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Indigenous Opportunity - Aboriginal Participation Liaison

Date: 17-Apr-2021

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU, 2148

Company: Ventia

  • Servicing Western Parkland zone of Metropolitan Sydney and targeted Aboriginal communities within this zone.
  • Community focused role, instrumental in linking Aboriginal Communities, People and Business with the Sydney Roads Asset Performance Contract.  
  • This role is targeted for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Candidate and is an equal opportunity measure under Section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. 
  • The successful candidate will reflect the values and diversity of the community we serve and will be passionate about service delivery excellence.


As part of the Sydney Roads Asset Performance Contract, Ventia is currently seeking an Aboriginal Participation Liaison who can lead a culture of respect for the Aboriginal culture and heritage.  They will be responsible for managing the development and the implementation of the SRAPC Parkland Aboriginal Participation Plan, and in collaboration with the sector leads will be responsible for monitoring and achieving the targeted outcomes specified in the plan.


Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:



  • Maintaining close relationships with Aboriginal community, elders and business owners, facilitating employment opportunities, development opportunities and opportunities to provide goods and services to the Parkland SRAPC.
  • Maintain close relationships with TfNSW’s Aboriginal Engagement team.
  • Leading a program that establishes a culture that celebrates Aboriginal culture, languages and respects the land within the Parkland Zone.
  • Working with Asset Management, Environmental, Sustainability and Delivery teams to understand the cultural significance of the land, supporting planning, maintenance and projects that respect Aboriginal heritage and land usage.
  • Proactively champion Aboriginal Participation in the Transport Asset Management sector, facilitating opportunities to develop Aboriginal youths and unemployed to be job ready. 
  • Supporting Aboriginal employees and businesses, including supporting individuals in resolving issues that may impact performance.


The successful candidate will:


  • Identify as Aboriginal and have an ability to represent Aboriginal community needs as required - minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role, supporting Aboriginal Participation and Engagement. 
  • Hold a Tertiary qualification in a relevant field.
  • Have experience in community and stakeholder engagement.
  • Have excellent communication and negotiation skills.


Ventia respectfully acknowledges Indigenous Australians both past and present as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which we work. 


To Apply 

This is your chance to experience the safe, rewarding and performance driven culture you deserve and if you enjoy a challenge and would like to be part of our dynamic, growing and exciting company, apply now.     


We acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of our talent strategy. The creation of a diverse, inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential and enhance our success.

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Position Reference Number: 113158