Manager - Northern/Southern Region

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Executive Level 1 - $106,535 - $121,420

Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time

Darwin - NT; Perth - WA

Closing date: Thursday, 27 September 2018

3 days to apply

Job description


The Opportunities

The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Coporations is seeking to fill three positions in our Regional Operations section.

In the role of Manager within the Northern or Southern hub, you will have responsibility for supporting your specific region in the delivery of a range of local services including governance assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations registered under the CATSI Act. (2006)

Your role will include the delivery of corporate governance training, management of complaints and disputes, and oversight of activities such as registration and reporting and call centre operations. As a manager you will be required to engage in activities, lead and assist other staff to support and ensure Indigenous Corporations registered under the CATSI Act are compliant with the requirements of the Act. This applies to existing Corporations and to those wishing to register.

Our Ideal Candidates:

You will be capable of overseeing call centre operations, ensuring timely and quality responses to enquiries, using ORICs business systems and processes. You must be able to provide advice to Indigenous Corporations regarding complex registration matters under the Act. and need to be able to interpret the Act to ensure corporations are complying with legislation, policy, and regulatory frameworks.

You will have the ability to deliver corporate governance and other specialised training to assist the Indigenous Corporations with targeted governance issues and be comfortable facilitating, observing and/or chairing meetings, representing ORIC in external forums and promoting the role of the registrar and the benefits of the CATSI Act.

Your role may also include providing disputes assistance aimed at preventing corporate failure. You will need to identify opportunities to build corporation capability with skills and processes for managing future disputes and maximising positive outcomes and improved dispute management practices in the sector.

Key to your success will be your ability to work collaboratively, forming positive relationships with key stakeholders, communities and corporations to identify the needs and strategies for improving the governance, compliance and sustainability of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations in the region.

Other requirements of the role include:

• Managing and leading a team, including providing clear and consistent communication, setting clear performance and behavioral standards, managing performance, delegating responsibility and guiding developing people.
• Developing and auditing quality assurance and governance procedures, practices and frameworks.
• Assessing, evaluating and recommending opportunities that contribute to continuous business improvements for ORIC.
• Ensuring ORIC services in the region are coordinated, planned, and strategically linked to ORICs business objectives in order to maximize their impact and effectiveness.
• Manage and deliver corporate governance training in the region, in particular Corporation Specific Training (CST) The position requires a full driver’s license. Experience and/or qualifications in accounting, legal practice and business administration or Certificate IV in Training and Assessment would be advantageous.

Having experience and/or qualifications in accounting, legal practice and business administration or Certificate IV in Training and Assessment would be advantageous.

What We Offer

• A flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace and attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions.
• Exciting and fulfilling work at the heart of government with career development and networking opportunities difficult to find elsewhere.
• The opportunity to work with strong, smart, visionary and experienced leaders who encourage and support you to develop your interests and expertise and achieve your ambitions.


• To be eligible for this position you must be an Australian Citizen at the closing date of application.

• The position requires the successful candidate to hold a full driver’s license, without restrictions.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

Non-ongoing positions will be offered for a specified term of up to 12 months initially, with possibility of extension.

Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is Identified, then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

For more information:

Helen Wright, (02) 61462572

Position number:

Vacancy N.N. 10734099

Agency website:

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website