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Indigenous Knowledge Broker

Townsville (QLD)
Posted 2 weeks ago

Area

Indigenous Partnerships Program

Employment Type

Full-time, Permanent opportunity

Salary

AOF Level 4 salary ($90,321 to $102,784 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation

More Information

Closing Date

04/03/2024

About this exciting opportunity

As a member of the Indigenous Partnerships Team, the Indigenous Knowledge Broker role will coordinate a range of activities that assist AIMS staff and collaborators to engage and develop sound relationships with Traditional Owners, for 2‐way exchange of scientific and Traditional information about marine research.

You will play a key role in ensuring that Traditional Owners understand and are fully informed about proposed research and assisting researchers to understand and respond to Traditional Owner concerns. Your project and time management skills will ensure you’re able to plan and undertake engagement activities with tight external deadlines, while also being sensitive and responsive to culturally appropriate protocols and practice.

This role is critical in ensuring Traditional Owners understand and are fully informed about proposed research when AIMS seeks Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for new projects, and the role will also assist researchers to understand and respond to Traditional Owner concerns.

 

About you

You will have achieved bachelor’s degree level qualifications (or equivalent experience) in sustainability, natural resource management, natural sciences particularly marine science, or Indigenous Australian culture. Your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander ancestry combined with experience in espousing Indigenous values and knowledge within large non-Indigenous corporations and forums, positions you well to authentically communicate with both Indigenous and non‐Indigenous audiences in a dignified and culturally sensitive manner, to present AIMS    information.

Your exceptional time management skills will ensure your able to manage multiple competing deadlines, and work to tight timeframes. AIMS considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act {1991) and permitted as a 'special measure' under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the  Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

If, after reviewing the position description (refer pages 8 - 11), you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

 

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions.  In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 4 salary ($90,321 to $102,784 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity
  • Located in Townsville, Queensland. Commuter car arrangements to site available
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Free onsite gym and optional Fitness passport
  • Relocation assistance available. 

Please note:

  1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.
  2. AIMS strongly encourages all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Whilst it is not currently a mandatory requirement for this role, AIMS reserves the right to review its position and policy on mandatory vaccinations. It may therefore become a mandatory requirement for this role in the future.

 

Next step:

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, which is included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description.

 

Submitting your application:

Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

 

Position enquiries are to be directed to Carl Grant, Senior Indigenous Partnership Coordinator at C.Grant@aims.gov.au.

 

Applications close: MONDAY, 04 MARCH 2024