(HSD295) | Principal Project Officer, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs

(HSD295) | Principal Project Officer, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs

22 Apr
Legal Aid NSW

22 Apr

Legal Aid NSW


Principal Project Officer, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Aboriginal Affairs-000089B6

About Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Affairs NSW works alongside Aboriginal people and communities to make sure their voices are heard and their interests represented in government. By leading and influencing policy change in government, we support the long-term social, cultural and economic aspirations of Aboriginal people in NSW. Our agency works closely with Aboriginal communities and our staffing reflects the diversity of these communities. Over 50 percent of our staff, including senior leadership, identify as Aboriginal. We are also committed to providing a culturally safe and supportive workplace with flexible working arrangements for all staff.

To learn more about our work visit

Note that primary responsibility for issues relating to Aboriginal education in public schools sits with Aboriginal Education and Communities within the Department of Education and not with Aboriginal Affairs.

About Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Reform

Aboriginal Affairs NSW is positioned as a centre of knowledge and a credible advocate for Aboriginal people in NSW as well as a good corporate citizen so that:

- The agency has credibility

- The Minister can achieve his/her reform agenda in Cabinet

- The Executive has a clear mandate to implement the Government’s reform agenda

- The conversations about Aboriginal people change 

- Policy solutions can be found

- The agency can operate efficiently and effectively

- The agency is trusted to work independently within a Cluster

Key accountabilities include:

-  Strong project management skills to drive the team and reform

- Managing complex and sensitive consultations and negotiations with diverse stakeholders, within agreed timelines, given their varying expectations, viewpoints and interests

- Achieving multiple project objectives, given limited resources and tight deadlines, and the need to identify project interdependencies and balance competing demands and priorities

To be successful in this role you will be highly organised and thrive in a high volume work environment working with sensitive issues, dealing with competing priorities and strict deadlines.

For enquiries about this role, contact Aaron Counter, A/Director Land & Economy, Aboriginal Affairs NSW at 0439 616 101 or by email to [email protected]  To learn more about these opportunities please view the and listed capabilities required for the role. 

Essential requirements

Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with, and understand issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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