Senior Cultural Heritage and Aboriginal Engagement Adviser (VPSG6)

Job posted: 21/07/2021
Applications close: 04/08/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 years fixed term

Organisation: Level Crossing Removal Project

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Reference: VG/029094

Reference: VG/029094

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the role

There is a significant amount of exciting and challenging work happening across our projects right now that involves handling cultural heritage matters and engaging with Traditional Owners; as such a new role has been created within our Land, Planning and Environment Team for a Senior Cultural Heritage and Aboriginal Engagement Adviser.

This is a brand-new role, and you'll have the opportunity to make it your own whilst striving to achieve positive outcomes for LXRP and local Aboriginal communities. There is lots of variety, and no typical ‘day in the life' as such however your main responsibilities will be:

  • Providing clear, accurate and timely advice to project staff on legislative heritage management responsibilities under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, the Aboriginal Heritage Regulations 2018, the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010, the Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth), the Heritage Act 2017 and the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
  • Independently, and supporting project staff in, establishing relationships with Victorian Traditional Owners, Registered Aboriginal Parties, Aboriginal stakeholders, heritage statutory authorities and regulators and community stakeholders
  • Working closely with our Industry Capability and Inclusion team on initiatives focused on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander programs and employment
  • Getting involved with the implementation of LXRP Indigenous Design Guidelines

This is a 3-year fixed term position, with flexibility to be part time or full time. The salary is paying within the VPS6 salary banding of $124,033 - $165,983 + superannuation. You will be based at our head office of 121 Exhibition St, however we offer a hybrid work option if you wish to work from home some days.

About you

You are someone that is passionate about Aboriginal culture and understands the intricacies and cultural significance behind the important work that we have ahead of us here at LXRP. You may currently be a Heritage Advisor, or have experience working in the cultural heritage space in some capacity.

We are keen to chat to people with the following:

  • proven experience and technical skills in cultural heritage
  • the ability to have fair, robust and (sometimes) difficult discussions
  • experience providing advice to individuals or groups of people – perhaps as a learning/education segment or ad hoc as queries arise
  • strong communication skills that can span a range of different mediums and environments – from toolbox talks with our construction partners, through to presenting to our board and executive suite
  • an eye for opportunities for continuous improvement within our projects, head office, and alliance partners
  • existing networks within the Aboriginal community, or the means and ability to establish them is highly desirable

Note: This is an identified position under Equal Opportunity Legislation and therefore only people who have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues, along with demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal communities are eligible to apply for this position. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people to apply for this role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to make a positive impact on the way that LXRP manages cultural heritage issues, whilst playing a part in the removal of dangerous level crossings from around Victoria – we want people that are passionate, knowledgeable and interested in growing their careers with LXRP!

About LXRP

  • At LXRP, we're not just removing level crossings, we are removing barriers and creating legacies for our communities for years to come. Inclusion is a priority for us and we are committed to creating an employee community that reflects those in which we work.
  • Aboriginal kinship care arrangements/leave if required.
  • One day of paid leave per calendar year of leave to participate in NAIDOC week activities and events.
  • Leave to attend aboriginal community meetings.
  • Ceremonial leave.
  • Additional arrangement may be made by request and approval between Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander employees and their direct manager.
  • We value our role as leaders to actively increase female representation in the transport sector through practical support, professional development and exposure to career opportunities.
  • We are proud leaders and participants of internship programs that provide opportunities to people who identify as LGBTIQ, people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, refugees or asylum seekers or people from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • We offer and encourage flexible work practices and purchased leave arrangements for all of our employees to support wellbeing, family or carer commitments or other personal circumstances.
  • We place great importance on growth, empowering our people to enhance their knowledge, capability and experience through continual learning, formal training and lessons learned.
  • Health, safety and wellbeing are at the heart of what we do. We focus on the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our people to create a safe and healthy workplace for everyone, every day, everywhere.

What next?

If we've sparked your interest, introduce yourself by submitting a CV and cover letter via the ‘apply now' link.

That's enough, we do not need you to provide a separate address of key selection criteria.

Please note that candidates may undergo pre-employment screening as part of the recruitment process. You can read more on that here.

Need more information?

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For specifics about the role call Belinda Ainley (Senior Manager, Land, Planning and Environment) on 0436 626 345.

If you are interested and need assistance with accessibility you can contact us at lxrp-recruitment@levelcrossings.vic.gov.au or call Jody Smith (Team Leader – Talent Acquisition) on 0400 711 814.

Senior Cultural Heritage and Aboriginal Engagement Adviser (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / 3 years fixed term

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Belinda Ainley | 0436 626 345

Senior Cultural Heritage and Aboriginal Engagement Adviser (VPSG6)