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Collaboration and Enterprise Officer - The Kimberley

Kimberley Land Council

The Kimberley Land Council (KLC) is the recognised Native Title Representative Body for the Kimberley region in WA. The KLC actively facilitates the registration and operation of Indigenous carbon projects on behalf of native title holders and other Kimberley Aboriginal people, including those holding pastoral leases. All projects supported by the KLC are owned directly by traditional owners. All revenue from these projects goes back to the indigenous proponents, is re-invested and contributes directly to the regional economy, Aboriginal employment, PBC governance and capacity development, as well as ongoing and improved fire management for the savanna burning projects and the co-benefits they generate.

The KLC is looking to further build our in-house carbon expertise by growing our practice, in order to support Kimberley indigenous people with the growth and development of carbon projects.

This will involve expanding opportunities across the Kimberley for Aboriginal Corporations to engage in the carbon economy, in order to generate untied income to help realise traditional owners’ aspirations and strengthen the capacity and capability of Native Title groups to manage their country.

You will work closely with Aboriginal corporations to identify and develop opportunities for sales of carbon credits and long-term partnerships which recognise the cultural, environmental and commercial benefits of Indigenous land management in the Kimberley. You will also develop existing regional collaborations, with a focus on ensuring these collaborations add value to sales of carbon credits and ensure the cultural, environmental and economic benefits from Indigenous enterprise flows to traditional owners.

This will be a diverse role, spanning capacity building, commercial negotiations, stakeholder / partnership and contract management, as well as grant administration. There is also potential for the position to include development in technical carbon project development and management.


The following accountabilities will be allocated amongst the team in line with candidate experience and preference where possible.

  • Enabling indigenous carbon project proponents to establish, manage and strengthen effective mutually beneficial commercial partnerships that recognise the premium nature of Kimberley indigenous carbon projects by supporting relevant contract negotiations & management (as directed by Indigenous carbon project proponents). 
  • Building the capacity of Kimberley Aboriginal Corporations in carbon enterprise through developing resources and materials and by engaging expert advice. 
  • In line with PBC/AC requests, developing and establishing regional collaborations by liaising with stakeholders to motivate cooperation and collaboration.
  • Facilitating regional collaboration meetings and workshops for Indigenous carbon project proponents. 
  • Supporting industry development for the benefit of indigenous people, including through collaboration with other indigenous organisations and active participation in regional / industry bodies like ICIN & CMI.
  • Stakeholder management (partners, donors, government & policymakers etc) and strengthening the KLC’s network of effective and principles-based external partnerships with positive outcomes for TOs at their core
  • Assisting with financial, grant and project administration and reporting to deadlines and in line with partner / funder / client requirements.
  • Supporting carbon project management, including compliance and reporting on behalf of PBCs and Aboriginal Corporations contracting KLC for carbon administration.
  • Establishing strong internal working relationships, enabling effective leveraging of KLC’s resources and internal support (e.g. Legal, Finance). 
  • Contributing to the strategic direction of the KLC’s carbon program and ensuring it is aligned to KLC’s, our members’ and our partners’ objectives, thereby ensuring its sustainability. 


This position is identified as a KLC Level 6.0. Superannuation of 10% and additional salary allowances offered include district allowance, rental assistance where applicable, relocation allowance, salary sacrificing options and 5 weeks annual leave.

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Visit our website: https://www.klc.org.au/work-with-us for a copy of the full job description, including the selection criteria.

We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately and to close this advertisement early should a suitable candidate be found.

The Kimberley Land Council is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women and people from culturally diverse, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

You must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Eligible New Zealand Citizen to apply.

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