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Position closed: Policy Manager — Aboriginal Designated Position

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

The Assembly

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria (the Assembly) is the voice of Aboriginal people in Victoria in the next stage of the Treaty process. It is made up of Victorian Traditional Owners, elected by Aboriginal Communities, for Aboriginal Communities, to advance our rights, interests and benefits.

Our mandate is to work with the State to establish Treaty processes that recognise our sovereignty as the First Peoples of Victoria, support self-determination, and realise our human rights, to make Victoria stronger for everyone.

Walk with us and make history!

The Role

This role is an Aboriginal Designated position and is responsible for providing project and policy advice and support to the leadership team. This includes supporting the delivery of core Assembly services whilst identifying emerging risks and challenges.

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Negotiations, the Policy Manager will manage the team responsible for legal research, project management and policy delivery to the Assembly across a range of issues. Support the CEO and Head of Policy and Negotiations with respect to strategy, planning, policy, organisational development and team management. In addition, this role will assist in building and effectively maintaining strong relationships with Aboriginal Victorians.

Your previous experience and skill set includes

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Victorian Aboriginal Communities
  • Written Communication
  • Influence and Negotiation
  • Policy Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Initiative and Accountability
  • Flexibility
  • Detail focus
  • Empathy and Cultural Awareness
  • Qualifications – Relevant tertiary qualification (highly desired)
  • MS Office suite

Join an environment where you will be immersed in Aboriginal culture and get to work with Communities across Victoria.

Apply now

Apply now by submitting your CV and a cover letter outlining your qualifications and suitability to people@firstpeoplesvic.org.

Salary range: $121,000-$162,000 per annum.

Applications close Sunday 14 March 2021.

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