First Nations Partnership Officer


Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board


Mount Barker, SA

Salary etc:

$84,522 - $94,003 p.a. (ASO5). Contract, Full-time.



  • Are you enthusiastic about making a positive impact in the Hills and Fleurieu region?
  • Do you enjoy working with a team that inspire and engage community to care for land, water and nature?
  • If this resonates with you, we'd love to hear from you!

The Opportunity

The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board (HFLB) believes participation of First Nations as leaders in caring for Country is vital to the successful management of Yerta/Ruwe.

The role seeks to build strong and enduring relationships with First Nations and bring an understanding of First Nations interests, issues and/or concerns as they relate to Country in the Hills and Fleurieu region.

The First Nations Partnerships Officer is responsible for facilitating First Nations active participation in relation to relevant natural resource activities. The role provides expert advice regarding Aboriginal engagement; to develop and implement projects and ensure meaningful First Nations input to strategic landscapes programs.

This position works closely with Kaurna, Peramangk and Ngarrindjeri organisations and communities.

All candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to our Board. We strongly encourage First Nations candidates to apply.

About Us

The Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board is one of nine regional boards in South Australia, including a metropolitan board called Green Adelaide, that support their local communities to manage soils, water, pests, and biodiversity. These boards invest landscape levies into regional priority issues as well as leveraging Australian Government funding towards managing and protecting our productive and natural landscapes. More information can be found here.

Our people are local experts and connectors. We are passionate about our work, and understand the need for urgent and ambitious action to overcome the challenges facing our landscapes. We walk together with First Nations people, landholders and the broader community to care for land, water and nature into the future.


At the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board, we offer our employees challenging and rewarding work with excellent flexible working arrangements and opportunities for learning and development.

Special Conditions:

  • This position is located in Mount Barker, with flexible working arrangements negotiable.
  • A current Driver's Licence is essential.
  • Some out of hours work may be required.
  • All staff are encouraged to wear the appropriate uniform in any public setting to represent the Hills and Fleurieu region in a professional manner.
  • This role has been designated as a Position of Trust pursuant to the standards required in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. By applying for this role you consent to being screened under the process of obtaining a National Police Clearance (NPC), and to the Board requiring you to obtain an NPC.
  • The incumbent may be required to participate in fire management or associated duties.
  • Australian residency or current work permit is required (responsibility of applicant to provide evidence of a current work permit).


  • Contract for 2 years, full-time, 37.5 hours per week.

Remuneration: ASO5, $84,522 - $94,003 pa.

For further information, please refer to the Position Description within the links below.


Date published:


Closing date:

03-May-2024, 6pm