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PBC Capacity & Economic Development Project Officer

Organisation : Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Location : QLD Regional (Cairns)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Grants & Philanthropy, Policy & Research, Program Coordination & Management

Sector : Community Development, Conservation & Environment, Indigenous, Law, Justice & Human Rights, Social Enterprise

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $77,588.00 - $84,500.00

Application closing date : 11 Oct, 2021

About the role

We require the assistance of a dynamic PBC Capacity & Economic Development Project Officer to join our team. This position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with ensuring PBCs have provided instructions to legal representatives in relation to the preparation of objections and responses to notifications received under the future act regime of the Native Title Act 1993;

  • Providing project management assistance to native title claim groups and PBC’s;

  • Assisting with the coordination of cultural heritage surveys in response to mining and other economic proposals;

  • Assisting with implementing economic development, business development, capacity building and governance initiatives;

  • Assisting PBC’s to implement appropriate governance frameworks;

  • Assisting with consultations with Traditional Owners and key stakeholders;

  • Undertaking research tasks and draft correspondence as requested;

  • Preparing proposals, submissions and grant applications as required.

The ideal person for this role, will be someone who is a creative problem solver; can manage multiple projects; is relationship and outcome focused; has some experience in working with Traditional Owner groups and has excellent writing and communication skills.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

CLCAC was established over 35 years ago in Burketown to represent the rights & interests of Traditional Owners. Our members are drawn from nine language groups whose traditional lands & waters are located in the southern Gulf of Carpentaria. As the recognised Native Title Service Body for the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria region, CLCAC performs statutory functions in accordance with the provisions of the Native Title Act 1993. An elected Board determines the Organisation’s priorities and monitors the progress of native title applications and oversees operational activities and general governance.

CLCAC supports native title, Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) economic development, Land & Environment and Indigenous Ranger programs in Burketown, Normanton & Mornington Island.

How to apply

To be considered for this role, applications are to be submitted by email directly to Janine Copland, People and Payroll Officer at, by the closing date and must include:

  • A covering letter (1 page only);
  • A separate attachment outlining your experience against the Selection Criteria (no longer than 2 pages); and
  • A current resume, including the names and contact details of two referees (no longer than 4 pages).

Please ensure your application is marked ‘Private and Confidential’ and addressed to:

Janine Copland

People and Payroll Officer

Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 6662

Cairns QLD 4870

Or email to:

Selection Criteria

  1. Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field of study either in Business, Law, Community Development Studies and/or Australian Indigenous Studies;
  2. Demonstrated knowledge or understanding of the Native Title Act 1993 and Prescribed Body Corporate operating environments;
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of Indigenous people of the Southern Gulf of Carpentaria and the capacity to communicate effectively with various key stakeholders including Indigenous people and government agencies;
  4. Demonstrated high level of end-to-end project management and proven time management and organisational skills;
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to, Indigenous economic development and capacity building including an ability to identify and facilitate development opportunities; and
  6. High level research and writing skills including the ability to write high quality reports and grant applications;

Applications close midnight AEST Monday 11 October 2021.


Please quote in application: PBC Capacity & Economic Development Project Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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