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Executive Assistant - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identified Position

Darebin City Council
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only
  • Permanent, Full-time Position with flexible work opportunities
  • Salary Circa $90k p.a. + Super

About City of Darebin and Council

Darebin is situated on the Traditional Owner lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people. It is home to many Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, and a large number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people work, live and play within the municipality. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life. Council responds to the many needs of the Darebin community, notably First Nations residents and organisations.

About the Role

The Executive Assistant (Community) role is a rewarding opportunity for a creative and curious emerging professional with an ability to work independently, juggle priorities and connect and collaborate with others.

You will provide strategic executive and administrative support services to the General Manager, Community and across the division generally. The role coordinates workflow within the departmental administration area and supports the General Manager to meet Council objectives for the Darebin Community.

  • Support daily diary and correspondence of the General Manager Community
  • Coordinate meeting schedules, venues, agendas and attendance and equipment
  • Maintain files, finance records, minutes and clerical processes
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships to liaise with Coordinators, Team Leaders and other Council General Managers

Skills & Experience

  • Experience in Business Administration
  • Experience in diary, document and email administration
  • Confident communicator with strong time management and customer service skills
  • Ability to conduct research and prepare formal correspondence


We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible working arrangements, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.

  • Connect with a strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and organisations
  • Practise, participate in and celebrate culture, knowing Council respects Aboriginal cultural rights
  • Learn and gain knowledge on the job, as part of endorsed work practices for First Nations staff

Organisational Culture

Council recognises, pays respect to and celebrates the long-standing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage within the Darebin community. Through its 2019 Statement of commitment to Traditional Owners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Council has re-committed to building strong partnerships with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, recognising their values, living culture and practices, continuing spiritual connection to the land and waters and their right to self-determination.

As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.

How to Apply

Please prepare your resume, and ensure it shows how you would be a great fit for the role. To submit your application apply now below.

We’re also happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.

Contact Lydia MacDonell, People and Culture Business Partner on 8470 8143 or Jimmy Kyle, our Aboriginal Employment and Programs Officer on 03 8470 8589 for a confidential discussion.

Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position. This action constitutes a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

The Darebin City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. Darebin is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

To work at Darebin City Council, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety standards. All employees are required to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check and may be required to complete a Functional Health Assessment.

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