Advert ID: 20004722
Balanggarra IPA Coordinator
Kimberley Land Council
Wyndham, Western Australia
18-month contract, base salary starting $87,655.07
About the Role
This is an exciting opportunity to manage the Balanggarra Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) in the Northeast Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Balanggarra land and sea country covers approximately 26.000 km² and comprises stunning tablelands, gorges and ravines, floodplains, estuaries, beaches and so on. The area has a rich biodiversity including large saltwater crocodiles, Gouldian finches, Northern Quolls, Barramundi, Black-footed Rock wallaby and many others. The area is home to the Balanggarra people who have a strong connection to their ancestral land and culture, and today live across a number of communities in the region including Wyndham, Kununurra and Kalumburru.
The Balanggarra IPA Coordinator will work together with the Balanggarra Ranger Team, Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) and Traditional Owners to ensure the IPA is managed by Traditional Owners in a manner consistent with customary law and Balanggarra Healthy Country Plan 2012-2022. They will achieve this by working in close partnership other KLC staff, cultural advisors, the BAC and Healthy Country Advisory Group, as well as external project partners, on activities ranging from strategic planning and cross-functional collaborations to on-ground conservation and land management and monitoring.
The Balanggarra IPA Coordinator will take a lead role in growing the capacity and capabilities of BAC in taking increased ownership of existing funded programs and new emerging opportunities.
There is a preference for the applicant to reside in the Wyndham community, however we will consider Kununurra residence with regular travel to Wyndham.
What are we looking for?
What do you get in return?
The Kimberley Land Council Aboriginal Corporation (KLC) is an association of Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region. Established in 1978 by Aboriginal people to work for the protection of traditional land and waters, the KLC is charged with the responsibility to protect, enhance and gain formal status (legal, social and political) for the customs, laws and traditions of Kimberley Traditional Owners.
KLC offers the opportunity to work in one of Australia’s most stunning landscapes where you will be able to join the rangers on trips to amazing sites, work with threatened species, learn traditional land management principles from the oldest living culture in the world, work and travel in some of the most remote and unspoilt landscapes in Australia, and take advantage of attractive salary and employment conditions.
Please note that it is essential your application addresses each of the selection criteria by providing information about your qualifications, experience and skills as they relate to each one.
Salary and Benefits:
18-month contract, an attractive salary package including a level L6 base salary, starting at 87,655.07, with significant benefits including 5 weeks’ annual leave, relocation, leave loading, district allowance, rental subsidy and the option to salary sacrifice up to $15,889 per annum will be offered to the successful candidates.
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To apply, please provide a covering letter introducing yourself and explaining why you have applied for this position, your current resume, a detailed response to the selection criteria and Contact details for three referees.
** Please note you can only upload two documents with your application, please include the completed selection criteria on your cover letter.
Indigenous people are encouraged to apply.
Please apply no later than 4pm, Friday, 7 February 2020.
We reserve the right to commence recruitment proceedings immediately and to close this advertisement early should a suitable candidate be found.