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Director, First Peoples

  • This job will close on 22 April 2024
  • STS 7 $175,731 - $238,997 + super
  • Apply via Pipeline Talent
  • Full Time I Melbourne, Victoria (Flexibility available) | STS 7 $175,731 - $238,997 + super

    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 Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions is firmly focused on driving a strong and resilient economy that benefits all Victorians – by creating more opportunities for people through jobs and skills; supporting businesses and industries to grow and prosper; and building vibrant communities and regions.
    About the role

    The Director, First Peoples is responsible for leading the First Peoples branch and delivering on the priorities outline below:

    • Deliver on Creative State 2025 commitments and broader government policy relation to First Peoples.
    • Work closely with the First Peoples Directions Circle to ensure self-determined policy and processes are enacted throughout the creative industries.
    • Improve whole-of-Creative Victoria work in support of the First Peoples First principle.
    • Enhance self-determination by delivering First Peoples representation within Creative Victoria.
    • Enhance cross-portfolio, interdepartmental and intergovernmental coordination on First People priorities in the creative industries portfolio.
    • For a full list of the accountabilities, please contact Pipeline Talent for a copy of the role description.
    About you

    You will be an experienced First Peoples leader with a background in strategic policy development and in delivering on strategic direction. You have extensive experience in developing and managing relationships with key stakeholders across diverse groups and will bring a large professional network to the role. Your people leadership skills are exceptional, and you have a good ability to understand your team and create a culturally safe and cohesive team who understand the vision and their deliverables. You foster a healthy, creative, and innovative work environment that encourages team collaboration and idea generation, which results in an effective and productive team who enjoy coming to work.

    Key Selection Criteria
    1. Specialist knowledge – lived experience and understanding of contemporary Victorian Aboriginal communities.
    2. Relationship building – proven track record of forging useful partnerships across diverse stakeholder groups such as different Community groups, Government, and creative industries.
    3. Written Communication – Experience in preparing complex briefs, letters, emails, and reports at a high level.
    4. Conceptual and analytical ability – uses analytical and conceptual skills to effectively and innovatively problem solve.
    5. People Management – demonstrated senior level people management experience with a proven ability to lead, motivate, foster collaboration and respect, and develop a team of skilled and professional staff.
    What we can offer you
    • An attractive Victorian Government salary
    • A flexible, diverse, and inclusive community-based professional workplace
    • Exciting and fulfilling work
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • An opportunity to lead strategic direction with the purpose of promoting prosperity and self-determination for Victorian First Peoples in creative industries.
    How to apply

    All applications must be made in writing and include the following:Up to date CV

    • Cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the six (5) selection criteria above, outlining why you have applied for the position and how you meet the requirements of the position.
    • Applications are to be submitted below.
    • Applications must be received by midnight Monday 22 April 2024.
    • Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.
    How to get more information

    Additional information is available in the role description via this link or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent.

    Tiana Callaughan                                                                     
    Assistant Director                                                                |
    M 0476 538 307 | PH 02 8001 6603

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