Adviser, First Peoples Partnerships

Job posted: 04/07/2024
Applications close: 28/07/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time - Flexible

Organisation: Development Victoria

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Reference: 749

Reference: 749

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About Us 

At Development Victoria, we’re passionate about making Victoria a great place to be. We create vibrant places across our state, through diverse and strategic property development and urban renewal projects. 

As the Victorian Government’s development arm, we revitalise iconic public buildings, create important community, creative and sporting facilities and repurpose public land, for all Victorians. We also build great homes and communities where people and businesses can thrive, catering for different budgets, lifestyles, and people - designed to be sustainable and affordable. 

Job Description

The Role 

This is a key supporting role within our First Peoples Partnerships team, which is responsible for shaping and embedding an organisation wide commitment to First Peoples partnerships and outcomes through the leadership and ongoing implementation of DV’s First Peoples Partnership strategy. 

The primary objective of the Advisor, First Peoples Partnerships is to support genuine engagement with Traditional Owner groups, First Peoples organisations and other areas of government. 

You will seek to leverage these relationships to deliver on self-determination and realise meaningful outcomes for First Peoples communities through DV’s exciting portfolio of projects. 

DV’s First Peoples Partnership strategy draws on the Transport and Planning Portfolio Aboriginal Self-Determination Plan and is focused on: 

Relationships: Taking a more coordinated, transparent, and proactive approach to fostering partnerships with Traditional Owner groups at an organisation-wide level. We will be responsive to the needs and preferences of Traditional Owner groups and invite them to self-determine what successful partnership and meaningful outcomes looks like for them. 

Capability: Raising the cultural capability of our team members to deeply listen to, understand, collaborate with, and celebrate First Peoples’ ways of knowing, being and doing. 

Ways of Working: We will seek out opportunities to partner with Traditional Owner groups throughout the project lifecycle and give our people the tools and time to deliver the outcomes First Peoples communities are seeking. We will learn by doing.   

Desired Skills and Experience

About You 

  • Experience engaging and working collaboratively with Traditional Owner groups to realise meaningful outcomes for First Peoples communities. 
  • Experience working on projects or within government, would be preferable, but not essential. 
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills  
  • Collaborative by nature and enjoy working as part of a diverse team.  

We are seeking to appoint a person who identifies as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to this role. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply as this position is exempt under the special measures provision of s12(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act (Vic). The successful applicant will be supported to succeed by industry experts.  

Employee Benefits 

  • We drive strong collaboration and support our teams to work virtually and flexibly. 
  • Professional development opportunities available including;  
    • Study support 
    • Mentoring programs 
    • Opportunity to participate in cross functional working groups that drive diversity and inclusion and sustainability initiatives. 
  • Novated leasing 
  • Purchase leave 
  • Paid parental leave 
  • Technology salary sacrifice 
  • Employee referral bonuses  
  • Health & Wellbeing initiatives such as EAP and mental health and wellbeing leave 
  • Access to group life & group salary continuance insurance 
  • Modern onsite facilities 

Application Process 

  • Please apply via our careers page linked to this advertisement, applications will not be accepted via email.  
  • Please note: The preferred candidate will be required to complete a national police record check prior to an offer of employment being made. 
  • At Development Victoria, we work flexibly and value diversity, and we invite you to talk to us about any preferences or adjustments you may value or require to either our recruitment process or the role itself. If you identify as a person with disability, please let us know how we can provide additional support to your application. 

Application Deadline: Please submit your application by 28/07/2024 . Applications received after this date may not be considered. 

If you would like further information before applying, please reach out to Jessica Cheers, Senior Manager, First Peoples Partnerships - 03 8317 3410 

We respectfully request no agency approaches. We will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes being sent to anyone here in our business. 

Adviser, First Peoples Partnerships

Job type:

Full time - Flexible

Job classification:

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Adviser, First Peoples Partnerships