Regional Manager (CDP)

  • Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation
  • Newman WA
  • Annual Salary: $85000-$90000 Dep
  • Annual Leave: 4 weeks (incuding 17.5% loading)
  • Accommodation: 2 Bedroom unit (rent-free)
  • Vehicle: Provided for work purposes
  • Additional Leave: N/A
  • Extras: Annual Remote Area Allowance: $3065, Annual Electricity Allowance: $2600, Annual Airfare Allowance: Annual airfare allowance after 12 months continuous service



Forming part of the Executive Management Team, the Regional Manager is integral to the high performance of the Community Development Programme (“CDP”) by holding accountability for program delivery in the Western Desert Region.

Crucial to the role is the ability to:

  • Think and plan strategically in conjunction with the Executive Management Team to achieve organisational objectives.
  • Utilise your leadership skills to lead, manage and develop teams of culturally diverse staff located across a large geographical area.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships within the community, local Indigenous organisations, peak bodies, businesses, not-for profit organisations, government departments and other key stakeholders.
  • Have a working understanding of project management lifecycles.
  • Be accountable for the business operations of the Community Development Programme in line with budgets, service delivery plans and performance frameworks.
  • Pivotal to the role is an ability to travel throughout the region in order to develop staff and contribute to implementation of strategic initiatives as devised by the Executive Management Team.

About AAC

The Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) provides direct and culturally appropriate services and support to Aboriginal people in the Pilbara to enable engagement with, and participation in the local economy through employment and the establishment of Indigenous owned and operated enterprises.

The programs and services provided by AAC include:

  • Employment services.
  • The development and establishment of economic projects and enterprises.
  • Education and training for work readiness and mainstream employment.

In order to do this AAC:

  • Partners with other Aboriginal Organisations for mutual benefit.
  • Accesses resources from State and Federal Government.
  • Builds trust and friendship within the wider community.

About the program

The Community Development Program (CDP) is administered by the federal government’s National Indigenous Australian’s Agency (NIAA). CDP assists unemployed remote job seekers to build employable skills while contributing to their community.

Under CDP, AAC is contracted to deliver Remote Services. There are two key types of services that assist job seekers:

  • Basic Services – integrated case management and support for job seekers to find and keep a job, and to meet their mutual obligation requirements.
  • Remote Employment Services (including establishment and conduct of Work for the Dole) – work-like Activities, one or more of which, job seekers participate in five days a week. Activities reflect local employment opportunities and/or are relevant to community aspirations and meet community needs.

The majority of job seekers engaged in CDP participate in skills development Activities as they are the principal activity that are designed to put an end to passive welfare, build employable skills, and assist job seekers to transition from welfare to work.

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