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Ongoing Appointment | Location Paramatta South | $139,890 inclusive of superannuation This is an identified position and applicants must be an Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander person.
The Manager, Indigenous Employment will work proactively with senior leaders and managers to develop and implement University strategy for Indigenous staff and student employment, career development programs, Indigenous staff progression and Indigenous employment initiatives such as traineeships and cadetships. This will include supporting the development and implementation of policies, systems and initiatives that contribute to and support the work of the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Strategy and Consultation, the Office of Equity and Diversity and Wellbeing and the Office of People. The Manager, Indigenous Employment will actively promote the development of agreed targets for employment initiatives for Indigenous employees. In addition, the Manager, Indigenous Employment will contribute to the development of cultural awareness programs for staff across the University. The Manager of Indigenous Employment will be responsible for Indigenous Employment and the co-ordination of an Indigenous Alumni Network. About the organisation Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 13 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry. The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, and as a research leader, over 85 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above.
You are professional in your field with extensive experience and achievement at a senior leadership level. You are passionate about Indigenous employment and education with great community connections. You are an energetic and passionate team player, value driven, with the ability to create influence and uphold and enhance our reputation. Selection Criteria 1. This is an identified position and applicants must be an Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander person. Being an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational qualification as authorised under Section 14(D) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 NSW. 2. Relevant qualifications and extensive experience and achievement at a senior leadership level in a large, complex organisation or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. 3. Demonstrated experience in an Indigenous Australian employment management environment with a proven record of achievement. 4. Demonstrated capacity to analyse, integrate, articulate and contribute to policy development and contribute effectively to the strategic direction of a large, diverse organisation 5. A demonstrated understanding of the current political, economic and social issues and future challenges affecting the management of Indigenous Australian employment and anti-discrimination policy within the higher education sector, nationally and internationally. 6. Demonstrated experience in the recruitment of cadetships and trainees. 7. Demonstrated experience in supervising and leading a team.
Western Sydney University aims to provide a flexible, supportive and diverse working environment and encourages employees to live a balanced lifestyle, combining work and family responsibilities. The University strives to provide a work environment that encourages fairness, equity and respect for social and cultural diversity. The University recognises that Indigenous employees have cultural and community responsibilities. Under the Enterprise Agreements Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees (other than casual employees) are entitled to: • Up to 5 days paid leave a year to participate in cultural/ceremonial activities • Up to 10 days unpaid leave a year to fulfil cultural/ceremonial obligations. An employee who is required to use Indigenous Australian language in the course of their work will be paid an Indigenous Australian Language allowance of: • $1100 a year for employees who are capable of using a minimal knowledge of language for the purpose of simple communication • $2201 a year for a level of ability for the ordinary purposes of general business, conversation, reading and writing The Employee Assistance Program At Western Sydney University we recognise and value the mental health of our university community. The Employee Assistance Program , provided by an independent company called AccessEAP is available to all employees and their immediate family and is paid for by the University. AccessEAP offer a dedicated support line specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. Trained counsellors are available to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families, recognising the importance of a culturally sensitive experience and that mental health cannot be separated from physical health and spirituality. Referrals to other services can also be arranged.
Paramatta South, NSW. How to Apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “Western Sydney University, Manager, Indigenous Employment” Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum five pages] responding to the selection criteria as detailed above • an up-to-date CV of no more than four pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role Applications must be received by Midnight August 23, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. How to get more information Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu | Talent Acquisition Specialist, Pipeline Talent Email: [email protected] Ph: 0408 027 880