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Organisation : Palngun Wurnangat via BigSplash

Location : Northern Territory (Wadeye)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Indigenous, Women

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 24 Jul, 2018

About the Role

  • Rewarding role effecting social and economic empowerment
  • Full time, 2 year contract (renewable)
  • Free accommodation + excellent relocation package to remote Wadeye
  • Competitive salary package, 6 weeks annual leave, 4 annual return airfares


We are looking for a proven leader who can drive the success of Palngun Wurnangat. Reporting to the Board of Directors in Wadeye, NT, this position is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the organisation while working in partnership with key stakeholders and the broader community to promote success in safety and business.

Your varied responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Strategic and operational planning, implementation, and development
  • Managing programs, projects and contract delivery
  • Fostering internal and external stakeholder relations
  • Resource management, strategy, and advising; including finances and investments
  • Corporate and regulatory reporting and compliance; including operating procedures, OH&S, and HR Management
  • Advocacy, marketing, and public relations
  • Policy development and research
  • Coaching, mentoring, and developing staff


About You

To be considered for this role, you will possess tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience, with a minimum of three years’ measured experience in business and people leadership. Additionally, you have demonstrated experience successfully negotiating funding opportunities and in positively influencing change. You will also be able to demonstrate your experience working with Indigenous key stakeholders, such as a Board of Directors, as well as developing and implementing effective strategic and operational plans.

You will take the initiative in driving new projects and provide high-quality service delivery and support in a complex environment. Importantly, you will have experience in building and managing strategic partnerships and maintaining high-level collaborative and cooperative relationships in government, non-government, and private sectors. You’ll be able to coordinate priorities and develop an understanding of current and emerging obstacles when planning for the success of the community.

You will have a proven commitment to a safer and fairer community for all involved. Additionally, your innovation, resilience, and empathy will help you to take the great work that has already been achieved and lead the organisation into an even brighter future for all our women, children and families alike.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Palngun Wurnangat via BigSplash

Palngun Wurnangat ('women together here' in Murringhpatha) is an independently owned and operated Indigenous women's organisation in Wadeye. The women of Wadeye play a dynamic role in the town's economic, social and cultural development. They own a number of enterprises that provide vital services to the community including Mi Patha Catering and the T-House complex. The Women's Centre houses an art space where local female artists specialise in printed fabrics available for sale along with weaving and other works. It is also the Facilitating Partner on delivering the Stronger Communities for Children Program.

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