Cultural Strategic Lead – Biodiversity Council

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 16, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0059405
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part-time (0.4FTE); Fixed-term for 12 months
School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences
Department/School: Science
UOM 9 – $134,320 – $139,749 p.a. pro rata plus 17% super

Only Indigenous Australians are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the Special Measure Provision, Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2011 (Vic).

About the Role
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Cultural Strategic Lead to work with the Biodiversity Council and contribute to a critical area of focus in the development and implementation of the First Peoples Policy and Engagement Strategy. As a member of the Executive Team, you will have the opportunity to engage and partner with First Peoples communities and agencies, ensuring the effective integration of their aspirations and knowledge into the Biodiversity Council's work. With a supportive team culture and the chance to work in a constantly evolving environment, this role offers a great development opportunity for the right candidate.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You will need to have experience in First Peoples policy and engagement in complex, multi-stakeholder environments, as well as possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, meticulous attention to detail, exceptional organisational abilities, self-motivation, and adaptability to changing work priorities. You are expected to work independently or as part of a team while responding flexibly to evolving work priorities.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – The Biodiversity Council
As a trusted source of expert knowledge, the Biodiversity Council provides the public, government, and decision-makers with the information, tools, and motivation needed to protect and enhance Australia's biodiversity. It aims to increase public and policy recognition of the importance of biodiversity and Country for human health, well-being, and prosperity, and inform decision-making by working with industry leaders and policy makers to promote evidence-based solutions.

The Council is building networks of experts, including First Peoples and community champions, to drive awareness, support, and action for biodiversity and Country. As a potential candidate, you would have the opportunity to contribute to this important work and help secure Australia's natural legacy for future generations.

What We Offer You
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and wellbeing services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page.

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].

Benefits for Indigenous staff

'Indigenous' here means a person of Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

Applications close: 15 JUNE 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0059405_Cultural Strategic Lead - Biodiversity Council.pdf