General manager

PY Ku Aboriginal Corporation (ICN 7542)


The PY Ku Aboriginal Corporation owns and manages a network of remote transaction centres that combine service delivery for government agencies and access to technology for community.

Income is attracted through fee for services, tenancy of offices and meeting spaces. Present major service provider customers include the Department of Human Services for Centrelink service delivery, Services SA in Amata for vehicle registration, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Skill Hire (providers of the Regional Jobs and Communities Program). Other income is derived from:

  • service providers including the SA Courts, NPY Women’s Council and other interest groups.
  • residential housing owned by PY-Ku, with long and short term tenancy agreements at Mimili, Amata, Pipalyatjara and Umuwa (the general manager’s residence).

Since its inception in 2008 the PY-Ku Aboriginal Corporation has had income subsidised through Commonwealth funding grants. The present grants have now expired and the corporation is looking to grow its income streams to achieve a self-funded and viable business into the future. This will require consolidation of present income, attracting new income, increasing capacity and improving operational efficiencies. Further funding may be attracted through new government or non-government sources.

Closing date: 

6am, 30 January 2015


Umuwa (Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands)
South Australia

Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

$80,000 to $100,000 (negotiable on experience and qualification)
  • salary includes 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
  • some relocation expenses (to be negotiated)
  • accommodation in Umuwa (2 bedroom furnished house)
  • vehicle provided for work, with restricted private use by negotiation
  • extensive travel throughout the APY lands and intra-state
  • must be prepared to undergo a federal criminal record check

Job description/overview: 

The general manager will implement an improved governance protocol in consultation with the PY-Ku board of directors.

This is a challenging and rewarding position for a person who has experience in and understanding of Aboriginal culture. The successful person must be able to communicate sensitively and understand business management as well as government and non-government agency protocol. They must commit to support and promote the business of PY-Ku, and attracting ongoing support and funding to develop and consolidate the business is a priority.

The general manager has responsibility for operational and financial management, including managing budgets, purchasing supplies, asset management, developing policy and procedures, liaising with government agencies and ensuring compliance with governance regulations.

The general manager:

  • looks after ongoing training and development of staff and recruits
  • must be able to multi-task
  • must be prepared to work in multi-level management such as directly and remotely managing staff

The general manager has available the services of an accountant and IT consultant based in Alice Springs. The IT network is managed remotely from Alice Springs.

Contact person and how to apply: 

If you think you are the person to take on this challenging and rewarding position your application should include the following:

  • A cover letter expressing your interest in the position including a written response to each of the essential criteria.
  • A brief resume including a list of a minimum 3 referees, at least two being work related.

Closing date for your application is COB Friday, 30 January 2015.

All enquiries and applications to Bill Ryan,

More information: 

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