Director Aboriginal Policy, Planning and Reconciliation (50D)

Branch: Policy, Planning and Innovation
Salary: Level 8, $134,296 pa, PSCSAA
Position no: 00029306
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Osborne Park
Closing date: 2020-04-23 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

Permanent Appointment 

The Department of Training and Workforce Development’s role is to drive a responsive, flexible and quality training system to meet the needs of industry and build a strong and successful future for our community. Find out more by visiting our website

The Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes through the recruitment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people and people with disability.

We value differences and flexible thinking and ensure that our people feel supported to do their best work. We recognise that flexible work arrangements support health and wellbeing, empower our people and increase team productivity.   

The Opportunity
The Director Aboriginal Policy, Planning and Reconciliation provides specialist Aboriginal cultural advice and information to inform and support Aboriginal inclusion and reconciliation in the Vocational Education and Training sector. The position is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the Department’s Reconciliation Action Plan. The position is accountable for providing an Aboriginal perspective to ensure policy development and service delivery enhances opportunities for Aboriginal people to gain vocational skills, meaningful employment and economic development opportunities. 

To be successful in this role you will have proven leadership and management skills in developing policy and planning strategies and initiatives to influence positive outcomes for Aboriginal people. Aboriginality is essential under Section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

What we offer
You will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Career and professional development programs and opportunities;
  • Salary packaging options; and
  • Access to health and wellbeing initiatives.

We encourage applicants to visit the Department’s Jobs and Skills WA website for assistance with finding employment and career progression.

Want to know more?
For full details of the role and what we are looking for you are encouraged to read the attached job description and application package.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Gary Fitzgerald, Principal Consultant Policy, Planning and Innovation on (08) 6551 5550 or

Ready to Apply?
Applicants are required to apply online and need to submit a written application consisting of a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume and a brief covering letter not exceeding two pages, relating your skills and experience to the requirements of the position as outlined in the attached Job Description Form. Your CV should provide sufficient information to enable an assessment of your skills and experience relevant to this role.

To submit your application, please click on the Apply for Job button. If you require assistance or cannot access the attachments, please contact us on (08) 9203 3735.

Other Conditions and Eligibility
New employees will be required to obtain a criminal convictions screening clearance by providing a current National Police Certificate prior to their appointment.

To be eligible for appointment applicants must have a working visa (for fixed term contract appointments) or permanent residency (for permanent appointments).

This selection process may be used to identify suitable applicants for similar vacancies that arise within the next twelve months. The Department may conduct further search activities after the closing date, if required, to extend the field of applicants. 

Please note…
The onus is on the applicant to ensure that their application is received by the closing date and time. Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications close Thursday, 23 April 2020 at 4:00pm (WST).

- Director Aboriginal Policy, Planning and Reconciliation (50D) - JDF
- Application Package.pdf

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