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Aboriginal Heritage Manager

Date: 16-Mar-2023

Location: AU

Company: Northern Beaches Council

Division: Planning & Place

Business Unit: Strategic & Place Planning

Title: Aboriginal Heritage Manager, Permanent - Full-time Role, 35 hours per week

Salary Range: $117505.78 to $136561.81 per annum + super (subject to skills and experience)

Who we are:


The Aboriginal Heritage Office (AHO) is an award-winning partnership of six local Sydney councils working to protect Aboriginal sites and promote Aboriginal history and heritage. The AHO’s activities are based on three main areas, being site management, Council support and education. 


The AHO is currently under the auspices of Northern Beaches Council. Northern Beaches Council strives to deliver the highest quality services to our community. We are proud to be the winner of the Bluett Award 2022 and the 2022 Change Champion Award in the Enterprise Category.


Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation committed to promoting sustainable growth, leading the community, protecting our environment and creating a great future for the Northern Beaches and partner councils.


Northern Beaches Council is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Council acknowledges that protecting the safety of children and young people is a whole of community responsibility and is everyone’s business.


Working with us:


Northern Beaches Council provides a comprehensive range of benefits focused on our employees’ lifestyle, health and wellbeing, recognition and career development.  


In this role you’ll enjoy –

  • Rostered days off scheme
  • Flexible hours 
  • Health and wellbeing leave 
  • A culture of supporting continuous professional development 
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Mentorship opportunities available for aspiring leaders 
  • Genuine work-life balance and flexible working arrangements 
  • Employee wellness program and a range of lifestyle benefits 
  • Values based culture and a teams oriented working environment 
  • High level of technological innovation and systems


Our opportunity:


The key focus areas of this role include:


  1. Ability to provide sound specialist Aboriginal cultural heritage advice and exercise professional independent judgment on matters including Aboriginal site management, and education and training to different audiences.
  2. Proven experience managing staff and contractors, preparation and monitoring of budgets and managing Aboriginal heritage projects and programs.
  3. Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills, along with the ability to plan, manage and organise competing tasks and deadlines are required.


About you:


We’re looking for a self-motivated and driven individual to manage our Aboriginal Heritage Office team. You’ll bring collaboration and accountability to a team passionate about making a difference to our community. 

As an identified position, you will have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Additional Information:


Position Description 
Applications close on: 26 March 2023
Expected Interview Date: 3 April 2023


Questions? Please call Anne-Maree Newbery on 02 8495 6280