CDP Manager


BAC is a large and complex regional community development organisation providing services to homelands in the Maningrida region, administering some 20 grants and managing a suite of businesses and programs including:  Housing, Civil Works, Essential Services, Women’s Centre, Djelk Rangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, Good Food Kitchen, Outdoor Supplies, Night Patrol, Employment Services and Money Management Services.

BAC is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by corporation members every two years.  BAC enacts policies developed at the executive level through the leadership of the CEO and the Senior Management team.

BAC’s mission is to improve the lifestyle of people on homelands by caring for country, preserving language and culture through the delivery of services to improve housing, health, education and roads.

BAC is a values based organisation with an emphasis on: Respect for Culture, Country and each other, Accountability, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement and Open and Honest Communication.  These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.


This position is responsible for leading the  Administration of CDP to ensure effective and efficient service delivery of the Community Development Program in line with the Australian Federal Government contractual requirements.  . While reporting to the Community Services General Manager, primary areas of responsibility include:


§   Develop and maintain effective working partnerships with internal and external business partners, government agencies, sub contractors, community and local councils, Hosts, elders and land councils, industry bodies, major employers and other key stakeholders to meet contractual requirements.

§   Work in a relationship of cooperation with Activity and Engagement Officer, in the  development and implementation of a range of meaningful Maningrida CDP Work for the Dole Activities to develop the skill and capability of local Aboriginal & Torres Islander people to be job ready and to meet their DHS mutual Obligations

§   Implement Desktop auditing and maintain Training Performance Improvement Plans with all Employment Consultants

§   Drive initiatives to maximise volunteer jobseekers entering into WFD activities.

§   Drive re-engagement initiatives to minimise Non Attendance Reporting and encourage attendance at appointments and Activities

§   Achieve status of ‘Good at Prime Minister &Cabinet (PMC) half yearly Performance Period Reviews

§   Ensure WH&S practises are well documented, suitable training is delivered to all Administration staff as required.

§   Achieve agreed employment target, drive job placement activities, that will achieve 26 week PM&C targets by December 2018

§   Development and implementation of strategies to ensure all Job Plans meet Contractual requirements.

§   Lead, develop, support and motivate Employment Consultants and Liaison Officers to deliver business outcomes

§   Develop and maintain register for internal training opportunities including LL&N and driver training modules.

§   Manage all complaints and feedback in a professional manner and evidence is captured in accordance with our contractual requirements

§   Ensuring services meet BAC’s professional standard, pass public scrutiny at all times, and programs are in compliance with all federal and state legislation, funding regulations/requirements, certifications and licensing requirements.

§   Attract and retain talented local people to drive results and ensure high performing teams that are passionate about what they do and are committed to continuous improvement and growth.

§   Promote good news stories that can be shared through Social Media and with internal and External Stakeholders.

§   Ensure the achievement of program attendance benchmarks and KPI performance expectations are met and perform duties and responsibilities in a manner that reflects and responds to continuous improvement principles.

§   At All time working towards Program financial targets through the effective management of staffing, budgeting and purchasing of appropriate resources and efficient program administration.



1.       Demonstrated success in Community Development Program ECSN System Operation and Administration Management with relevant training qualifications, auditing skills and experience in frontline Management.

2.       Strong training & mentoring skills and extensive experience in building, managing and motivating teams

3.       Comprehensive knowledge and compliance of contractual obligations and meeting different legislative requirements under the Australian and Territory Governments Advanced computer skills including, Excel, word processing, spread sheets, asset registers and CDP task management database to accurately record, document and report on activity and engagement outcomes.

4.       Proven experience to work effectively in culturally diverse teams and in cross-cultural contexts, including excellent relationship building skills to motivate and build rapport with others.

5.       Strong communication, negotiation, assessment and observation skills with an ability to rapidly create understanding to apply new learning and customer service focus.

6.       Well-developed management, planning, time management and organisational skills to manage competing deadlines, balance relationships and remain compliant within government operational guidelines.

7.       Demonstrated capacity to prepare quality written reports, minutes, briefings, plain language community information tools and other materials as required.

8.       Ensure all activities are compliant with requirements of the WHS legislation and regulations.

9.       Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong, lasting relationships with a broad range of stakeholder

10.   Demonstrated cultural competency relevant to WFD and CDP contractual requirements.


·         Knowledge of regional labour market trends, employment skills shortages

·         Comprehensive knowledge of the employment services industry (contractual obligations, guidelines, management, and performance systems).

·         The Department Code of Conduct and Service Guarantees.

·         WHS, HR & relevant legislative requirements e.g. WHS, privacy, Fair Work Act, disability & other discrimination, Social Security Act, etc.

·         Intermediate knowledge of PC based applications e.g. Microsoft Office, database applications.

·         Ability to understand and work within complaints and conflict resolution procedures.


1.       Experience working for a community development or not-for-profit organisation.

2.       Drivers licence

3.       Ochre card (working with children clearance)

The salary will include 12 % superannuation and six weeks annual leave.

If you have the above skills and experience and would like to work for Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation, contact Ross Funari at the CDP office on 0476072947, or visit the BAC main office.

Please send your resumé to

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