Budj Bim Indigenous Protected Area & Planning Manger


Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC


Heywood, Victoria

Salary etc:

$85,000 - $95,000 p.a. (negotiable).



Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (GMTOAC), located in Heywood manages the interests and obligations of Gunditjmara people in relation to native title, cultural heritage, their land holdings, developments and aspirations.

The Budj Bim Indigenous Protect Area (IPA) and Planning Manager is an employee of GMTOAC and supports the organisation, its members and Gunditjmara native title holders to deliver a range of environmental and cultural programs across the GMTOAC estate, including the implementation of the Budj Bim IPA Plan of Management. This work contributes towards maintaining the health and integrity of the World Heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape.

The IPA’s managed by GMTOAC are the Peters, Kurtonitj, Lake Condah Mission, Lake Condah, Allambie and Lake Gorrie properties which cover 2,700 hectares of cultural significant land within the World Heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape. This position requires a flexible and adaptable person to facilitate Traditional Owners’ aspirations for looking after country, through the coordinated design, delivery and reporting of a cultural and natural resource management program for the Budj Bim IPA and more broadly across the GMTOAC estate where required.

This positions key role responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Liaises with GMTOAC staff, Members, community and the Board of Directors as required.
  • Represents GMTOAC in meetings, conferences and other forums as required.
  • Develops and maintains effective, culturally appropriate working relationships with Members, Native Title holders and community to ensure they are engaged and/or kept informed regarding IPA management and planning where relevant.
  • Oversees the implementation, review and renewal of the Budj Bim IPA Plan of Management and the development of other management plans as required by GMTOAC.
  • Coordinates annual IPA Advisory Committee meetings with a range of staff, Members, partners and stakeholders.
  • Manages budgets and reporting for assigned projects and allocated funding, including the preparation of funding acquittals.
  • Identifies new partnership and funding opportunities to support IPA management and planning more broadly across the Gunditj Mirring estate.

This is not an identified position, however the IPA and Planning Manager should have an understanding of Gunditjmara people and culture, and experience in natural and cultural resource management. They must have demonstrated experience in establishing partnerships and/or effectively engaging with Gunditjmara people and building Gunditjmara community capacity with a community development approach.

What We Offer

A flexible, diverse and inclusive community-based professional workplace with exciting and fulfilling work on Gunditjmara country. The UNESCO World Heritage Listing of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape in July 2019 has consolidated some new work opportunities at GMTOAC. Alongside GMTOAC’s successful and innovative programs and projects, the Budj Bim World Heritage listing elevates an already unique work experience on Gunditjmara country to global recognition and responsibilities.

An awareness and understanding of historic and current issues affecting Gunditjmara people and country; as well as the broader Australian Aboriginal and Torres Islander community and their relationships with the broader Australian society in order to communicate effectively and sensitively with Gunditjmara people and other stakeholders.

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Closing date:

03-Dec-2021, COB