Strategic Planning Manager Djandak Wi (Fire Practices)


Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation


Bendigo, Victoria

Salary etc:

$85,000 p.a. + super. Fixed-term, Full-time.

  • Full -Time Position 12 Month contract (with possibility for extension).
  • Bendigo Location with the option of Hybrid working arrangements.
  • Inclusive and vibrant work culture.

Looking to make a significant contribution to empowering Dja Dja Wurrung people in fire practice and restoring health to Dja Dja Wurrung Country?

We are seeking an exceptional planner with strong communications skills and cultural awareness to work with Dja Dja Wurrung to embed their knowledge and values into Djandak Wi planning and practice.

If you would like the opportunity to work with Dja Dja Wurrung to bring their vision in fire leadership to life, then DJAARA would love to hear from you!


DJAARA holds the native title rights of the Dja Dja Wurrung and describes Dja Dja Wurrung aspirations and the Corporation's areas of responsibility and opportunity in the Dhelkunya Dja Country Plan (2014/2034). The goals in the Country Plan gives purpose to our work and sets out the community vision for our People to be strong, underpinned by our living culture, our lands and waters to be in good condition and actively managed to protect our values and to promote the laws, culture and rights of all Dja Dja Wurrung People.

How can you make an impact?

The Djandak Wi Strategic Planning Manager will support the strategic planning of Djandak Wi across Dja Dja Wurrung Country, supporting Dja Dja Wurrung to develop demonstration sites which exemplify cultural fire management practice and enabling Dja Dja Wurrung to practice fire on a number of different land types and tenures. You will work with partners in government and with Dja Dja Wurrung people, to bring Dja Dja Wurrung's vision for healing Country to life.

What will you bring?

  1. Demonstrated commitment to Djaara self-determination.
  2. Strong communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and partners.
  3. Expertise in managing projects and working with people and systems to deliver outcomes.
  4. Experience in applied system and process development, including developing systems for monitoring and risk mitigation.
  5. Experience in planning and nominating burns and an understanding of fire operations.
  6. Understanding of Djaara knowledge systems and experience working with Traditional Owners is highly desirable.
  7. Understanding of fire regulatory policy and operational environment.

There are many benefits of working at DJAARA

  • Contributing to useful and rewarding work and giving something back to the community.
  • Training and career growth opportunities across DJAARA.
  • A portion of your income can be tax-free by salary packaging your personal expenses.
  • Additional tax-free salary packaging on dining and accommodation expenses.
  • Flexible work options available and work-life balance actively encouraged.
  • Access to free and confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • The salary is from 85K per annum + super (negotiable based on experience).

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