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Reference: 5051984

  • Develop your Team, further your career, see your contribution truly count and change lives for the better
  • Great salary package with NFP salary sacrifice options
  • East Arnhem Land-based

The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA), is owned by the Yolngu people of East Arnhem Land and governed by an Indigenous Board of Directors. From humble beginnings over 46 years ago, ALPA has grown to become the largest Aboriginal Corporation in Australia. We now have over 1,300 employees (over 80% of whom are Indigenous), and a 1.2 million square kilometre operational footprint.

Our mission is to operate successful and responsible businesses emphasising local employment, training, career pathways, customer service, and safety. We strive to improve the health, quality of life, and economic development of our members, giving primacy to their cultural heritage, dignity, and desire for opportunity and equality with their fellow Australians.

We are currently recruiting a dedicated CDP Site Manager to join our Community Development Program (CDP) Team. We are seeking a positive, committed professional who strongly identifies with our mission. Someone who will strive to achieve the best outcomes possible - supporting his/her Team to deliver meaningful tailored services to improve the quality of life of participants with the end goal being jobs for members of our ALPA community.

About the role

The CDP Site Manager is responsible for the "on the ground" delivery of the CDP contract. It is a diverse role that focuses on key areas such as meeting KPI's and performance targets, managing stakeholder relationships and also working closely to mentor local staff members. You will be working closely with a range of community and government stakeholders to maximise opportunities and performance within our region and to provide a high level of support to job seekers currently required to participate in the CDP program.

Managing the daily operations and contribute to the strategic direction of our CDP Site. The ultimate objective of the role is to develop and lead a team that enables CDP participants and other community members to pursue and achieve their goals, improving the quality of life and increasing the number and variety of opportunities available within their community. Of key importance to success within this role is a commitment to the ongoing development of local Indigenous Team Members to lead ALPA's service delivery model and a willingness to trust in the skills, knowledge and understanding of local people to inform the priorities of the community's CDP program.

The CDP Site Manager will also provide operational and specialist support to our other ALPA divisions both within and external to the community.

Keys to your success:

  • Experience in a similar role and/ or qualifications in human services, employment services, community welfare, social work or community development
  • Understanding the barriers faced by staff and jobseekers in remote communities who may have complex needs and who are culturally and linguistically diverse
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage teams, ensuring quality standards of service are met, organisational guidelines and prescribed policy and procedures are followed
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully maintain a robust WHS framework in a dynamic workplace and demonstrates a commitment to championing WHS procedures within CDP operations
  • Demonstrated ability to apply project management skills to a variety of ongoing projects simultaneously to maximise efficiency and performance
  • Excellent problem solving and risk mitigation skills, with substantial knowledge and experience with safety precautions and have the ability to work autonomously

What's on offer:

  • The opportunity to continue to build a rewarding career with strong pathways to senior management positions within ALPA, Australia's largest Aboriginal corporation, one that is fully self-funded and who's Board is 100% Yolngu
  • The opportunity to live in East Arnhem Land, work with the Yolngu people and deliver meaningful outcomes where most needed
  • Excellent base salary (commensurate with skills & experience) | 11.5% super | 7 weeks annual leave | options for salary sacrificing
  • Free fully furnished accommodation | utilities included | relocation | 2 return flights p.a. to Darwin for holidays
  • Access to ALPA's Employee Assistance Program & more!

Are you our next CDP Site Manager?

To apply or find out more please email via:

Your application should include a covering letter that details your relevant skills and experience (maximum two pages) and an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages.

All applications will be treated confidentially. Only those with the right to work in Australia will be considered.

Applications Close: 01 Apr 2020