IPA Co Manager - Yirralka Rangers


Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation


Yirrkala, North East Arnhem Land, NT

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Salary package $100,000 - $110,000 p.a. + super & salary sacrificing up to $15,899

About the Role:

The Yirralka Rangers IPA Co Manager works in collaboration with the Ranger Co Manager.  Together they have the overall management responsibility of the Laynhapuy Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) covering a myriad of sea and inland areas in North East Arnhem Land, on Yolŋu country.  This role reports to the CEO of Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation (LHAC) and is guided by the Ward Mala (leaders across the Laynhapuy IPA), and ultimately the Board of Directors of LHAC.

This role is responsible for ensuring conservation and land management activities deliver and support Yolŋu as they strive to meet the aspirations of their leaders.

This role manages a team of 60+ staff, including Facilitators, Coordinators and Rangers and with the support of the IPA Facilitator, oversees all Ranger operations including fire, ferals, weeds, threatened species, biosecurity, visitor management, sea country patrols, training and development, cultural activities and support of staying on country.

The IPA Co Manager also manages budgets, grants, key partnerships and stakeholder engagement, sources new funding, and develops new strategic partnerships and projects.  The IPA Co Manager, with the support of the IPA Facilitator, leads planning, logistics and administration of large on-country events and projects, including extensive on-country trips to remote and isolated locations.

Further details about Yirralka Rangers is included in the Laynhapuy IPA Plan of Management which you can find on the internet. The next Plan of Management is still to be finalised. You can also view the Yolŋu Knowledge Framework that has very recently been developed.

LHAC provides a unique opportunity to work closely with Aboriginal people in North East Arnhem Land.  LHAC is a service provider to the Laynhapuy Homelands and encompasses primary healthcare and community services, housing and essential services alongside the Yirralka Rangers.

What We Are Looking For:

You will be someone with more than 5 years experience in land and sea management, report writing, managing large teams, multiple grants, partnerships and remote logistics.  You will most likely enjoy problem solving, are practical, enjoy remote living and have experience in environmental management. You will enjoy working in a cross-cultural setting.  You will be a leader and mentor with a passion for building the skills and capacity of Indigenous Rangers.  You bring positivity and optimism and can operate effectively in a dynamic and unpredictible remote work environment.

The duties are outlined in the attached position description (see below).


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