EL 2 Program Manager


All Aspects Recruitment & HR Services






Greater than 5 Years

Work city:

Thursday Island Qld

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The TSRA is an Australian Government Statutory Authority established on 1 July 1994 under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989, and now the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Act 2005. The TSRA is the leading Commonwealth representative body for Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal people living in the Torres Strait. The TSRA Board consists of one elected member from each of the 18 communities of the Torres Strait and one each from Bamaga and Seisia on the Northern Peninsula Area. The 20 member board provides a permanent presence on the ground in almost every community. The Chief Executive Officer is appointed by the Minister and is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the TSRA. Employees of the TSRA are engaged under the Australian Public Service (APS) Act and are bound by the APS Code of Conduct. The TSRA provides an annual report to Parliament and the Australian National Audit Office conducts assessments of the TSRA from time to time. The TSRA delivers eight programmes that contribute to the regional goals expressed in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Area Regional Plan. Three of those programmes are Culture, Arts & Heritage and Healthy & Safe Communities.


The Programme Manager is part of the Executive Team, working with the Chief Executive Officer and supporting the Board in taking a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development for the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula Region.

The Torres Strait Regional Authority is a lean and dynamic statutory authority, and it is essential that the Programme Manager operates in a collegiate manner with other programme managers. Integration between projects and programmes is vital to deliver the intended outcomes for the Torres Strait Development Plan. Each Programme Manager shares responsibility with the Chief Executive Officer for building and continually upgrading a strong executive team.

Programme Managers are expected to manage the implementation of their Programme(s) by clearly defining goals, clarifying roles and responsibilities, developing processes and setting measures – rather than being involved at a detail level.

To meet the outcomes of the TSRA, the programme managers need to be flexible and responsive to rapidly changing context. Programme managers may be expected to take leadership of new programmes or be moved to lead different programme teams at the direction of the CEO.

The Programme Manager also carries responsibility for ensuring that Programme activities support the special and unique Ailan Kastom of the Torres Strait.

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for individuals who:

  • have an understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people;
  • have strong, proven business analysis and evaluation skills and excellent communication skills;
  • have an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people;
  • have experience in working independently and flexibly in a complex environment;
  • show respect and value diversity as part of your leadership and team roles;
  • will be highly motivated, energetic and show a willingness and capacity to get things done and make a difference;

We Offer

  • A diverse and inclusive workplace and attractive remuneration package including remote area allowances.
  • Exciting and fulfilling work at the heart of Indigenous Affairs in the Torres Strait with career development and networking opportunities.
  • The opportunity to play a critical part in achieving the Torres Strait Regional Authority’s objectives to ensure we continue to fulfil an important role in our community.

Identified Position

This position is Identified which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This position is required to liaise with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and service providers. You will require cultural competency, including:

  • understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • demonstrated capability and commitment to continue to develop cultural competency

As part of your application you will need to provide:

  • your resume, including the contact details of two referees
  • a ‘one page pitch’ telling us how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications makes you the best person for the job – this includes addressing the required level of cultural competency

Apply here or send your resume in Word format to annette@aarecruit.com.au

 or to discuss this position please call Annette Law on 0421 052 546




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