Chief Executive Officer

Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation

Bawinanga Aboriginal Corporation (BAC) is a leading regional community development organisation with over 200 staff in seven divisions; a turnover of over $28 million; and an operating area of 10,000sq km in one of the most remote areas in Australia. Its mission is to improve the lifestyle of people on homelands by caring for country, preserving language and culture through the delivery of essential housing, health, education and other essential services. Based in West Arnhem Land, BAC delivers essential services to the Aboriginal people of the homelands and 32 outstations surrounding Maningrida; administrating a broad range of businesses and services including housing, a leading Art Centre, and museum, civil works, night patrol, Community Development Program and other essential services. BAC is returning to a position of financial security and is committed to growing and strengthening its capacity to serve and support its members. Please visit our website or view the latest Annual Report (pdf)for more insights.

Closing date: 

11pm, 16 October 2018


Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)


Northern Territory

Job category: 

  • Senior management

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

Attractive remuneration package

We offer an excellent range of benefits including:
• Attractive remuneration package
• 6 weeks annual leave, with a leave loading of 17%
• Salary Sacrifice up to $15K
• Company motor vehicle
• Subsidised accommodation (power and internet at own expense)
• 2.5 % extra employer superannuation contribution

Job description/overview: 

The Board are seeking a motivated and pragmatic CEO to provide strong leadership and deliver outcomes for the people living on homelands. The CEO will positively represent BAC with key external stakeholders and create a positive workplace culture informed by BAC values.
As the CEO you will be accountable to the Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience reporting to a Board and working at a senior level in a community based not for profit organisation. You will have proven your ability to coach, guide and inspire a multi-disciplinary senior management team to enable them to meet organisational objectives.
To be successful in this role, you will need an ability to work within remote community protocols and deliver culturally appropriate services in a remote community context. You must have the ability to negotiate, influence and consult with a range of key stakeholders including remote aboriginal people with English as second language. Demonstrated cultural competency and experience working with Aboriginal cultural values are essential.

To ensure BAC’s ongoing financial stability, you will bring excellent financial and commercial acumen and be confident in managing competing financial and community expectations. Your experience in seeking and maintaining government grants and building alternative income streams will be crucial to your success this role.

BAC has been on a journey to consolidate our strengths to better meet the needs of the homelands we service. This is a great time to join the organisation, as it returns to a secure financial position, and strengthens and grows its capacity. Your role will be taking it to the next level.
If you are a pragmatic decision maker who has worked extensively with Aboriginal people; with experience at CEO level in a significant and complex not for profit organisation,

We would love to hear from you.

Appointment to this position will be subject to a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check (NT Ochre Card).
This position is based in Maningrida, a remote location in the Northern Territory which has a rich cultural history, beautiful natural surroundings and spectacular country

Contact person and how to apply: 

Please advise your interest in this role by Tuesday 16th October. We may commence reviewing responses prior to this.

For an Application Pack or for more information contact Sally Clifford at Matrix Consulting and Training on 08 7913 7528 or email

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