Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer

Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (Female) will play a key role in strategically working with a wide range of key stakeholders, including community and its residents, Councillors, Council and external customers, to achieve outcomes for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities within the Roper Gulf region and to strive for reconciliation, maximum self-determination and sustainable positive change.

In this position, you will develop and implement a range of initiatives designed to strengthen connections to this place, raise awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island culture and knowledge, and support the improvement of community. The role will also work across Council to influence internal processes to embed best practice in relation to First People's themes across the organisation through implementation of Council's RAP that recognises and respects Australia's First Peoples and their connection to the land, culture and community.

Furthermore, you will be responsible for building and strengthening the relationship between Council and Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities and organisations to inform best practice planning, policy and program responses across Council. This is a crucial position with Council where you will enhance awareness and understanding of societal issues, and work on meaningful projects, policies and strategies to deliver culturally appropriate and inclusive services and programs across Roper Gulf Regional Council.

Under an approved Special Measures Plan, this position is designated only for a person from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nationality who meets all essential selection criteria and is suitable at the level of the position.


Level 6 indicative $79,738.27 to $87,699.57 per annum based on 38 hours per week (negotiated based on qualifications and experience).


This position is based in Katherine and you will be required to travel and work in remote communities, including overnight stays, in the Roper Gulf Regional Council area.


To Apply

Before starting your application, please have the following documents ready to attach to your application.

1. Cover Letter - A cover letter is a one-page document that you submit as part of your job application. Its purpose is to introduce you, briefly summarise your professional background and why you should be considered for the position. 

2. Resume -  A document that lists your contact details, work experience, education, skills, achievements and references.

3. Selection Criteria response - we ask all applicants to address the Selection Criteria which can be found in the Position Description (PD)  PDF document for the role below. 

4. Evidence of relevant qualifications - there is an option to attach any certificates or proof of relevant qualifications to your application. 

Once you have these documents ready, please click 'Apply Now'.

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