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Manager Programs and Social Inclusion – Aboriginal Melbourne (Full Time or Flexible Hours)

As a leading local government, the City of Melbourne aims to achieve our goal for Melbourne to be a bold, inspirational and sustainable city. Each year we deliver a vast range of projects and programs, designed to ensure we remain one of the world’s most sustainable, accessible and equitable cities.

We are committed to being a city with an Aboriginal focus.

To achieve this, we have established Aboriginal Melbourne – a dedicated branch focused on embedding, enriching and empowering Aboriginal culture, heritage and knowledge for our City and its future.

Aboriginal Melbourne will underpin and support the City’s progression of Aboriginal involvement in all aspects of the life of the city and the workings of Council.

About the role

Reporting to our highly-respected Director Aboriginal Melbourne, the Manager Programs and Social Inclusion will provide strong leadership and guidance to a small team who are focused on strengthening our relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The team will take a lead role in developing and delivering a range of high-profile and impactful initiatives that will ultimately enhance Aboriginal social and economic inclusion outcomes.

Initially, your focus will be on building the team and developing a plan that will ensure we deliver on our commitments as they relate to Aboriginal employment, policies and engagement. As the branch grows, your mandate will pivot to encompass broader economic development and social participation opportunities.

This is a rare and rewarding opportunity to be part of the City’s journey as we work to build Aboriginal capacity and embed Aboriginal knowledge and culture at one of the world’s most liveable cities.

Only Aboriginal people are eligible to apply, as this position is exempt under the Special Measures Provision of S12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act (VIC).

You will bring

  • Ability to role model and promote Council’s values in all aspects of leadership
  • Extensive experience as an effective leader and advocate on behalf of Aboriginal people or community
  • A track record in social policy and program development and planning
  • Demonstrated commitment to reconciliation with Aboriginal people
  • Strong working knowledge and demonstrated application of Equal Employment Opportunity and diversity principles
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications with an advanced knowledge of the principles, theory and practice relating to community development and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities


To view the physical requirements of this position, please see below under Position Information.

Ready to Make a Difference?

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending us a cover letter and your resume. We do not require any selection criteria to be addressed.

To find out more about the role, please contact Aaron Hussey, Talent Acquisition Lead via email to [email protected].

Shortlisting will commence immediately, so we encourage you to apply sooner rather than later. Applications will be accepted until we have found the right person for the role.

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.

The City of Melbourne is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety. We actively support diversity, inclusion and flexibility in our workplace and in turn are seeking people who can demonstrate and display our City of Melbourne values of accountability, integrity, courage, respect for self and others, and the desire to strive for excellence. Together we Make the Difference.

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Job Details

  • Role Category
  • Job Type Full Time
  • Salary $127,461 - $127,461
  • Location Melbourne
  • Job Posted 30/01/2020
  • Application Close
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