Deputy chief executive officer

Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation

Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation is a large and complex regional community development organisation providing services to homelands in the Maningrida region, administering some 30 grants and managing a suite of businesses and programs including: Housing, Civil Works, Essential Services, Women’s Centre, Djelk Rangers, Barlmarrk Supermarket, Fuel Supplies, Mechanical Workshops, Arts and Culture/Djomi Museum, Outdoor Supplies, Night Patrol, Employment Services and Money Management Services.

BAC is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by corporation members every two years. BAC enacts policies developed at the executive level through the leadership of the CEO and the Senior Management team.

BAC’s mission is to improve the lifestyle of people on homelands by caring for country, preserving language and culture through the delivery of services to improve housing, health, education and roads.

BAC is a values based organisation with an emphasis on: Respect for Culture, Country and each other, Accountability, Teamwork, Continuous Improvement and Open and Honest Communication. These are principles and behaviours we display when working together.

Closing date: 

5pm, 9 June 2017


Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)


Northern Territory

Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

$140,000 per annum
  • accommodation provided
  • reasonable use of company vehicle
  • 12.5% superannuation
  • 6 weeks annual leave with 17% leave loading
  • relocation expenses

Job description/overview: 

This position is primarily responsible for the delivery of Corporate Services (Financial, Human Resources, Asset Management, Workplace Health and Safety and Information and Communications technology) to BAC; it operates under the direction of the CEO in accordance with BAC plans, policies, relevant legislation and funding requirements.

Key accountabilities

  1. Provide information and advice to the CEO regarding the Corporate Services of BAC and oversee the implementation of agreed management decisions.
  2. Manage and coordinate the Corporate Service Team ensuring that team activities are planned and prioritised according to BAC policies and funding accountabilities.
  3. Liaise with funding bodies and other agencies as required.
  4. Provide advice and support to the other managers.
  5. Identify continuous quality improvement opportunities within the business services area; participate in the development of quality improvement procedures and contribute to internal and external program reviews as required.
  6. Any other duties as directed by the Chief Executive Officer which are within your capabilities.

Selection criteria


  1. Demonstrated senior management experience in the delivery of the Corporate Services utilising a consultative approach.
  2. Demonstrated experience in managing a multi-disciplinary team with the proven ability to apply leadership and team building skills with the emphasis on establishing and maintaining staff motivation.
  3. Demonstrated experience in the completion of government funding reporting requirements.
  4. Experience in and understanding of the use of computer-based Financial Management Systems and Client Information Management Systems as well as Microsoft Office software.
  5. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively and produce confidential written reports of quality and relevance.
  6. Ability to work as part of a team in a cross cultural environment, fostering open communication and continuous quality improvement with a positive and innovative approach to problem solving.


  1. Tertiary qualifications in Accounting or Human Resources.
  2. Experience and/or knowledge of Aboriginal culture and communities and how they operate.
  3. Experience in working for not-for-profit organisations.
  4. Experience in driving a 4WD vehicle in off road conditions.
  5. Hold a current first aid certificate or have the ability to attain one.

Contact person and how to apply: 

Karl Dyason, phone (08) 89796558, email


More information: 

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