Senior Heritage Manager, First Peoples Partnerships, Legal & Advisory

Job posted: 21/11/2023
Applications close: 20/12/2023 (Midnight)
17 days remaining

17 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time - Flexible

Organisation: Development Victoria

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Emergency Management

Reference: 672

Reference: 672

Occupation: Emergency Management

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 cultural and recreational facilities and repurpose public land, for all Victorians. We also build great homes and communities where people and business can thrive, catering for different budgets, lifestyles, and people - designed to be sustainable and affordable. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to making employment related decisions without bias or discrimination. We actively encourage sharing of knowledge and best practice across our teams. We respect and value every individual’s unique talent and contribution and harness these strengths to collectively achieve the kind of results we can all be proud of. 

We help create a better Victoria. 

Job Description

The Role 

Development Victoria has a newly created opportunity for a dedicated and collaborative Senior Heritage Manager to join our growing team. We are committed to promoting best practice cultural heritage management and this position will play a pivotal role in embedding our organisation wide commitment to First Peoples partnerships. 

Reporting to the Director, First Peoples Partnerships, the Senior Heritage Manager will provide expert advice on Cultural Heritage and Native Title management, including approvals, compliance, and Traditional Owner engagement. This expertise will ensure the successful delivery of our projects spanning civic infrastructure, precincts, and property developments.  

In addition to offering internal advice and support, your work will be crucial in building genuine partnerships with Traditional Owners and Registered Aboriginal Parties across Victoria on cultural heritage matters. You will foster positive relationships with various stakeholders, including Registered Aboriginal Parties, Aboriginal community groups, statutory authorities, and the State Government.  

Candidates who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply for this role. 

Core Accountabilities: 

  • Provide authoritative expert advice on Aboriginal heritage, historic heritage, Native Title, and Traditional Owner engagement for projects. 
  • Lead the development and implementation of a cultural heritage management framework across Development Victoria 
  • Build effective relationships with internal teams and external stakeholders. 
  • Support the procurement and management of heritage consultants. 
  • Gather and analyse data to identify opportunities for improvement and respond to emerging issues and reforms. 
  • Collaborate with the Legal & Advisory team and contribute to the development of skills and knowledge within the First Peoples Partnerships team. 

Desired Skills and Experience

About You 

  • Tertiary qualification in archaeology, heritage management or a related discipline. 
  • Relevant industry experience, including in engaging with Registered Aboriginal Parties  
  • Demonstrated experience working on projects in the built environment. 
  • Experience in influencing and collaboration to create successful results 
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and instil confidence in partners within Traditional Owner groups and First Peoples communities more broadly, and well as within the DV team  
  • Ability to establish and maintains relationships and trust with people at all levels 

If you are passionate about making a meaningful impact, building partnerships, and preserving cultural heritage, we invite you to be part of our dynamic team at Development Victoria.

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.  
  • Advert may close prior to the closure date if a high volume of applications is received so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 
  • 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. 

If you would like further information before applying, please reach out to Janneke Newson - 03 8317 3806 or Jessica Cheers - 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. 

Senior Heritage Manager, First Peoples Partnerships, Legal & Advisory

Job type:

Full time - Flexible

Job classification:

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Senior Heritage Manager, First Peoples Partnerships, Legal & Advisory