Compliance, Heritage and Land Manager

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation

Karlka Nyiyaparli Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (KNAC) is the registered native title body corporate holding the native title in trust for the Nyiyaparli People. The Nyiyaparli People are the Traditional Owners of approximately 36,684 square kilometres of land and waters in the east Pilbara region, including the township of Newman, Western Australia.

KNAC has the responsibility for compliance with a number of significant mining related Indigenous Land Use Agreements, acts as the Local Aboriginal Corporation and is a key stakeholder in the Nyiyaparli Benefit Management Structure.

KNAC’s mission is to consistently maintain best practice corporate stewardship, from this solid foundation KNAC will have the capacity and capability to respond to the changing needs and aspirations of members. KNAC’s vision for its members is that they are equipped and enabled to realise their aspirations.

Closing date: 

9am, 19 August 2019


Australian Western Standard Time (AWST)


South Hedland
Western Australia

Job category: 

  • Senior management

Type of vacancy: 

Full time
  • Attractive salary
  • Employment package includes a fully serviced vehicle and housing benefits.

Job description/overview: 

Based in South Hedland and reporting to the CEO, the Compliance, Heritage and Land Manager is a key member of leadership team. Leading a small team, you will be responsible for the delivery of heritage services, the development of sustainable land management and on country programs and ensuring compliance with Native Title Agreements.

Selection criteria:

  • Sound knowledge of Aboriginal cultural heritage management issues relevant to the Pilbara including current legislation.
  • Have an understanding of the contemporary factors influencing Aboriginal people and communities
  • Experience in managing and working within small teams
  • Ability to build partnerships and manage a wide diversity of people
  • Sound financial acumen
  • A working knowledge of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006
  • A proven track record of project management and delivery
  • Well developed inter-personal skills
  • The ability to successfully work remotely and autonomously.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged, but this is not a designated/identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander appointment.

Contact person and how to apply: 

For a copy of the position description contact James Fairbairn on 08 9221 0744 or email

Confidential applications should be made in Word format to quoting Reference LB3023XX

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