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CDP Mudbrick Coordinator – Maningrida Based

We are looking for an experienced Trades person, who will coordinate and lead a team with community development program activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and lead a team to provide CDP work for the Dole activities relating to Manual Arts (Mud Brick Production);
  • Coordinate and plan meaningful projects within Mud Brick Activity to increase skills and competency
  • Provide Support and mentoring to Activity supervisors to develop increase capacity to convert Mud Brick Making Activity to an Income Generating Activity
  • Oversee safe operating of Mud Brick plant and ensure bricks are stored and correctly tested in preparation for future commercial use.
  • Liaise and consult with participants, elders and traditional owners to develop suitable activities that can be developed from Mud Brick and other similar activities to maximise
  • increased participation rates
  • Ensure that CDP contributes to the economic development of the region by maximising job seeker participation in accordance with CDP guidelines.
  • Report risks related issues to the implementation of CDP activities to management in a timely manner
  • Implement appropriate WH&S toolbox sessions for all activities relating to preparation of Mud Bricks
  • Ensure CDP activities are compliant with the requirements of the WH&S legislation and regulations.
  • Work with all CDP staff including Activities Manager, Community Services Manager and Office Manager in a spirit of cooperation
  • Other CDP related duties as requested by the Manager including assisting with morning organisation at YeYa Shed, including administration of timesheets where required.

Selection Criteria:

  • Experience in effective, positive problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Trades qualification knowledgeable with various materials such as clay, concrete and stone.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation including Anti-discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity, Workplace Health and Safety, Privacy and Freedom of Information
  • Experience or ability to work within remote Indigenous Communities with demonstrated ability to remain respectful of culture, lore and beliefs
  • Participation in professional development and training as required
  • Ability to take a project/activity from design through to completion
  • National Police Clearance
  • Current First Aid certificate
  • Drivers licence
  • OCHRE Card or ability to gain.


  • Experience living and working in remote communities.
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Aboriginal culture and communities and how they operate.

What are we offering you?……In return for your skills and experience you will be rewarded with:

A generous salary package
6 weeks Annual Leave
Salary Sacrificing options
17.5% Annual Leave loading
12% superannuation

Most importantly you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse yourself in culture while creating memories, experiences and engaging with people that will change your life.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit your application by emailing your current resume and detailed cover letter addressing the essential selection criteria to:

PD – CDP Mudbrick Coordinator – 2023

Expression of interest