Chief Executive Officer

  • Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation
  • Tom Price, WA
  • Annual Salary: $150000 base (salary sacrifice is available)
  • Annual Leave: 5 weeks
  • Accommodation: Partly furnished 3-bedroom house provided rent-free
  • Vehicle: Fully maintained and fuelled, provided for business and private use throughout the Pilbara region.
  • Additional Leave: N/A
  • Extras: A mobile telephone. Three-year contract with opportunity to two-year extension at the discretion of the Board of Directors.



The AAC was established in June 2000 to assist Aboriginal people in the Shire of Ashburton, WA. Today it operates across the whole of the Pilbara region which gives a footprint approximately twice the size of the state of Victoria. The corporation has offices in the larger centres of the Pilbara, and an office in Perth that opened in 2010.

Its aim is to provide direct support and assistance to its members and other Aboriginal people in the Pilbara to enable them to participate in the local economy through employment and the establishment of Aboriginal owned and operated enterprises. These include a Biodiesel plant, 3 pastoral properties, a tyre outlet operating out of Onslow, and employment and training services.

The AAC achieves its aims through:

• Services, programs and undertakings for the relief of unemployment
• Encouraging members to maintain their traditional culture
• Establishing and developing economic projects and enterprises
• Enabling education, enterprise development, job training and employment
• Partnering with other Aboriginal organisations in projects for mutual benefit
• Accessing resources from the state and federal governments
• Building on ability through trust and friendship with the wider community.

The Chief Executive Officer will work under the direction of the Board of Directors and will collaborate with the board to develop and implement the strategic direction as well as creating a vision for success.

Crucially, the CEO will lead the Corporation’s staff and operations in the delivery of cost effective, compliant and efficient services and the AAC’s contractual and regulatory obligations, and control all strategic and business aspects of the Corporation.

Candidates will have prior successful experience as a CEO, or other senior leadership role carrying responsibility for social and economic development. Applicants must demonstrate financial management skills (interpret reports, budgets, HR and managing commercial arrangements), and hold experience in managing programs, including developing and monitoring budgets and reporting to funding bodies and program partners.

A National Police Clearance Certificate and Working with Children Check must be supplied in order to be considered for interview.

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