Maintenance and Construction Coordinator – Homelands

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, 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 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.

The position is responsible for coordinating and directing construction and maintenance projects from conception to completion, oversee all onsite and offsite works, monitor building and safety regulation compliance and continually review projects to schedule deliverables and provide cost estimations.

To be successful in this role you must have:

1.              Demonstrated experience working in a remote aboriginal community environment, with knowledge and an understanding of aboriginal protocol and culture.

2.             Tertiary qualifications or extensive relevant work experience in the construction and repairs of houses.

3.             Demonstrated experience working in a culturally inclusive workplace using principles and practices of cultural competence to maintain a high quality of work and cultural integrity.

4.             Highly developed project management skills to meet contractual obligations and design specifications; including planning, developing, monitoring and evaluating processes to deliver results.

5.             Demonstrated capacity to build strong relationships between different construction and industry networks and different levels of government including supervising trades and subcontractors in an environment of change and conflicting demands.

6.             Highly developed interpersonal, communication, negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to use discretion, judgement and manage challenging and stressful situations to positive outcomes.

7.             Strong office administration skills including budgets, general accounts, freight logistics, asset and stock control management.

8.             Experience in planning and managing risks in delivering construction and maintenance programs in remote locations.

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 – Maintenance and Constuction Coordinator – Homelands

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