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General Manager - Alice Springs

Central Land Council
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The Central Land Council (CLC) is a corporate Commonwealth entity established under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. The CLC represents traditional landowners, native title holders and other Aboriginal people across the southern half of the Northern Territory—an area of almost 780,000 square kilometres.

The CLC provides its constituents with advice, advocacy and practical assistance to support their aspirations, manage their land and realise and protect their rights.

Affirmative Action Recruitment: Central Land Council job vacancies are advertised based on affirmative action as detailed by the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016 work with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

Applicants with proof of Aboriginality are eligible in the first instance for this position. Applicants must have qualifications and demonstrate essential criteria to be considered. An applicant selected under this affirmative action will be required to provide evidence of their eligibility prior to commencement, such as a:

  • completed Statutory Declaration form, or
  • supporting statement from an appropriate Aboriginal organisation.


Under the direction of the CLC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the General Manager (GM) is responsible for:

  • Effective day-to-day operations of the CLC and general performance management of the organisation ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory requirements.
  • Development and implementation of corporate plans in accordance with the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA).
  • Implementation and continuing development of a performance based management framework and reporting infrastructure in accordance with the PGPA rule.
  • Responsible for the effective management of all assigned functions of the CLC ensuring compliance with relevant statutory requirements, being designated as the CAC body Chief Financial Officer (CFO), internal policies and procedures.
  • Conduct your duties as a member of the Executive Management Team (EMT).

The successful candidate will have relevant qualifications and membership of the CPA Australia or the ICAA. You will have extensive experience in strategic/corporate planning, management of the strategic financial direction, general management of corporate services functions e.g. finance, human resources, information technology, asset and commercial management. You will have experience in all aspects of the management of staff and resources, in the creation of a working environment that encourages work recognition and job satisfaction. You will have exemplary communication and interpersonal skills including ability to prepare clear and concise reports, submissions, briefing and general correspondence. Advanced skills in negotiation, consultation and liaison with senior staff, clients, community organisations, industry groups, government departments and agencies.

An Ochre Card (working with vulnerable people check), National Police Clearance and a driver's licence are mandatory requirements for all employees employed at the Central Land Council.

Contact details

For more information, please contact Ken Cunningham (Human Resources Manager) 08 8951 6302 or jobs@clc.org.au using the subject line: General Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Total effective package includes: base salary, district allowance, superannuation, leave loading, relocation assistance, annual airfare allowance and salary packaging options. Annual progression within the salary scale is subject to satisfactory performance. Progression is in accordance with annual increments set out in an enterprise agreement.

The filling of this vacancy is an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975.

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