Chief executive officer

Jigalong Community Inc

The Jigalong Community Inc (JCI) is seeking expressions of interest for this important position, which is pivotal to the well-being and future social and economic development of this remote and independent Martu community of over 400 people.

A very special person is being sought to respectfully and professionally assist this strongly culturally-based community, which is striving to maintain Martu traditional culture and values, and its leadership, address diverse and complex matters affecting its future social and economic development within a rich mining region, that potentially offers many opportunities for social and economic advancement.

Closing date: 

11pm, 19 April 2019


Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)


Jigalong Community, East Pilbara
Western Australia

Job category: 

  • Executive

Type of vacancy: 

Full time
One-year Maximum Term Contract with opportunity to renew depending on annual performance review

Salary and conditions: 

$110,000 -120,000 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) in line with Aboriginal Communities and Organisations Western Australian Interim Award 2011..
  • 9.5% super
  • relocation reimbursement of $1,437 on provision of receipts.
  • airfare allowance of $800
  • partly furnished air conditioned four bedroom house at nominal rent of $60 per fortnight.
  • 5 weeks leave per annum and 12 days sick leave per annum
  • a mobile phone with 20 GB of data

Job description/overview: 

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Selection criteria

  • Proven experience as a CEO or other senior leadership role
  • Proven experience working with a board of directors, providing professional development and strategic planning advice
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate closely effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people, communities and organisations, including a strong understanding and commitment to the role of Jigalong Council in terms of its responsibilities to manage municipal and other services to the Jigalong community, and a shared commitment to meet the interests and needs of its members in this strongly culturally-based community.
  • Demonstrated financial management skills (interpret reports, budgets, manage commercial enterprises).
  • Experience in managing programs, including developing and monitoring million dollar budgets and reporting to funding bodies and program partners.
  • Demonstrated Human Resource management skills, including staff recruitment, training, supervision and motivation; excellent leadership skills and capability to inspire and lead staff to deliver high-quality programs.
  • Sound knowledge of state and commonwealth agencies funding for the purposes of providing municipal services and Aboriginal community infrastructure for health, social, cultural, educational and economic programs.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders (especially government and key industry partners) and experience and commitment to rigorous internal and external accountability.
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills including IT skills.
  • Hold a current Motor Vehicle driver’s licence (WA Class C or equivalent).
  • Obtain a National Police Clearance Certificate and Working with Children Check.
  • Provide contact details for three relevant professional referees.


Contact person and how to apply: 

For information about the position please contact Alan Stewart on 0417 932 246 or email 

Selection will be based on;

  1. Written Application
  2. Short listing
  3. Telephone Interview
  4. Personal interview on-site (preferred applicant/s)
  5. Repeat Step 4 as necessary.

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