making Committee’s, helping write and edit grant proposals, and participating in business development meeting opportunities; and
  • Negotiation and setup of co-management agreements and partnerships for protection of Banjima’s Country and Cultural interests; and responding to any land use conflicts in cooperation with BNTAC’s specialist staff and contractors.
  • Managing and developing the BCM on-country team and Rangers, contractors and elders

Selection Criteria

Essential:

  • Tertiary qualification - ideally in; community development, natural resource management, environmental science, anthropology
  • Highly developed management, leadership, networking and influencing capabilities
  • Cultural competence, especially with Aboriginal people
  • Significant experience and knowledge of community development and natural resource management
  • Experience working with Aboriginal people, government agencies and NGO’s
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic and business planning with well-developed project management and organisational capabilities
  • Experience in conservation, property/land management and addressing conservation needs across a range of Australian environments, ecosystems or contexts
  • Sound knowledge of risk management practices, Health and Safety and associated relevant legislative requirements
  • A demonstrated high level of written and oral communication
  • Ability to travel regularly to the Tom Price/ Pilbara region
  • Current driver’s license

Desirable:

  • Experience working within or knowledge of Aboriginal Corporations/PBC’s
  • GIS skills
  • Identify and are recognised as a Banjima person

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