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Title:

AMRRIC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee - vacancies

Advertiser:

Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities

Location:

Location flexible, based in Darwin, NT

Salary etc:

Fee for attendance

HEALTHY ANIMALS HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

About us

AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a national not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve the health and wellbeing of their companion animals. In doing so, we are helping to create healthier, safer and happier communities. The core values of AMRRIC are: respect, accountability, integrity, outcomes focus, interconnectedness. We work collaboratively, partnering with a wide range of stakeholders and undertaking and advocating for a One Health One Wellbeing approach.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee, established in 2017, brings the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities into the planning, design, delivery, and evaluation of AMRRIC’s animal management services and programs.  The Advisory Committee’s purpose is to provide advice and support to the AMRRIC Board and program operations.

The roles

AMRRIC is seeking expressions of interest for vacancies on our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee consists of nine positions, and seeks to have representation from a diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities nationally, incorporating a broad range of views, experience, skills, gender and geography.

The Advisory Committee currently has 3 vacant positions and is seeking people who are interested in representing the views of their communities, in order to better guide and tailor AMRRIC’s work. To enhance the governance support the committee provide to AMRRIC, the Advisory Committee are particularly interested in recruiting persons who:

  • have close ties to communities and can be a representative voice for their community;
  • are engaged with or have an interest in public and/or environmental health;
  • are engaged with remote regional councils; and/or
  • are interested in the health and wellbeing of companion animals.

Responsibilities required

  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, passionate about the health and wellbeing of people and their companion animals in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
  • Commitment to a maximum term of three years, with a commitment to attend at least two scheduled meetings per year (often in a face-to-face capacity, where possible), plus additional meetings as called by the Group;

Fees for attendance at AMRRIC meetings and other approved business is available. AMRRIC will arrange and meet the costs of necessary accommodation, travel and associated expenses to attend meetings and any other approved related business. 

Committee members also have the opportunity to participate in sponsored governance training opportunities, alongside the AMRRIC Board.

AMRRIC is privileged to be immersed in work that values and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and is committed to facilitating pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as part of our commitment to reconciliation.

Date published:

20-Dec-2021

Closing date:

24-Jan-2022