Human Resources Management Manager – Darwin Based

in | Applications close Dec 16, 2022


BAC is a large and complex regional community development organisation providing services to homelands in the Maningrida region, administering some 50 grants and managing a suite of businesses and programs including: Housing, Civil Works, Essential Services, Bábbarra Women’s Centre, Bawinanga Rangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, Wild Foods Café, Community 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 lifeways of our people on land and sea in order to preserve and grow culture and language.
BAC is a values-based organisation with an emphasis on: Trust, Transparency, Innovation and Partnership. These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.


The Human Resources Management Manager is responsible for the management of the human resources unit in Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (BAC). It operates under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer in accordance with BAC plans, policies, relevant legislation and funding guidelines.

Key Duties:

  1. Develop a Human Resources Management Strategy for the corporation that is responsive to the needs of a workforce operating in a remote area.
  2. Review and update the corporation’s existing HR policies, procedures and systems to ensure they are in line with the Human Resources Management Strategy and the corporation’s strategic plan.
  3. Implement the strategies and actions from the Human Resources Management Strategy and review the strategy regularly to ensure that goals and objectives continue to be achieved.
  4. Drive and manage the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement process, completing all tasks associated with the Enterprise Agreement once lodged with the Fair Work Commission in 2023.
  5. Provide assistance and advice to managers about all staff management matters and current industrial relations.
  6. Attend to and manage staff disputes, conflicts and employee grievances in accordance with the corporation’s policies and procedures to ensure that the corporation deals with all matters appropriately.
  7. Prepare employment contracts for all new employees and in response to the requirements of the new Enterprise Agreement 2023.
  8. Assist Managers to conduct 6 monthly performance reviews of their staff and ensure that staff files are maintained correctly.
  9. Analyse and identify the training needs of the corporation’s workforce and develop an annual training plan to meet the mandatory training requirements of each sector.
  10. Provide timely advice to the senior management and the CEO to reduce the risk of noncompliance with the National Employment Standards, the Enterprise Agreement, corporation policies and procedures.



  1. Tertiary qualifications in Management – Human Resources Management
  2. Previous experience in a senior role within the field of Human Resources Management
  3. Be a member with HR Professional Bodies (Australian Resource Institute)
  4. Previous experience working with a culturally diverse workforce
  5. Prior knowledge and experience of Enterprise Agreements and bargaining processes.
  6. Skilled in management of employee complaints and grievances
  7. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with senior management, employees and external entities.
  8. Eligible to apply for an NT Ochre Card
  9. A satisfactory National Police Check clearance


  1. Experience and/or knowledge of Aboriginal culture and communities and how they operate.
  2. Experience working for a community development or not-for-profit organisation.

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 – Human Resources Manager – 2022

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