Advert ID: 20010253
Forest and Fire Program Lead
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
Overview of Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
The Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation (Wurundjeri Corporation) is a Registered Aboriginal Party appointed under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006. The Corporation holds statutory responsibilities for the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage objects and places in Victoria. Additional functions of the corporation include, research, environmental land management, cross-cultural education, traditional welcome to country and smoking ceremonies, and cultural consultations.
The Narrap Unit is Natural Resource Management (NRM) department of the Wurundjeri Corporation. The unit is committed to creating culturally meaningful and secure work for Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and other Aboriginal people through delivering high quality environmental work across Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country.
NRM is a multi-layered sector that requires skills in on-ground works, participation in policy, science/reporting skill, and skill with broader community engagement. It is also a complex regulatory and policy framework for operation and the unit works with multiple stakeholders with differing levels of influence and capacity.
Whilst predominantly focused on delivering on Country management and restoration work, the Narrap Unit’s work also includes project design and management, as well as policy and strategy participation relating to the health and management of Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced leader to become the Forest and Fire Program Lead on a fulltime basis. In this newly created role, you will be responsible for leading the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Forest and Fire program and progressing Wurundjeri objectives and visions for the management of Country. This position will have an important role in collating and articulating Wurundjeri Corporations objectives relating to forest and fire policies and activities. You will play also an active role in planning and coordinating forest and fire activities. This position will be based within the Narrap Unit and will work closely with the unit’s Manager and on-ground Ranger team.
An essential responsibility of this position is to work alongside and provide guidance to two Wurundjeri trainees, to help build internal capacity with Wurundjeri Corporation. The role is primarily based in Healesville, with options for flexible works arrangements including working from the Abbotsford Convent office and at home.
Lead the newly created Forest and Fire Program to strategically progress Wurundjeri’s objectives, goals and visions for the management of Country
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this important role.