Team Leader – Aboriginal Heritage Resilience and Integration

Water Corporation

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Full-time | Permanent2 hours ago
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Team Leader – Aboriginal Heritage Resilience and Integration – 10L6

Primary Location WA-Perth – Inner-John Tonkin Water Centre – Leederville

Organization Aboriginal Affairs

Create a best practice Aboriginal Heritage management system

Integrate best practice into current and future business processes

Permanent opportunity – $123,176 plus Super

This position is pursuant of Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Australian Aboriginal descent.

Where can water take you?

Advancing your career will advance our community too.

Aboriginal people have been the custodians of the natural environment for over 60,000 years. We have much to learn from them about our land, waterways and communities in order to protect our most precious resource.

Through our Reconciliation Action Plan, we are committed to creating meaningful employment and training pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across all roles and levels. For us, it is important that our people are representative of our communities in which we live and work.

We know that water is essential for our future and the giver of life. In every Water Corporation role, you’ll have the chance to develop a career and help your community. We seek people who want to make a change for the better.

About the Aboriginal Heritage & Native Title Section

Our purpose is to ensure all Aboriginal cultural heritage issues and Native Title rights are managed in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner. We empower the business so that the impacts that our activities can have on cultural heritage and Native Title, are fully identified, understood and wherever possible avoided as part of planning and operations.

We provide the business with a positive centre of excellence that delivers a high-level quality of customer service through being a highly agile and functioning Section.

The Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title Section comprises of three teams

Aboriginal Heritage & Native Title Management – Implements and governs the frameworks to ensure Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title requirements and expectations are understood and managed as part of our activities.

Aboriginal Heritage & Native Title Strategy – Provides strategic advice to the business to ensure that Native Title and Aboriginal Heritage expectations and agreement obligations are meet while identifying and influencing mutuality beneficial opportunities for Traditional Owners and Water Corporation.

Aboriginal Heritage Resilience & Integration – Designs methodologies and frameworks for a whole of business approach to Aboriginal Heritage management. Integrates these methodologies into current and future business processes.

About the Aboriginal Heritage Resilience & Integration Team.

The newly created Aboriginal Heritage Resilience and Integration team will be responsible for creating a best practice Aboriginal Heritage management system. The team will design the methodologies and frameworks for a whole of business approach to Aboriginal Heritage management. The Aboriginal Heritage management system will align with our cooperate strategy (Thrive 2035), our Aboriginal engagement strategy, legislative changes, and community expectations. The team will also integrate these methodologies into current and future business processes.

The team will comprise of the following new roles

Team Leader – Aboriginal Resilience & Integration

Senior Advisor – Aboriginal Resilience & Integration

Advisor – Aboriginal Resilience & Integration

What the role will offer you

Join the team in Leederville, a trendy suburb, 5 minutes from Perth CBD – and only a 5-minute walk from the nearest train station. You’ll support and develop a cohesive team of people to do their best work.

This is a permanent, full-time role with flexible working arrangements, which means you’ll have more time for the important things in life. No explanations required.

Being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent is a genuine occupational qualification for this position within the meaning of section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984. Therefore, only applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander background will be considered.

What you’ll do:
Lead the design and delivery of a ‘whole of business’ approach to Aboriginal heritage management

Identify and the deliver efficiencies in process, systems and ensure the Corporation operates in accordance with best practice regarding Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title

Ensure that business operations strategy, planning, policies and systems development considers Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title protection

Build platforms to empower and train staff across the Corporation on Aboriginal Heritage protection

Ensure delivery of Aboriginal Heritage Resilience and Integration team accountabilities and objectives by providing guidance and leadership and engaging, developing and mentoring team members

Your skills and experience:
There are a few things that we’ll look for in your CV.

Substantial experience and demonstrated capability for influencing strategies, plans, programs, systems, and cultural change initiatives

Substantial experience in managing Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title, with knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal protocols

Knowledge of current and proposed/future State and Federal legislation relating to Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title

Demonstrated ability to lead process improvement projects

Sound knowledge of water-related infrastructure assets, schemes and systems

Demonstrated knowledge of statutory and regulatory policy, compliance and reporting frameworks


We keep our application process as straightforward as possible, while giving you ample opportunity to find out what we’re all about. To get started, submit your CV and covering letter and we’ll be in touch.

No up-to-date CV? No problem. Send us what you have, and you’ll hear from us.

As part of the recruitment process you may be required to complete pre-employment screening which may include a medical, reference check, qualification check, police clearance and Australian working rights check.

Applications close on 10 February 2023

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

Our commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace:
Water Corporation is committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and our community. How we will achieve this is outlined in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and People and Safety Strategy.

We acknowledge the different skills, experiences and perspectives that people from diverse backgrounds including, race, ethnicity, disability, age, gender identity and sexual orientation bring to the workplace, will only strengthen our workforce.

We are committed to ensuring that our workplace is inclusive, where all our people feel that they belong, are valued, respected and have equal access to opportunities and resources.

We encourage applications from our key priority communities – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, youth and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment to enable people with disability to participate fully in all aspects of employment wherever possible by offering reasonable adjustments including adjustments in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

Applicants with disability who require adjustments in the recruitment process, or alternative methods of communication, can contact a Recruitment Officer at

To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit our website.

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